January 18, 2022 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

LA Pride Announces LGBTQ Cinespia Event At Hollywood Forever Cemetery

In honor of 2021’s “Thrive With Pride” theme LA Pride has announced a special night at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. 

LA Pride will not host their annual parade in West Hollywood in a departure from tradition, but organizers are planning other things to commemorate the moment.

LA Pride also announced a partnership with Cinespia for an LGBTQ+ movie night at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The event will take place on June 26, with the movie title and tickets to be announced soon.

“It was always our intention to offer our community opportunities to safely celebrate Pride together in accordance with safety guidelines by both the CDC and Los Angeles County,” said Sharon-Franklin Brown, board president of the Christopher Street West Association, the nonprofit that produces the annual LA Pride celebration.

“It’s been two years since we all came together to celebrate in person. We know our community wants to be together and we want to do everything we can to create these moments,” she continued. “This is why we’re providing other larger capacity, outdoor entertainment for all ages of our community. We’re working closely with city officials and local organizations to make sure these programs provide adequate safety and accessibility as well as reflect the resilience of all our people.”

In July of last year, festival organizer Christopher Street West announced that LA Pride would move its annual LGBTQ parade and celebrations out of West Hollywood after more than four decades in the city, but a new location has not been announced. The parade and festival were canceled for 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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