By the City of West Hollywood:
West Hollywood, May 22 – June 30, 2014 One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival (aka 40 Days of Pride through the Arts)
Each year, the City of West Hollywood celebrates Pride month through the artistic contributions of our community with the One City One Pride Arts Festival. This year, the One City One Pride Arts Festival will run from Harvey Milk Day (May 22) through the end of June.
2014’s festival theme: ‘I Do’
On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court rendered decisions allowing for marriage equality in California and striking down the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 as unconstitutional.
In celebration of the one year anniversary of this monumental day, and of the hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed in the City of West Hollywood in the days following this historic decision, the theme for the 2014 West Hollywood LGBTQ Arts Festival is ‘I Do.’
‘I Do’ represents an affirmation, a promise, a commitment, and a celebration of love.
Just a small handful of highlights include:
- May 22 to June 30: Love is Love: The Five Year Road to Marriage, a special exhibition celebrating the struggle for marriage equality with a reception on Harvey Milk Day, May 22, from 7pm – 9pm. On view at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. through July. RSVP here.
- May 31, 8:00 to 11:00 pm – ONE Night, a spectacular outdoor digital art event in WeHo Park featuring projections on an inflatable balloon and music & dance performances produced in collaboration with ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, EZTV and LA ACM-SIGGRAPH. Its too hard to describe just watch this video.
- June 21, 2:30 to 6:30 pm – A Midsummer Afternoon’s Queer Wedding Reception. You, the audience, are the guests at a special wedding reception featuring some of LA County’s most cutting edge queer musicians and performance artists curated by Planet Queer and Apt 3F. Free admission, Plummer Park in the Fiesta Hall courtyard. Followed closely by ‘Behold the Bridegrooms’ an exploration of the poetry of James Broughton at 7pm.
Of course the biggest event happening during Pride is the LA Pride Parade and Festival produced by our community partner Christopher Street West on June 7 and 8. (along with several free to the community events in the days just prior).
For details, tickets and the entertainment line-up, visit www.lapride.org.
Please attend Mayor John D’Amico’s Pride Kick-off celebration in partnership with CSW on June 4!
Artist and volunteer opportunities… check out our current opportunities here.
Visit www.gogaywesthollywood.com for info on hotels, nightlife and more!
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