Inaugural WeHo Pride celebrates with bands, parade, ferris wheel

The inaugural WeHo Pride debuted with dozens of bands, parade, street fair, and ferris June 3-5 wheel around West Hollywood Park.

 

Festival-goers were happy to be back at the first in-person Pride event in West Hollywood in three years. The previous Pride event at WeHo Park was organized by LA Pride in 2019.

WeHo Pride messaging and signage emphasizes “liberty, diversity, inclusion, and progress for all.”

Jeff Consoletti, Founder and CEO of JJLA, which organized WeHp Pride, described how best to do the fest, with two music stages w diverse performers, Ferris wheel, street fair, Sunday parade, in our backstage interview on Friday afternoon.

 

MUSIC

Lil Kim and Jessie J headlined the main stage.

Diverse performers played the Unity Stage at PDC.

PARADE

The WeHo Pride Parade on Sunday: community and neighborhood organizations.

The Abbey and Chapel featured a float with more than a dozen of its famous go-go dancers. The Abbey has long been a epicenter and home base for WeHo’s LGBTQ+ community. Musical Mondays have returned with karaoke on Monday, as well as Drag Queen Mondays. 

Andrew Christian models showcased patriotic USA flag underwear.

Qwerty Gamers promoted LGBTQ+ safe spaces and communities in video games. It’s a much needed resource in the unfortunately often toxic anti-LGBTQ online gaming space.

 


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