CSW LA Gay Pride Parade info

June 12, 2011

 

Christopher Street West (CSW)'s 41st Annual LA Gay Pride Festival and Parade, June 10, 11, & 12 in West Hollywood, California

 

Time & Route

One of the largest and most inclusive parades in Los Angeles, the LA PRIDE Parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 12.

It travels westbound along Santa Monica Blvd., from Crescent Heights Blvd., to the main entrance of the LA PRIDE Festival at San Vicente Blvd.

Over 400,000 will participate in this emotionally charged gathering showcasing the colorful diversity and creative community participation of the LGBT community.

Attendees should plan to arrive early.

Traffic will be closed on Santa Monica Blvd. between Fairfax Ave. and Doheny Dr. starting at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday June 12.

Santa Monica Blvd. will re-open immediately at the end of the end of the Parade, which may be as late as 4:00 p.m.



CSW's LA Gay Pride Festival and Parade – only in West Hollywood. Photo by WeHo News.

Parking

Parking and traffic congestion on Parade day in West Hollywood is impossible at best; any vehicles parked illegally will be towed away.

Suggested parking areas include East of Fairfax, Pacific Design Center, the Kings Road parking structure, and the Beverly Center.

Parking permits in West Hollywood are waived from 7:00 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011 to 7:00 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2011.

 

Special Services

Christopher Street West will provide a prime, covered, viewing area on the parade route, with a special parking area for people with disabilities.

Parking will be close to the viewing area and will not be blocked off in case you wish or need to leave before the end of the parade.

This service is free of charge and is available ONLY by special permit.

Permits and directions to the parking and viewing areas can be obtained by contacting the Christopher Street West office at (323) 969-8302 x18 by June 3, 2011.

Broadcast


TUNE IN 10:30 a.m., Sunday, June 12, 2011

West Hollywood Channel 10 or LAPRIDE.org/webcast

Weho Logo

Brought to viewers through the generous support of Time Warner Cable and the City of West Hollywood, the 2011 LA PRIDE Pre-Show and Live Parade Broadcast hosts will be sharing the stage with parade judges, celebrity appearances and featured community guests.

The Broadcast stage is located at the Veterans Triangle on Santa Monica Blvd. and Holloway Dr. The Live Parade Broadcast will air on Time Warner Cable Channel 10 in West Hollywood, streamed on the web at LAPRIDE.org/webcast and also be re-broadcasted throughout the day.

This expanding production delivers the palpable excitement, heartfelt sentiments and meaningful messages of support as thousands march in support of greater humanitarian values encapsulated within the PRIDE Movement.



Don’t miss this birds-eye-view of the largest gathering of the LGBT community in Southern California!

 

Silent Celebration




Performance at LA Pride 2010. Photo by WeHo News.

The spirit of PRIDE has been building in size and importance to the vital role it serves on behalf of legal equality and social acceptance for all members of the human race.

Now is the time for the entire LGBT family to rise against persecution, discrimination and oppression.

There is so much we can accomplish through this action of peaceful protest to remember those who are no longer with us, or cannot be here today, to celebrate those that fought for Pride and the freedoms we now enjoy and to think of those who cannot celebrate Pride and remain oppressed.

Join your brothers and sisters for a moment of silence at exactly 12:00 Noon (PDT) on Sunday, June 12, 2011 during the annual LA PRIDE Parade and Live Broadcast.

There are people who have sacrificed their lives in service of the Pride Movement and there so much more to be accomplished.

After the moment of silence, make noise!! Let’s whoop, holler, and yell so loud that we are heard all the way to the Capitol, to let the world know that we demand equal rights as guaranteed in our constitution!



Micky's contingent in Pride Parade 2010. Photo by WeHo News.

Whether you are one of over 400,000 participants along the parade route, one of 2,000,000 home viewers, or anywhere in the world, please spread the word to your friends, neighbors and families.

Ask them to partake in this special moment when all are invited to gather in support for a relentless and united spirit for the betterment of all human conditions.

 

Festival


Saturday 12:00 Noon – 12:00 Midnight

Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

During the renovation under the City of West Hollywood Park Master Plan, and building of the new West Hollywood Library, the LA PRIDE Festival will take place with an exciting new format within West Hollywood Park, on San Vicente Blvd. from Santa Monica Blvd. to Melrose Ave.

Festival Admission

Get your tickets
 HERE!

 



No telling what or whom you'll find marching in a Gay Pride Parade these days. Photo by WeHo News.

Beverages

A wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available. Beverages purchased at CSW Beverage Booths may only be purchased via drink tickets.

Drink tickets may be purchased for $1.00 each at a variety of locations within the festival grounds. Over 21 Wristbands are required to consume any alcoholic beverages.

You must be 21 years old and possess valid ID in order to purchase, consume or possess any alcoholic beverages.

Exhibitors

This is YOUR time to be celebrated, entertained and informed by visiting more than 150 exhibitor tents at the LA PRIDE Festival here for your enjoyment.

Take advantage of one of the largest gatherings of local LGBT community groups, social organizations, artisans, activities and specialized businesses in the Greater Los Angeles Area supporting of the PRIDE family.

First Aid

The large RED CROSS on the festival map marks the location of the First Aid Station. Medical teams will also be available at both entrances, as well as throughout the festival lot, and can be identified by their uniforms and medical insignias.

Animal Companions/Pets

Due to Health Department rules, ABSOLUTELY NO PETS are allowed on the festival site. The ONLY exception is for certified assisting animals. This rule applies to all pets – exotic as well as domestic.

Safety

West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies, private security and volunteer “safety” monitors will be in abundance and constantly roving the festival site. In the event a problem should arise, please ask for assistance.

Special Services

ASL Interpreters will be available for the deaf and hearing-impaired near the Main Stage of the festival site. Interpreters can be requested for all areas of the festival with staged performances.

ADA Accessibility 

Christopher Street West is dedicated to ensuring full access to all individuals, regardless of disability. Individuals requiring assistance should visit the INFORMATION BOOTH during the event.

Information Booth

The INFORMATION BOOTH will be located just inside the festival entrance on San Vicente Blvd. just south of Santa Monica Blvd.