July 10, 2019 at 2:08 pm PST | by Staff reports
Compton Pride

About 500 people turned out for the first ever Compton Pride, an event held at Compton College in Los Angeles and presented by Stars Behavioral Health. The Compton of lore was not on display but the reality of Compton was — a loving community of diverse faces who celebrate family and are filled with aspiration and joy. The event honored Jewell Thais-Williams and brought together dozens of performers, community notables and politicians.

Love and positivity was the message of the day. (Photo courtesy Compton Pride)

Hip hop artist Reign delivered her vibe to Compton Pride. (Photo courtesy Reign)

TransChorus of LA took its brand of diversity and love to Compton. (Photo courtesy Maggie Szabo)

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DeMann and Britney Jones pose backstage at Compton Pride. (Photo courtesy Jones)

Nothing quite like a well-turned Compton leg. (Photo courtesy Compton Pride)

Short shorts are back, say the girls of Compton Pride. An older gentleman decked out in lycra, a throwback the 90s. (Photo courtesy Compton Pride)

One of the events booths was The Alexis Arquette Family Foundation partnership with the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) at the LAC+USC Medical Center. A sign nearby noted it had been 23 days since the last reported trans person was killed. (Photo by Alexis Project)

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