During the month of June, cities across the country host spectacular pride parades and festivals to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. Back on June 28, 1969, a series of spontaneous demonstrations in Manhattan launched the history of lesbian and gay rights. Now, decades later, this movement has helped legalize marriage equality in many states, including California. Los Angeles Pride began in 1970, only a year after those momentous riots took place. Today, the festival is a huge event that brings together not only those who identify as LGBT but also the supportive straight allies.
For the full weekend of June 12-14, honor the progress that has been made, celebrate diversity, and see some self-expression that's loud and proud. Produced by Christopher Street West, you'll find all this festive fun in West Hollywood. Home to a diverse community, this vibrant, trendy area is nestled near our contemporary boutique hotel.
On Friday night, get the celebrations started with the LA Pride "Lavender Menace" Free Friday Celebration of Women. From around 5 p.m. to midnight, the festivities will get under wraps with the Dyke March, a drumming circle, women on motorcycles, notable community speakers, and A-list DJs and entertainers including Mary Lambert and Betty Who. Come out on Saturday from noon until midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for full days of LA Pride festival fun at West Hollywood Park. (The festival is $20 per day.) Sunday will start with the annual Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade, bringing a procession of colorful costumes and flamboyant floats along Santa Monica Boulevard. Book a stylish room or suite at our hotel to celebrate Pride Week in first-class style and join this massive street party. You can plan your stay at http://www.elanhotel.com/.