South Gate, CA First LGBTQ Pride Festival Coming in 2020


(Photo: Denise Diaz, Vice Mayor for the City of South Gate)

The City of South Gate is working to bring an LGBTQ+ Pride event to the Southeast Los Angeles area, reports ABC 7.

“Really thrilled that I am fortunate to have great neighboring colleagues that are also going to come on board and we are going to have the first-ever Southeast Pride,” said Denise Diaz, Vice Mayor for the City of South Gate.

Neighboring cities are collaborating to make this happen for its LGBTQ+ residents, Diaz says, reports ABC 7.

“It’s a community that has told me that needs more support in the Southeast and in South Gate,” said Diaz. “They told me they have to go to Long Beach or West Hollywood to find resources, or to feel comfortable.”

They have also partnered up with the Latino Equality Alliance, an organization serving the Latinx LGBT community, to help plan the event.

Expect the Southeast Pride event to take place on April 2020.