Los Angeles Pride: A Visual Tour

Being a polysemic word, Pride means something noticeably different between members of the LGBT community. Whether it is getting the masses to sign a human rights petition, dressing in drag as a cultural protest, being able to safely hold hands with a loved one in public, or donning a colorful ensemble, these acts represent Pride. L.A. Pride is a smorgasbord of all of the above times twenty.

The event was held on Sunday, June 9, 2013 and featured a magical parade with rainbow confetti, crowned princesses, and butch Prince Charmings. The festival, immediately following, catered to all of the subgenres within the community. A nice addition to Pride this year was Momentum, an large-scale light and interactive installation in collaboration with ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Impact Stories, The Mazer Lesbian Archives, The Lavender Effect, and The Colors of Compassion. Momentum was curated by the queer art non-profit, INSTALL:WeHo.

The video below is a visual tour of L.A Pride.

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Victor Yates

Writer and blogger Victor Yates’ work has appeared in the anthology, ‘For Colored Boys’ and in Windy City Times, GBM News, SGL Weekly, The Voice, The Catalyst, and Prism. His first novel is set to be released by Addison Craft Publishing.

2 thoughts on “Los Angeles Pride: A Visual Tour

  • June 11, 2013 at 6:05 pm
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    This is so well edited and has a great collection of music, color, life, culture and beauty.

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    • June 13, 2013 at 10:38 am
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      Thank you Jonathan.

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