Archive | June, 2013

Gay Marriage Celebrated at San Francisco Pride 2013

30 Jun

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to not intervene in the Proposition 8 case thereby allowing the lower court’s ruling to stand, gay marriage is once again allowed in California. And just in time before San Francisco Gay Pride, which allowed the newly married plantiffs and hundreds of thousands of LGBT and their friends have something to truly celebrate.

LA Pride 2013 Brings Out Ciara, Kerli and New LA Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti

10 Jun

Los Angeles Pride, run by Christopher Street West, brought the West Hollywood community with a weekend of fun and entertainment this June 7-9. Acts included Ciara, Kerli, Luciana, The Pointer Sisters, and much more.

Grand Marshal Maria Menounos of Extra! was the center attraction for this year’s Pride parade down Santa Monica Boulevard, along with supporters of the LGBT community including Los Angeles mayor-elect Eric Garcetti. In all, some 400,000 people lined the street to show their pride.

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Extra! Ready for LA Pride 2013?

1 Jun


Christopher Street West (CSW) has announced Extra TV host Maria Menounos as the Grand Marshal for this year’s LA Pride event, in honor of her dedication to the LGBT community and using her platform for equality. The LA PRIDE Parade takes place Sunday, June 9th at 11 a.m. on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood.

Maria Menounos has demonstrated passion toward various issues affecting the LGBT community including anti-bullying, HIV/AIDS and marriage equality. Through her public outreach, Menounos has lent her voice bringing more attention to these issues and has encouraged countless others to do the same. “The LGBT Pride Parade represents something truly American. It’s the celebration of community, a celebration of uniqueness, diversity and progress, and it’s the celebration of a new United States where we do more than “tolerate” or “accept” our gay brothers and sisters, but embrace and celebrate them,” says Menounos.

In addition, CSW has tapped The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force as the 2013 Community Grand Marshal. With a mission aimed at building the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force trains activists, aids state and local organizations in building campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation. This organization not only creates movements, it builds successful ones through research and policy analysis. 2013 celebrates the organizations 40th year of creating change and swaying public opinion for the good of all people.

This year’s festival entertainment includes Ciara, Luciana, The Pointer Sisters, Kat DeLuna, and Kerli. Tickets can bought online for $20 and service charge at LAPride.org.