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June 2, 2017 LGBT No Comments Email Email

LA PRIDE, the world’s first and largest gay pride event held annually in West Hollywood since 1979, returns with engaging events and activities for everyone looking for ways to join an epic movement to celebrate and underscore the ongoing pursuit of equal rights in America.

Starting with hotel recommendations to stay in West Hollywood to be in the epicenter of the action, Visit West Hollywood, the official tourism destination, also has festival information, details and ideas on how to get around, info on deals and places to party, and the latest on this year’s #ResistMarch, at

LA Pride, held annually in West Hollywood, is the largest LGBTQ event in the United States.  Photo Credit: Jon Viscott, WeHo City Flickr (PRNewsfoto/Visit West Hollywood)

First, three easy picks for hotel deals:
The Grafton on Sunset, West Hollywood’s chic urban retreat, is offering the most important Pride extras from June 6-11; complimentary welcome beverage to get the party started in Bar 20, their guitar-inspired cocktail lounge, upgraded WiFi and the coveted late check-out, as well as its perfect location, make this a done deal. 8462 West Sunset Boulevard.

Palihouse, West Hollywood’s urban lodge, (imagine the pied-a-terre you’ve always wanted) shares a 20% deal off food and beverage. Given their in-house restaurant is the festive al fresco restaurant, Mardi, under the direction of Chef Kris Tominaga, this is a deal to be proud of any time. The deal is good for beverages in the living room bar, too, with a house-made cocktail program and curated wine list. 8564 Holloway Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and the Sunset Strip.

Le Parc Suite Hotel, a chic boutique all-suite hotel with distinctive guest rooms, living room, kitchen and balconies on a quiet, residential street in the center of everything, shaves off 15% from the already best available rate. Also included is $15 off parking (leave it, you won’t need it) and a full American breakfast in their private dining room for each day of stay, for one or two people. 733 West Knoll Drive.

Want to live large AND donate to (RED) AIDS Charity? Book the new Jonathan Adler-designed (RED) suite at the Andaz. Thirty percent of the price goes directly to the charity, while you get 24 hours living inside a bold, colorful give-back statement. (Yes, giving to charity feels so good.) 8401 West Sunset Boulevard.

To see all lodging offers available during LA PRIDE weekend, get with us here:

Now, plan the pride:
This year, LA PRIDE has partnered with the Los Angeles Dodgers to host the official 2017 LA Pride kickoff party at Dodger Stadium onFriday, June 9 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Right Field Plaza Bar and concluding with the first pitch at 7:10 p.m.

This is their fifth year to host their annual LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium (vs. CIN, 7:10 p.m.)  The first pitch will be thrown by Golden Globe award winner actor Matt Bomer and the game will conclude with music by George Figares and DJ Blacklow (Jeremy Blacklow). Fans are invited on the field immediately following the game for a fireworks show. A special event ticket package that includes a game ticket for the Dodgers’ June 9 game and an exclusive Dodger LGBT Tee Shirt is available for purchase now exclusively by visiting

The LA PRIDE Festival takes place every year at West Hollywood City Park, the stage for live music, speeches, food, drink and parties. This year’s lineup includes Chromeo, Brandy, Young M.A., Erika Jayne, Brooke Candy, Kat Dahlia, ILoveMakonnen, Aaron Carter, Spencer Luidwig, Starley, Tish Hyman, Leon Else, Connell Cruise, and Jesse Monana. Purchase tickets at

Sunday June 11 8 AM True to its social justice roots, LA Pride will march rather than parade in 2017. The #ResistMarch for human rights starts in Hollywood – where Christopher Street West (CSW) organized the world’s first permitted gay rights march in 1970 – and ends in West Hollywood by the LA Pride festival. To join in, meet at Hollywood and Highland at 8 AM on Sunday. This historic event is being held in solidarity with National Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, DC and marches in New York, Austin, Seattle and other cities across the nation. For updates, visit – See more at:

Show your sign:
There will be a lot of ways to continue your proud moments along Sunset Strip. Look for business that offer “show your sign” deals like this threesome on our sister boulevard who is notorious for knowing how to have a good time:

  • Obica Sunset – by one, get one free drink or menu item. Try the Resist! Cocktail of beet juice, raspberry mango puree, and a feisty blend of tequila and other liquor friends
  • Mel’s Diner – gives a free Rainhow shake with purchase
  • The Guild – use “The Guild LA Pride” as a code and get %10 off the bill

Parking and Navigating:
Free Pride Ride shuttles, compliments of the City of West Hollywood, offer a safe and convenient way to navigate WeHo during Pride Week. Typically, Pride Ride runs along Santa Monica Boulevard in a four-mile loop with 15 stops in each direction. See more at:

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