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GLBT Events in Los Angeles

Gay pride parades, gay pride festivals, gay film festivals, predominantly gay and lesbian events, and other Los Angeles events that will be of interest to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered Los Angeles visitors and residents.

Gay Pride Parades in Los Angeles
Information about gay pride parades in Los Angeles, Long beach, Palm Springs, and other Southern California cities.

AIDS Fundraisers in Los Angeles
Information about AIDS Walk Los Angeles, the San Francisco AIDS Lifecycle Ride to End AIDS, and other AIDS fundraisers in the greater Los Angeles area.

Gay Pride Month in Los Angeles
June is Gay Pride Month in Los Angeles and all month long there are special events for the Los Angeles Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered (GLBT) community. The month of June was declared to be Gay Pride Month in the United States by U.S. President Clinton in 2000. U.S. President Barack Obama declared June to be LGBT Pride Month in the United States on June 1, 2009.

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval
As many as 400,000 people flock to the streets of Hollywood for the annual West Hollywood Halloween Street Party, making it one of the largest street festivals ins the United States. The event celebrates the diversity and creativity of West Hollywood. The event takes place on a one mile long stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard, from Doheny to La Cienega. It features costumed revelers in the streets and live music on three stages and smaller music pods throughout the venue. Takes place every year on Halloween night, October 31.

Outfest is a Los Angeles festival highlighting gay and lesbian films and the makers of those films. The event was known as the Gay and Lesbian Media Festival and Conference when it was founded in 1982. It's name was changed to "Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival" in 1994. The awards given out at OutFest are called "Outies" and they are awarded in several different categories. The Outfest organizers also produce an event called "Fusion: Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival" and several other associated events.

GLAAD Media Awards
Annual event recognizing and honoring the media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community. Award ceremonies held in the spring or early summer in three cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. The 21st Annual Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards Ceremony took place in April of 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in the Century City district of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Gay Rodeo
Annual rodeo organized by the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association, an organization founded to promote the western lifestyle and produce gay rodeo events. Competitions included in the LA Gay Rodeo include bull riding, bareback bronco riding, steer riding, chute dogging, roping, barrel racing, pole and flag racing, steer decorating, a wild drag race and goat dressing.

Sunset Junction Street Fair

Dyke March Los Angeles
Annual event established in 191 to increase the visibility of lesbian women in Los Angeles. In 2003 the event was moved from West Hollywood to the Silver Lake District of Los Angeles to help give Los Angeles gay women an identity separate from the West Hollywood gay men's community.

Trans-Unity Pride Celebration
This event has now partnered with the Transgiving Film Festival to make an even better Trans-Unity Pride event.

Baby Dragon 180 Ride
This annual 2-day, 180 mile roundtrip bicycle ride from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara usually takes place in September and it is a fundraiser for mental health services, crystal meth recovery services, and programs for LGBT youth at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.

LA Leather Weekend
Week of activities for members of the leather community focused around the "Mr Los Angeles Leather Contest".

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