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. 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, transgender, or supporters of the LGBT movement.