“The LGBTQ+ community has gone through a lot in the last few years. We want to celebrate.”
This year, the festivities will begin Friday with a Teen Pride Celebration at the Long Beach Waterfront followed by the two-day festival Saturday and Sunday that will offer a plethora of activities and musical performances.
A little early rain couldn’t dampen the spirits, or pride, of participants and spectators.
Organizers of this weekend’s joyous festival and parade have been beset in recent years by financial shortfalls, warring factions, lawsuits and allegations ranging from undisciplined spending to vote-rigging on the board.
After compiling data regarding hotel accessibility, flight prices, travel searches, and Pride celebrations, Long Beach was named the fourth best city in the States to celebrate Pride, which has kicked off every May in Long Beach since 1984.
The lawsuit alleges that two executive directors fixed the election by arranging to have ballots tossed in the trash.
The 35th anniversary of the parade was hosted by none other than the fabulous Jewels, and was one for the books with an elated crowd, the best in drag and more.
This year’s Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride pre-parade show will include a tribute to the 49 people murdered during the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando last June, event organizers announced Thursday.
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.
The 2015 Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Celebration will attract over 80,000 participants during this nationally revered two-day event. Leading up the festivities are a number of events that should pepper your Pride week with a variety of things to do, people to see and places to be.