The Guide to LA Pride in Los Angeles


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.

Read on for can't-miss LA Pride Weekend and Pride events across the city.

 

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Ricky Martin LA Pride in the Park 2024
LA Pride in the Park: Ricky Martin | Photo: LA Pride

LA Pride in the Park (June 8, 2024)



Global superstar and multiple-GRAMMY Award winner Ricky Martin headlines LA Pride in the Park, taking place at LA State Historic Park on Saturday, June 8! The lineup also includes MUNA, Tokscha, JoJo Siwa and more TBA. The Phoenix will once again offer a dedicated sober space, while Erotic City will be accessible to 18+ guests who want to partake in vendors, demos and appearances that appeal to the kink community. New for this year, the Sports Zone features the LA Dodgers, Lakers, Rams, LAFC, Angel City FC and more uniting in solidarity to support the LGBTQ+ community.

Tickets are on sale at See Tickets, with options for General Admission and VIP, which includes expedited entry, front-of-stage viewing, private bars, elevated food offerings and more.

LA Pride Hollywood Parade 2022
LA Pride Hollywood Parade 2022

LA Pride Parade & Block Parade (June 9, 2024)



Stepping off at 11am, the 54th Annual LA Pride Parade welcomes its 2024 Grand Marshals: legendary actor and activist George Takei as the Icon Grand Marshal; professional wrestler Cassandro, El Exótico as the Legacy Grand Marshal; and Los Angeles Fire Department Chief, Kristin Crowley as the Community Grand Marshal, the first woman and first out person to ever hold the LAFD’s highest position. The parade route will run north on Highland Boulevard past the ABC7 live broadcast, then head east on Hollywood Boulevard, and south on Cahuenga.

But wait, there's more! At the "end of the rainbow" (aka two blocks from the parade), the LA Pride Block Party is a free street festival featuring pop-up bars and beer gardens, food trucks, photo ops, Glamazon Pickleball and live entertainment, from drag queens to DJs performing their fabulous shows throughout the afternoon and into evening.

LA Dodgers 2024 LGBTQ+ Pride Night jersey
LGBTQ+ Pride Night jersey | Photo: Los Angeles Dodgers

LGBTQ+ Pride Night - Dodger Stadium (June 14, 2024)



The Dodgers are hosting the Kansas City Royals for the annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night at Dodger Stadium on Friday, June 14. The Pride Party in the Center Field Plaza starts at 5pm and will feature a DJ and drink specials. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm. This special event ticket package includes a ticket to the game and an exclusive Dodgers LGBTQ+ jersey. Be sure to stick around after the game for the fireworks show!

The entrance to Pride is Universal at Universal Studios Hollywood
Pride is Universal | Photo: LA Pride

Pride is Universal (June 15, 2024)



Pride is Universal, LA Pride's annual LGBTQ+ after hours party, is back at Universal Studios Hollywood on Saturday, June 15!

General Admission ticket holders can enter Universal Studios Hollywood starting at 4pm and enjoy SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the Studio Tour and the rest of the park with regular guests. USH closes to the public at 10pm, and you get to stay till 2am for the Pride-only experience with DJs, dance areas, cash bars, 14 Universal characters and enhanced lighting. Retail stores and select restaurants, rides and attractions will remain open just for LA Pride - shorter lines means even more fun!

Live entertainment includes a Main Stage Drag Show featuring performances by Morgan McMichaels, Kornbread Jetè, Alexis Mateo and Chad Michaels. New for this year is an inclusive Prom Experience for all ages, and for the little ones there's an early hours Kids Club.

VIP tickets offer early entry to the park at 2pm, Universal Express access to select rides and shows, premium viewing areas at the Main Stage and exclusive access to the LA Pride VIP Lounge.

Tickets are on sale at See Tickets and going fast. Proceeds benefit Christopher Street West (CSW). the nonprofit organization that produces LA Pride.

"D.E.B.S."
"D.E.B.S." | Photo: IMDb

Cinespia: "D.E.B.S." - Hollywood Forever (June 22, 2024)



Cinespia hosts classic films and modern favorites at historic locations across LA. In partnership with LA Pride, Cinespia presents a screening of D.E.B.S. at Hollywood Forever on Saturday, June 22. The cult classic is a sapphic spectacle where romance blossoms between a secret spy and her mark. Lez be honest: what follows is a queer masterpiece and a marvel of green-screen-ography. The event includes a DJ dance party, free photo booth, beer & wine bar, and food for every craving - or bring your own picnic! Gates open at 7:15pm, movie starts at 9pm. Tickets are on sale at the Cinespia website.

Venice Pride Block Party 2024
Venice Pride Block Party 2024

Venice Pride Block Party (May 31, 2024)



Presented by Glamazon, the Venice Pride Block Party is a FREE, inclusive celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, taking place at 99 Windward Ave. near the iconic Venice Sign from 5-11pm on Friday, May 31. The Block Party features DJ Victor Rodriguez, a diverse array of community booths, LGBTQ+ vendors, food trucks and a few surprises. Special Pride Month edition of Gaywatch to follow at Baja Cantina from 10pm to 2am.

