Guide to LA Pride 2017: Everything you need to know about the festival, Resist March

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Come out, come out wherever you are.

This weekend is the 47th Annual LA Pride, and Q Voice News has all the details. It should go without saying — Everyone is welcome at all these events.  Everyone has always been welcome at Pride events and festivities. 

FRIDAY

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

The Dyke March will take place at Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial.

  • 6 p.m. – Protest-sign and pin-making workshop will start.
  • 7 p.m. – Rally will begin.
  • 8 p.m. – March on Santa Monica Boulevard from Holloway Drive to San Vicente Boulevard and back. The march will be led by the Nasty Women’s Drum Circle of Long Beach.

LA Dodgers to host official LA Pride kickoff party with LGBT night

Looking for something away from WeHo? Head to downtown Los Angeles. The Boulet Brothers will host Queen Kong at Precinct.

SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

It’s time for the Resist March, and day two of the festival.

  • Everything you need to know about the Resist March
  • You need to know Alexei Romanoff, LA Pride’s grand marshal
  • Want to listen to music? Brandy is headlining
  • Here’s info on the Latin stage, where the performers include Ninel Conde and Ana Victoria and Valentina from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

This weekend is the 47th Annual LA Pride celebration, which includes a two-day festival. The Pride Parade has been replaced with a Resist March. In this 2015 photo, people prepare to enter the festival. Photo credit: Joshua Barash

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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 LGBT 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 LGBT students.