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.
West Hollywood residents voiced concerns Wednesday over the amount of alcohol consumed at LA Pride, the admission price to the event’s festival, the quality of entertainment and the selection of the parade’s grand marshal during a town-hall meeting about the annual gay pride celebration.