The parade began at 11 a. The theme is a call "to set aside our differences and celebrate what truly unites us" and "to stop working against each other and, instead, start working with each other to make our community stronger and more resilient than ever before," according to festival organizers. Actor and writer Ryan O'Connell was the celebrity grand marshal.
The original parade was met with many obstacles including permit denials and police hostility but the organizers persevered, along with the help of ACLU and several community organizations which helped to push the parade forward. Today, the annual LA PRIDE Parade attendance has grown to hundreds of thousands, regularly pulls in major celebrity participants and performers and takes place over a three-day period in West Hollywood. The celebration includes an unrivaled TLGB music and arts festival and incorporates a combination of both ticketed and free-to-all-ages experiences.
Of course, both uniformed and undercover cops will be on the scene … and video surveillance will be heavily employed. These plans come on the heels of a panic today at Washington D. Pride as loud noises mistaken for gunshots rang outsending attendees into a panic.
But that will mean closing some city facilities and streets. That includes the two dog parks located in West Hollywood Park. A number of streets will be closed during the weekend events. Those closures include:.
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The Pride Parade in Los Angeles is an action in support of a tolerant attitude towards lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people, as well as in defence of civil equality regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Every year it is visited by aboutpeople. In addition to the actual procession, the event also includes a three-day festival program in West Hollywood Park.
The parade has been going on for more than 40 years, and every June, you can count on it making a huge splash in West Hollywood. Among the many purposes of LA Pride is to create safe spaces for the expression of LGBT identities, and to carry on the much-needed activism required in the fight for equality. A component of that overarching goal of equality is the LA Pride Festival.
The annual Pride parade and festival are expected to attract hundreds of thousands of people and will have an impact on parking and traffic. The City of West Hollywood will suspend enforcement of permit parking for Pride weekend from 4 p. All metered parking will be enforced on Friday, June 8 and on Saturday, June 9. Metered parking will also be enforced on Sunday, June 10 during the day of the Pride parade.
This inclusive festival is a huge partyeven by L. Before you head to West Hollywood Park and stake out a spot for the Pride Parade, check out our suggestions for the best places to eat and drink in WeHo, plus our favorite party spots for divas and drag queens alike. Plus, Paula Abdul headlines a free Friday night concert.
The good news is that public transit and ride-sharing services can make getting to and from West Hollywood a breeze. On Sunday, buses will be slightly detoured due to the LA Pride Parade — and possibly at other times during the weekend as a result of LA Pride festivities. For more details on road closures and other transportation-related matters around LA Pride Weekendplease visit this handy resource provided by the City of West Hollywood.