Pride is Universal event is returning to the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park for LA PRIDE. Christopher Street West (CSW), the 501(c)3 non-profit that produces the annual LA Pride Festival and Parade, announced that it is bringing back the popular gay day at Universal Studios for second year on Saturday, June 2.
PRIDE IS UNIVERSAL gives LA’s LGBTQ+ community an excuse to start celebrating Pride early, helping to build momentum in the lead up to the big LA Pride weekend a week later. This is just one of many fun community events that the LA Pride team has up their sleeves to celebrate LA Pride Week 2018, June 1-10.
Tickets for PRIDE IS UNIVERSAL are now on sale! Get them before this popular event sells out! PRIDE IS UNIVERSAL is open to all ages, but ID is required for guests 21+ for cash bar access.
Each PRIDE IS UNIVERSAL ticket holder gets all-day access to the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park – gates open at 9 am – plus exclusive after-hours park access from 9 pm to 1 am for PRIDE IS UNIVERSAL ticket holders only. This unique experience includes live DJ’s, dance clubs, cash bars, character meet-n-greets, and many more fun surprises. “Universal Express” tickets, which give priority access to all rides and attractions, are also available for purchase.
“PRIDE IS UNIVERSAL is such a cool experience,” says Erica Meyer, CSW Board Member. “I took my teenage daughter last year, and we had a blast. It was so fun having the entire park reserved for celebrating Pride with the LGBTQ+ community, our friends, and our families. We loved it!”
“Comcast NBCUniversal has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We are proud to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community and are especially excited to partner with LA Pride on PRIDE IS UNIVERSAL for the second year in a row,” says Kristin Wygal and Mike Pirone, OUT@NBCUniversal Southern California Leaders. “It is an honor to become part of the LA Pride Week tradition.”
This event doubles as a fundraiser for CSW. A portion of event proceeds will benefit community-wide programs like the CSW philanthropy, Casa del Sol, a joint project with APLA Health that provides low-income housing to people living with HIV/AIDS.
“This is an event that no one should miss. Whether this is your first or tenth time visiting Universal Studios Hollywood, you probably haven’t ever experienced Universal Studios Hollywood quite like this,” says Chris Classen, CSW Board President. “Can’t imagine a better way to kick off LA Pride Week 2018!”
LA Pride Week 2018 is a week-long celebration that culminates with the two-day LA Pride Festival (June 9-10) – Kehlani and Tove Lo are confirmed to headline – and the return of the beloved LA Pride Parade (June 10). To learn more, visit lapride.org