WeHo Bi Pride Celebration is back. The City will join with the Human Rights Campaign LA and the amBi bisexual social community to host the second annual WeHo Bi Pride Celebration on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at West Hollywood Park and Auditorium, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
While other cities have issued proclamations or participated in activities surrounding Bisexual Visibility Day, the WeHo Bi Pride Celebration is believed to be the first city-sponsored bisexual pride event in the nation. Programming will begin with a community festival at 1:30 p.m. followed by food and activities from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and live performances and a City proclamation from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Then, there will be a March for Bi-Visibility from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; the WeHo Bi Pride Celebration will finish with the Glow Party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“We’ve really increased what is going to happen at the event and it is truly going to be a community event geared at awareness, outreach, and community,” Bi Pride organizer John Erickson told WEHO TIMES. “We have a number of organizations that are partnering with us including the Los Angeles LGBT Center, ACLU SoCal, Stonewall Democratic Club, Ambi, HRC Los Angeles, and Still Bisexual. Additionally, we’re increasing the number of live performances and vendors that will be there so there is more of an array of performances as well as the march will occur like last year and then from 6pm – 9pm we’ll have a glow party (new).”
Erickson added that Bi Pride is expecting a larger number of people to turn out this year due to last year’s success.
Since incorporation in 1984, the City of West Hollywood has become one of the most influential cities in the nation for its outspoken advocacy on LGBT issues. No other city of its size has had a greater impact on the national public policy discourse on fairness and inclusiveness for LGBT people. More than 40 percent of residents in West Hollywood identify as LGBT and three of the five members of the West Hollywood City Council are openly gay. The City has advocated for more than three decades for measures to support LGBT individuals and has been in the vanguard on efforts to gain and protect equality for all people on a state, national, and international level.
The WeHo Bi Pride Celebration is free and open to the public.
For additional information, please contact Jenny Ivanova, City of West Hollywood Professional Support Services Specialist, at (323) 848-6302 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.