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Gallery: Angelenos celebrate the Pride Parade in West Hollywood

By Rachel Hefner

June 12, 2019 2:35 pm

On Sunday, Christopher Street West Association Inc. hosted its annual LA Pride Parade on Santa Monica Boulevard. The two-hour event has drawn thousands of participants and spectators to the streets of West Hollywood since its start in 1970.

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Detective Richard Curry helps kick off the LA Pride Parade with fellow officers from the LA County Sheriff's Department. Various county officials and members of the LAPD, led by LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, introduced the parade with an expression of unity with the city’s residents.

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A young participant dons bright makeup as part of the MAC Cosmetics product demonstration. MAC participants waved various signs that read, ‘’Glam for acceptance’’ and ''#Maclovespride.’’

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A member of the float honoring Phill Wilson, the founder of the Black AIDS Institute, peeks out from a multicolored Volkswagen Beetle. This year, LA Pride nominated Phill Wilson and the Los Angeles LGBT Center grand marshal of the parade.

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Representatives of The Walt Disney Company march through the streets of West Hollywood, engaging with the crowd, handing out stickers and stopping for photos. Disney imagineer Bob Gurr (not pictured), known for engineering of some of Disneyland’s most famous rides, also made an appearance alongside Disney’s various group dancers and street performers.

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Members of the crowd wave American and Pride flags outside the West Hollywood restaurant Connie & Ted’s. Participants in the parade danced and sang with members in the crowd while tossing them bracelets, beads and stickers.

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A hidden onlooker peeks through the window at Employees Only LA, a restaurant and bar on Santa Monica Boulevard. Due to West Hollywood’s mixture of residential and commercial spaces, spectators enjoyed views of the parade from the various restaurants, coffee shops and homes that comprise this region of LA.

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Representatives of Amazon’s ''Transparent'' television series dance atop a float advertising the show’s season finale.

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A dancer pauses atop The Abbey float to strike a pose. Advertising The Chapel at The Abbey, a famous gay bar in West Hollywood, dancers performed surrounded by crepe paper replicas of church walls.

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A parade participant stops to engage with the crowd, snapping photos with audience members and dancing alongside cheering spectators.

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A member of The Trevor Project’s demonstration marches enrobed in the organization’s key logo. The Trevor Project, founded by the creators of the short film titled ''Trevor,'' is a national organization which seeks to provide crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQ youth.

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Members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles sing and perform in unison. GMCLA has maintained a focus on impacting the LA community through its musical productions and outreach since its start 40 years ago.

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LA based DJ, radio host and television host Hannah Rad dances atop a float representing ASOS clothing company and Glaad, a media company focused on promoting the LGBTQ community in mainstream media outlets. Joining Rad on the float was singer and YouTube personality Rebecca Black (not pictured), who drew the attention of fans in the crowd.

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Khuong Lam, better known as Glamda the Fabulous, shows off this year’s rainbow-themed dress. After donning a creative take on President Donald Trump in years past, Lam’s dresses have become a staple production for the LA Pride Parade.

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A crowd member interacts with parade participants, snapping photos of the parade’s various unique performers. Spectators were encouraged to don their most colorful outfits for the event.

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Engulfed in bubbles and confetti, a parade participant waves a colorful flag which promotes the Glaad campaign, ‘’Queer Frontier.’’

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Members of the Macy’s demonstration for Pride wear the classic Macy’s star logo, reinvented to portray the vibrant Pride colors.

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Representing Wells Fargo, a parade participant hands out rainbow flags to the crowd. The Wells Fargo Pride campaign called ‘’You are Empowerful’’ promotes both self love and the ability to empower others to do the same.

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Postmates arrives on the scene with dancers clad in pizza-themed bikinis and a colorful representative presiding over the festivities. Postmates has reportedly committed to donating $10,000 to the Human Rights Campaign’s effort to protect members of the LGBTQ community.

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