PRIDE News



awesome article photo Latino Carnival Powered By Club Papi
Posted on: 5/17/12

LA PRIDE is thrilled to announce Latino Carnival, the brand new Saturday and Sunday dance experience powered by Club Papi. Ivy Queen and Maria Jose headline this epic new venue in the totally re-imagined West Hollywood Park.

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awesome article photo Alphabet Soup
Posted on: April 24, 2012

(the importance of the L’s and the G’s being more inclusive and accepting of the B’s and the T’s)

Not only is the job of any new generation to carry the torch, but also redefine, reshape and rethink what our community means for us. With technology evolving so rapidly, it can be hard to stay on top of things, especially definitions, in our attempt to be “politically correct” or treat people with basic respect. We, as a community, should take the time to learn from each other’s experiences. While we may have a general idea of what a certain term means, it is still our responsibility to follow up and ask what a person’s identity means to them...

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awesome article photo We’re here… and proud of it!
Posted on: April 8, 2012

We’re here… and proud of it! For too long our characters in movies, books and other forms of media had to be killed off or faced with an additional stigma. They couldn’t be happy, healthy and have a fairytale ending. Characters on shows were (and sometimes still are) only appropriate if kept within the stereotype or generalizations of the time. Now, we are slowly starting to see more authentic portrayals of our wildly diverse community in the mass media. With due respect to those who came before us, this is an exciting time as we are more easily able to reach out to the masses and have a greater political impact (think Facebook, YouTube, etc.). Never before was there a time when information was so readily available at our fingertips. With this knowledge comes great power because we can access resources that could only be dreamed of before...

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awesome article photo Reach Thousands of LGBT Consumers
Posted on: March 23, 2012

LA PRIDE MAGAZINE offers the unique opportunity to reach thousands of consumers within the greater Los Angeles Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. This popular magazine offers invaluable exposure to this highly coveted demographic.

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awesome article photo LA PRIDE Parade – Decor Workshop – April 7
Posted on: March 23, 2012

With up to millions viewing the parade in person, online and on TV, LA PRIDE wants YOUR entry in the 2012 LA PRIDE Parade to shine! We have teamed with nationally recognized parade experts to host a parade décor workshop, at no charge.

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awesome article photo WeHo Happy Hour, Dyke March & Purple Party
Posted on: January 18, 2012

Friday night, June 8, kicks off LA PRIDE like never before.  New for 2012 is the WeHo Happy Hour.  This free event for the entire community features entertainment and food trucks.  Next, it’s the iconic Dyke March, the celebrated kick-off to LA PRIDE.  And because it was such a blast last year, we’re bringing back the Purple Party—A Celebration of Women.  This free night of dancing, food trucks and beverage specials heats up with help from LA’s hottest female DJs and musical acts.  Open to everyone, come enjoy our mainstage dance pavilion like never before.

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awesome article photo Learn More About LA PRIDE
Posted on: January 18, 2012

We have a brand new FAQ page where you can learn more about LA PRIDE! Find out the answers to:

Why PRIDE?
Why is it called Christopher Street West (CSW)?
How is CSW governed?
What is the partnership between CSW and the City of West Hollywood?
Why does LA PRIDE charge an admission fee to the festival?
How are the performers chosen?
Are local performers also invited to participate?
In what ways can local nonprofit organizations benefit from LA PRIDE?

and more!

Check out the FAQ page here: http://lapride.org/about/faq.html

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awesome article photo …and Proud of it!
Posted on: January 18, 2012

 “…and Proud of it!” is a celebratory declaration of pride in one's individual identity and an all-embracing exclamation of our community's collective resolve to bring about a world that is inclusive of all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.  Pride means different things to different people and that is why we opted for 2012 messaging that is versatile and poignant.  "...and Proud of it!" can apply to everyone in our diverse community. One can be transgender and proud of it. One can be bisexual and proud of it. People can be proud of the LGBT community as a whole, proud of our accomplishments, or opt out of being labeled all together. No matter who you are, or how you identify, at LA PRIDE, you will be welcomed and celebrated. 

