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June 1, 2021
The Ultimate Los Angeles Pride Event Calendar
A masterlist of all the city’s Pride events.
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Much like the tan you lost last year, Pride in LA is back - and in a very big way. Some highlights include the return of Santa Monica Pride, which will feature a month-long art walk celebrating the work of 13 LBTQIA+ artists and a day party at Redline that revels in the joys of being Black, Queer, and Trans. There’s also a month-long celebration in West Hollywood, where the theme is “For the Record” - centering LBGTQ stories of the past that have often been hidden or undocumented.

There’s a lot going on, and keeping track of all the dates, times, locations, and group chats to text will be nearly impossible. So we created this: a running calendar of all the Los Angeles Pride events happening in the month of June.

Did we miss an event? Email kat@theinfatuation.com to let us know.

MONTH-LONG EVENTS

  • Santa Monica Rainbow Road Art Walk: The month-long art walk will feature 13 original creations by LGBTQIA+ Artists from Third Street Promenade, through Santa Monica at the Santa Monica Pier. Starts Friday, June 4th and runs until June 30th.
  • John Elgin Woolf: Master of the Hollywood Regency (Trail and Short Film): Architect John Elgin Woolf’s work defined luxury living for Hollywood’s elite in the Golden Era. Creating glamorous homes for figures including Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Mae West, John Wayne, and others, he became the master of the style known as “Hollywood Regency.” Take this self-guided architectural trail curated by filmmaker and journalist Matt Tyrnauer, or watch a short film exploring the interior of the Seiter House - an important early work that he designed for himself and his same-sex partner. Runs through Wednesday, June 30th.
  • Love Note: Rogue Artists Ensemble’s Love Note is a free, interactive, solo audio expedition of your heart, taking place in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park, where audience members can activate sonic narrative experiences at eight unique stops throughout the park. Using only your cell phone and headphones, you’ll discover and listen to stories about romance, compassion, and connection, leading to a secret phone line, where you are invited to share your own love story that will become part of the project’s archive. Runs through Wednesday, June 30th.
  • Pride Publics: Words and Actions ONE Archives Foundation presents “Pride Publics: Words and Actions,” a multi-site outdoor exhibition that examines the intersection between pride and publicness. With free and accessible outdoor installations plus a digital guide, this exhibition aims to give visibility to LGBTQ life in the public through the lens of history, community, and activism. Starts Saturday, June 5th and runs until Thursday, July 1st.
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JUNE 1ST-6TH

