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How to celebrate and support Pride in Los Angeles

Heather Newgen

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.

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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

Information: weareoutloud.com

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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

Information: smpride.com

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.

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Erin Condren Pride CollectionErin Condren

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.

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Meatball with her new Pride Collection at HipDotHipDot

Shelter LA Apparel

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.

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Rainbow Tube TopShelter LA

Soul Journey Jewelry

30% of sales from the Be of Love Collection going to The Trevor Project

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Yellow Sapphire bracelet from the Be of Love CollectionSoul Journey Jewelry

Stella and Bow

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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Stella & Bow's Rainbow Bright CollectionStella & Bow

Celeb fans include: Taylor Swift, Sophia Bush, Chelsea Handler, Whitney Port, Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Joey King, Brie Larson, Michelle Trachtenberg, Janelle Monet, among many others.

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Heather Newgen has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 2004 and covers a variety of topics including travel, lifestyle, all things Hollywood related, fun things to do in and around LA and human interest stories. In addition, she travels the world volunteering and launched The Voluntourist in 2017 to inspire others to give back responsibly. She lives in Los Angeles with her dog Murphy, but you'll often find them in Joshua Tree on weekends. Follow her @iamthevoluntourist

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