The 2013 event happens June 7-9 in the heart of West Hollywood and includes numerous civic activities and rallies, the annual Dyke March, as well as Sunday's parade and epic street festival. Check out all of the hot happenings below. Los Angeles Gay Pride Twitter and Los Angeles Gay Pride Facebook FRIDAY - DYKE MARCH & RALLY Celebrate the lesbian community at the Dyke March, which moves down the boulevard before returning to the LA Pride Festival grounds for a free after-party with refreshments and music from a bevy of fantastic female talent.
WHEN Friday, June 7 7:30 PM start time WHERE Intersection of Santa Monica Blvd. and San Vicente Blvd. in West Hollywood SATURDAY & SUNDAY FESTIVAL HOURS Saturday 12:00 Noon 12:00 Midnight Sunday 11:00 AM 11:00 PM ADMISSION $20 per day Held in the newly renovated West Hollywood Park, the festival is the largest gathering of the LGBT community in Southern California.
There are numerous dance tents covering everything from circuit music and Country Western to Latino and urban sounds. Erotic City educates and excites the 18+ crowd in the world of leather and kink. There are also numerous exhibitors, food and drink vendors, tons of super sexy shirtless guys, and thousands of cool people to meet.
Click here for the 2013 festival map. ENTERTAINMENT The LA Pride main stage line-up never disappoints, and this year is no exception! Headline performances are scheduled for R&B star Ciara , Chiddy Bang, '80s icons The Pointer Sisters, and dance floor diva Kat Deluna.
Multiple areas with diverse music formats include the Latino Carnival, Country Pavilion, Momentum, PRIDE Lounge , and Bill's Caf . Click here for the most up-to-date entertainment schedule. SUNDAY PRIDE PARADE START TIME - 11:00 AM More than 400,000 participants, spectators and marchers attend this emotionally charged experience down Santa Monica Blvd.
This year the Community Grand Marshall is The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force , and the Celebrity Grand Marshall is Extra TV Host, Maria Menounos. Honorees include Person of the Year, U.S. Congressman Mark Takano, and Super Bowl champ Brendon Ayanbadejo , who will receive the George Moscone Ally Award.
Click here to view the official parade route map. PARKING Permit parking in West Hollywood is removed from 7:00 AM Saturday to 7:00 AM Monday. The city suggests parking East of Fairfax, at the Pacific Design Center, the Kings Road parking structure on Santa Monica Blvd. (enter on Kings Road from Fountain), and at the Beverly Center.
NOTE: Illegally parked vehicles will be towed. BROADCAST Can't make it to LA Pride? Watch it starting at 10:30 AM, Sunday, June 9 on West Hollywood Channel 10 or LAPRIDE.org/webcast .
TRAFFIC CLOSURES Traffic will be closed on Santa Monica Blvd. between Fairfax Ave. and Doheny Dr.
starting at 6:00 AM on Sunday, June 9. Santa Monica Blvd. will re-open immediately at the end of the end of the parade, which may be as late as 4:00 PM.
As you're gearing up for this year's LA Pride event, be sure to check out the hot action captured in our 2012 galleries.
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In the immortal words of Valerie Cherish, we don't need to see that!
So we whipped up these three essential GIFs editing out the straight Spring Break foolishness and focusing on the celebrity man-marrying fantasy.
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See more photos from the Tyler Shields shoot on the following pages plus that milky money shot.
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Neither of us thinks Adam Lambert is such a person. Good, he can sing. Good, he became a national star on American Idol.
As obvious as it was that he was gay, he also remained in the closet during his meteoric rise to stardom while on the TV show. Now that he is open and out, everyone wants to play off his celebrity. Fresh off being crowned the Queen of Gay Pride in Miami Beach, he is now headed to Pittsburgh in June to play the Grand Madame in their parade.
He is a rising young gay star whose career is just beginning, and maybe someday he will take his fame and fortune and advance the cause of LGBT equality. But he has not yet done so. Therefore, seeing him on the cover of our newspaper a few weeks ago made my partner and me puke.
In fact, for all intents and purposes, consider Pier Guidugli the co-author of this column. We are 100 percent on the same page about this issue. As I have been on leave, the staff has been running the show.
You hire good people and you trust them to do the job. My business partner trusts me to make sure we get the job done. Both of us went ballistic that Lambert was on our cover.
Other than feature new makeup every day, what has this kid done to warrant a cover story? While Pier and I were fuming over the cover in the evening, our Associate Publisher, Jason Parsley, was setting up an exclusive follow up interview with Lambert for the next morning. During the interview, Lambert revealed to Parsley that he had recently broken up with his boyfriend.
