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    PHOTOS: Tens of Thousands Gather for WeHo Pride Parade in West Hollywood

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    This past Sunday, June 2, 2024, tens of thousands of people gathered on Santa Monica Boulevard, in the heart of West Hollywood, for the much-anticipated 3rd annual WeHo Pride Parade. The sky was overcast for most of the parade route, which was scheduled to step off at 12:30 p.m., and seemed to start on time (with wide empty gaps in between).

    WeHo Pride Parade 2024 – Photo by Paulo Murillo
    WeHo Pride Parade 2024 – Photo by Paulo Murillo

    The WeHo Pride Parade began at N. Crescent Heights Boulevard at Santa Monica Boulevard, and traveled westbound along Santa Monica Boulevard into the heart of City’s Rainbow District to N. Robertson Boulevard.

    The event promised to bring music, dancing, colorful floats, festive marching contingents, and a creative flair to the city’s historic Route 66, and the city did not disappoint. From lesbians riding motorcycles, to leather clad daddys, to drag queens in stunning, elaborate costumes to LGBTQ+ people adorning themselves with the colors of the rainbow, to everyday allies proudly waving flags, the day was filled with lots to see from the gated sidelines.

    WeHo Pride Parade 2024 – Photo by Mike Pingel
    WeHo Pride Parade 2024 – Photo by Mike Pingel

    The parade was also filled with celebrities. This year’s Lifetime Ally Icon for WeHo Pride Parade 2024, Cindy Lauper wished everyone a happy pride while wearing a shimmering silver disco ball-inspired headpiece.

    WeHo Pride Parade 2024 – Photo by Mike Pingel
    WeHo Pride Parade 2024 – Photo by Mike Pingel

    Photos below by Paulo Murillo (click to enlarge).

    Nonbinary singer Kehlani turned her appearance at the parade into a pro-Palestine demonstration. They rode on the back of a convertible decked Palestinian flags while protesters marched with them.

    Other celebrity sightings on the parade route and by the sidelines include Lizzo, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, Lance Bass, and more.

    WeHo Pride Parade 2024 – Photo by Mike Pingel
    WeHo Pride Parade 2024 – Photo by Mike Pingel
    WeHo Pride Parade 2024 – Photo by Paulo Murillo

    New owner of the The Abbey WeHo and The Chapel at The Abbey rode on the Abbey float that was filled with gyrating go-go dancers.

    WeHo Pride Parade 2024 – Photo by Paulo Murillo

    The owners of Beaches WeHo rode on a float promoting their up-and-coming Beaches Tropicana with Lance Bass front and center.

    There was a long list of organizations, businesses, programs, and politicians doing their part to support this year’s WeHo Pride Parade and to take part in LGBTQ+ representation, inclusion and progress.

    For nearly four decades, the City of West Hollywood has been home to one of the largest Pride celebrations in the nation. Hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ people and allies from around the world traditionally make West Hollywood their regular destination during Pride season.

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    Paulo Murillo
    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    1 month ago

    Awesome photos!!!

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