A sampling of West Hollywood City’s June Pride events. For a complete list visit: www.weho.org/pride.
FRIDAY, JUNE 2
LESBIANS TO WATCH OUT FOR: ‘90S L.A. ACTIVISM
Plummer Park, Long Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Opening reception June 2 from 7pm-9pm. Runs through June 30. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the National Dyke March in Washington DC and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Lesbian Avengers. These two events inspired national activist efforts and a legacy of Dyke Marches across the country. From protest and street activism to grassroots community groups, ‘90s activism in LA and WeHo reflected the energy of the decade. This exhibit tells the stories of LA queer women from groups like ACT UP LA, Queer Nation LA, Dyke March LA, the United Lesbians of African Heritage (ULOAH), Los Angeles Asian Pacific Islander Sisters (LAAPIS), Lesbianas Unidas (LU) and other organizations. It also features ‘The Lesbian Avengers: 25th Anniversary’ traveling exhibition.
SATURDAY, JUNE 3
DRAG QUEEN STORY TIME
West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., 11am. Organized by RADAR productions (the same folks who first brought Drag Queen Storytime to San Francisco’s Public Library) join the City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts and the West Hollywood Library for children’s stories and crafts.
STUART TIMMONS LGBTQ HISTORY TOUR
West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625. N. San Vicente. 11am-1pm. Written by acclaimed author/historian Stuart Timmons and directed as a performance art piece by Jason Jenn, this tour dazzled audiences in 2015 and 2016. It returns for one more special invigorating event to celebrate Stuart’s legacy and how his life’s work and research is available for all to enjoy. The tour involves a brief shuttle ride followed by a refreshingly accessible urban hike encountering over a dozen costumed characters for surprising fun and history along the way.
SUNDAY, JUNE 4
VOX FEMINA: WOMAN RISING, A TASTE OF SEASON 20
Congregation Kol Ami, 1200 N. La Brea Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90038. 3pm. This free concert combines repertoire from VOX Femina’s 20th Anniversary season, a snapshot of the organization’s past, present and future.
FRIDAY, JUNE 9
OUT THERE EXHIBIT
Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd. Opening Reception on Friday, June 9, 6-9 pm. Runs Through June 16. An all media exhibition celebrating the LGBT experience at Los Angeles Art Association during One City One Pride. Gallery hours 10am-5pm every day except Monday. Run through June 18. Free admission.
Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial, 8447 Santa Monica Blvd. 6pm. The annual Dyke March begins with a program at 7pm, and march down Santa Monica Blvd. at 8pm. More info: www.weho.org/pride.
TRANS PARTY AND #SIZZLE
West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. 7pm. More info: www.lapride.org. The LA Pride Festival grounds are partially open on Friday, and devoted to trans programming and the #SIZZLE sober area. This event is free to attend.
SATURDAY, JUNE 10
LA PRIDE FESTIVAL
West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. Runs through Sunday, June 11. More info: www.lapride.org. The LA Pride Festival has been organized by Christopher Street West (CSW) since the 1970s. This year’s line-up includes Chromeo and Brandy.
SUNDAY, JUNE 11
Begins at 8 am at Hollywood and Highland and finishes near West Hollywood Park. More info: www.resistmarch.org. This year a march will take place from Hollywood (where LA Pride was born in 1970) to West Hollywood, where LA Pride grew up. Instead of a parade celebrating our past progress, the LGBTQ+ community and its allies will march in solidarity with and on the same day as the National Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington DC.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14
RAINBOW KEY AWARDS
West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. 6pm. Free Admission. More info: www.weho.org. Since 1993, the City of West Hollywood has presented Rainbow Key Awards to those who have done outstanding work for the Gay and Lesbian community. The 2017 Rainbow Key Honorees are: Cleve Jones (former aide to Harvey Milk, author of When We Rise), JQ International (LGBTQ/Jewish organization); Eric Paul Leue (Mr. LA Leather 2014); LA Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce; Michaela Ivri Mendelsohn (Transgender activist, public speaker, and business leader); Jewel Thais-Williams (operator of Catch One, the now-legendary discothèque, where Latino and African American LGBT people were not subjected to prohibitive door policies); and Ruth Tittle (16-year member of the Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board).
Los Angeles LGBT Center’s The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038. 7:30pm. Runs through June 17. As part of the TransPride kickoff, a Big Queer Convo will take place on June 16 from 7:30-9pm, followed by a reception in the gallery from 9-10pm. An all day festival will take place on June 17 from 12-9:30pm.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17
“CELEBRATING ALL LIFE AND CREATION” POW WOW
Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.. 10am-6pm. Join Red Circle Project of AIDS Project LA for a full day of traditional Native American music, dance, crafts and food, along with HIV testing and prevention resources.
SUNDAY, JUNE 25
GO WEST SUNDAY FUNDAY MINI BALL POWERED BY REACH LA
Rage Nightclub, 8911 Santa Monica Blvd. Free admission. 3pm. Reach LA supports youth of color through the House / Ballroom Community, and have performed at MOCA and various One City One Pride events over the years. This year, they will be hosting West Hollywood’s first ever Sunday Funday Mini Ball which celebrates this year’s theme of Go West by showcasing the migration of House / Ballroom Culture from the East Coast to West Coast.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28
OUTFEST WEHO SCREENING OF “WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME?”
West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. 7:30pm. Free admission, but RSVPs are required. RSVP at: www.outfest.org/weho-series. A powerful film about musical icon Whitney Houston from acclaimed BAFTA Award winner Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney). Using behind the scenes footage, candid interviews, and performance footage, the film explores all sides of Whitney, her life, and the impact her death had on those close to her and her fans.
THURSDAY, JUNE 29
WORLD PREMIERE: “JEANNE CORDOVA: BUTCHES, LIES, AND FEMINISM”
West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. 7:30pm. Free admission. A new documentary on the life and accomplishments of activist & author Jeanne Cordova, directed by Gregorio Davila. The director and Jeanne’s partner, Lynn Harris Ballen, will participate in a post screening discussion.
THROUGH JUNE 30
ONE ARCHIVES LGBTQ HISTORY PANEL DISPLAYS
West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. The City of West Hollywood through One City One Pride has sponsored two outdoor exhibitions of LGBTQ History Panels from ONE Archives. These will be displayed during the month of June on temporary construction fencing surrounding West Hollywood Park.
For a complete list of West Hollywood’s June Pride Month events visit: www.weho.org/pride.