LA/Valley Pride

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Los Angeles / Valley Pride is a LGBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender) Pride event held in West Hollywood, California.

Background[edit]

Founded in 2000, Los Angeles / Valley Pride (LA/Valley Pride) (LAVP) is a gay pride festival held at West Hollywood park on San Vicente Boulevard.

Objectives[edit]

LAVP is one of a growing number of Pride events that stresses public awareness of gay people and their contributions to society. Because it is located in the predominately LGBT+ neighborhood of West Hollywood , LAVP emphasizes connecting the LGBT community with the larger community. It also aims to support broader community groups connecting with the LGBT community.[1][2] The festival features works by LGBT+ artists as well as representation of companies who support the larger Gay Rights cause. Many of the performers seen at the three day festival are openly gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or supporters of the LGBT movement.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martha Groves (9 October 2011). "Marine recruiters reach out at gay pride event in Pasadena" (News article). Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Props to California's LA/Valley Pride: Welcome, Marines!". Operation Yellow Elephant. Operation Yellow Elephant. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 

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