LA Pride parade will return after two-year COVID hiatus

After two years without an LA Pride parade due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers Thursday announced that it is planning a 2022 parade, along with a musical event, during the celebrations from June 10- 12.

Details about the parade and musical event will be released at a later date, according to Christopher Street West, which has organized LA Pride for more than 50 years.

“We made sure our 2021 events were inclusive and safe in the hopes we could bring our parade and bigger in-person events back for the following year,” said Christopher Street West board President Sharon-Franklin Brown.

“LA Pride is ready to celebrate our community’s resilience and strength together. It’s why we wanted to share the dates now. It’s an incredible honor to resume such an iconic celebration for 2022.”

Brown was recently reelected as president through 2023. In 2020, she made history as the first Black transgender woman to lead Christopher Street West, which now has a Board of Directors that is 71% people of color and 24% trans or nonbinary.

CSW also announced that its treasurer Gerald Garth was elected vice president of programs and initiatives, which is a new position that will focus on year-round community outreach.

LA Pride last year had major in-person events — including an LGBTQ+ Night at Dodger Stadium — but the last Pride Parade in Los Angeles was in 2019.

Organizers also hosted a livestreamed TikTok concert — viewed by 770,000 people across the U.S. — with headliner Charli XCX and host Benito Skinner.

In 2020, CSW announced that LA Pride would move its annual LGBTQ parade and celebrations out of West Hollywood after more than four decades in the city, but a new location has not been announced.LA Pride Plans In-Person Parade In June 2022 After 2-Year Hiatus Due To COVID

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Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
1 year ago

Thanks for the info. Can plan now for a trip to get out of town.

1 year ago

There were no apparent casualties without a pride parade.
There are positive and negative aspects of pride.

1 year ago

Tiktok is a propaganda organ of the genocidal and antigay Chinese Communist Party, which wants to turn our youth asexual and queer (NOT gay/lesbian). Shame on LA Pride for endorsing the CCP.

1 year ago

If the LA Pride parade will not be in West Hollywood,where would it be held? Maybe in Pasadena or Reseda?

If West Hollywood goes forward with its own parade,you are going to have a duel of parades on the second weekend of June.It will not be a good look for a community based on togetherness.

Jim Nasium
Jim Nasium
1 year ago

Thanks for the warning.

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