Christina Aguilera to headline LA Pride in the Park concert

LA Pride in the Park Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera will headline LA Pride in the Park June 11 at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Photo: NBC

Christina Aguilera will headline LA Pride 2022 at a concert in downtown Los Angeles, officials said Tuesday.

LA Pride in the Park will be a multi-stage concert at Los Angeles State Historic Park, a 32-acre space with a 25,000 capacity, June 11 from 1 to 11 p.m.

Christopher Street West, the nonprofit group that produces LA Pride, made the announcement.

“The inaugural LA Pride in 1970 set the foundation for what would become an annual celebration of the Greater Los Angeles LGBTQIA+ community,” Gerald Garth, Christopher Street West’s vice president of programs and initiatives, said in a statement.“Over the course of those 50 years, it has been inspiring to see neighborhoods throughout LA organize their own Pride celebrations.

“As we return to in-person events, LA Pride is honored to continue the tradition that we started 50 years ago, this time with the iconic Christina Aguilera in an iconic new location,” he said.

Tickets, $35 for general admission plus service fees, are on sale.

West Hollywood to host its first WeHo Pride celebration

The concert is the first LA Pride event after a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It also is the first LA Pride gathering following a split with the City of West Hollywood. In July 2020, Christopher Street West officials told the City Council that LA Pride would leave the City. For several years, the City and Christopher Street West officials had disagreed about the direction and presentation of the festival and parade.

Earlier this month, West Hollywood announced it would host its first WeHo Pride.

In addition to LA Pride in the Park, a free community day will take place in the park June 10. Information about talent and activities will be announced later, according to the statement.

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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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