Mariah Carey, Megan Thee Stallion to headline LA Pride

Megan Thee Stallion, LA Pride, Mariah Carey

Megan Thee Stallion and Mariah Carey will headline LA Pride this year. Photo: LA Pride

Mariah Carey and Megan Thee Stallion will headline LA Pride this year.

Megan Thee Stallion will perform June 9, and Carey will take the stage June 10 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

“I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of LA Pride 2023,” Carey said in a statement from LA Pride. “I am happy to be back in-person celebrating with the LGBTQIA+ community here in Southern California and throughout all of the lands!!! Let’s come together to celebrate love, inclusion, and Pride.”

In the same release, Megan Thee Stallion said, “I can’t wait to headline LA Pride in the Park and celebrate the phenomenal LGBTQIA+ community. This incredible event advocates for diversity, inclusivity and equality, so I’m honored to perform and have a blast with all of the hotties in attendance.”

The park covers 32 acres and has a capacity for 25,000 each night.

LA Pride also will feature other activities:

  • Local vendors and LGBTQ+ exhibitors
  • Erotic City for the leather community
  • The Phoenix for the sober community
  • Food and beverage vendors
  • Bars for 21+ attendees
  • Trans Galleria highlighting the art and creativity of the LA trans community

LA Pride in the Park had their inaugural event last year with Christina Aguilera as the headliner.

This year’s LA Pride in the Park has been expanded to two days.

For decades, Christopher Street West, the nonprofit that operates LA Pride, had the festival and parade in West Hollywood.

In July 2020, Christopher Street West officials told the West Hollywood City Council that LA Pride would leave the City. The rift followed several years of disagreement between West Hollywood and Christopher Street West about the direction and presentation of the festival and parade.

Last month, West Hollywood announced Grace Jones and Carly Rae Jepsen as headliners for the Outloud Music Festival at WeHo Pride.

General admission single day tickets for $69 and weekend passes for $119 are available. Prices do not include service fees.

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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