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awesome article photo 2012 Pride Run
Posted on: January 18, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012 @ 7:45am (5k), 8:15am (10k), 9:30am (Kid’s Race)

 

Once again, this very special annual run is about fitness, friendship and family with the LA Frontrunners.  The Run/Walk for LGBT PRIDE will feature a traditional 5K and 10K Run, a 5K Race Walk, Kids’ Race and the Ultra Pride Run.  Be part of the fun and fitness with the LA Frontrunners, the running/walking club for LGBT people and their friends and allies.  For more info, please visit www.lafrontrunners.com

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awesome article photo Purple Party
Posted on: May 21, 2011

Friday night kicks off LA PRIDE in a luscious, lurid and lively way celebrating the ladies. For the first time ever, LA PRIDE opens their gates early for a special one-night only community celebration: THE PURPLE PARTY! Paying homage to the “L” of LGBT, join us for an evening celebrating women.

Happy Hour with specially priced Bacardi beverages kick off the evening from 5-7pm alongside some of LA’s most popular food trucks. As the sun sets, the music heats up thanks to a unique collaboration between LA’s hottest female promoters. Dance the night away to tunes spun by the most sought after female DJs and live musical acts, including a very special appearance by Grammy-winner MACY GRAY. Whether you are L,G,B, or T, or simply a community ally, come out and support purple and enjoy our mainstage dance pavilion like never before.

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awesome article photo 2011 Outstanding Youth Award
Posted on: May 21, 2011

Acceptance is crucial—especially when you are a teenager facing all the hurdles of growing up, learning who you are and establishing yourself in society. Add being LGBT, and you begin to see what it is that so many of our youth face today.

“GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) Network is a youth leadership organization that empowers youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools by training student leaders and supporting student-led Gay-Straight Alliance clubs in California and throughout the country,” said Daniel E. Solis, Southern California Program Manager. “GSA Network’s youth advocates have played a key role in changing laws and policies that impact youth at the local and State level.”

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awesome article photo CAN YOU GUESS WHO?
Posted on: May 15, 2011

One of the most anticipated parts of the PRIDE season is the reveal of the Parade Grand Marshal.

The Grand Marshal’s role is to be a focal point for the LA PRIDE Parade; they bring the press, and attract their followers, and most of all, help us all celebrate Pride. This year’s Grand Marshals are an exciting and timely selection representing what is happening in the life and times of LGBT people across the nation.

LA PRIDE 2011 will soon announce who this year’s Grand Marshals are… in the mean time, can you guess who it is?

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awesome article photo Free Parade Design Workshop
Posted on: April 14, 2011

Christopher Street West is excited to present an interactive workshop on parade decor.
The workshop will be April 23, 2011, at noon, at the LA Gay and Lesbian Center’s McDonald Wright Building.

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awesome article photo New Board Member - Vince Wong
Posted on: April 14, 2011

Christopher Street West is excited to welcome Vince Wong to the Board of Directors.
 
Wong has been involved with LA PRIDE/CSW previously. He was a member of the 40th Anniversary Planning Committee in 2010 and Community Representatives prior to that. 
 
“I am excited to join the board. It is a great way to serve my community and be active and engaged,” said Wong.

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awesome article photo Advertise with Pride
Posted on: March 11, 2011

Reach thousands through the 2011 Official PRIDE Guide Magazine. Each year CSW produces an informative Guide to all things PRIDE. The PRIDE Guide Magazine includes entertainment and parade information, schedules, parking, dance venues, Honoree bios, sponsor information and more. The PRIDE Guide Magazine hits the street weeks prior to the event all around LA, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. It is also showcased at all pre-PRIDE events and available during the weekend celebration. Don’t miss this opportunity to place your ad in our popular PRIDE Guide Magazine.

Go here to download the Rate Card.

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