Parsley is the first to get the story. Sensing the newsworthiness of this shocking revelation, Parsley goes online with it immediately. Thanks to Adam Lambert and Jason Parsley, our SFGN website crashed.
Why? Because after Parsley s story on Lambert s boy breakup went online at SFGN.com, it was picked up first by Lambert s groupies and within hours a slew of entertainment and gossip sites had picked up the story and linked back to us. Our servers could not handle the traffic.
Because Adam Lambert has become a national obsession, the story went viral, from coast to coast and into Europe. It may as well have gone galactic. My business partner and I were blown away.
Four years of publishing the Express Gay News, and four years into South Florida Gay News, and the story that takes down our website is Adam Lambert s breakup with his boyfriend? This is unreal. How shallow have we become?
The award that Lambert is getting from GLAAD is its highest honor. It s presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting gay rights. Give me a break.
This award is presented to whoever can fill the seats and make money for GLAAD at its annual fundraising dinner. Adam Lambert s continued success as one of the world s best-selling pop stars shows LGBT people that they can be themselves and make it in a mainstream industry that many feel unfairly rejects them, GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz said in a statement. Save it, please.
Struggling to find anything that Lambert has ever done for gay rights, the group noted that he spoke out for a referendum in Maryland last year upholding a gay marriage law. Oh, he also wore a purple shirt on Spirit Day last year. Adam Lambert has become an openly gay world-class performer and is a remarkably talented singer and songwriter.
In truth, there is really no legitimate reason he should not be on our cover. We have featured entertainers before, and he was the grand marshal of Miami Beach pride. There was a local angle to feature him in South Florida.
Still, folks, let s marshal our senses. Adam Lambert may be a Grammy nominee, a Billboard 200 artist, and he may sleep with other men, but he has not made a career promoting gay rights. He has made a career promoting himself, his music, and his albums.
GLAAD is sucking off that publicity and fame to line their own pockets, instead of choosing someone worthy of that award. GLAAD needs to get its priorities straight. Stop awarding celebrities and acknowledge the unheralded champions of justice that fight the good fight for LGBT justice everyday.
There are many out there. Meanwhile, thanks Adam. Because of you our website got more hits and a spike we had never received anything like ever before.
Break up more often, and when you do give Mr. Parsley a call. A publisher's editorial by Norm Kane in South Florida Gay News.
Brilliant and hilarious.
A rare moment of candour like this is surely worth printing in full?
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In this episode (and especially on Untucked) we got to see Roxxxy Andrews as petty, cruel, and most tellingly ... insecure . Her constant berating of Jinkx hit its apex this week, and she sadly brought Detox down to her level.
That being said, this was not the best week for Jinkx in the competition, and she deserved to be in the bottom two, where she battled it out with Detox. Fortunately for Jinkx, they have to lip-synch to the weird and fabulous Yma Sumac , which is a perfect fit. Detox is sent home, which is sad, but on the bright side, it leads to this: So the final three is set, with Alaska, Roxxxy, and Jinkx competing to be America's Next Drag Superstar.
Who's your pick?
Check out last night's episode.
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They say that this deadly, winking, sniggering, snuggling, chromium-plated, scent-impregnated, luminous, quivering, giggling, fruit-flavored, mincing, ice-covered heap of mother love has had the biggest reception and impact on London since Charlie Chaplin arrived at the same station, Waterloo, on September 12, 1921. "This appalling man - and I use the word appalling in no other than its true sense of terrifying - has hit this country in a way that is as violent as Churchill receiving the cheers on V-E Day. "He reeks with emetic language that can only make grown men long for a quiet corner, an aspidistra, a handkerchief, and the old heave-ho. Without doubt, he is the biggest sentimental vomit of all time. Slobbering over his mother, winking at his brother, and counting the cash at every second, this superb piece of calculating candy-floss has an answer for every situation. "There must be something wrong with us that our teenagers longing for sex and our middle aged matrons fed up with sex alike should fall for such a sugary mountain of jingling claptrap wrapped up in such a preposterous clown".
Lee won, quipping "I cried all the way to the bank" . Expect a sluice of articles on Lee as the biopic Behind The Candelabra approaches. That's fine by me - I think he's wonderful and find him endlessly fascinating.
Partly as he's the greatest example of how the door to the celebrity closet is rarely slammed shut, it's just open to different degrees. Continue reading