West Hollywood News
Taking place on during the weekend of June 7-9 at
The parade, which started at 11 a.m. on Sunday, included over 400,000 participants. The streets filled the
Christopher Street West Association Inc. steadily plans this festival each year. Their goal each year is to provide “a mission aimed at building the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force trains activists, aids state and local organizations in building campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation,” as stated on their LA Pride and Proud Of It event website.
The Parade Grand Marshal is thought to be the highlight of the LA Pride Festival. Maria Menounos has been asked to host the parade because of her notable efforts put towards the causes and goals of the LGBT community. Menounos showed her activism towards anti-bullying, HIV/AIDS and equality.
Each year, this event embodies the joint concerns of equality, diversity, community and of course, the united rights of gay pride.
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