The Guide to LA Pride in Los Angeles
#LoveYourPride during LA Pride 2022!
Los Angeles has a long and rich history in the LGBTQ+ community, from one of the country's earliest Pride demonstrations at the Black Cat bar in Silver Lake in 1967; to the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights that was organized in 1970.
After a brief hiatus, LA Pride is back on June 11-12, 2022 with its world-famous parade and LA Pride in the Park, featuring a headlining set by Christina Aguilera. Read on for our can't-miss guide to LA Pride Weekend and Pride events across the city.
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LGBTQ+ Pride Night - Dodger Stadium (June 3, 2022)
LA Pride 2022 officially kicks off on Friday, June 3 with the 9th annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night at Dodger Stadium, featuring an exclusive commemorative Dodger LGBTQ+ game jersey, and the National Anthem sung by international LGBTQ+ recording artist Wils. The pregame party starts in the Right Field Plaza Bar from 5:30pm until first pitch at 7:10pm. Also pre-game, the Dodgers will recognize former Los Angeles Dodger Glenn Burke, the first openly gay MLB player. Don't miss the post-game Friday Night Fireworks, featuring a music mix by DJ Bowie J.
Pride Bingo - The Grove (June 9, 2022)
In partnership with LA Pride, The Grove is back in full swing for its annual Pride Bingo on Thursday, June 9. Taking place on Parking Level 8, the evening is made more special, as the historic shopping destination continues to commemorate its 20th anniversary this year.
The Grove’s rooftop parking lot will transform into a lively bingo night under the stars, featuring panoramic views of the city, Instagram worthy photo ops, live entertainment and more. LA legend "Bingo Boy" (Jeffrey Bowman) will lead 10 rounds of bingo for ticketed guests for a chance to win special prizes from The Grove’s retailers and restaurants. Guests will also enjoy food and beverages from an array of local favorites, including Calidad Beer and Agua Fresca, Bev Wine, Pink’s Hot Dogs, Rocco’s Pizza, Fleurs Et Sel cookies and more. Pricing is $45 per person, tickets are on sale at The Grove website.
LA Pride in the Park (June 11, 2022)
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera headlines LA Pride in the Park, taking place from 1pm to 11pm on Saturday, June 11 at Los Angeles State Historic Park. The red-hot lineup also includes Anitta, Syd, Chika, Golden Globe-winner Michaela Jaé (formerly MJ Rodriguez) and many more. The festival features a full afternoon and evening of activities, music, vendors and exhibitors booths, sponsor activations, plenty of food and drink, and 21-and-over beer gardens.
General Admission tickets are $75 and are now on sale at the LA Pride website. VIP tickets are available and include private entrance, exclusive viewing options, VIP bar and premium food vendors.
LA Pride Parade (June 12, 2022)
The first permitted gay parade in the world took place on Hollywood Boulevard in 1970, and this year LA Pride is returning to its roots! The LA Pride Parade steps off at 10:30am on Sunday, June 12 at the historic intersection of Hollywood and Vine. The parade route heads west to Hollywood & Highland, south on Highland to Sunset Boulevard, and then east on Sunset to Ivar Avenue. This year's theme is "Love Your Pride," and everyone is invited to come out and cheer for over 130 parade floats, marchers, trucks, exotic cars, twirlers, performers and more - marching in style as only the LGBTQ+ community of LA and its allies can.
Early arrival is suggested, and public transportation or rideshare is encouraged. The Hollywood/Highland and Hollywood/Vine Stations of the Metro B Line (Red) are conveniently located along the parade route.
Rooftop Cinema Club (June 2022)
Rooftop Cinema Club offers a premium outdoor movie experience at LEVEL in Downtown LA, and in El Segundo. For Pride Month, RCC is showing multiple LGBTQIA+ hits throughout June at both locations. A portion of proceeds from these screenings will be donated to The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.
El Segundo kicks off the month with To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar on June 2. LEVEL will be screening The Birdcage (June 14), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (June 17), Set It Off (June 18), But I’m a Cheerleader (June 21), To Wong Foo (June 28) and Tangerine (June 29). Tickets are now on sale at the Rooftop Cinema Club website.
