A rainbow-colored “Love is Love – We Love You” mural faces Santa Monica Boulevard next to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills where the city hosted its very first Beverly Hills Pride Night event to celebrate Pride Month.
The event was at capacity by June 2, 2022. Those who did not make the list were on standby/first come first serve status this past Thursday night.
A hot pink carpet stretched past a Beverly Hills Pride Night step-and-repeat. The stage at the courtyard provided entertainment, there was plenty of room to dance, and the cash bar kept everyone socially lubricated.
The event was hosted by Tolliver and KCRW’s Novena Carmel.
Musical artist Zee Machine
Actress Bri Giger
Musician and performance artist Polartropica
Musician and soloist San Cha
Musician and performance artist Jeshua
Drag artist and performer Miss Barbie Q
The Mayor of Beverly Hills and city council members welcomed everyone to the city’s first Pride Night.
“I’m in a cloud with excitement,” Beverly Hills Mayor, Lili Bosse, told WEHO TIMES. “There was such vibrancy and this feeling of enthusiasm to be able to be together again and to celebrate Pride Month in Beverly Hills. It’s the first one of a lifetime more. I am beyond happy to be here.”
Mayor Bosse was seen dancing and leading a conga line throughout the night. She said her highlight of the evening was seeing everyone together and bonding again. “It’s all about seeing all the happy faces and just seeing people feeling like they are part of our community. I just felt so much love.”
The Mayor assures us that Pride Night will be returning to Beverly Hills next year.
The attendance was a mixed bag of all ages, from seniors to children. There were hipsters, some interesting characters, and some rainbow colored wigs.
West Hollywood council members Lindsey Horvath and John Erickson attended the event, as well Poet Laureate of the City of West Hollywood, Brian Sonia-Wallace.
“This was an incredible team effort,” said Jenny Rogers, the Director of Community Services. “I’m grateful to our city council in Beverly Hills for their support in this kind of event. We wanted it to be like a community based Beverly Hills garden party and it was Fabulous. I think everyone had a wonderful time.”
Pride Night party goers also walked away with a gift bag.
The City of Beverly Hills is hosting Beverly Hills Pride at Greystone Mansion & Gardens at 905 Loma Vista Drive, on Wednesday June 8, 2022, 6pm – 9pm.
To learn more visit. https://beverlyhills.org/departments/communityservices/beverlyhillspride2022/