Two-day LA Pride Festival expected to draw 150,000 to West Hollywood

Two-day LA Pride Festival expected to draw 150,000 to West Hollywood
WEST HOLLYWOOD — Tons of of 1000’s of individuals are anticipated to descend on West Hollywood this weekend for the 48th annual LA Pleasure Pageant.

This yr’s theme is #JUSTBE, which organizers describe as an invite for individuals to “embrace, embody and categorical what Pleasure actually means to them within the rawest, most genuine methods doable.”

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Singer-songwriter Kehlani will likely be Saturday’s headliner. Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo will headline on Sunday.

Transgender activist and entrepreneur Michaela Ivri Mendelshon would be the grand marshal for Sunday’s 2018 LA Pleasure Parade, which is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. alongside Santa Monica Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and Doheny Drive.

The Pageant is predicted to attract as many as 150,000 individuals and is billed as one of many nation’s largest celebrations of the LGBTQ group. A collection of occasions have already been held throughout the previous week main as much as Pageant, which formally started Friday night time with the annual Dyke March alongside Santa Monica Boulevard.

“Pleasure is a time to commemorate the numerous courageous people who got here earlier than us, who fought day and night time for the rights and freedoms of the LGBTQ group.” organizers mentioned this week. “However Pleasure can be a time once we can let our hair down amongst like-minded souls, celebrating and embracing the unequalled range of our sturdy, supportive, caring and fairly colourful group.”

Actions at West Hollywood Park begin Saturday and proceed Sunday. This consists of continuous reside music, drag performances, artwork displays, video games and giveaways, refreshments, a Trans Galleria and an alcohol and substance-free zone dubbed Sizzle. The hours are midday to 1 a.m. as we speak and midday to 11 p.m. Sunday.

Ticket info and an entire checklist of actions is obtainable at lapride.org.

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