By Susan Payne
Los Angeles’ annual celebration of Pride Month is coming soon. Since 1970, the LA Pride Parade has garnered hundreds of thousands of people in support of the LGBTQ+ community and this year, the festivities continue!
Here’s a list of official Pride events and details:
LA Pride Salon Series @ The Getty — Queering the Lens is an evening of conversation and celebration kicking off celebration for LA Pride weekend. Starting at 6 p.m. on June 7, three Los Angeles-based photographers — Rick Castro, Amina Cruz and Texas Isaiah — will discuss powerful artwork that spotlights and celebrates underrepresented LGBTQ+ communities.
They’ll discuss the varied subcultures and personal relationships explored in their work and reflect on how these subjects have forget their art practices. Following the talk, join a celebration to kick off LA Pride weekend in the courtyard of the Getty Museum, view the exhibition Tim Walker: Wonderful Things, and enjoy complimentary bites, a hosted bar and music by DJ Daisy O’Dell. Tickets can be purchased here.
Pride is Universal — An LA Pride fan favorite, Universal Studios Hollywood is hosting an after-hours theme park experience open to all ages June 8 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. including Super Nintendo World. The event features live DJs, Universal character meet-and-greets, photo ops, musical guests and drag performers. VIP ticket options include earlier access to the park at 2 p.m., Universal Express access to the park’s attractions, premium viewing areas at the main stage and exclusive access to the LA Pride VIP lounge.
Tickets can be purchased here
LA Pride in the Park — On June 9 and 10, LA Pride in the Park will be headlined by Megan Thee Stallion and Mariah Carey and featuring other guests such as Fletcher, King Princess, Symone, Gigi Goode, Dorian Electra, G Flip the Scarlet Opera and more!
The event will run from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. that Friday and 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on that Saturday at the LA State Historic Park, 1245 Spring St.
To purchase single-day tickets or Weekend Passes, go to lapride.org. General admission and VIP options are available for either day.
Charging lockers will be available for rent, a place for you and your friends to store merch and other times, and charge your phone in between sets. Pride in the Park tickets can be purchased here.
LA Pride Parade — The 53rd annual LA Pride Parade hosts nearly 145,000 attendees cheering on a procession of music, performance and surprises. The parade starts at 11 a.m. on June 11. Adjacent to the Parade route in Hollywood, Pride Village will host a number of booths, activities, food, live performances and more!
LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium — The Dodgers are hosting their annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night at Dodger Stadium on Friday, June 16 at 7 p.m. Ticket packages include a game ticket and an exclusive Dodgers LGBTQ+ jersey. That night, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will receive the Community Hero Award during the pre-game ceremony. Pre-game starts at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here
LGBTQ Night at Cinespia — .Watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the LA State Historic Park Saturday, June 24 from 9-11 p.m. Tickets are sold out, but attendees can shiver with anticipation for the sweet transvestite who sizzles and struts with anarchic glee. Information on this event can be found here.