  • Santa Monica City Hall Lighting: Join the City of Santa Monica on Tuesday, June 1st for their free kick-off even on Main Street. Starts at 7:00pm.
  • Secret Lives: Stories, Music, and Original Writings by LGBTQ+ Seniors: Secret Lives will explore the stories of the remarkable seniors in our program as well as many historical figures who had to keep secrets to maintain their careers, their families and their place in society. Directed by Mark Salyer and Kay Cole, with musical direction by Debbie Lawrence, NewStages will present their performances through four episodes during Pride Month in performances and watch parties. The first program is on Tuesday, June 1st at 7:00pm. Call (323) 860-5830 or email seniors@lalgbtcenter.org to RSVP.
  • Walking Amongst the Rubble: Undocuqueer Pride: Southern California’s free monthly queer poetry reading series, Influx Collectiv, launches its free podcast. Season one, Walking Amongst the Rubble: Undocuqueer Pride, will include poetry performances and interviews by LA-based award-winning undocuqueer poets Roxana Preciado, féi hernandez, Yessica Avila, Diana Gutierrez, Marinna Benzon, and Sonia Guiñansaca. Available to stream starting Tuesday, June 1st through Tuesday, June 15th.
  • Frankie Grande’s Rainbowthon: Hosted by Frankie Grande, and benefiting the HIV/AIDS-related services of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, RAINBOWTHON will feature unforgettable performances and appearances by some of the Center’s notable supporters as well as Broadway and pop stars. This event is on Thursday, June 3rd, at 6:00pm.
  • APAIT Pride Resource Fair: Asian Pacific Aids Intervention Team (APAIT) is hosting a free resource fair on Friday, June 4th for the LGBTQ+ community, including games, prices, snacks, and refreshments. They will also have HIV and STI testing, mental health resources, support groups, and more. Start time: 11am.
  • Outloud: Raising Voices Festival: OUTLOUD: RAISING VOICES announces Pride Month kick-off concert June 4th-6th at the LA Memorial Coliseum. The event joins forces with Pride Live’s Stonewall Day, featuring a special line-up curated by Adam Lambert on behalf of the Feel Something Foundation.
  • Outfest Presents: The Outfronts: From Friday, June 4th to Tuesday, June 8th the OutFronts will feature over 18 TV show panels and sneak preview screenings across five days. The lineup includes panels from Genera+tion, Rupaul’s Drag Race, Veneno, and more. Must be signed up for Outfest Now ($5.99/month).
  • PRIDE Shining Through: For GMCLA’s Pride Concert on Saturday, June 5th, the Chorus will perform some of the best music ever written. Among the songs in this hour-long virtual event are the soul-stirring We Shall Be Free and Hallelujah, the roof-shaking Raise You Up and This is Me, and the heart-stopping We Belong and I Wanna Dance with Somebody. Starts at 8pm, will be available to stream for 48 hours.
  • Pride Pawty with Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel: For a $10 donation, reserve your spot on Saturday, June 5th for pawdicures and fun activities like a dog-friendly photo booth and making personalized, matching pup and human accessories. Complimentary puptails and $15 cocktails will be available with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Los Angeles LGBT Center. ) Multiple slots available, starting at 12:00pm and ending at 3:00pm.
  • Venice Pride 2021: Beach, Please! Big Beach Cleanup: On Saturday, June 5th, Venice Pride’s BIG Beach Cleanup will be easy, fun and kick off your weekend with some excellent karma. Great way to give back to the community. Get your family, friends or colleagues involved. All you need to do is show up...and bring a bucket if possible! Runs from 8:30-11:00am
  • Compton Pride Festival: The first ever Compton PRIDE Festival Presented by Star View Children and Family Services is going down on Saturday, June 5th. They will exemplify the creative and loving culture of Compton, providing a safe, inclusive, and accepting space for the LGBTQIA community. Runs from 12:00-6:00pm.
  • Gaywatch: Join Venice Pride for Gaywatch at James’ Beach on Saturday, June 5th. DJ Victor Rodriguez will be spinning tunes as hunky beach boys and butches in swim trunks celebrate bare faced. Your ticket purchase supports Venice Pride, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to saving lives through acceptance of diversity. Runs from 10:00pm-2:00am.
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JUNE 7TH-13TH

