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.
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!
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
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.
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.”
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 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.
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.”
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.
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.