Friday, June 10, 2011

Los Angeles Pride Parade and Festival 2011 Live Stream LA

Los Angeles celebrates the Pride festival in mid-June each year with a series of events culminating in the Pride parade thrugh the streets of the city.

This year's pride parade in LA is being broadcast live online:

LA Pride Live

Event Information:

Christopher Street West (CSW) is the non-profit organization that produces the Los Angeles Pride Celebration (Parade and Festival) held every June in its host city of West Hollywood, California, USA.

Named after New York City's famed Christopher Street, the June 1969 site of the Stonewall Rebellion. The CSW parade was started in June 1970 the year following the Stonewall Riot, by a number of Los Angeles' activists, prominent among them Morris Kight, Reverend Troy Perry, and Bob Humphries. The first parade traveled east on Hollywood Boulevard starting from McCadden Place in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California. Although one of several pride parades that took place that day around the United States, this was the only "street closing" pride parade held in 1970 - something emulated by the other parades the following year. After several troubled years (no parade was held in 1973), the CSW parade returned in 1974, and originated yet another feature of the modern pride movement by adding a festival to its annual event.