Marilyn Monroe Birthday Party at the Hollywood Roosevelt
Marilyn Monroe Birthday Party | Photo: Hollywood Roosevelt

Marilyn Monroe Birthday Party - Hollywood Roosevelt (June 1, 2024)



On Saturday, June 1, the historic Hollywood Roosevelt presents a glamorous celebration of Marilyn Monroe's 98th birthday! Step into the world of Old Hollywood and immerse yourself in an evening filled with elegance, entertainment and nostalgia. General Admission tickets are $25 and include access to the Tropicana Pool Party, one complimentary drink, a Marilyn Monroe performance and a poolside screening of Some Like It Hot. For an additional $50, the VIP ticket includes a special meet & greet with the Marilyn performer in the Marilyn Monroe Suite from 6-7pm, special cocktails and apps.

Drag Queen Story Hour hosted by Pickle at the Academy Museum
Drag Queen Story Hour, hosted by Pickle | Photo: Academy Museum

Drag Queen Story Hour - Academy Museum (June 2024)



Hosted by Pickle, Drag Queen Story Hour is taking place from 10:30am - 11:30am every Saturday in June at the Academy Museum Store. Pickle will be joined by fellow drag artists for readings of The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish by Lil Miss Hot Mess; Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz; and It's Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr. The free program is available first-come, first-served.

Demitrious "Demi" Star at Bob Baker Marionette Theater
Demitrious "Demi" Star | Photo: Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Puppets and Pride - Academy Museum (June 1, 2024)



Celebrate Pride Month at the Academy Museum on Saturday, June 1 with Puppets and Pride, a marionette show by the beloved Bob Baker Marionette Theater. The show will celebrate love, self-acceptance and community through a musical marionette lineup of proud puppets performing medleys from LGBTQ+ icons, queer history and more. Puppeteers will stroll the museum from 12:30 - 2pm; the Puppets and Pride show will take place in the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby from 2:30 - 3:30pm.

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" | Photo: 20th Century Fox

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" - Nuart Theatre (June 2024)



The longest-running cult movie of all time, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) stars Tim Curry as the “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter; Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests Brad and Janet; Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding rough trade; and author Richard O’Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff.

The Landmark Nuart Theatre in West LA began screening The Rocky Horror Picture Show on a regular basis in 1976 and launched weekly Saturday night screenings in September 1986. Featuring Shadow Cast performances by Sins O’ The Flesh, Rocky Horror screens every Saturday in June: 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Doors at 11pm, movie starts at midnight.

Outloud @ WeHo Pride 2024
Outloud @ WeHo Pride

OUTLOUD @ WeHo Pride (June 1-2, 2024)



Janelle Monáe headlines the first day of the Outloud @ WeHo Pride music festival, with Doechii, Noah Cyrus, Keke Palmer, Channel Tres Yaeji and Sophie Ellis-Bextor also in the stacked lineup. Summertramp will keep the dance floor going with a DJ lineup led by Purple Disco Machine.

With Kylie Minogue headlining the second day, Outloud is this weekend’s hot ticket. The lineup includes Diplo + Friends, Ashnikko, Trixie Mattel, Big Freedia, Vincint and more. Indie dance favorites Hot Chip will DJ and ‘90s house icon Crystal Waters will perform at the Summertramp stage. Note that weekend VIP passes are sold out.

WeHo Pride Parade
Photo: WeHo Pride

WeHo Pride Parade (June 2, 2024)



Get festive as the WeHo Pride Parade rolls down Santa Monica Boulevard on Sunday, June 2! The WeHo Pride Parade is an imaginative and colorful annual tradition that embraces LGBTQ+ representation, inclusion, and progress. Full of music, dancing, colorful floats, festive marching contingents, and creative flair, the Parade celebrates LGBTQ+ people and our contributions to community and culture. The Parade is a lively, energetic experience with good cheer and great vibes, and a whole lot of rainbows! Whether you participate in the Parade or join in the fun as a spectator, there’s something for everyone at the WeHo Pride Parade.

Pride @ SLS Pool
Pride @ SLS Pool | Photo: Eventbrite

Pride @ SLS Pool (June 2, 2024)



Located near the bustle of WeHo Pride, Hump Events’ pool party at SLS Hotel offers a chance to soak in the sun and the water on Sunday afternoon. Cabana reservations are available and there’s a Happy Hour menu from 1pm to 2:30pm. Tickets on sale at Eventbrite.

"An Evening Among the Roses" at The Huntington Library
An Evening Among the Roses | Photo: The Huntington Library

An Evening Among the Roses - The Huntington (June 7, 2024)



The 10th annual An Evening Among the Roses is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ members of the community and their many contributions to The Huntington Library. Taking place on Friday, June 7 in the beautiful Rose Garden, this one-night-only party includes music, specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dancing under the stars. Fanciful garden party attire encouraged!

Tickets are on sale at The Huntington website. Pricing is $125 for General Admission and $185 for VIP, which includes an exclusive cocktail reception on the south terrace of the Huntington Art Gallery; a special performance by Wrabel and the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles and a viewing of the Albrecht Dürer: Wanderlust exhibition.

