WeHo West Hollywood Los Angeles Gay Pride News for June 8 – 10, 2012
The City of West Hollywood and Christopher Street West will host the annual LA PRIDE celebration from
Friday, June 8, 2012 through Sunday, June 10, 2012. With this year’s
message, “…and Proud of it!”, celebration highlight’s include the WeHo
Dyke March and PRIDE Purple Party, a two-day Festival, and the 42nd
annual LA PRIDE Parade.
The Annual WeHo Dyke March will take place on Friday at 7:30
p.m. starting on San Vicente Boulevard, south of Santa Monica Boulevard.
The march will proceed east on Santa Monica Boulevard to La Cienega
Boulevard and then return to West Hollywood Park
The 2nd annual PRIDE Purple Party – A Celebration of Women runs Friday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hosted
by Fortune Feimster and Jennie McNulty this event features live
entertainment, dancing, gourmet food trucks and community outreach
organizations booths. This event is free.
The two-day LA PRIDE Festival will take place on
Saturday from noon to midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in
West Hollywood Park. A highlight of the festival will be a one-hour
live performance on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. by rap artist Lil’ Kim as
well as other live entertainment on multiple stages. The festival
includes dance venues, a water park (a first for the festival) and
hundreds of exhibitors and food vendors. Admission is $20. Tickets can
be purchased online at www.lapride.org and at the main entrance on San Vicente Boulevard or the new south entrance on Robertson Boulevard at El Tovar.
The LA PRIDE Parade is Sunday starting at 11 a.m. The parade
will travel west on Santa Monica Boulevard, starting at Crescent
Heights Boulevard and ending at Robertson Boulevard. The parade
generally lasts two to three hours.