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THOUSANDS TO PARTICIPATE IN LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER’S AUG. 20 GLITTER RUN THROUGH HOLLYWOOD, CELEBRATING CITY’S DIVERSITY

LOS ANGELES, August 17, 2017— Beginning as early as 3 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20, streets in Hollywood will be closed throughout the morning in preparation for The Glitter Run, a first-of-its-kind 5K fun run/walk, in which thousands of people of all shapes, races, cultures, ages, sexual orientations, and gender identities will join together to celebrate the power and beauty of diversity.

WHAT:                      The Glitter Run
Presented by the Los Angeles LGBT Center, this family-friendly 5K
fun run/walk will travel along scenic Hollywood Boulevard, within
views of iconic landmarks that include the Hollywood sign, TCL
Chinese Theatre, and the Capitol Records Building. Participants will be
sprinkled with seven colors of non-toxic, washable glitter as they pass
through seven “glitter stations.” The post-run Dazzling Dance Party
will be held in front of the Los Angeles LGBT Center at 1625 N.
Schrader Blvd. near the finish line.

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WHEN:                      Sunday, August 20
3 a.m.: Street closures along Hollywood Blvd. and surrounding streets
8 a.m.: Participant Sign-In / Media Check-In
8:30 a.m.: Opening Rally and Entertainment
9 a.m.: The Glitter Run Begins
10 a.m.: Dazzling Dance Party Opens

WHERE:                   Starting Line / Participant Sign-In / Media Check-In:
Hollywood & Highland Red Line Metro Station
Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Finish Line and Dazzling Dance Party:
Los Angeles LGBT Center
McDonald/Wright Building
1625 N. Schrader Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

REGISTER:              GlitterRun.org 

TRAFFIC INFO:      These streets will be closed during the following times:

  • 3 a.m. – 10 a.m.Hollywood Blvd. from Orange Dr. to Highland Ave.
  • 4 a.m. – 10 a.m.Hollywood Blvd. from Orange Dr. to La Brea Ave.
  • 4 a.m. – NoonSelma Ave. between Cherokee Ave. and Wilcox Ave.
  • 4 a.m. – NoonCherokee Ave. between Hollywood Blvd. and Selma Ave.
  • 5 a.m. – NoonHollywood Blvd. between Highland Ave. and Cahuenga Blvd.
  • 5 a.m. – NoonWilcox Ave. between Hollywood Blvd. and Selma Ave.
  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.Highland Ave. between Hollywood Blvd. and Sunset Blvd.

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About the Los Angeles LGBT Center
Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center’s more than 600 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.today, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.