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WeHo offers free ‘Pride Ride’ shuttle service for Pride weekend 

Pride Ride will provide Free Service June 3, 4, & 5 transport Pride-Goers within WeHo & to-&-from Hollywood & Highland Metro Station

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CityLine WeHo (Photo Credit: City of West Hollywood)

WEST HOLLYWOOD – With the return of in-person Pride festivities in West Hollywood for #WeHoPride on June 3, 4, and 5, the City of West Hollywood’s free shuttle to Hollywood and Highland, Cityline Commuter, and the City’s free weekend nighttime and Sunday Funday ride, The PickUp, will get together and become Pride Ride for WeHo Pride weekend.

Pride Ride will offer a safe and convenient way to-and-from Metro rail service at Hollywood and Highland and destinations in the City of West Hollywood, traveling along Santa Monica Boulevard. In Hollywood, vehicles will stop on Highland Avenue (just south of Hollywood Boulevard on the west side of the street). The City reminds Pride-goers that COVID-19 cases have risen in recent weeks in Los Angeles County and Pride Ride will require mask-wearing while on board; Metro has a systemwide mask requirement, as well, at this time.

On Friday, June 3, 2022, Pride Ride will run from 1 p.m. to 3 a.m. This will provide transportation for the West Hollywood Dyke March and the Women’s Freedom Festival, as well as the opening day of the free #WeHoPride Street Fair and the ticketed OUTLOUD Music Festival. Vehicles will travel along Santa Monica Boulevard from N. La Brea Avenue to N. Robertson Boulevard. Cityline shuttles will run to and from Hollywood and Highland from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., while The PickUp will operate on its regular schedule, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.

On Saturday, June 4, 2022, Pride Ride will run from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. This will provide transportation for the free Street Fair and the ticketed OUTLOUD Music Festival. During these hours, Cityline vehicles will provide service around West Hollywood and to-and-from Hollywood and Highland from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The PickUp will operate from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. along Santa Monica Boulevard from N. La Brea Avenue west to N. Robertson Boulevard.

On Sunday, June 5, 2022, Pride Ride will run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. This will provide transportation to the WeHo Pride Parade, which steps-off at 12 p.m. (noon) from the intersection of Santa Monica and N. Crescent Heights Boulevards and travels westbound along Santa Monica Boulevard, ending at N. Robertson Boulevard. Due to parade-related street closures, the Cityline Commuter service will operate between the Hollywood/Highland and Santa Monica/Fairfax stops between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Following the WeHo Pride Parade – once streets have reopened – The PickUp will run along Santa Monica Boulevard between N. La Brea Avenue and N. Robertson Boulevard from 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. for access to and from #WeHoPride festivities.

Pride-goers may also take one of several Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) bus lines that connect to the City of West Hollywood. A complete guide to bus lines and service hours can be found at www.metro.net and Metro will post service advisories regarding route changes for Pride weekend at www.metro.net/service/advisories. Use of masks is required on Metro transportation.

For more information about Pride Ride, please visit www.wehopickup.com or www.weho.org/cityline

For more information about #WeHoPride events, please visit www.wehopride.com.

For more details about Pride Ride, please call (323) 848-6510. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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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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