Thousands Flock to WeHo for 45th Annual Pride Celebration

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A happy marcher in the L.A. Pride parade. (Photo by David Vaughn)
A happy marcher in the L.A. Pride parade. (Photo by David Vaughn)
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Arleen
Arleen
9 years ago

the purpose of the LA Pride parade, festival and the entire month of June nationwide (fir that matter) is to promote ourselves! Our out and gbltq selves… The equality thing is an issue and a cause and a great rallying cry for activists and ordinary people alike to maybe have a parade and festival. But for one weekend a year – the second weekend in June, we are equal – gays and straights, blacks, browns, whites, standing in line to get a drink, buy a funnel cake or eat cotton candy!

Mikeee
9 years ago

OMG!! Thank you everyone!!! This was my first year as Parade Director for CSW….but none of this was possible without my partner in crime Geri who was the coordinator on this project. She was WONDERFUL!!!! We so look forward to 2016 and hope to make it even better! xoxoxoxoxxo…..Mikeee

Insight
9 years ago

The sirens were non-stop on Saturday and Sunday during the festival. It would be interesting to know the number of overdose/drunk unresponsive patients that were transported.

Brian Holt
Brian Holt
9 years ago

@don great idea. It’s no longer pride (nor really ever been) but equality.

Brian Holt
Brian Holt
9 years ago

It actually felt/looked and was a parade that was more adult; less sleaze and one I could actually feel Pride about – funny enough. There is hope.

Don Azars
Don Azars
9 years ago

ANOTHER COMMENT, next year the event needs to be RENAMED to fit the actual current purpose of promoting equality for everyone. So I suggest the 2016 EQUALITY PRIDE PARADE & FESTIVAL.

Jonas
Jonas
9 years ago

LA Pride started getting really good in the last couple years. Keep getting better gals and guys!

mikey
mikey
9 years ago

Best parade in 30 years…..
Next year we could use a few marching bands…..

Don Azars
Don Azars
9 years ago

Parade was less sleeze and more support participants this year. There were many companies some self promoting (MAGIC MIKE, TRANSPARENT, Products) but welcomed. Also there were many religious organizations who have long supported gay/lesbians. Bars, clubs there too…I’ve always believed that EVERY GAY/LESBIAN bar should participate either by being there or donating fees for others. After all they only exist because of our money..and many are heterosexual owned. And the organizations who support AIDS victims and homeless youth and other facets of the “community” were there in wonderfully large numbers. Politicians too participated (as they should) but welcomed. PFLAG was… Read more »

Woody McBreairty
Woody McBreairty
9 years ago

This was by far the most exciting & spectacular parade ever, mostly dignified & tasteful. I bet there was 1/2 million or even more. Extremely enjoyable to watch. I understand freedom of speech but I’m sorry the so-called religious demonstrators on the corner of La Cienega are given such freedom to cause such disruption. Much of the time they were so loud they drowned out the voices of the marchers & the spectators as well as the music, which to me leaves the area of free speech & becomes disturbing the peace, a public nuisance, harassment, among other things. I… Read more »

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