Archive | June, 2014

LA Pride Readies With Entertainers and TLGB Education

3 Jun


LA Pride is already in full swing with events that commenced on Harvey Milk Day, May 22nd. This year’s featured events from June 6-8, LA Pride will be a TLGB celebration, as Christopher Street West officials look to highlight the “trials, plights and challenges” of the transgender community, consultant Sam Borelli said.

“The least we can do is put the ‘T’ first and let people know that there are hate crimes happening in this community,” he said, referencing the Transgender Day of Remembrance and the hundreds of transgender people who are killed through violence annually. “You have to take it into your heart.”

While education and awareness are major components of LA Pride, the event is also known for its entertainment and fun. On Friday June 6, it is Women’s night with free entertainment. Mary Lambert, Betty Who, Z LaLa, Monogem and Marley Munroe will perform. On Saturday June 7, Azealia Banks, Jennifer Hudson, Katja Glieson, Kingdoms, Jeremy Thurber, Lunden Reign, Charmaine, The Freaky Boiz and KORR-A will hit the stage. On Sunday June 8, the parade begins at 11 a.m. with grand marshal Demi Lovato. Danity Kane, The Bangles, Kristinia DeBarge, Derek Jameson, Glass Battles, Teammate and Ryan Cassata will entertain the Sunday crowds. Deborah Cox and Marisela will headline the Latino Carnival stage.

Coupled with the city of West Hollywood’s One City, One Pride celebration, there will be Pride events ongoing just about every day from now through the end of June. For information, visit www.lapride.org.