PHOTOS: L.A. Pride Heats Up

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com June 11 2013 11:11 AM ET

When it comes to glittery goodness, activism with abs, entertainment with energy, bears and booty boys alongside lovely lipstick lesbians, there's no other Gay Pride like Los Angeles's. Take a look at the following photos from the 2013 celebration, which took place over the past weekend.


L.A. Pride honorees Brendon Ayanbadejo and Advocate editor at large Diane Anderson-Minshall.


Sudsy people ride in the Dr. Bonner's soap float.


Special thanks to the folks at TommyPhoto for the use of many of their great photos.

A man on a float spays water at spectators.


Synchronize your cell phones, boys.


Balloon bear.

Representatives of Mickey's gay bar ride a fire truck.


Heart art.


Proud dads.

Roxy Baltimore walks down Santa Monica Boulevard.


Love and peace are why we are there.

Ladies riding Lisa Vanderpump's Sur-mobile, the car that parks nightly in front of the Beverly Hills housewife's West Hollywood restaurant.

A child wears a Human Rights Campaign logo.


West Hollywood cheerleaders practicing.


Native American-style garb, and very little of it.


Spray-on fun.

Muscled guys on a float, and rainbow wings.

Shannon Cram kisses her friend Michelle Molina.


The girls are going for a ride.


Good thing there's a fire truck right there, as it looks like things are heating up.

A woman marches with Equality California.