Los Angeles Pride Was THIS BIG

Author: , June 10th, 2013

Gay Pride FlagLos Angeles held its annual pride celebration this last weekend, and it was HUGE. WEHO News reports:

With 130 entrants in West Hollywood’s LA Gay Pride Parade 2013 flowing down the city’s main drag, we were hard put to photograph all of them and even harder put to choose from the hundreds of shots we took of the (long) day. It was a joyous occasion that showed the LGBT community in all its diversity, the actuality far different than the critics who slammed the parade and festival before it even happened as an “outdated, adolescent mess.”

In that piece journalist Patrick Range McDonald, writing for the LA Weekly, posed a set of questions last week – “Are we celebrating some kind of pre-AIDS, 1970s version of the gay experience? When sexual liberation in gay culture was just as important — and justifiably so — as equality? Are we coming off passe and immature by still celebrating our gay heritage as if we’re a bunch of horny, drunk 19-year-olds who came out of the closet a few weekends ago? “The short answer to those questions is an unqualified yes…”

Hit the link above for photos of the happy event.

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Out at Universal Studios to Coincide With L.A. Pride

Author: , May 10th, 2013

Universal Studios FloridaA brand-new gay event – Out at Universal Studios – debuts next month to coincide with Los Angeles pride. SDGLN has the details:

Taking place Saturday, June 8, Universal Studios Hollywood theme park will close for the general public at 9 m and remain open exclusively for OUT at Universal guests until 1 am. Event guests can enjoy rides including Transformers 3D: The Ride, Revenge of the Mummy and The Simpsons along with other park attractions including an outside dance area with live DJ’s and performances. As an added bonus, the OUT at Universal ticket price includes admission to the park earlier in the day before the private event begins. Guests may arrive to the park any time after 3 pm and enjoy all of the additional shows and attractions at the park before the private OUT at Universal celebration begins at 9 pm.

It’s a great way to see the Park, surrounded by thousands of your closest family.

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