Archive | May, 2012

Long Beach Pride Welcomes Queen Latifah, Josh Flagg, Ongina and More

20 May

Queen Latifah, “Million Dollar Listing” Josh Flagg and his boyfriend Colton Thorn, The Village People, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Ongina, and more highlighted the 29th annual Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Pride event. The parade, with an estimated 35,000 lined along the Ocean Boulevard route, and the festival on Shoreline Drive Saturday and Sunday, has helped it be Long Beach’s second most attended event behind the Toyota Grand Prix.

Queen Latifah performed at her first Pride event and excited a packed area on her Saturday night concert belting out a variety of hits to thousands in attendance. Josh Flagg and Colton Thorn served as the grand marshal of the parade with Flagg signing “Million Dollar Agent” books at the Center Long Beach’s booth at the Festival. The Village People performed during Sunday’s event. And Ongina performed as one of the host at the main stage area.

In all, it was beautiful weather and one that kicked off the Pride season in force.

Pride Season Has Arrived

9 May

This year’s Pride season is just around the corner. With Long Beach Pride‘s events on May 19th and 20th with headline performer Queen Latifah, the event is sure to draw hundreds of thousands of people once again. In a few short weeks, West Hollywood Pride takes place on June 9-10, and then more events follow throughout the summer. Are you ready to be out and proud with our President who has just come out in support of same-sex marriage?