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Pride Parade to celebrate 30th year by honoring its founders, 9-year-old community activist and first openly gay state senator of color

May 17th, 2013 · No Comments · Pride Weekend 2013

Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach will have LGBTQers and their allies strut and float along its concrete path this Sunday to celebrate the 30 years that the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride (LBLGP) Parade has existed. That first parade in 1984 had some 5,000 revelers that harnessed the pride they held in their community– […]

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City of LB to dedicate new Harvey Milk Park

May 17th, 2013 · No Comments · Pride Weekend 2013

The City of Long Beach will host a dedication and opening ceremony on Tuesday, May 21 at 11am for Harvey Milk Promenade Park, the first park in America to be named after the slain civil-rights and LGBT leader. It will also be the first park in the city of Long Beach to be named after […]

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With initial goal to ‘break shackles of oppression,’ Long Beach Pride Fest now draws 80,000

May 17th, 2013 · No Comments · Pride Weekend 2013

With its beginnings in 1983, the Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Pride Festival now attracts more than 80,000 revelers a year. The mission in that first year, in the words of Pride co-founder Bob Crow, was simple– “To break the shackles of the oppression of homophobia in the community and the general population.” And despite […]

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