Trans Voices Cabaret: Pride (June 3-4, 2022)
Based out of LA's South Bay, Pothos Arts & Theater House is a recently formed theater company that's committed to elevating the platform of trans/gender-nonconforming people by producing musicals and new works that center trans artists and their experiences, and advocating for the improvement of the conditions that marginalize such artists.
Pothos kicks off Pride Month with two performances of Trans Voices Cabaret: Pride at The Complex Theatres and Studios in Hollywood. Trans Voices Cabaret: Pride will showcase incredible trans and gender-nonconforming artists, with a theme inspired by Pothos' slogan, “Queer the canon. Make a new one.” Expect to hear signature musical theater songs you know and love, as well as original compositions by trans composers!
Performances are at 8pm on Friday, June 3 and 2pm on Saturday, June 4. Tickets on sale at Eventbrite.
Melrose Rooftop Theatre (June 2022)
Located on the rooftop adjacent to the patio at E.P. & L.P., the Melrose Rooftop Theatre offers an unforgettable outdoor cinema experience with the Hollywood Hills as the stunning backdrop. The MRT experience features a state-of-the-art Da Lite 16’ x 19’ screen, wireless headphones, classic concessions, and bean bag seats.
Pride Month screenings include The Birdcage (June 3), The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (June 10), and Brokeback Mountain (June 17). General Admission and Dinner + Movie tickets are on sale at the Melrose Rooftop Theatre website.
The L-Project: Women's Freedom Festival (June 3-5, 2022)
The L-Project promotes and supports emerging LGBTQI+BIPOC women and non-binary creatives through the arts and technology. The L-Project presents a Pride-filled weekend that kicks off on Friday, June 3 with the Women's Freedom Festival, featuring music, awards and entertainment at Robertson and Santa Monica Boulevards. The Rainbow Family Picnic will be on Saturday at Plummer Park from noon to 4pm, followed by Cherry Bomb's Women's Freedom Festival Night Party from 8pm to midnight at Hotel Ziggy. The weekend ends on Sunday with the Fan Girl Cafe Afterparty at the Troubadour.
Light Up the Night for Equality - Hotel Erwin (June 3, 2022)
On Friday, June 3, Venice Pride presents the Light Up the Night for Equality Viewing Party at Hotel Erwin's High Rooftop Lounge. Taking place from 7pm to 10pm, this intimate gathering invites guests to enjoy the L.A. premiere and illumination of the Global Rainbow laser installation across the California coast. On view nightly from June 3-5, Yvette Mattern’s large-scale public art installation is a beacon of diversity and acceptance, beaming seven rays of laser light representing the color spectrum of a natural rainbow.
General Admission is $50. VIP tickets are $100 and include two premium Bacardi cocktails, a meet and greet with Global Rainbow artist Yvette Mattern, and a special reserved viewing area for the Global Rainbow lighting ceremony.
Proceeds benefit Project Contrast, a nonprofit organization founded by photojournalist Maxwell Poth that amplifies voices of LGBTQ+ youth through the power of storytelling; and Venice Pride, the nonprofit organization responsible for the Venice Pride Flag Lifeguard Tower, the City of L.A.’s first rainbow crosswalk, and ongoing events that bring the LGBTQ+ community together in L.A.’s coastal region.
Made with PRIDE - Santa Monica Place (June 2022)
Santa Monica Place is partnering with Streetlet, an opportunity-matching and growth engine for small business owners and makers, to bring the Made with PRIDE Marketplace to the center each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June: June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and June 24-26.
Located in the Nordstrom Court on Level 1, this unique pop-up will showcase over 15 LGBTQIA+ business owners, highlighting their stories, unique products, and services. Each business features local goods and services made, conceived, and curated in Southern California and all vendors are provided with a free space to activate and retain 100% of the sales.
Made with PRIDE will host art installations by Amanda Wallace, as well as special workshops and happenings throughout the month. Santa Monica Place will also host a DJ spinning every weekend in June, where guests can enjoy music under "Lanterns of Love;” an overhead colored lantern installation that spans across Center Plaza.
