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Hany Haddad shows love to LGBT organizations in LA

A driving force in LGBTQ Los Angeles

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Hany Haddad (Photo courtesy US Bank)

Few people are as well respected, admired and loved as Hany Haddad in a City like Los Angeles, full of great humanitarians, activists and people of influence. Not your typical banker, he possesses a rare combination of stately presence, exuding charisma and charming humility.

He is the Vice President and Los Angeles Metro District Manager of U.S. Bank, an organization he’s been with for over fourteen years. There might be a few people who don’t know Haddad, but they’ve seen his work; better yet, they are likely a beneficiary of his generosity and benevolence for whenever you see, “Sponsored by U.S. Bank”, Haddad is responsible for it. He has directed well into the six figures of U.S. Bank donations to various LGBTQ non-profits and causes in the greater Los Angeles area.

Haddad is either currently or has been on the board of several non-profits, including the LA Opera,  Center Dance Arts at the Music Center, L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs, the Children of War Foundation, the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. One wonders how he manages it all and always has a smile on his face.

It’s nearly impossible to be at a charity event or a fund-raising gala without seeing U.S. Bank as a sponsor. Haddad has been advocating for LGBTQ organizations and important causes for years both with monetary contributions as well with his precious time and resources. In fact, he recently held a Pride reception at the West Hollywood Branch of U.S. Bank and honored five local non-profit organizations for their work in the community. They included the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

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Long Beach Pride parade & festival July 8th-10th

The theme is ‘Many voices-one spirit, marking three decades of the annual third largest Pride in California celebrating the LGBTQ+ community

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Courtesy of Long Beach Pride

LONG BEACH – This weekend marks the in-person return of Long Beach Pride after the coronavirus pandemic had halted previous celebrations. The celebration’s theme this year is “Many voices-one spirit,” marking three decades that the annual three-day festival, parade and teen pride- the third largest Pride festival and parade in California, celebrates the LGBTQ+ community.

This year, in addition to the stages and musical entertainment, organizers will be creating multiple activations and attractions encompassing the diversity and interests of Long Beach’s LGBTQ+ community.

Elsa Martinez, the president of the Board of Long Beach Pride was a guest on KTLA’s Morning News Thursday to discuss the upcoming weekend festival which kicks off Friday.

 

For more information visit https://longbeachpride.com/

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Hundreds attend 4th annual South LA Pride celebration

Hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson & Herb Wesson, this year’s family-friendly celebration was a “Pride Picnic”

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South LA Pride Chair Jasmyne Cannick & event host Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson. (Photo credit Raymond Kwan)

LOS ANGELES – Hundreds attended the 4th annual South LA Pride celebration on Jul. 1 at Norman O. Houston Park in Baldwin Hills.  Hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Herb Wesson, this year’s family-friendly celebration was a “Pride Picnic” meant to bring together South LA’s LGBTQ community and their allies for a culturally relevant pride celebration. 

2022 South LA Pride Community Picnic at the Norman O. Houston Park in Los Angeles, California on July 1, 2022
(Photo Credit: Koi Sojer/ Snap’N U Photos)

In addition to Harris-Dawson and Wesson, this year saw the most Black elected officials ever at a pride celebration in Los Angeles including Congresswoman Karen Bass, Supervisor Holly Mitchell, Senator Sydney Kamlager, and more. 

Congresswoman Karen Bass and Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson.
(Photo credit Raymond Kwan)

Journalist and advocate Jasmyne Cannick chaired the planning committee which included a host of community organizations. 

Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson presents Compton Pride founder Princess Murray with a certificate of recognition.
(Photo credit Raymond Kwan)

The 2022 South LA Pride Community Picnic was sponsored in part by Community Coalition, Providence, FOX, AEG, and the LA Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department.

Drag performer Sole Valentine.
(Photo credit Raymond Kwan)

For more information, please visit southlapride.com.

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EN VIDEO: Marchas del orgullo LGBTQ+ en Colombia

Se realizaron celebraciones en Bogotá, Medellín y Pereira

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Miembros de Caribe Afirmativo participan en una marcha del orgullo LGBTQ en Bogotá, Colombia, el 3 de julio de 2022. (Foto cortesía de Caribe Afirmativo)

OrgulloLGBT.co es el socio mediático del Washington Blade en Colombia. Esta nota salió en su sitio web.

BOGOTÁ

MEDELLÍN

PEREIRA

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