Women are taking over Boystown during WeHo Pride. The L-Project LA is bringing the 2023 Women’s Freedom Festival to the West Hollywood Pride Street Fair Community Stage on Saturday, June 3 from 12-6 pm. Hosted by Jackie Steele & Stevi Shari, this all-inclusive and multicultural event returns for a second year to celebrate an amazing lineup of LGBTQ+BIPOC artists.
The 2023 Women’s Freedom Festival will be a day full of art, music, and protesting with performances by Madame Gandhi, Mila Miranda, Shiah Luna, DJ Asha, Mariah Counts, Mortasay, Krisizz KP, Audley Music, JFP, DJ Crystal Iris, Cherry Bomb Baes, and Kingqueen. Guest speakers will feature Queen Chela, Jayla Baxter, and Liana Georgi to amplify lesbian voices in the center of the LGBT Rainbow District during the famous annual West Hollywood Pride.
The L-Project LA believes that elevating emerging artists within the queer community is vitally important because it gives marginalized creatives, especially, women and non-binary creatives, an opportunity to showcase their talents on stages and venues that have been closed to them in the past – including previous WeHo Pride events. The Women’s Freedom Festival provides a platform for representation within the community.
“Volunteering with The L-Project is an opportunity to produce women and non-binary-centered events and promote a more inclusive LGBTQ+ community,” said LaRhonda “Ronnie” Frost, Tech Director at The L-Project LA. “I’m grateful that we are making a real impact in the lives of women and non-binary creatives and technologists through promoting visibility, community building, and support. Further, it’s an honor to serve amongst such a badass group of artists, activists, and technologists who are passionate about the work we’re doing to bring our community together.”
“Performing at the Women’s Freedom Festival at WeHo Pride is the most exciting opportunity for me, not only as a performer but to build an amazing show with new sounds, experienced musicians, and visual energy that will get the crowd moving,” said Mila Miranda, who is set to perform at the Women’s Freedom Festival. “I feel incredibly honored, as this has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl growing up in the small town of Trujillo, Peru. I hope that my participation in this event ignites many more shows to come and paves the way for emerging female artists in the LA music scene.”
Community partners will include She Angels Foundation, Jewish Foundation LA, California Families in Focus – Long Beach, Black Lesbians United (BLU), and Earthlodge Center for Transformation – Long Beach, among many more, plus experience a variety of unique artists and vendors throughout the festival.
Following the festival’s conclusion at 6 pm, the evening of pride and protest continues with the Dyke March rally, with the Motorcycle Contingent for Equality leading the march down Santa Monica Blvd.
Join The L Project LA in celebrating the 2023 Women’s Freedom Festival on Saturday, June 3rd from 12-6 pm at the West Hollywood Pride Community Stage! Click here to reserve your free ticket for the 2023 Women’s Freedom Festival today. *Suggested donation: $20
The L-Project is an historically lesbian non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2015 by Elisabeth Sandberg, in West Hollywood, California. The mission of the organization is to promote and support emerging LGBTQI BI+POC women and non-binary creatives through the arts and technology.