The new Pride-themed lifeguard tower was only at the foot of 12th Place for two months before being vandalized Wednesday afternoon, the Long Beach Fire Department confirmed.
Despite having openly gay councilmembers and mayors, Signal Hill has never flown the Pride flag—until now.
Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, Inc. (LGLGP) has announced their annual art contest and is currently seeking entries of artwork that showcases this year’s chosen theme, “Color our World with Pride.” The winner will receive $250 and an indecently drool-worthy amount of exposure.
Long Beach police and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued more than 60 citations over two days in and around the Long Beach Pride Festival last weekend, resulting in alcohol sales being shut down an hour early at the end of the annual event.
The event’s keystone, the Pride Parade, will commence at 10AM on Sunday, May 18 as it always does, but there are a plethora of events leading up to and surrounding the parade that one can have endless fun for the entire week.
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.
Thousands have seen it float along Ocean Boulevard in every Pride parade since 2000: it’s the massive rainbow flag carried by 80 volunteers each year, with onlookers tossing dollar after dollar onto it in the name of philanthropy. The original flag, whose home is the AIDS Food Store on 10th St., will now be formally archived in celebration of the Historical Society of Long Beach’s LGBT History Project.
Following last year’s successful inaugural run, the Festival Gay Latino–also known as Long Beach Latin Gay Pride–returns to Long Beach for its second celebration this September.