Made with PRIDE is part of the annual SaMo PRIDE, a month-long citywide celebration focused on family-friendly displays and activities that safely celebrate the City of Santa Monica’s inclusive and diverse spirit. Once again PRIDE events will be anchored by “Miles of Pride,” a vibrant light installation that spans the Promenade and Santa Monica Place, illuminating the sky with a rainbow of colors to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, individuality, inclusivity and acceptance.
Tutus 'n Heels (June 4, 2022)
Wave your freak flag high while raising funds for a good cause! As its name suggests, Tutus 'n Heels participants will strut for charity to three Silver Lake locations (Akbar, The Eagle, Rough Trade), clad in tutus and their favorite pumps. Produced by Payasos LA and the current Eagle LA Mr. Leather, donations will go to fulfill Camp Brave Trails mission to offer summer camps, meet up groups, and leadership programming to LGBTQ+ youth. Register or donate at Eventbrite.
Drag Yourself to the Valley - The Garland (June 9, 2022)
The Garland is celebrating LA Pride with the second annual Drag Yourself to the Valley, taking place in The Garland Ballroom at 7pm on Thursday, June 9. Hosted by longtime Pride host Billy Francesca, the exclusive drag show will feature performances from RuPaul's Drag Race Queens Willam Belli, Adore Delano and Season 14 winner Willow Pill. Tickets start at $75 and are on sale at Eventbrite. VIP tickets include priority reserved seating and a Meet & Greet with the Queens.
PRIDE Like It's 1999! - W Hollywood (June 10, 2022)
On Friday, June 10, HawtMess Productions is taking over the rooftop of the W Hollywood for PRIDE Like It's 1999! featuring a stellar line-up of queer DJs, artists, dancers, performers, and vendors. Express your unique queerness on the electric LED dance floor, take a dip with an inflatable unicorn friend, cruise and get inspired in the queer vendor village, and get lost in the 360 views of Los Angeles under the midnight rainbow. Tickets on sale at Eventbrite.
Bob the Drag Queen - The Bourbon Room (June 10, 2022)
Bob the Drag Queen is coming to The Bourbon Room Hollywood for a one-night only DJ set! It's Pride Month and you know you want to dance your heels off with a true original. Best known for winning the eighth season of Rupaul’s Drag Race, Bob the Drag Queen has released hit singles since his run on Drag Race ("Purse First," "Yet Another Dig") and appeared on TV (A Black Lady Sketch Show, We’re Here) and film (Cherry Pop, The Queens). He currently co-hosts the podcast “Sibling Rivalry” with Monét X Change and continues to inspire others with his comedy chops. Free before 10pm, tickets on sale at Eventbrite.
Catch One (June 10-11, 2022)
Located on Pico Boulevard in the heart of LA, the landmark Catch One nightclub was opened by Jewel Thais-Williams in 1973 as Jewel's Catch One, a pioneering LGBTQ disco. Featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting, the massive venue spans two floors and multiple indoor and outdoor spaces.
On Friday, June 10, The Yard x Lez Croix presents a stacked lineup of local LA talent, along with artists that have profoundly made their queer communities thrive from Atlanta to San Francisco and New York.
The next night, BeDazzled wants to see your most glamtastic, authentic selves! Whether you’re dressed to thrill as a sexy Swarovski stud, riding up with a radically rhinestoned cowboy, or just rocking it as a diamond in the buff, the lewks are limitless. "Be you, Be free, Be daring, and BeDazzled."
An Evening Among the Roses - The Huntington (June 10, 2022)
An Evening Among the Roses is an annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ members of the community and their many contributions to The Huntington Library. Taking place from 7pm - 10pm on Friday, June 10, this elegant, one-night-only garden party features music, specialty cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dancing in The Huntington's gorgeous North Vista. Fanciful garden party attire encouraged!
Tickets are $125 for General Admission and on sale at The Huntington website. VIP Tickets are $185 and include an exclusive cocktail reception on the south terrace of the Huntington Art Gallery with a special Vogue performance by REACH LA and a viewing of the newly commissioned Kehinde Wiley painting, A Portrait of a Young Gentleman.
