Watch Live Feed Event Information:. Los Angeles celebrates Gay Pride in mid-June June 10 to 12 in , to honor what many consider to be one of the foremost events in the history of lesbian and gay rights, the Stonewall Riots. Over , will participate in this emotionally charged gathering showcasing the colorful diversity and creative community participation of the LGBT community. Although one of several gay pride parades that took place that day around the United States, this was the only "street closing" gay pride parade held in something emulated by the other parades the following year.
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Pride parades also known as pride marches , pride events , and pride festivals are outdoor events celebrating lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender , non-binary and queer LGBTQ social and self acceptance, achievements, legal rights , and pride. The events also at times serve as demonstrations for legal rights such as same-sex marriage. The events became annual and grew internationally. In , New York and the world celebrated the largest international Pride celebration in history: Stonewall 50 - WorldPride NYC , produced by Heritage of Pride commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots , with five million attending in Manhattan alone. In , the gay rights protest movement was visible at the Annual Reminder pickets, organized by members of the lesbian group Daughters of Bilitis , and the gay men's group Mattachine Society. Mattachine members were also involved in demonstrations in support of homosexuals imprisoned in Cuban labor camps.
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The small but bustling city of West Hollywood, which is completely encircled by the city of Los Angeles , has come to be identified as one of the world's great gay meccas. A good many of its nearly 35, residents are gay, and the city contains the greatest concentration of gay-popular hotels , restaurants, shops, and bars in greater Los Angeles. For gay visitors to L. For a guide to the gay scene in L. West Hollywood is a sunny desert city that receives little rain and only limited humidity.
But this year, organizers are returning to its political roots with the Resist March. The first parade took place in Hollywood — at a time when gay sex was actually illegal in California. It was organized to commemorate the Stonewall riots, an uprising triggered by a police raid of a gay bar in New York City. That event sparked gay-rights protests. Attendees celebrated the California Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage in the state.