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It’s PRIDE season!

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#RESIST with Us

Hundreds of Los Angeles LGBT Center supporters, clients, volunteers, and staff will march together in the Sunday, June 11 #Resist march to demonstrate against the forces that seek to divide and harm the LGBT community and in solidarity with the Center. T-shirts, marching signs, and Center swag will be available while supplies last. We’ll be meeting at Hollywood Boulevard and Los Cerritos Place. Please arrive early in order to make your way up to the Center’s gathering place (7 a.m.recommended). The route will start shortly after 8 a.m., heading towards the L.A. Pride Festival.


To join the Center’s contingent, RSVP at

24 and Younger @ Pride


Join us to celebrate at this special event dedicated to LGBTQ youth during the L.A. Pride Festival on Saturday, June 10. Every youth in attendance will be able to stay inside Saturday’s L.A. Pride Festival for its entirety! There will be free food and beverages, giveaways, and music by DJ Irma. You must register to attend this event—all attendance information will be emailed to registered participants.

Let’s #SIZZLE!

Join us inside the L.A. Pride Festival for #SIZZLE! —an interactive carnival event produced by people who are alcohol and drug free to showcase that people can have fun and enjoy Pride without alcohol. #SIZZLE! is all the fun, games, prizes, and action you could ask for in a carnival setting—with a powerful message!

After Orlando: The Resistance Continues


Our BigQueerConvo is back on Tuesday, June 13, just over a year after the tragic act of terror was committed at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. This engaging and heartfelt panel will discuss the ongoing struggle for equality and freedom since that night, and how progressive people can work together to build a more just and compassionate world. RSVP for this free event here.

Out and About in June


We’ve compiled the best LGBT-related happenings in Los Angeles for the month of June. From the world premiere of a documentary about lesbian activist Jeanne Cordova to a complex love triangle performing at The Wallis, there’s plenty to see and do this month!

The Pride at The Wallis


The Pride is a gorgeously-drawn drama alternating between two very distinct time periods and sets of characters whose fate is written by their eras.  In 1958, Philip is married to Sylvia, but is secretly attracted to her colleague Oliver. In 2008, Philip lives with his boyfriend Oliver, who continually destroys their relationship with his addiction to casual sex and turns to their friend Sylvia for guidance and support. As the past and present worlds collide, The Pride’s complex love triangle provides a provocative, humorous, and insightful look at fidelity and forgiveness.

Gay Men’s Chorus at The Wallis

For over 37 years, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has been bringing people together and serving as a voice for equality. The Wallis welcomes back GMCLA to the Bram Goldsmith Theater for a spirited concert in celebration of June Pride Month.

Divas4PAWS Pride Concert: Special Center Offer

Drag superstar Jackie Beat, dance music icons Martha Wash (It’s Raining Men) and Kristine W (16 #1 hits), and DJs The Perry Twins kick off LA Pride with Glitterama, an 80s & 90s concert & party benefiting PAWS/LA. Launched in the 1980s in response to the companion animal-related crises faced by gay men financially and physically debilitated by HIV/AIDS, PAWS/LA continues to help people and pets in need. Celebrate Pride with friends and fellow animal lovers at the AVALON Hollywood on Thursday, June 8—all for a great cause—with a special 50% off discount for Los Angeles LGBT Center members here.

Bottom Line
June 1–29


June 4–10


June 10

Pride Youth Dance

June 11

Join the Center at L.A. Pride’s #Resist March and Rally

June 13

Big QueerConvo: After Orlando

June 16–17

Trans Pride Los Angeles

June 23

OUT Under the Stars: What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

September 23

Save The Date: Vanguard Awards

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