Long Beach Easter Walk to raise money for C.A.R.E. Program

LONG BEACH — Easter Walk Long Beach is a time for drag queens dressed in their Sunday best to stroll along Broadway making stops and taking shots for charity.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Easter Walk Long Beach is an annual fundraiser for the C.A.R.E. Program, the region’s largest HIV/AIDS treatment program. All money raised will be given directly to C.A.R.E.

Several bars and businesses are hosting events leading up to the Easter stroll-a-thon, which will start at 11 a.m. and end at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, Hamburger Mary’s will host the event’s 20th anniversary party

Here are the eight venues that will participate on Sunday in Easter Walk Long Beach:

  • Hamburger Mary’s
  • Broadway Cocktails
  • Sweetwater Salon
  • The Falcon
  • The Brit
  • Mineshaft
  • Paradise Bar and Restaurant
  • Silver Fox


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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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