Los Angeles Pride

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Los Angeles Pride is an LGBT Pride event held in West Hollywood, California. The event is organized by the Christopher Street West Association, an LGBT non-profit human rights organization within the Greater Los Angeles area.

Background[edit]

Founded in 1970, the event is a gay pride festival held at West Hollywood Park on San Vicente Boulevard. Since its inception, it has been rebranded as LA! Pride: The TLGB Celebration.

Objectives[edit]

Los Angeles Pride 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 predominantly LGBT+ neighborhood of West Hollywood, LA Pride 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, transgender, or supporters of the LGBT movement.

LA! Pride 2015[edit]

The 2015 Pride Festival in Los Angeles took place from June 12 to June 14, 2015, and was presented by the Christopher Street West Association, an organization "committed to the goals of human rights, education, outreach and better understanding within our community, as well as the heterosexual community."[3] Headliners for the festival included Wilson Phillips, Tinashe, Kesha, Tamar Braxton, Ty Herndon, Eden xo, [4]and Fifth Harmony.[5]

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. 
  3. ^ Raymond Rector. "Organization Profile". Volunteer Match. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  4. ^ http://greginhollywood.com/la-pride-2015-ty-herndon-wilson-phillips-tinashe-and-eden-xo-added-to-stellar-entertainment-line-up-115283
  5. ^ George Vernon. "Kesha among headliners at this weekend's 45th anniversary LA Pride celebration". San Diego Gay & Lesbian News. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 

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