LOS ANGELES - On the 47th anniversary of the world’s first permitted LGBTQ+ parade, LA Pride and Christopher Street West, remain where they began, at the intersection of activism and celebration of our diverse community.
They acknowledged that it has not been easy for them to hear some of the things people have been saying about the June Pride event. It’s like hearing that your child is ugly, Ganzell said. It’s like a teacher returning your essay covered with red ink, DiLuigi said. But then you re-do the paper, she said, and it turns out better.
With new co-presidents now heading Christopher Street West (CSW), the group that produces the city’s annual gay pride celebration, the West Hollywood City Council opted to postpone a scheduled discussion about ways to improve the pride festivities until January.
Each year Christopher Street West (CSW) - the producers of LA Pride - acknowledges the work of one particular organization and this year chose the Task Force in honor of its 40th anniversary and the organization's mission to build the grassroots power of the LGBT community.
LA Pride kicks off this weekend, celebrating the diveristy of the LGBT community in the region. This year's event include a number of big name entertainers like Estelle, CeCe Penniston, Macy Gray and Margaret Cho.