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Your guide to Pride Month in LA County

by F Diaz
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Pride Month is officially here and with it a deluge of events that can be difficult to keep up with for even the most social of butterflies. But we’re here to help so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

Hey SoCal’s Mike Ciriaco has rounded up the best of our Hey SoQueer video series that you’ll definitely want to check out so you can be in the know about all LGBTQ+ cultural phenomenon in SoCal.

SaMo Pride

Santa Monica | June 1-30 | smpride.com

Throughout the month of June, the City of Santa Monica is hosting various family-friendly events and displays including “Miles of Pride,” a light installation spanning the Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place; Made with Pride Marketplace, a pop-up showcasing LGBTQIA+ business owners every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June; Drag Queen Story Hour; and many other events you’ll want to check out.

The Return of LA LAW: Pride Birthday

Oracle Tavern | 1640 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | June 2 | eventbrite.com

LA LAW is celebrating its 10th birthday and raising funds for The Sidewalk Project—an organization providing houseless communities with arts programs, harm reduction and mental health support—with your favorite lady wrestlers and some new faces in the ring at this outdoor event.

MLB LGBTQ Pride Night

Dodger Stadium | 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | June 3 | dodgers.com/lapride

Kickoff LA Pride in the Right Field Plaza with music and drink specials before the game. The Dodgers will recognize former Los Angeles Dodger Glenn Burke, the first openly gay MLB player, with Burke’s family in attendance along with other special guests like Billy Bean (a former Dodger and the only other MLB player to come out publicly), Dale Scott, and the Military Hero of The Game honoree 1st Lieutenant Belita Edwards, an LGBTQ+ veteran who was the first female officer allowed to work in the U.S. Army’s Transportation unit. Don’t forget to grab your exclusive commemorative Dodger LGBTQ+ game jersey which is part of a special ticket package!

| Photo courtesy of MLB

Light Up the Night for Equality Viewing Party

Hotel Erwin’s High Rooftop Lounge | 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice, CA 90291 | June 3 | venicepride.org

Witness the LA premiere and illumination of Yvette Mattern’s Global Rainbow laser installation across the California Coast. The viewing party will benefit Project Contrast, a nonprofit amplifying the voices of LGBTQ+ youth through the power of storytelling, and Venice Pride.

Trans Voices Cabaret: Pride

The Complex Theatres and Studios | 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038 | June 3-4 | eventbrite.com

Porthos Arts & Theater House presents this all-trans and gender-nonconforming musical theater revue inspired by their slogan: “Queer the canon. Make a new one.” You’ll hear classic musical theater songs and original compositions by these talented artists. 

WeHo Pride 2022

West Hollywood Park | 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069 | June 3-5 | weho.org

WeHo Pride Weekend, in and around West Hollywood Park, will include a street fair featuring various LGBTQ+ community groups as part of visibility, expression, and celebration; a three-day ticketed OUTLOUD Raising Voices Music Festival (featuring Marina, Lil’ Kim, Jessie J, Years & Years, Muna, Ana Barbara, and many more), the Dyke March, Women’s Freedom Festival, and the inaugural WeHo Pride Parade.

Pride in the Park

Adams Square Mini Park | 1020 E. Palmer Ave., Glendale, CA 91205 | June 4 | glendaleout.org

GlendaleOUT is hosting its first annual Queer Family Picnic from 1-5 p.m.

Prince & Pride

LA Kings Burbank Sports Center | 3211 W. Victory Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505 | June 4 | eventbrite.com

Relive the ‘80s at this roller skate dance party with music from Prince, synth pop, new wave and funk.

San Gabriel Valley Pride Parade & Festival

Barnes Park | 350 S. Mc Pherrin Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754 | June 4 | eventbrite.com

The second annual San Gabriel Valley Pride Parade and Festival will include music, resource booths, and giveaways from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Venice Pride Festival

Venice Beach Recreation Center | 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291 | June 4-5 | venicepride.org

Head to the beach for this Pride festival featuring stage performances produced by Queer Moment, DJs, community booths, art installations, LGBTQ+ vendors, food trucks and Gaywatch, a queer dance party.

The rainbow lifeguard tower on Venice beach. | Photo courtesy of Councilmember Mike Bonin’s office

What the Float: The Pride Parade Floats

DTLA and WeHo | June 4. 10, 11 | whatthefloat.com

To celebrate Pride, What the Float has orchestrated two floating dance parties: We Are Family on June 4 and 11 in downtown LA, and Let Your Freak Flag Fly on June 10 in West Hollywood.  


The Echo | 1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles,CA 90026 | June 9 | kingqueenmusic.com

The LA-based alt-rock band that recently rocked Madame Siam, KingQueen is on a West Coast tour promoting their self-titled EP that was released in April. The band has performed at Long Beach Pride, Out Web Fest, Out At The Fair Tour and their single “Live It Up” was nominated for Best Music Video of the Year at the QueerX Festival, Ojo Movil Fest, and Noble International Film Festival and Awards.

An Evening Among the Roses: “Strike a Pose”

The Huntington Library | 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108 | June 10 | huntington.org

Dress up in your royal best for an elegant garden party featuring music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dancing in the North Vista to celebrate the LGBTQ community’s contributions to The Huntington. This year’s festivities include a Vogue performance by REACH LA and a viewing of Kehinde Wiley’s “A Portrait of a Young Gentleman.”

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Kehinde Wiley’s ‘A Portrait of a Young Gentleman’ | Photo courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

LA Goth Pride

GenQ Studio | 4700 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016 | June 10-11 | eventbrite.com

Queer goths can look forward to withcy cocktails, a smokey dance floor, interactive BDSM and electronic house music. 

