The Southern California LGBT group Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Inc. was established in October 1983 and produced the first annual Long Beach Pride Festival and Parade in June of 1984.
Over the past 32 years Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride has grown to become a large philanthropic organization and has gifted more than $1 million back into the community in grants and scholarships, and participates in and contributes to several events and organizations in the region. Long Beach Pride Festival has become the second-largest revenue generating event for the city of Long Beach. The Long Beach Pride Festival now attracts over 80,000 participants over the two-day event.
Visit Long Beach Pride on Facebook here. Thanks also to Tommy Wu for always taking the most beautiful photos of the people of Long Beach. See more about Tommy and his work on Instagram and Facebook.