LA Pride 2019: Universal Studios Hollywood to host LGBT night

Universal Studios Hollywood LGBT Night

For the third consecutive year, Universal Studios Hollywood will be open after hours and host a kick off event leading up to LA Pride. Photo: prayitno, Flickr

For the third consecutive year, Universal Studios Hollywood will be open after hours and host an LGBT night leading up to LA Pride.

Universal Studios LGBT night

Pride Is Universal ticket holders will receive access to the theme park at 4 p.m. (2 p.m. for express ticket holders) and exclusive after-hours, full park access from 9 p. m. to 2 a.m. with live DJs, dance clubs, cash bars, and character meet and greets.

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LA Pride Festival will take place June 8 and June 9 in West Hollywood at the West Hollywood Park and along part of Santa Monica Boulevard. The LA Pride Parade will march down Santa Monica Boulevard June 9.

LA Dodgers LGBT night

Pride Is Universal is the second partnership Christopher Street West, the nonprofit that produces LA Pride, has announced this month regarding events leading up the LGBTQ celebration.

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ will host its annual LGBT Night May 31.

Los Angeles Dodgers to host 7th annual LGBT Night


The event is also a fundraiser for Christopher Street West. Apart from raising funds to help the group prepare for its 50th anniversary celebration next year, a portion of the proceeds will benefit three of Christopher Street West’s philanthropic efforts.

  • Casa del Sol, a joint project with APLA Health that launched in 1993, that provides low-income housing to people living with HIV/AIDS
  • PLATform, a policy, leadership, and advocacy training program for the transgender community
  • Glass Endow Scholarship, a grant program started in 1990, for USC students to help them conduct or present research affirming the important role the LGBTQ community plays in society

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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