Glamcocks Present: BeDazzled!

Catch One | 4067 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019 | June 11 | catch.one

Give ‘em the old razzle dazzle at this sparkling party featuring a dazzling lineup of DJs, spectacular interactive installations, performances and surprises all night. You’ll want to be in your most glam and glitzy party clothes to sparkle in all night long. 

United in Pride

West Hollywood | June 11-12 | masterbeat.com

Kick off your weekend at the Andaz’s rooftop SpLAsh pool party with views overlooking the heart of West Hollywood and music by Ralphi Rosario. In the evening head to the Avalon with music by Deanne and Tom Stephan. Wrap up your weekend at Academy LA for Tea Dance: Pride Tea with music by GSP and Oscar Velazquez. 

LA Pride

LA State Historic Park | 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 | June 11-12 | lapride.org

Christina Aguilera headlines LA Pride in the Park lineup on June 11 alongside multi-Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian superstar and the first Latin artist to top Spotify’s Global Top 50 Anitta, multi-genre singer-songwriter Syd, Grammy-nominated rapper CHIKA, award-winning trans actress and singer Michaela  Jaé “MJ Rodriguez,” Rebecca Black, Bob The Drag Queen, Zolita, Alexander Stewart, Edward Frame, Grag Queen, Allison Ponthier, San Cha, Rossi, Drumaq, Mike Taveira, Boy Untitled, Gess, Malibu Babie, and a special 4-hour DJ set by iconic pansexual dance party, A Club Called Rhonda. The annual LA Pride Parade will take place on June 12 in Hollywood, starting from the intersection of Hollywood and Vine at 10:30 a.m. and ending at Sunset and Ivar.

Pride Resource Fair Brunch by the Bridge

La Puente Community Center Courtyard | 501 Glendora Ave., La Puente, CA 91744 | June 12 | eventbrite.com

The City of La Puente and the San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ+ Center are celebrating the first anniversary of the city’s Pride Resolution in an effort to actively create a welcoming city for queer and transgender people and families. There will be music, live entertainment, food, photo booths, workshops and resources to support and celebrate all gender identities and sexualities.

Chewi’s Kennel: Ice Cream Social

Bullet Bar | 10522 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 | June 14 | fb.me/e/3aiWQhmV4

Held at the Bullet Bar, a gay men’s bar in the San Fernando Valley, Chewi’s Kennel is a montly event dedicated towards human pets, pet play, handlers, admirers, and the curious. Build your own pet circle while enjoying ice cream, virgin drinks, a mosh pit, black lights and all things pets.

Trans Pride L.A.

1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038 | June 16-18 | transpride.lalgbtcenter.org

Hosted by the Trans* Lounge program, Trans Pride returns virtually and in-person with events over three days including a job fair, dance party, gallery opening, free food trucks, happy hour, varieTy show, and panel discussions and conversations on topics like intersex experiences.

Queen of the Night

Plummer Park | 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046 | June 18 | gmcla.org

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles will rock you as they belt out iconic hits from Queen and Freddie Mercury at this free outdoor community concert.

Q Con

Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park | 1166 N. Vista St., West Hollywood, CA 90046 | June 18 | prismcomics.org

Prism Comics, the nonprofit championing LGBTQ+ visibility, diversity and inclusion in comics, graphic novels and popular media, presents Q Con—Southern California’s newest LGBTQ+ comic con. Meet creators, get autographs and sketches, and mix with other comics fans. Q Con is family friendly and free to the public.Cosplay is encouraged. Enter the Q Con Costume Contest for fun and prizes.

Lakewood’s First LGBTQ+ Pride Event

Vida y Alma House of Beauty | 5840 Adenmoor Ave., Lakewood, CA 90713 | June 18 | eventbrite.com

According to event organizers, this will be Lakewood’s first LGBTQ+ Pride event. Different nonprofits will be present, as will vendors, guest speakers, food, drinks, a drag show and giveaways. 

Queer Prom 2022 – Reunited!

Globe Theatre Los Angeles | 740 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014 | June 18 | eventbrite.com

If you never got to attend prom, or you simply wish you could relive it, this is your chance to attend a fabulous prom that is also a fundraiser for Equality Fashion Week. According to event organizers, “there will be talent shows, dance offs, royal coronations, interactive photobooths, awards for best dressed ensembles and all sorts of queerness.”

Pride Picnic

Fairbanks Lawn in Hollywood Forever | 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038 | June 26 | lalgbtcenter.org/picnic

Benefitting the Los Angeles LGBT Center, this community picnic features  drag performances, live DJ, pride giveaways, food trucks, and cocktails by Tito’s Handmade Vodka in the VIP lounge.

Long Beach Pride

450 E. Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802 | July 8-10 | longbeachpride.com

June may have come to an end but that doesn’t mean you need to stop celebrating! Long Beach Pride keeps the party going with a parade on July 10 and a festival featuring headliners Iggy Azalea, Natalia Jiménez and Paulina Rubio. Don’t forget to check out the different stages around the festival featuring other musical performances, the silent disco, S&M playground, family fun zone, roller rink, werkshop ballroom, artists walls, drag makeup, or the transcendence dome, a pop-up museum chronicling the history of the trans women who made Pride possible.

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia at Long Beach Pride in 2018. | Photo courtesy of City of Long Beach

DTLA Proud 

Aug. 5-7 | dtlaproud.org

I know I’m cheating a little bit here but save the date because proceeds from the festival will help build the DTLA PROUD Community Center. We don’t have many details now but keep an eye out for more information as the event nears.

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