Laguna Beach Pride, a celebration of the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, returns Friday through Sunday with parties, dancing, music and other attractions around town.

The annual fixture, sponsored by the Laguna Beach LGBTQ Heritage & Culture Committee, kicks off with a party at Main Street Bar & Cabaret from 4 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.

What's in a hairstyle? For homeless LGBTQ youth navigating complex identities and dangerous social landscapes — a lot. That truth drives ProjectQ, the nonprofit Madin Lopez started in 2012 with little more than a mission and a barber kit.

Providing free haircuts — about 700 each year — to homeless kids is a small-scale approach to a gaping need; an everyday gesture belying the profound impact of community, belonging and self-esteem for some of this city's most vulnerable residents.

It's been only four months since the new LGBTQ club the Birdcage opened its doors in Santa Monica. As the only gay club west of the 405, it's perhaps no surprise that the venue, located on the top floor of the Victorian on Main Street, has quickly become a popular hang. On the heels of its success, co-owner Garrett Gerson has already started making some big plans for its future.

The passion ran strong at this 1982 kissing booth at Los Angeles Pride.

LA’s Christopher Street West Pride Parade hosted the nation’s first kissing booth, just before the 1970 Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day in New York City. And in the 1980s, the LA parade moved to West Hollywood, which incorporated in 1984 and has become one of the biggest LGBTQ-friendly locales.

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Upcoming Events

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