Dyke Day LA - Sycamore Grove Park (June 11, 2022)
Dyke Day LA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization whose vision is to create community gatherings that center inclusivity. DDLA hosts an annual day in the park for dykes, queers, and allies that celebrates queers of all genders and ages. This year's event is taking place at Sycamore Grove Park from noon to 6pm on Saturday, June 11. There will be DJs, arts & crafts for kids of all ages, and tables for local organizations to set up information for the community. The event is free and everyone is invited to bring a picnic.
Trixie Mattel - The Bourbon Room (June 11, 2022)
The Bourbon Room is proud to present the one and only Trixie Mattel for an LA Pride Pink Party and DJ set on Saturday, June 11! Trixie Mattel is an American singer, actor, drag queen and recognized “Skinny Legend.” Trixie is the winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” season 3 (originally competing on season 7). She is also a Billboard Heatseekers #1 charting recording artist ("One Stone," 2018), wildly successful touring act, and one half of a comic duo with Katya on YouTube (“UNHhhh” & Netflix's "I Like To Watch"). She currently stars in her own Discovery+ reality renovation show "Trixie Motel" and is prepping the release of her forthcoming double LP "The Blonde and Pink Albums" set for a late June release. Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite for $20 after 10pm (free with "DRAG: The Musical" show ticket).
Switch Queer & Asian Night - Micky's (June 11, 2022)
Switch is bringing back QTAPI Nightlife to WeHo with the launch of its Queer & Asian Night at Micky's! Taking place on Saturday, June 11, the soft opening features VJ Jason Lin (Top 40, Dance, Pop, K-pop, EDM), VJ Vu Tran (Top 40 Mashups, Pop Dance, Hip Hop, Tech House), and VJ Greg Hignight (EDM, Global Pop, K-pop, J-pop) with special guests and performances.
General Admission starts at $15. Switch hours are from 9pm to 2:30am, but stay for Micky’s After Hours from 2:30am to 4am. Your support will guarantee Switch's return as a monthly event, so spread the word!
Corazon Pride Party - Heart WeHo (June 11, 2022)
In February 2022, Lance Bass and his business partners celebrated the grand opening of Heart WeHo, located in the former Rage space. On Saturday, June 11, Club Papi is taking over Heart WeHo with a special "Pink Party" Pride Weekend edition of their monthly Corazon party. Celebrate the birthday of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 6 Assassin Jessica Wild with DJ Tatiana (Denver), DJ Ben, 16 gorgeous go-go's and much more! Tickets on sale at the Heart WeHo website.
Pride Pool Party - The Godfrey (June 12, 2022)
Located on the 7th floor of The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood, the 12,000 square-foot I|O Rooftop is the largest rooftop venue in Hollywood and offers 360-degree views, from the iconic Hollywood Sign to Capitol Records, Griffith Observatory and Downtown LA.
Part of its weekly Summer Pool Party series, I|O Rooftop is hosting a Pride Pool Party from 2-8pm on Sunday, June 12 with DJs, drink specials, taco cart, and more. Tickets are $10 per person, and the party is open to 21+ hotel guests, non-guests, visitors and locals alike.
All Day Pride Party - The Bourbon Room (June 12, 2022)
The Bourbon Room is the OFFICIAL Hollywood Pride Village VIP/Sponsor Lounge with prime viewing of the Main Stage! Join us for the All-Day Pride Village Party hosted by Drag Icon Manila Luzon and surprise guests. The day-long celebration of Drag Queens, DJs, and Drink Specials will take place from 11am to midnight. Manila will be hanging out and entertaining the crowd in front of the Bourbon Room from 2-6pm, plus tunes by DJ Phunky Mendez. No cover!
Summertramp - Capitol Records (June 12, 2022)
Legendary DJ Felix Da Housecat headlines Summertramp, taking place from noon to 9pm in the parking lot of the landmark Capitol Records Building in Hollywood. The "Pansexual Waterpark Extravaganza" includes a 20,000 square-foot turfed Pleasure Park, massive above ground pool, colossal inflatable waterslide, giant inflatable Slip N Slide, and more. Bring your swimsuit, sunscreen, sun chairs, towels, and "Undress to Impress"! General Admission tickets are $40, and $80 for VIP which includes private entrance, VIP Area and goodies.
