Guide to Long Beach Pride 2017: Here is everything you need to know

Participants in the 2016 Long Beach Pride Parade march along Ocean Boulevard. Photo: screen grab from City of Long Beach video.

LONG BEACH — Say it loud and say it proud — It’s time for pride.

This weekend is the 34th Annual Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Pride Festival and Pride, and Q Voice News has all the details.


Long Beach has more than a dozen LGBTQ bars and clubs. Do you know where they are?

A couple of events take place the day before the festival starts.


The festival starts today. Where is it? What are the rules?


Sunday funday is also parade day, and day two of the festival.


About the author

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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