For the last five decades, June has been a month of rejoicing and uplifting the LGBTQ+ community as people come together to celebrate Pride with events, parades, music, and art.
This year's theme is "Thrive with Pride," and while many Pride activities have gone virtual thanks to Covid, there's still plenty of ways to partake in festivities, and there's even a few in person events.
Outloud: Raising Voices
Adam Lambert headlines the three day concert happening at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. Other performers include electropop duo Sofi Tukker, singer/songwriter Daya, R&B singer Saro and producer/DJ and pianist LP Giobbi, Hayley Kiyoko, rapper Mykki Blanco, indie pop duo Crush Club, Vincint, Zhavia Ward and Sam Sparro. Tickets range from $30- $150.00. Masks will be required while not eating or drinking. The event will also be livestreamed for free at twitch.tv/officiallyoutloud.
When: June 4th-6th
Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at 3911 Figueroa St., Los Angeles
Rainbow Road Art Walk
Stop by the Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Place and the Santa Monica Pier June 4th-30th to take in Art Walk--one-of-a-kind displays of installations created by LGBTQ+ artists.
When: June 4th-30th
Where: Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Place and the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
Compton Pride Festival
From noon to 6 P.M. on June 5th, tune in to see live performances that will be live streamed online. Azjah "Princess of Compton" is headlining the event. Other special guests include Jasmyne Cannick, James Wright Chanel, Foreignskrilla, Chris Hutton, Serena Infiniti and more.
When: June 5th
Where: Streamed online, Instagram, Facebook
Information: Comptom Pride Festival
Thrive with Pride Concert
The Christopher Street West Association, which is the nonprofit behind the infamous L.A. Pride Parade, won't be putting on the festival this year due to the pandemic, but the organization is producing a concert with Charli XCX. The singer will kick off L.A. Pride 2021 with a free show that will be livestreamed exclusively on TikTok.
When: June 10th
Where: Exclusively on TikTok
LGBTQ+ Pride Night at Dodger Stadium
Watch the Dogders take on the Texas Rangers June 11th and enjoy a night of celebrating the LGBTQ+ community with drink specials, a salute to LGBTQ+ Los Angeles first responders and surprise guests. Friday night fireworks will return with a mix by DJ Bowie Jane. Masks are required when not eating or drinking.
When: June 11th
Where: Dodger Stadium
Information: Los Angeles Dodgers
In addition to the events and celebrations online and around town, many Los Angeles brands are giving back to LGBTQ+ organizations to help support the community.
Erin Condren recently launched their latest PRIDE collection from four amazing LGTBQ+ artists. This collection gives back 35% of the net proceeds through the end of June 2021 to The Trevor Project. Find anything from colorful day planners, home office supplies to personalized stationary in the collection. The best-selling spiral LifePlanner™ is designed to help you reduce stress, get organized, and achieve your goals. This top-notch planner features 2021 - 2022 dated weekly, monthly, and yearly planning, productivity spreads, note pages, stickers, and so much more.
HipDot Cosmetics is offering a new Pride makeup collection with Meatball, everyone's favorite LA drag queen, called the Diamond Diva. Whether you're looking for vibrant colors, fun glitter or a matte, the palette has it all and also includes 20 sticker stencils so you can swatch your face to precise perfection. HipDot is cruelty-free and vegan. 10% of gross palatte and bundle sales will be donated to the LGBTQ Freedom Fund.
Shelter LA is donating 30% of sales from their Rainbow Tube Top to the Los Angeles LGBT Center, an organization offering programs, services and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ around the globe.
30% of sales from the Be of Love Collection going to The Trevor Project
Need some new bling? L.A. based high quality costume and fine jewelry company is donating 50% of proceeds from Rainbow Bright to The Trevor Project during the month of June and has affordable on-trend pieces with a timeless style.
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