LA Pride kicks off June 10

LA Pride will return next month with a full slate of events and a new mantra: Thrive With Pride.

“To thrive means to flourish and progress despite the circumstances. Pride this year is a moment for you to stop and breathe,” said Sharon-Franklin Brown, board president of Christopher Street West Association, which produces the event. “It’s a moment to remember you’re not just surviving one of the hardest years in recent memory, but growing into your truth. This is why we were so intentional in our planning. We want to bring a moment of celebration, a moment to highlight the community, and an opportunity to give back. If we as a community can come together, even for a moment, to realize we’ve broken down some barriers put on us, it’ll strengthen our resolve to continue tearing more down for those to come after us.”

“To thrive means to flourish and progress despite the circumstances. Pride this year is a moment for you to stop and breathe,” said Sharon-Franklin Brown, CSW board president. “It’s a moment to remember you’re not just surviving one of the hardest years in recent memory, but growing into your truth. This is why we were so intentional in our planning. We want to bring a moment of celebration, a moment to highlight the community, and an opportunity to give back. If we as a community can come together, even for a moment, to realize we’ve broken down some barriers put on us, it’ll strengthen our resolve to continue tearing more down for those to come after us.”

“After an unprecedented year of challenge and struggle, I am so pleased that this year’s pride festivities embrace the spirit of the first pride parade and our activist roots,” said Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell.

Thrive with Pride Concert and TV Special

LA Pride weekend will kick-off on Thursday night, June 10th with a concert exclusively presented by and live streamed on TikTok featuring hyper-pop diva Charli XCX and a showcase of up and coming LGBTQ+ performers across genres. In-person concert opportunities are not available at this time. Fans and followers can follow @tiktokforgood and @lapride on TikTok for updates and advanced promotions.

Further, a televised special titled “Thrive with Pride Celebration” is set for Saturday, June 12, airing 9-10pm on ABC 7 Los Angeles, the most-watched station in Southern California, will feature special guests, performances and LA Pride honorees.

Pride Makes a Difference: Month-Long Day of Service

In recognition of the incredibly difficult work Los Angeles social justice and non-profit organizations have put into achieving equity, actionable change and stability, LA Pride will launch a 30-day give back campaign to support these efforts. Pride Makes a Difference will highlight opportunities for Angelenos to sign up to either volunteer, or donate goods and/or money to local organizations in Los Angeles County. Pride Makes a Difference is a new program in conjunction with Big Sunday. As part of these new efforts, drop off locations will be set up all throughout Los Angeles. A list of selected local organizations and drop off sites will be available soon to choose from, as well as the sign-up details and commitment.

“Our utmost priority in whatever we’re doing to celebrate Pride this year ensures safety and follows CDC-approved pandemic guidelines,” continued Brown. “That’s why we’re announcing this programming first. Any potential in-person celebratory activations will be announced at a later date in the coming weeks. The more we put safety first, the more likely we’re able to plan big physical events in the future, including Pride 2022, where we can celebrate who we are, where we came from, and where we need to go.”

Follow @lapride on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or for more information, visit www.lapride.org.

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Josh Kurpies
Josh Kurpies
5 months ago

Note to Editor: Paragraphs 1 and 2 are identical/duplicative.

Observer
Observer
5 months ago

What? CSW is no longer associated with the City of West Hollywood. So WeHoVille needs to clarify this article.

Larry Block
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Observer

LA Pride split with West Hollywood last year in a highly publicized incident. LA pride will take place on dates above and WeHo Pride will take place on the June 26-27 weekend.

Scott Sigman
Scott Sigman
5 months ago

To Thrive! So I would like to see a piñata of Caitlyn Jenner. She reminds me of my nephew. Jewish but is anti Semitic. Until I sat with him and explained life to him and traditions of Judaism as we laid his mom to rest. Thrive. Caitlyn Jenner is a disgrace

WeHoMikey
WeHoMikey
5 months ago
Reply to  Scott Sigman

I read the story 3x and saw no mention of Caitlyn…

cody warlock
5 months ago
Reply to  Scott Sigman

A bit off topic but I agree, KJ is delusional, out of touch, and yes a disgrace. I hope she has her ass handed to her in the election.

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