Aug Sept 2016
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PHOTOS: L.A. Pride in West Hollywood

The history of TLGB Pride celebrations is uniquely Los Angeles’s because of Christopher Street West. It was CSW that produced the world’s first Pride parade, on Hollywood Boulevard in 1970.

In 1979 the parade moved to West Hollywood, and now, 44 years later, the parade and festival in West Hollywood Park are some of the largest and best attended in the nation

Thanks to the talented photographer Tommy Wu, we have some great photos of the participants in the parade and the fun-loving crowd. See more of Tommy's work on his site, his Tumblr page, and his Facebook page.

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Our version of rolling out the red carpet.

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Looks like the weather was pretty nice.

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Even the cleanup crew is glamorous in Los Angeles.

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Yup, we get to hold hands wherever we want, not just at Pride parades.

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Comic-Con meets Pride.

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Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti joins the parade.

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Pride parades are for families too.

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There was plenty to see and do in WeHo Sunday.

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Yup, diversity.

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"What-the-hell?" moment  number 1.

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Be sure to drink plenty of water if you decide to encase yourself in rubber or spandex.

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Even Imperial Crown Princesses nee a contemplative moment — and time to check their email.

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You can never have too much color, sequins, rainbows, and fishnet.

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"What-the-hell?" moment number 2.

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West Hollywood cheerleaders. We're feeling cheerful just looking at the photo.

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Did we mention you can never have too many feathers? That's probably covered already.

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Breathtaking glamour and taking a breather.

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Native costumes and rituals added to the day's sense of ceremony.

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Looking normal has relatively little value at the Pride parade.

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"What-the-hell?" moment number 3.

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Take a picture, boys! You'll want to remember this Pride celebration.


Tags: Pride, Pride