This year, L.A. Pride will be in-person -- in part, at least.
Christopher Street West, the nonprofit overseeing the LGBTQ+ Los Angeles celebration, announced two events that can be attended in the real world: a baseball game and a movie night.
The first, LGBTQ+ Night at Dodger Stadium, will take place Friday, June 11. Fully vaccinated attendees can purchase a package that includes a game against the Texas Rangers with the national anthem sung by an LGBTQ+ artist, a Dodger Pride T-shirt, and access to the field for a fireworks viewing.
The second, Cinespia & L.A. Pride LGBTQ+ Movie Night, boasts an under-the-stars moviegoing experience at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Saturday, June 26.
Already announced virtual events include a TikTok concert with Charli XCX, a television special on KABC, and a monthlong charity campaign with Pride Makes a Difference.
"It was always our intention to offer our community opportunities to safely celebrate Pride together in accordance with safety guidelines by both the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and Los Angeles County," said Sharon-Franklin Brown, CSW's board president. "It's been two years since we all came together to celebrate in person. We know our community wants to be together, and we want to do everything we can to create these moments. This is why we're providing other larger-capacity, outdoor entertainment for all ages of our community. We're working closely with city officials and local organizations to make sure these programs provide adequate safety and accessibility as well as reflect the resilience of all our people."
Like last year's, many of 2021's Prides have gone virtual or been canceled due to pandemic restrictions. California, however, has eased its restrictions in recent weeks as vaccine rollout amps up and cases decline. The state plans to lift restrictions by June 15.
The L.A. Pride in-person events are ticketed, wheelchair-accessible, and subject to the current COVID-19 safety guidelines for entry. More information regarding ticketing will be posted in the near future. Learn more at LAPride.org. Buy tickets for the Dodgers game at MLB.com.