38 • JUNE 01, 2018 • LOSANGELESBLADE.COM
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LA Pride takes West Hollywood as hundreds of thousands celebrate LGBT equality and visibility during the festival on June 9 and parade and festival on June 10. Photo by Dan Leveille; Courtesy Wikimedia
SATURDAY, JUNE 2
One City One Pride “Day of History,” is today from 1:30-9:30 p.m. at West Hollywood City Council Chambers (625 North San Vicente Blvd.). One City One Pride Festival presents a full day of screenings and panels. “I Remember” is the theme of this historic outline of the arc of our communities triumph. The day includes film and panels featuring “Genitalic,” Victory Yates’ take on life for older men living in WeHo; “Meet the Rainbow Flagmakers: Original Rainbow Flag Artists and their Friends” is copresented by the California LGBT Arts Alliance and Impact Stories History Project and brings together team members who helped create the first rainbow flag; “Light in the Water” is a sneak look at a documentary about WH20, the West Hollywood Aquatics Team; “AIDS DIVA: The Legend of Connie Norman,” is one ACT UP/LA members take on the late ‘80s and early ‘90s activism in Los Angeles. Admission is free but RSVP is required. For more details, visit weho.org/pride.
SUNDAY, JUNE 3
LGBT Pride Week at Universal Studios Hollywood (100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, Calif.) is tonight from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. LA Pride is teaming up with the legendary theme park again for this out of control fundraiser. You get tons of perks, including all-day access and exclusive after hours access to the spectacular Pride is Universal event. A portion of event proceeds will benefit community-wide programs like the CSW, APLA’s housing program Casa del Sol and others. General admission tickets are $95. Universal Express tickets, which gives express access to each ride, attraction and seated show, are $179. For more information, visit lapride.org/event/universal.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
Outfest West Hollywood Series: Ideal Home is tonight from 7:30-9:30 p..m. at West Hollywood City Council Chambers (625 North San Vicente Blvd.). An exclusive pre-
release screening of director Andre Fleming’s new comedy starring Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd as Erasmus and Paul, a bickering gay couple whose life is turned inside out when a ten-year-old boy shows up at their door claiming to be Erasmus’ grandson. Neither Paul, nor Erasmus, are ready to give up their extravagant lifestyles to be parents, but maybe this little kid has a thing or two to teach them about the value of family. A Q&A with the filmmaker follows. Tickets are $10 and available through outfest.org.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7
Love Who I Am is today from 3 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Abbey Food and Bar (692 N. Robertson Blvd.). The event runs through June 11. Enjoy great company, great food and drinks and great dancing to some of LA’s most energetic DJs and go-go gods and goddesses. Ticket are $21. For more details, visit facebook.com/abbeyweho. West Coast Liberty Awards: Power of the Party is tonight from 6-9 p.m. at SLS Hotel (465 S. La Cienega Blvd.). Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund hosts its West Coast Liberty Awards in the beautiful garden terrace of the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. The evening celebrates equality and pays tribute to the individuals and organizations who fight with us for the rights of LGBTQ people and everyone living with HIV. Without Lambda’s outstanding work, marriage equality and a host of other civil rights gains for LGBT might never have happened. Ticket info at lambdalagal.org. Women’s Night at the LA Sparks is tonight from 7-11 p.m. at Staples Center (1111 S. Figueroa St.). Celebrate LA Pride Week 2018 at the Staples Center with some serious girl power at the second annual LA Sparks Pride Night and post-game All-Women’s Party as the Sparks take on the Seattle Storm, a rivalry dating back to the start of the franchise. Post-game enjoy the second annual LA Pride Women’s Party right in the heart of all the action at LA Live (800 Olympic Blvd.) The event is a fundraiser for LA Pride and charities. More info at lapride.org/event/sparks.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8
The Dyke March kicks off today at Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial (8447 Santa Monica Blvd.). The City of West Hollywood invites all the dykes to bring the bikes to the the Dyke March. The event will begin with music by Claudette Sexy DJ during the traditional banner and sign making period before the speakers take to the stage and whip the crowd into a frenzy. Gloria Bigelow, the event’s emcee will welcome the West Hollywood City Council and Lesbian & Gay Advisory Board as they present the Etheridge Award, and many speakers, including LA Pride Grand Marshal Michaela Mendelsohn of TransCanWork. At 7:45pm it’s take to the streets time, led by Nasty Women’s Drum Circle and SoCal Motorcycle Contingency for Equality. For more details visit weho.org/pride Youth Pride Dance is tonight from 7-10 p.m. at Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza (1125 N. McCadden Pl.). LA Pride and the Los Angeles LGBT Center are once again hosting the free Youth Pride Dance for folks 24 and younger only to kick-off LA Pride Weekend 2018. This outdoor, glow-themed party will include food, drinks (non-alcoholic), giveaways and so much more. Please note that this is a 100 percent substance-free event. Admission is free. For more information, visit lapride.org/event/ youth-pride-dance. LGBT Night at the LA Dodgers is today from 5:30-11 p.m. at Dodger Stadium (1000 Vince Scully Ave.). Join LA Pride for a home-run evening at the sixth annual LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium. Now a Pride Week tradition, the LA Dodgers also honor some of the biggest LGBT names in sports, including U.S. Olympian Gus Kenworthy, Dale Scott – the first openly gay umpire in MLB history – and local entrepreneur Will Hackner, founder of the Varsity Gay League. The fun starts at 5:30 pm with the official 2018 LA Pride Weekend kick-off party in the Right Field Plaza Pavillion Bar and lasting until first pitch against the Atlanta Braves at 7:10 pm. See losangelesblade.com for a detailed update on LA Pride official events on June 9 and 10.
Losangelesblade.com, Volume 2, Issue 13, June 1, 2018