The LGBTQ Pride Flag that’s raised to celebrate the commencement of the annual Pride Week in Long Beach might very well already be waving in the wind next year, as the city council is set to discuss whether or not to leave the flag up permanently, as a symbol of its support of the LGBTQ community in Long Beach.
The lineup for this year’s QFilms Festival, to take place September 8 through September 11 at Retro Row’s historic Art Theatre, will bring documentaries exploring the impact of a prominent Los Angeles-area gay nightclub, two ex-girlfriends who become true crime podcasters and drag balls, its most diverse and inclusive array of selections ever, according to The Center.
A music lover at the Pride Festival last night was faced with a dilemma: Go to the main stage and catch a set by Neon Trees, or stay in the dance tent, where dj Tim Hampton (dj name DaCapo) was positively killing it, moving effortlessly from trap and dubstep to deep and hard house, with monster bass drops interspersed throughout?
While the 33rd Annual Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade and Festival are of course the main events to look toward, surrounding the Solidarity Through Pride-themed occasion are more than a few ways to celebrate and show off your pride in Long Beach. From creative healing workshops and a free movie screening to the annual iconic Pink Party and a mass LGBT wedding ceremony, there’s something for everyone to attend starting this Friday.
Not to be outdone by the weekend’s jamborees, this year, in honor the the 33rd annual Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride month, The AIDS Food Store and LGBTQ Center of Long Beach will host a series of events on two days leading up to the annual festivities to help raise funds for the LGBTQ population.