  • Secret Lives: Stories, Music, and Original Writings by LGBTQ+ Seniors: Secret Lives will explore the stories of the remarkable seniors in our program as well as many historical figures who had to keep secrets to maintain their careers, their families and their place in society. Directed by Mark Salyer and Kay Cole, with musical direction by Debbie Lawrence, NewStages will present their performances through four episodes during Pride Month in performances and watch parties. The second program is on Tuesday, June 8th at 7:00pm. Call (323) 860-5830 or email seniors@lalgbtcenter.org to RSVP.
  • “Disarm Hate” Panel Discussion: On Wednesday, June 9th, the City of West Hollywood will host a panel discussion regarding the documentary film, “Disarm Hate.” “Disarm Hate” follows the store of nine LGBTQ individuals who come together after the Pulse Massacre to join one man - a hairdresser and activist from New Jersey without political experience - as he builds a national rally to demand LGBTQIA equal rights, fight the NRA, and challenge America’s obsession with gun violence. Starts at 6:00pm.
  • Thrive with Pride Concert: On Thursday, June 10th, pop singer Charli XCX will be kicking of LA Pride 2021 with a free concert, exclusively streamed on TikTok.
  • Pride Poets Poetry Hotline: Call in to get a custom poems for you or a loved ones based on the topic of your choice, written by one of the team of LGBTQ+ Pride Poets standing by at the remote Poetry Hotline from June 11-13, marathon-style from 10am-10am. Poems will be written on-the-spot, and callers can choose to have copies of the poems emailed or mailed to them.
  • LGBTQ+ Pride Night at Dodger Stadium: The Dodgers have again teamed up with their long-time community nonprofit partner LA Pride to host their annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night at Dodger Stadium, presented by Blue Shield of California, on Friday, June 11 at 7:10 p.m. This celebration of Los Angeles’ LGBTQ+ community will include drink specials in the pavilion bars, a special recognition of frontline workers from Los Angeles’ LGBTQ+ community and additional surprise guests featured during pregame ceremonies.
  • ReunionLA: Reunion, started by DJ Kidd in San Francisco, CA, is a day party curated to spotlight and instill Black Queer joy. In a world stuck in so much chaos and turmoil, it has been of exceedingly great need to revel in the joys and beauty of being Black. On Saturday, June 12th, Reunion provides a space for Black Queer & Trans people to escape the world, embrace love, and get lost in the music that implores us to exist in our culture and our nostalgia. This event is for ages 21+. Runs from 3:00-8:00pm.
  • Pride! Munch [A Kinky Gathering for Queer Folx & Allies]: This four-hour munch on Saturday, June 12th will take place inside 910 WeHo’s spacious facility and will include food and drink. Allies are absolutely welcome, so whether you are a queer kinkster or the friend of one, join us this June for good times and good people. Runs from 1:00-3:00pm.
  • SELA Pride: Come and join SELA celebrate PRIDE! There will be drinks and food available, plus music and raffles. Tables are first come, first served. The entrance ticket fee is not refundable and will be donated to a local LGBTQ+ organization. This is a 21+ event. Runs from 5:00pm to 12:00am.
  • Stand Up for Pride: The Comedy Chateau and The Art of Being Yay are thrilled to present Stand Up For Pride, a comedy show and fab fundraiser on Saturday, June 12th benefiting ProjectQ. This first-ever event will showcase an LGBTQIA+ comedy lineup, live music, red carpet, signature drinks, swag bag and an overall awesome time. Runs from 8:00 to 10:00pm.
  • Toasted: Pride Edition: Toasted has decided to make this the biggest brunch of the year. They will be building a stage outdoors for the DJs and performances to take place. There will be different tiers of ticket pricing and each ticket includes a three-course brunch, music and live entertainment. Runs from 12:00-4:00pm.
  • Revive Garden Party: Pride Brunch: After a year of closure, Sofitel Los Angeles’ famous bar lounge Riviera 31 celebrates its reopening and kicks off its summer Tiki Boozy Brunch with a Sunday Funday Pride Party to remember. On Sunday, June 13th, enjoy specialty cocktails, brunch favorites, live DJ set, party favors and more. Runs from 12:00 to 5:00pm.
  • Sweet Treat: An Outdoor Pride Market by Cuties LA & The Honey Block: Please join Cuties LA & The Honey Block on Sunday June 13th for a cute ass day of shopping & hanging out with queer community. There will be 20+ vendors and to see you all in person after what feels like forever! Vendors include 15 minute tarot readings, flower photo booths, resident DJ sets, and hammocks and a large open space to hang out in. Runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm in Montecito Heights.
  • Thrive with Pride Celebration: ABC 7 Los Angeles presents the best of LA Pride’s LGBTQ+ Los Angeles community. Trans profiles, celebrity shout-outs, spotlights on LA Pride’s 2021 Honorees (more on that soon), a special Pride performance by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles from the Getty Center, and much, much more. Runs from 9:00-10:00pm.

JUNE 14TH-20TH

  • Secret Lives: Stories, Music, and Original Writings by LGBTQ+ Seniors: Secret Lives will explore the stories of the remarkable seniors in our program as well as many historical figures who had to keep secrets to maintain their careers, their families and their place in society. Directed by Mark Salyer and Kay Cole, with musical direction by Debbie Lawrence, NewStages will present their performances through four episodes during Pride Month in performances and watch parties. The third program is on Tuesday, June 15th at 7:00pm. Call (323) 860-5830 or email seniors@lalgbtcenter.org to RSVP.
  • LGBTQ+ History in Comics: Join Prism Comics, moderator Justin Hall (No Straight Lines; Associate Professor of Comics, California College of The Arts) and a diverse, talented group of comics creators on Tuesday, June 15th as they explore our queer past through comics. Starts at 6:00pm.
  • WeHo Reads: Legacy and Lineage and the Lost Generation: As part of the City’s WeHo Reads series and One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, on Wednesday, June 16th, poets read and discuss works by mentors they’ve never met alongside their own work. Featuring Rajiv Mohabir, author of The Cowherd’s Son, Dare Williams, and Jubi Arriola-Headley, author of Original Kink. with musical guest Jayson Joseph of Elephants With Guns. Starts at 6:00pm.
  • Captura Launch Party: A magazine release party for queer and trans youth of color in Los Angeles. In conjunction with the completion of REACH LA’S Queer Trans Magazine Production Program, Captura, is a collection of experiences told by six youth in Los Angeles county. Join Captura on June 18th (5-8 PM) as they celebrate PRIDE month with performances and food.
  • King Sunday: King Alister requests the honor of your royal majesty’s presence at King’s Sunday, a Pride party on the first fully open weekend in LA. It’s all going down at Harriet’s Rooftop at The 1 Hotel, where you’ll find “king drinks at peasant prices” and tequila bottle service. Reserve a table for immediate entry. Runs from 3:00-9:00pm.
  • Celebrate Pride with Beach Games with Sober Community: Join Sober Community for a fun day at the GAYEST beach in LA, where we will be playing fun beach games with our sober community on Sunday, June 20th. This event is sponsored by The Phoenix, a nonprofit organization that leverages community and fitness to lead a healthy lifestyle without substance use. We ask only one thing from our participants - 48 hours of sobriety.
Captura

