Click HERE to view the 2014 LA Pride Parade Lineup.
LA PRIDE's 2014 Grand Marshal, Demi Lovato. Where do you run in to thousands of your nearest and dearest in Los Angeles? At the annual LA PRIDE Parade, set to step off this year on Sunday, June 8, at 11:00 a.m. With over 400,000 participants, spectators and marchers, this emotionally charged experience, gathers together a colorful and diverse look at our creative community showcasing all that is great about the TLGB community. Attendees should plan to arrive early. Traffic will be closed on Santa Monica Blvd. between Fairfax Ave. and Doheny Dr. starting at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 8. Santa Monica Blvd. will re-open immediately at the end of the end of the Parade, which may be as late as 4:00 p.m.
This year's LA PRIDE Parade will feature three ALL NEW awards based on creativity, ingenuity and pizzazz! CSW is offering parade entries the largest prize amounts to date. The friendly competition aims to encourage parade entries to WOW the massive crowds with their parade entries.
The three awards that will be debuting at the 2014 LA PRIDE Parade are:
The "We're Hitting the Pavement Like the March on Washington" Award: This $1,000 winner will be based on the most unified, in sync and colorful entry on foot.
The "Priscilla This" Award- The winner of this $1,500 award will be based on the most exciting, motivating, spectacular crowd pleaser on wheels.
Last, the "We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore STONEWALL" Award: The $2,500 prize goes to the most imaginative, bold, impactful and unforgettable entry in all of the parade!
Make sure to catch the 2014 LA PRIDE Parade as it strolls down Santa Monica Blvd. on June 8th and catch our surprise celebrity GRAND MARSHAL!
Christopher Street West is honored to see the return of Host Bert Champagne at this year's LA PRIDE Parade. For over 25 Years, Bert Champagne has volunteered his time and talents to help celebrate one of the best TLGB parades in the world.
Parking and traffic congestion on Parade day in West Hollywood is impossible at best; any vehicles parked illegally will be towed away. Suggested parking areas include East of Fairfax, Pacific Design Center, the Kings Road parking structure, and the Beverly Center. Parking permits in West Hollywood are waived from 7:00 a.m. Saturday to 7:00 a.m. Monday.
Christopher Street West will provide a prime, covered, viewing area on the parade route, with a special parking area for people with disabilities. Parking will be close to the viewing area and will not be blocked off in case you wish or need to leave before the end of the parade. This service is free of charge and is available ONLY by special permit. Permits and directions to the parking and viewing areas can be obtained by contacting the Christopher Street West office at (323) 969-8302 x18.
TUNE IN 10:30 a.m., Sunday, June 8th.
West Hollywood Channel 10 or LAPRIDE.org/webcast
Brought to viewers through the generous support of Time Warner Cable and the City of West Hollywood, the 2014 LA PRIDE Pre-Show and Live Parade Broadcast hosts will be sharing the stage with parade judges, celebrity appearances and featured community guests. The Broadcast stage can be found on the corner of San Vicente where the massive crowd will be cheering on parade participants while they take their 30 second stop to show off their stuff. The Live Parade Broadcast will air on Time Warner Cable Channel 10 in West Hollywood, streamed on the web at LAPRIDE.org/webcast and also be re-broadcasted throughout the day. This expanding production delivers the palpable excitement, heartfelt sentiments and meaningful messages of support as thousands march in support of greater humanitarian values encapsulated within the PRIDE Movement.
Don’t miss this birds-eye-view of the largest gathering of the TLGB community in Southern California!
The spirit of PRIDE has been building in size and importance to the vital role it serves on behalf of legal equality and social acceptance for all members of the human race. Now is the time for the entire TLGB family to rise against persecution, discrimination and oppression.
Join your brothers and sisters for a moment of silence at exactly 12:00 Noon (PDT) on Sunday, June 8, 2014 during the annual LA PRIDE Parade and Live Broadcast.
There is so much we can accomplish through this action of peaceful protest to remember those who are no longer with us, or cannot be here today, to celebrate those that fought for Pride and the freedoms we now enjoy and to think of those who cannot celebrate Pride and remain oppressed. There are people who have sacrificed their lives in service of the Pride Movement and there so much more to be accomplished.
After the moment of silence, make noise!! Let’s whoop, holler, and yell so loud that we are heard all the way to the Capitol, to let the world know that we demand equal rights as guaranteed in our constitution!
Whether you are one of over 400,000 participants along the parade route, one of 2,000,000 home viewers, or anywhere in the world, please spread the word to your friends, neighbors and families to partake in this special moment when all are invited to gather in support for a relentless and united spirit for the betterment of all human conditions.