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May 2019

May 12 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
Hollywood Museum, 1660 N Highland Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States

REEL TO REAL: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQs in Hollywood

With more than 500 artifacts and spanning 100 years, this exciting exhibit is a salute to the LGBTQ community’s contributions to the entertainment industry. It is  an educational, entertaining and, informative retrospective of LGBTQ images in film, TV, and new digital platforms featuring costumes, props, photos, and iconic imagery all telling the story of the milestones and influence that LGBTQ characters and plot lines have had in Hollywood from early stereotypes in silent films to modern-day representations.   Wednesdays –…

May 18 - May 19
Marina Green Park, 450 E Shoreline Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802

Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Celebration

This years theme – A Million Moments of Pride, celebrates the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. This is a  two-day LGBTQ+ event with live music, community programming, food, and drinks from local eateries. The Long Beach Pride Festival is inclusive and strives to promote an environment that is free from prejudice and bias.   11:000 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Long Beach, Pine Ave between 4th and 6th
Long Beach, CA United States

Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Parade

The parade day starts off at 8:00 a.m. with the Shoreline Front Runners Pride Run on Junipero Avenue at Ocean Boulevard. The run will be along the beach path. At 9:30 a.m., join the action at Parade Central, on Ocean Blvd., between Junipero and Cherry. There will be lots of prize giveaways which include free Long Beach Gay Pride Festival tickets, tee shirts, and much more! At 10:30 a.m. the parade kicks off! With fabulous entries, it’s a spectacular street…

May 22 - June 30
West Hollywood, Santa Monica Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA United States

One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival

Each year the City of West Hollywood celebrates LGBTQ Pride through art and history, focusing on telling the stories of our community and history. Events take place from Harvey Milk Day (May 22) to June 30. This year the theme is ‘Love is Love.’   Check the website for dates, locations, times, and prices.

May 22 - June 30
Check website for venues, CA United States

One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival

Each year the City of West Hollywood celebrates pride with its One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, which runs from between Harvey Milk Day (May 22) through the end of June Pride month (June 30). The theme for 2019 is “Love is Love,” celebrating the universal bond that unites us especially during this 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall riots.

May 22 - June 30
West Hollywood, Santa Monica Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA United States

Everyone Deserves (A) Love (Poem)

On this 50th anniversary of Stonewall, West Hollywood will transform into a literary salon of love, with a diverse group of queer poets on typewriters helping residents convert their unique love stories into poetry. Anyone may commission and take home a love poem from a testament to the idea that love is love, and every love story is worth a poem.    May 22, 6:30 p.m., at the One City One Pride kickoff June 7, 6:00 p.m., at the Dyke…

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States

One City One Pride Kickoff & Harvey Milk Day Celebration: “Dear Harvey” Reading

Join the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division for the official kick-off of One City One Pride and the City’s official Harvey Milk Day celebration featuring a free staged reading of Patricia Loughrey’s “Dear Harvey.” The play is produced and directed by Michael Shepperd of Celebration Theatre, LA’s oldest LGBTQ theatre founded in 1982. Extensively researched, this documentary-style ensemble play recounts the life and lasting impact of groundbreaking activist and politician Harvey Milk, as told by the people who knew…

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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West Hollywood, Santa Monica Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA United States

Let Love Flourish: Queer Poetry Pop-up

The Poetry Pop-up is a spoken word celebration of historic LGTBQ poets. Performance artist Jason Jenn brings their passionate words to spirited life for the public to enjoy in the streets of West Hollywood in special appearances throughout the 40-day One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. The presentations employ elaborately styled costumes and various theatrical techniques while illuminating audiences about the authors’ lives and their historical conditions.   May 22, 6:30 p.m., at the One City One Pride kickoff…

May 24 - October 11
West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States

Where Love is Illegal

Being LGBTQ is still illegal in 70 countries, and our communities face discrimination, persecution, and violence around the world. Award-winning photographer Robin Hammond’s Where Love is Illegal project has documented the stories and images of many individuals from these countries. Robin Hammond has dedicated his career to documenting human rights and development issues through long-term photographic projects. He has won numerous awards for his work, including four Amnesty International Awards and several other prestigious prizes.

May 25 - May 26
Renberg Theatre The Village at Ed Gould Plaza LA LGBT Center, 1125 N. McCadden Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States

“I Do,” New Stages LGBTQ Seniors Theatre Project

An evening of stories and music with LGBTQ seniors celebrating gay marriage and relationships. This musical is developed through a workshop process and incorporates the real-life stories of the participants under the guidance of teaching artists.   Saturday 7:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m. Free, RSVP required


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