One of the premiere Pride events nationwide, Long Beach attracts over 80,000 participants during the two-day celebration.
BY ORLY LYONNE
The Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Celebration, “Reflections of Pride,” will be held on May 17 & 18, 2014 from 11am – 11pm along Shoreline Drive.
The annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, May 18th, with step off at 10:30am on scenic Ocean Blvd at Lindero Avenue and will include over 150 entries.
Performers this year include Kelly Rowland, CeCe Peniston, Cazwell, Dev and many others.
Over the past several years, the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Celebration has become one of the premiere Pride events nationwide now attracting over 80,000 participants over the two-day celebration. This year’s Gay Pride Celebration includes six large dance and performance areas.
Performers this year include Kelly Rowland, CeCe Peniston, Cazwell, Pamela Williams, Mr. Nikki, Lady Jazmynne, Merril Crump, Dev, Jay Justified and many others.
Kicking off the parade on Sunday, May 18th, will be the Grand Parade Marshal – entertainment correspondent Ross Mathews (Hello Ross).
Selected as the “Morris Kight” Political Grand Marshal is a strong supporter of the Long Beach LGBTQ community, the honorable Mayor Bob Foster. The Female Community Grand Marshal is community servant and non-violence advocate Giovanna Martinez. The Male Community Grand Marshal is community leader and co-owner of the only International gay iconic restaurant chain Hamburger Mary’s, Dale Warner.
Chosen for the “Whitey Littlefield” Community Bridge Building Award is the honorable Chief of Police from the Long Beach Police Department, Jim McDonnell, and for Grand Marshal Special Recognition is The Center of Long Beach’s own Kyle Bullock.
For more information and updates go to www.longbeachpride.com