At a recent Signal Hill Council meeting, Mayor Larry Forester presented Bob Crow, co-president of Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, Inc., with a proclamation to recognize the 28th Annual Pride Festival and Parade. The festival will be Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 from 11am to 10pm along Shoreline Drive. The parade will kick off at 9:30am on Sunday from Bixby Park, located on Cherry Avenue and Ocean Boulevard.
The Long Beach Pride Festival & Parade have become the third largest in the nation, now attracting more than 75,000 participants over the two-day celebration, according to Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, Inc. The parade comprises more than 200 marching groups and floats, representing various religious, human service, governmental and social organizations.