The city has finally settled on dates for its long-awaited inaugural Pride events. Here’s when we’ll be celebrating.
- WeHo Pride Weekend will take place on Friday, June 3, 2022, Saturday, June 4, 2022, and Sunday, June 5, 2022 in and around West Hollywood Park, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
- WeHo Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival (formerly known as the One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival) will take place during 40 days from Harvey Milk Day on Sunday, May 22, 2022 to Thursday, June 30, 2022 at various locations throughout the City of West Hollywood with some online programs.
Additional details about WeHo Pride Weekend will be made available in the coming weeks at www.weho.org/pride.
WeHo Pride celebrations during WeHo Pride Weekend and during June 2022 will include a diverse array of LGBTQ+ community groups as part of visibility, expression, and celebration. The City of West Hollywood invites community groups to take part in WeHo Pride 2022. The City has launched a submission form for applications from community groups that wish to participate in WeHo Pride: [w.eho.city/applywehopride]w.eho.city/applywehopride
Community groups may apply to participate in one of two ways:
- Activate a designated space in the event area for WeHo Pride Weekend (in the area of West Hollywood Park and N. San Vicente Blvd. during the weekend of June 3-5, 2022); or
- Request City funding for a unique event, produced entirely by your group.
Community group applications will be reviewed by the City of West Hollywood and a limited number of approved groups will be chosen as WeHo Pride participants. The deadline to apply to receive funding for a community event is 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2022. If an organization or group is proposing to host a parade, please upload a proposal for the City’s consideration and City staff will follow up with a supplemental application for completion. Parade proposals and supplemental parade applications must be received and deemed complete by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 28, 2022.
Each year, the City of West Hollywood celebrates the artistic contributions of the LGBTQ community with its vibrant LGBTQ Arts Festival, which is now known, starting in 2022, as the WeHo Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. Formerly called the One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, the festival has a new name. The theme for 2022 is With Liberty, Diversity, Inclusion, and Progress For All. The WeHo Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival runs for 40 days, from Harvey Milk Day through the end of Pride month and is organized by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division with input from the City’s Lesbian & Gay Advisory Board, Transgender Advisory Board, Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission, and community partners. WeHo Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival projects are funded by the City’s Arts Grant Program.
Additional details about WeHo Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, including a full calendar of events and downloadable brochure with times and locations, will be made available in the coming weeks at www.weho.org/pride. Some programs from 2021 are still available to be viewed online at https://bit.ly/OCOPYouTube.
For more than three decades, the City of West Hollywood has been home to the largest Pride celebrations in Southern California, as hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ people and allies from around the world make West Hollywood their destination for the Pride season. Home to the “Rainbow District” along Santa Monica Boulevard, which features a concentration of historic LGBTQ clubs, restaurants, and retail shops, the City consistently tops lists of “most LGBTQ friendly cities” in the nation.
Since incorporation in 1984, the City of West Hollywood has become one of the most influential cities in the nation for its outspoken advocacy on LGBTQ issues. No other city of its size has had a greater impact on the national public policy discourse on fairness and inclusiveness for LGBTQ people. More than 40 percent of residents in West Hollywood identify as LGBTQ and three of the five members of the West Hollywood City Council are openly gay. The City has advocated for nearly four decades for measures that support LGBTQ individuals and the City is in the vanguard on efforts to gain and protect equality for all people on a state, national, and international level.
The City of West Hollywood is one of the first municipalities to form a Lesbian & Gay Advisory Board and a Transgender Advisory Board, which each address matters of advocacy. As part of its support of the transgender community, the City has a Transgender Resource Guide available on the City’s website, which provides information about a variety of resources including legal, health, and social services, available in the Greater Los Angeles area to enhance and improve the well-being of transgender people.
For more information about WeHo Pride, please contact Megan Reath, Event Services Supervisor, City of West Hollywood at (323) 848-6495 or email@example.com. For more information about the WeHo Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, please contact Mike Che, Arts Coordinator, City of West Hollywood at (323) 848-6377 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.
This is going to be an exciting event and will showcase the new WeHo park configuration. But the City should insure that we deploy extensive Sheriff foot patrols and Block by Block security on Friday and Saturday nites because that is when celebrants are most likely to fall victim to crime (or have “an interaction with income inequality activists” if you are excessively woke). While some may be put off by a law enforcement presence, we need to invest in insuring this is a wonderful and safe celebration.
Great weekend to leave town.
Remind us why you live here again? Is there anything you enjoy about West Hollywood?
He seems to enjoy complaining about it. Week after week after week…
He is welcome to leave town anytime.
Not a great or credible response. Ham, although not known to me personally, seems to make appropriate comments that many silently agree with. People that don’t fit into the “special interest” groups or folks claiming myriad types of victimhood do not appear to be considered. It seems to be preferential treatment in the grand scheme of things, the very idea that these folks rail against. Old fashioned discrimination against those that traditionally adhere to socially and morally acceptable behavior. Is WEHO becoming its own ghetto disguised by smoke and mirrors? Was this the original intent of democracy?
“Old fashioned discrimination against those that traditionally adhere to socially and morally acceptable behavior.”
Actually, he moved out of WeHo a while back which he shared at the time. He lived here only for the convenience to his job, but really wanted to live among normal people (his exact words).
So happy Pride is back. Wish the city had selected a dated not already occupied by Venice Beach Pride.
Venice Pride doesn’t really consist of much, so that’s no surprise. I remember the first time I went I had thought it would be great because the gay crowd would take over the bars right in the main boardwalk area, but no, everyone flocked to The Birdcage which was a tiny designated space well away from everything else riff-raffy there in Venice. Same thing the year after that. Gay crowds are too into their safe spaces.
Yay pride is back!