After several years of being hosted by the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) in venues ranging from the Pike below the ferris wheel to the East Village Arts District, the Pink Party takes on a whole new dimension, as the DLBA officially hands over the party, which will take place in a parking lot at 3rd and Pacific, to the LGBTQ Center.
For years, hats have graced and heels have traipsed along the Broadway corridor every Easter Sunday to help raise money for the AIDS C.A.R.E. Program in Long Beach. As tradition holds, it always started at the former Hamburger Mary’s site on Broadway and Alamitos, stopping at every bar in the Gayborhood before ending at the Silver Fox.
The massive rainbow flag that has served as an icon for Long Beach’s annual Pride Parade was taken into the Historical Society of Long Beach's LGBT History Project in order to be preserved last year—and that means the AIDS Food Store must purchase a new one.