LA Black Pride 2019 to host a beach party at Will Rodgers State Beach

LA Black Pride 2019

James Wright Channel will host LA Black Pride at Will Rodgers State Park. Photo: BET screengrab.

LA Black Pride takes place this weekend with a beach party.

It will be located at Will Rodgers State Beach at lifeguard station five from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Entry is $10.

James Wright Channel will host the event.

Special guest DJs:  TLA Storm, Nhandi (formerly DJ Young 1), AZ Marie, Ben, and West B.

Vendors and food trucks will be on site.

Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs, coolers, tents, “and anything else you need to have a fabulous time” for this party at the beach.

Activities include volleyball, a hot body contest, and best tent setup.

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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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