This year’s LA Pride isn’t so much about resistance or a generally unwanted millennial-focused music festival, but it is about change. This year represents a hoped for return to the community’s roots, as the hashtag of the event denotes, it’s a #JustBe celebration of your life.

Last year’s #ResistMarch, LA Pride was exactly what it needed to be – focused on politics and the shock and horror of the election of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, both clearly out of touch with the LGBTQ+ community and determined to tear down any progresses made.

When Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles presented the idea of “Pink Carpet” for their summer concert event, Leslie Jordan instantly said “Yayus”– that’s Chattanooga for “Yes.”

Hailing from Tennessee, where he got his degree in “thee-eighter,” Leslie Jordan is an Emmy Award-winning actor, LGBTQ activist, past hippie and lover of grand weddings. These are just some of the many hats Leslie Jordan wears.

With a big year ahead, Jordan will be hosting “The Pink Carpet” on Saturday, June 23rd at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 24th at 2 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Rainbow Key Awards on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The Rainbow Key Awards recognize people and groups that have made outstanding contributions to the LGBTQ community. This year’s event will include an informal reception at 6 p.m. to be followed by the awards program at 7 p.m.

Oliver Alpuche is a Los Angeles native and a pioneer in the Downtown Los Angeles queer community, most famous for his role in creating DTLA Proud, the now massive Downtown LA Pride festival.

His work establishing it struck a chord with a Los Angeles LGBTQ community that seemed to be in transition.

Voters in California and the country are faced with an existential question that could determine the survival of compassion and American democracy as it has been understood since the Declaration of Independence. Right now, American tolerance for Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy at the Mexican border where ICE agents are literally tearing screaming babies from mothers desperately seeking refuge from the violence in their home country suggests a pervasive Stockholm syndrome where people once of good character turn a blind eye to consequences of cultish authoritarianism.

In a district that went for Clinton by 10 points in 2016, Steve Dunwoody, a former Obama Administration staffer, and Iraq War veteran has assumed the mantle of a progressive candidate to challenge the Democratic incumbent, Sydney Kamlager, a former trustee for Los Angeles Community College. If elected, Dunwoody would be the first openly gay, black State Representative.

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25Jun
25 Jun 2018;
12:00AM
Monday Recommendations
25Jun
25 Jun 2018;
12:00AM
Summer BASH 18 / BET Weekend
25Jun
25 Jun 2018;
11:00AM - 05:00PM
David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life
25Jun
25 Jun 2018;
06:00PM - 07:30PM
San Diego County LGBTQ Latinx Coalition
26Jun
26 Jun 2018;
12:00AM
Tuesday Recommendations
26Jun
26 Jun 2018;
09:00AM - 03:00PM
Vote with Pride
26Jun
26 Jun 2018;
11:00AM - 06:00PM
Sheets
26Jun
26 Jun 2018;
06:30PM - 09:30PM
Mamma Mia! The Movie & ABBA Sing-a-Long
26Jun
26 Jun 2018;
07:00PM - 09:30PM
Quick Dates: Gay Mens Pride Edition
27Jun
27 Jun 2018;
12:00AM
Wednesday Recommendations
27Jun
27 Jun 2018;
05:00PM - 07:00PM
Wednesday Tea Salon
27Jun
27 Jun 2018;
09:00PM - 02:00AM
Dragged Out
27Jun
27 Jun 2018;
09:00PM - 02:00AM
Encuerado
28Jun
28 Jun 2018;
12:00AM
Thursday Recommendations
28Jun
28 Jun 2018;
06:00PM - 10:00PM
SAVE the DATE - 2018 Purple Lily Awards