June marks the celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Pride Month. Old Pasadena joins in the celebration with a reminder that ALL ARE WELCOME and that we embrace diversity and inclusivity in our community! These promotions and events are taking place in Old Pasadena in honor of Pride Month, both to raise awareness and educate, as well as to provide support to important organizations.
The City of Pasadena celebrates throughout June with a variety of virtual programs and workshops for teens and adults as well as free take-and-make creative crafts and events for all ages. The City of Pasadena holds the Progress Pride Flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, on Wednesday, June 1, at 12:30 pm. The flag was designed by non-binary artist Daniel Quasar and made by San Diego-based Pride Flag SD, the first Queer-owned flag company.
White House Presidential Action - May 31, 2022
"This month, we honor the resilience of LGBTQI+ people, who are fighting to live authentically and freely. We reaffirm our belief that LGBTQI+ rights are human rights. And we recommit to delivering protections, safety, and equality to LGBTQI+ families so that everyone can realize the full promise of America." - President Biden
Just added: The Department of Cultural Affairs for Los Angeles publishes an annual LGBT Heritage Month guide and there are still many events through the end of the month:
LA Pride 2022, featuring the official LA Pride Parade on June 12, includes various events and much more, all month-long. LA Pride is more than a parade and a party in June. Pride means supporting each other, giving back, and taking care of our community. Last year, they launched PRIDE MAKES A DIFFERENCE, a 365 initiative to support the LGBTQ+ community of Los Angeles through donation drives, acts of service, and volunteering events. Check out what they have planned for Pride month, and all year long right here. Their calls to action in the areas of food and housing insecurity, mental wellness, career and business, and youth and elders give everyone a way to make a difference for the LGBTQ+, and other communities of Los Angeles.
Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center's nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.