Our Guide to a Whole Month of Pride Events

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The first Pride after the pandemic is shaping up to be quite a party. From a full-blown music fest to a virtual gay history exhibit, here’s a roundup of ways to celebrate this month.


The City of West Hollywood’s Out on Robertson program is turning a stretch of Robertson Boulevard into a pedestrian-only zone every weekend in June, giving you more space to safely drink and dine at the epicenter of LGBTQ L.A. Most notably, the Abbey will be celebrating its 30th anniversary by welcoming guests to its new Robertson expansion. @theabbeyweho.

Hallelujah, music fests are back. For three days this month—June 4 through 6—the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosts Outloud: Raising Voices, a Pride music fest, complete with a day of programming curated by Adam Lambert (he also performs on Sunday). Not quite ready for crowds? The fest will stream live on Twitch as well. lacoliseum.com.

 

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Strut your stuff June 12 at Tutus ’N Heels, a one-mile walk raising money for Camp Brave Trails, an LGBTQ youth summer camp. The event, which is sponsored by Payasos L.A., the Eagle L.A., and Akbar, will culminate in an after party at Rough Trade Gear. tutusandheels.org.

The One Archives at the University of Southern California, the largest repository of LGBTQ materials in the world, is offering a virtual gallery of exhibitions throughout the month of June. Take a tour of Metanoia Online, an interactive web exhibit exploring HIV history and Black women’s contributions to AIDS activism. metanoia.onearchives.org.

Every Sunday in June, the queer party Gay Asstrology will be hosting an in-person
Gay Ass Brunch at El Cid in East Hollywood. @gayasstrology.

Organized by Los Angeles dominatrix Mistress Justine Cross, the second annual L.A. Kink Pride boasts a packed calendar of virtual events from June 4 to 13. Workshop titles include “Between the Worlds: Kinky Rituals & Magical Play,” “Dirty Talk Skills,” and “BDSMeditation Journey,” just to name a few. lakinkpride.com.

 The City of West Hollywood’s annual One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival kicked off on Harvey Milk Day, May 22, and runs through June 30. Events include virtual poetry readings, film screenings, and theater performances as well as an interactive sonic art exhibit at West Hollywood’s Plummer Park. pride.weho.org.


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