JUNE 21ST-30TH

  • Secret Lives: Stories, Music, and Original Writings by LGBTQ+ Seniors: Secret Lives will explore the stories of the remarkable seniors in our program as well as many historical figures who had to keep secrets to maintain their careers, their families and their place in society. Directed by Mark Salyer and Kay Cole, with musical direction by Debbie Lawrence, NewStages will present their performances through four episodes during Pride Month in performances and watch parties. The fourth program is on Tuesday, June 22nd at 7:00pm. Call (323) 860-5830 or email seniors@lalgbtcenter.org to RSVP.
  • Shaped By Sylvester: Tiki Spills the Tea: Born in Watts, Los Angeles, to a middle-class African-American family, Sylvester developed a love of singing through the gospel choir of his church. Leaving the church after the congregation expressed disapproval of his homosexuality, he found friendship among a group of black cross-dressers and transgender women who called themselves The Disquotays. He made an impact in music, fashion, personal expression and also on those he befriended even before his fame. Through a podcast, running Wednesday, June 23rd to Wednesday, June 30th, hear about Sylvester’s influence to a previous West Hollywood resident who grew up with him, Tiki Lofton.
  • Cinespia & LA Pride LGBTQ+ Movie Night: For the first time ever, LA Pride has partnered with the most popular outdoor film organization in Southern California, Cinespia, for their LGBTQ+ Pride Movie Night at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Saturday, June 26th. Film title, event details, and tickets will be announced in the coming weeks.
  • Trans Pride 2021: The American Trans Resource Hub is a national peer support organization for the transgender and gender-nonconforming community. On Saturday, June 26th, from 11am-6pm, they will be providing free binders by GC2B, free haircuts on a walk-in basis by Hairrari LA, free clothes, 6 organizations, and more.
  • Pride = Health, A Sober Pride Event and Fundraiser: The Phoenix and the AT Center are proud to partner to create a sober pride experience for those in the LGBTQ recovery community. In that spirit, on Saturday, June 26th, The Phoenix is bringing free group fitness, yoga, HIIT, and more to the AT Center for anyone with 48 hours of continuous sobriety. Runs from 11:00am-3:00pm.
  • 2021 Hye Pride Soiree: You’re invited to Equality Armenia’s first annual Hye Pride Virtual & In-person Event on June 26, 2021. Hye Pride is a celebration of the Armenian LGBTQ+ community and our allies. Everyone is welcome. Both the virtual and in-person events will feature musical, drag, comedy and dance performances, and speeches by community leaders. Runs from 8:00pm to 1:00am.
  • West Hollywood Pride Play Reading Festival: The annual West Hollywood ALAP Pride Reading Festival features staged readings of six one-act plays on June 26 (2pm to 4pm), and one featured full length play on June 27 (2pm to 4pm). This program is presented with the support of a grant from the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division as part of the City’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival.
  • QueerWise presents GenderQueer: How many genders of queer are there? Butch, femme, twink, switch, boi, boy, daddy, top, bottom, dyke, transbian, gay? How many genders share fuzzy borders? Is gender body? Spirit, mind? On Saturday, June 26th at 7pm, join Queerwise for an exploration of gender where it gets tricky.
  • Pride Picnic: Benefiting the Center’s programs and services, this fun summer PRIDE night on Sunday, June 27th features socially-distanced picnic spaces (for 6 people) outdoors on the Fairbanks Lawn at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary, tunes by DJ Asha, surprise pop-up drag performances by Amber Crane, Greasy Bouffanti, Lauren Banall and more. Runs from 6:00 to 9:00pm.
  • Santa Monica City Council Proclamation: Join Santa Monica’s City Council on Tuesday, June 29th from 5:00-6:00pm on Main Street.
  • Stuart Timmons West Hollywood LGBTQ History Tour: Originally written by acclaimed author/historian Stuart Timmons (The Trouble With Harry Hay, GAY L.A.), and produced/directed by Jason Jenn, the tour first dazzled audiences in 2015 as part of the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the City of West Hollywood’s incorporation in November 1984. For 2021, the tour is being recorded as a collection of short films that will be released on June 30 at 9am and hosted indefinitely at www.youtube.com/wehoarts.
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