UPDATE: General Admission and VIP tickets are sold out. Sponsor packages are still available.

The GlamCocks present Hard Candy at Catch One
Hard Candy | Photo: Catch One

Hard Candy - Catch One (June 8, 2024)



Show your sweet side this LA Pride Weekend at Hard Candy, taking place at Catch One on Saturday, June 8. Embark on a sugary journey with the GlamCocks as they transport you to a world that will have your mouth watering. Get extra indulgent in seven fully immersive spaces, with top-notch production and a DJ lineup sure to satisfy your cravings. Come taste the rainbow and celebrate your favorite guilty pleasure, whether it’s hard, sticky, gooey or juicy. You'll be partying in a land filled with lollipops, candy canes, and plenty more to break your jaw. Dress up as your tastiest self - gingerbread man or frosty queen, or come with your gumdrops on full display. Show off like the delicacy you are!

"All About Alice"
"All About Alice" | Photo: IMDb

"All About Alice" - PRS (June 13, 2024)



A hidden gem in Los Feliz, the landmark Philosophical Research Society is celebrating Pride Month with a screening of All About Alice (1972) on Thursday, June 13. Spearheaded by filmmaker Ray Harrison, the Gay Girls Riding Club (GGRC) took California’s 1960s underground gay scene by storm with drag spoofs of classic Hollywood films. Produced on less-than-shoestring budgets, these were truly fearless examples of DIY gay filmmaking - gloriously tawdry and trashy with a pre-John Waters / Divine sensibility that also managed to be loving homages to the mainstream melodramas and spy films that they parodied.

PRS is screening a restored version of Harrison's All About Alice, a feature-length roast of All About Eve. Tickets are $10 and on sale at Eventbrite.

Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix in "My Own Private Idaho"
Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix in "My Own Private Idaho" (1991) | Photo: Academy Museum

New Queer Cinema - Academy Museum (Jun. 15 - Jul. 11, 2024)



To coincide with its Outside the Mainstream exhibition, the Academy Museum presents Full of Pleasure: The Beginnings of New Queer Cinema. The series offers a dynamic survey of the pioneering works that jumpstarted a liberating moment of radical self-expression for LGBTQIA+ artists which continues to reverberate today. Pride Month highlights include Go Fish in 4K (June 15), The Hours and Times (June 16), The Watermelon Woman (June 20), Swoon (June 24), The Living End (June 27) and Edward II (June 29).

Q Con 2024 at Plummer Park
Q Con 2024 at Plummer Park | Photo: Eventbrite

Q Con - Plummer Park (June 15, 2024)



Celebrate LGBTQ+ comics, graphic novels and gaming at Q Con, Southern California's only LGBTQ+ comic convention. Taking place in Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park from 11am to 6pm on Saturday, June 15, the family-friendly Q Con includes top-notch creators, portfolio review sessions for aspiring comic artists, panels and more. Cosplay is encouraged, be sure to sign up for the costume contest for fun and prizes! FREE admission, RSVP at Eventbrite.

Robin Williams and Nathan Lane in "The Birdcage" (1996)
Robin Williams and Nathan Lane in "The Birdcage" (1996) | Photo: United Artists

Rooftop Cinema Club (June 16 & 23, 2024)



Rooftop Cinema Club offers a premier outdoor movie experience at LEVEL in Downtown LA. On Sunday, June 16, RCC presents a special Father's Day screening of The Birdcage. A gay cabaret owner (played by Robin Williams) and his drag queen companion (Nathan Lane) agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents (Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest).

A week later, RCC presents To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo star as three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood who get stranded in a small Midwestern town when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts, the flamboyant trio shows the local homophobic rednecks that appearing different doesn’t mean they don’t have humanity in common. Before the movie, enjoy a live drag show by Drag Me to the Movies!

Tickets to the 18+ screenings are on sale at the RCC website.

DTLA Proud A+R=T Community Center at The Bloc
A+R=T Community Center at The Bloc | Photo: DTLA Proud

Proud Days Market - The Bloc (June 22-23, 2024)



Located at The Bloc in Downtown LA, the DTLA Proud A+R=T Community Center focuses on "Accessibility and Representation in order to help our community Thrive!" The Center features an art gallery, queer marketplace, community room and co-working space; and offers all-ages programing, workshops, pop-up retail space and event venue opportunities.

To celebrate Pride Month, The Bloc and DTLA Proud present Proud Days Market, taking place from noon to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23. Stop by the weekend market and support LGBTQ+ small businesses!

Poetics of Pride + Legacy at Grand Performances
Poetics of Pride + Legacy | Photo: Grand Performances

Grand Performances: Poetics of Pride + Legacy (June 28, 2024)



One of LA's most popular outdoor music series, Grand Performances presents Poetics of Pride + Legacy on Friday, June 28. Hosted by award-winning poet Jen Cheng, Poetics of Pride + Legacy celebrates the poetry of LGBTQ pioneers and shares a new conversation as we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. The event starts at 6pm with a DJ set by Sonic Warfare, Poetry Scrabble and Poetry Bingo. Free admission, RSVP at Eventbrite.