"The Wizard of Oz" - Cinespia (June 12, 2022)
Celebrate the 100th birthday of Judy Garland with her most beloved film! On Sunday, June 12, Cinespia presents a special LA Pride Weekend screening of The Wizard of Oz, taking place at the landmark Hollywood Forever Cemetery. There's no place like Hollywood Forever to watch this movie classic - founded in 1899, it's the final resting place of Judy Garland and more of Hollywood’s founders and stars than anywhere else in the world.
Gates at 7:15pm, movie at 9pm. Lawn-style seating, bring a picnic with beer and wine. (No spirits, please.) Concessions, popcorn, beer/wine bar, and grill available on-site. Strike a pose at the free Photobooth, and dance to DJ sets before and after the movie.
Trans Pride L.A. - Los Angeles LGBT Center (June 16-18, 2022)
The Los Angeles LGBT Center proudly presents Trans Pride L.A., one of the country’s oldest and largest celebrations of the TGI/ENBY+ community. Taking place from Thursday to Saturday, June 16-18, the FREE celebration features both in-person and virtual events, including a Job Fair, Big Queer Convo, Resource Fair, VarieTy Show, and much more! Visit the Los Angeles LGBT Center website for the full schedule.
Trans Pride Gala: A Celebration of Trans Can Work (June 18, 2022)
Located in the Arts District, Detroit Vesey's is a community-centered cycling cafe serving elevated and fresh comfort food. The cafe is focused on providing space for folks who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community, cyclists of all kinds, and the local neighborhood.
On Saturday, June 18, Detroit Vesey's is hosting the inaugural Trans Pride Gala: A Celebration of Trans Can Work. Based in LA, Trans Can Work is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides resources for trans and gender-nonconforming jobseekers, as well as the training and certification of employers that hire them. Tickets to the gala are now on sale at Eventbrite.
“The Birdcage” - Eat See Hear (June 24, 2022)
Presented by Showtime, Eat See Hear produces film screenings at venues across LA, including music performances, food trucks and pop-ups. Films are shown on the largest inflatable movie screen on the West Coast with the highest quality HD-projection, a 52-foot wide image and professional sound.
To celebrate LA Pride, Eat See Hear presents The Birdcage at the Autry Museum of the American West on Friday, June 24. The special screening features a live performance from Lucy & La Mer and a curated lineup of queer-owned food trucks serving up a broad range of selections and sweet treats. Arrive early and enjoy free admission to the Autry for all Eat See Hear ticket holders starting at 6pm! This is a dog-friendly screening - pooches aren't allowed in the museum, but welcomed everywhere else at the event.
Pride Picnic - Hollywood Forever (June 26, 2022)
The Los Angeles LGBT Center presents the annual Pride Picnic, taking place on Sunday, June 26 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery from 6-10pm. Benefiting the Center's programs and services, this summer Pride night features outdoor picnic space, tunes by DJ Nico Craig, drag performances by Amber Crane and Lauren Banall, and vogue performances from Chauncey Dominique.
General Admission tickets are $25 and now on sale at Ticketweb. Bring your own blanket, chairs, food, and drink, or purchase specialty cocktails from Tito's Handmade Vodka and food from top L.A. food trucks including Vegan AF, Go Beyond the Bowl, and Go Fusion & Grill. VIP Picnic Spots and “The Proudest Seat in the House” VIP lounge tickets are also available.
LA Black Pride (June 30 - July 3, 2022)
Now in its 8th year, LA Black Pride is a celebration of the arts, entertainment, and mental health within the Black LGBTQ+ community. The theme this year’s LABP is #OURSTORY22 - creating a platform for those in the queer community to be vocal about advocacy, health disparities, and representation within the arts. LABP seeks to continue to create a safe space for all to share, thrive, grow, network, connect and collaborate for the overall wellbeing of the Black queer community in Los Angeles and beyond.
Taking place on July 4th Weekend, highlights of LA Black Pride include: CLSQ, the kickoff event at Rocco's (June 30); Encore at the Globe Theatre (July 1), a marketplace for Black queer-owned businesses at Neuehouse Hollywood (July 2); the ONE Mega Party at Catch One (July 2); and Ballroom Brunch and the Legacy closing party at Heart WeHo (July 3).