Thousands of cyclists, including Long Beach local Tanya Timess, began the Lifecycle Ride To End AIDS this week, a seven-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles which raises awareness and money to fight the disease, snaking their way down the coast to support those affected in the bookend cities.
Tomorrow marks the birthday of slain LGBT leader Harvey Milk and the annual tradition of honoring Long Beach leaders and supporters of the LGBT community at Harvey Milk Park on this day continues. Six leaders—some still with us, others that have sadly passed on—were given small plaques with their names on it in the small section of the park known as Equality Plaza.
For the 31st year in a row, members and supporters of Long Beach's LGBTQ community strutted down Ocean Boulevard in the Pride Parade. Tens of thousands of onlookers googled and goggled at the array of floats, costumes, dancers and organizations that, even if just for a brief moment, let their inner rainbows shine.