Festivities include two-day festival, women's night, and parade
WEST HOLLYWOOD, California -- The 45th annual L.A. TLGB Pride celebration, also known as Christopher Street West, is this weekend!
(And yes, you read that right, the event's organizers order the acronym as TLGB in an effort to give visibility to the transgender community)!
The weekend includes several events, including a women's party, two-day festival, and parade. Headliner entertainers include Kesha, Fifth Harmony, Ana Barbara, Ty Herndon, and Wilson Phillips.
Details about some of the weekend's main attractions are below; follow the links for more information.
LA PRIDE weekend officially kicks-off the evening of Friday, June 12 with a line-up of top-notch female entertainment to celebrate and honor women at the Lavender Menace event.
Formerly known as Purple Party, LA PRIDE has re-branded the free Friday night celebration as Lavender Menace, a nod to a group of radical Lesbian feminists from the 70’s who came together to fight discrimination.
Today, Lavender Menace combines a community celebration of women with activism while honoring Lesbians who have paved the way for today’s TLGB community.
Lavender Menace is a free event for all ages and genders and takes place in West Hollywood Park from 5 pm to midnight.
Additional information is HERE.
WeHo Dyke March
The Lesbian Visibility Committee of the City of West Hollywood and Christopher Street West will present the annual WeHo Dyke March on Friday, June 12 at 7 pm.
The event includes a happy hour from 6-7 pm, followed by a march which gathers at the corner of San Vicente Blvd. & Santa Monica Blvd.
The march will end at the Lavender Menace celebration within the LA Pride festival grounds.
Additional information is available by calling 323-848-6510 or click HERE (scroll past the Lavender Menace information to find more info about Dyke March).
LA TLGB Pride Festival
This year's LA Pride Festival spans two-days with multiple stages, entertainment, food, beverages and more.
The festival grounds are open from 5-midnight on Friday, June 12 with free admission; noon to midnight on Saturday, June 13 with ticketed admission; and Sunday, June 14 from 11 am to 11 pm with ticketed admission.
More information about the festival, including entertainment line-up is HERE.
LA Pride and Andres Rigal will also bring back the massive "Thunder Ground" roller skating rink, featuring LA's top DJs. The roller disco area is part of LA Pride's VIP area which includes a bar and lounge, food vendors, upgraded VIP bathrooms and an elevated main stage viewing area.
Tickets and more information about Thunder Ground are HERE.
The 45th annual LA TLGB Pride Parade is scheduled for Sunday, June 14 at 11 am.
Parade map is HERE.
Those who unable to make it to the parade can watch it live on West Hollywood Channel 10 or HERE.
The parade always includes a moment of silence at noon, where participants are asked to remember those who are no longer with us, wherever they are along the parade route.
Over 400,000 people are expected to descend upon West Hollywood for the parade, so plan on arriving early!
More information about the entire weekend is available HERE.