WEST HOLLYWOOD – The City of West Hollywood celebrates one year of marriage equality with “40 Days of Pride Through the Arts.” The 40 day long event begins on May 22, Harvey Milk Day and continues on until the end of the month of June.


The city of West Hollywood recounted in a press release the Supreme Court’s ruling that allowed marriage equality on June 26, 2013, removing the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 as unconstitutional. To celebrate the one year anniversary of the ruling, the city of West Hollywood has themed the festival ‘I Do.’


Starting Thursday, May 22, a special exhibition and reception of the film “Love is Love: The Five Year Road to Marriage” will be shown from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library located on 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard in West Hollywood, CA. The documentary film and community awareness project that followed the “grassroots LGBT activism in Southern California.” To RSVP to the event visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/451913628244283.


The screening of “Love is Love” will be available through the month of July during the library’s regular hours: Monday – Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays.


The highlight of the Festival will be the Pride is the LA Pride Parade and Festival which will take place on Friday, June 6 and Sunday, June 8. The parade will take place at West Hollywood Park located on 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard in West Hollywood, CA.


Kicking off the parade is the Lavender Menace, which is an event celebrating women. Mary Lambert who provided the chorus for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ song “Same Love” will be in attendance at Friday’s event along with Betty, who sang the song “Somebody Loves You” or it’s usage of a same gender wedding proposal in a video filmed at Home Depot. 


To see more events the city of West Hollywood has planned, visit: http://www.weho.org/residents/arts-and-culture/one-city-one-pride-lgbtq-arts-festival/one-city-one-pride-2014-calendar/-curm-5/-cury-2014. For more information on the “I Do” Festival visit: http://www.weho.org/residents/arts-and-culture/one-city-one-pride-arts-festival.