The City of West Hollywood presents its inaugural WeHo Pride. The city is sending and open call to invite community, members, nonprofit organizations, local businesses, colleges and universities, community partners, and/or national brand allies to celebrate and participate in WeHo Pride.
For decades, the City of West Hollywood has been home to one of the largest Pride celebrations in the nation and hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ people and allies from across the region and around the world make West Hollywood their regular destination during Pride season. This year, the first WeHo Pride will kick-off Pride month celebrations across the nation. WeHo Pride will include:
- The WeHo Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival (formerly known as the One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival) during 40 days from Harvey Milk Day onSunday, May 22, 2022 to Thursday, June 30, 2022 at various locations throughout West Hollywood, along with selected online programming; and
- WeHo Pride weekend from Friday, June 3, 2022 to Sunday, June 5, 2022with celebrations in and around West Hollywood Park including the WeHo Pride Street Fair representing a diverse array of LGBTQ+ community groups as part of visibility, expression, and celebration; the 3-day ticketed OUTLOUD Raising Voices Music Festival, and the inaugural WeHo Pride Parade on Sunday, June 5, 2022, which will kick off at noon and roll down Santa Monica Boulevard from Crescent Heights Boulevard into the heart of the Rainbow District.
The City of West Hollywood is reminding the community about opportunities to participate in WeHo Pride. Application deadlines are quickly coming up for community groups to apply to participate in WeHo Pride and for participation in the inaugural WeHo Pride Parade:
1) Community organizations and groups can apply to activate a designated space in the footprint of the WeHo Pride Street Fair held in the vicinity of West Hollywood Park and N. San Vicente Boulevard during the weekend of June 3-5; or, alternatively, may request City funding for a separate event, produced entirely by the community group. As a part of either option, the events/activations will be promoted using the official branding of WeHo Pride and be included in the larger umbrella of the City’s official WeHo Pride celebration. More information and the submission form for applications from community groups that wish to participate in the WeHo Pride Street Fair is available at: w.eho.city/applywehopride.Applications will be reviewed by the City of West Hollywood and a limited number of approved groups will be chosen as WeHo Pride participants. The deadline to apply for a community event Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 5 p.m.
2) Get festive as we roll down Santa Monica Boulevard for the City’s inaugural WeHo Pride Parade. Nonprofit organizations, local businesses, colleges and universities, community partners, and/or national brand allies are invited to show their creativity as we celebrate WeHo Pride in the City of West Hollywood. Together as a community, we will bring entertainment, excitement, and a whole lot of fun to WeHo Pride weekend. The WeHo Pride Parade will welcome floats, bands, drill and dance teams, advocacy group march contingents, and other creative entries. Remember, spectators want to be entertained and they will remember a unique, fun, colorful, and entertaining entry. The parade is limited to a two-hour event and the number of entries is limited to 100. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 29, 2022 at 5 p.m. For more information, to fill-outthe application, and to learn about entry fees, visit https://form.jotform.com/220595937379169.
The City will continue to provide updated information about programming for WeHo Pride 2022, as it becomes available, at www.weho.org/pride.
For more information about #WeHoPride, please contact the City of West Hollywood Events Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the WeHo Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, please contact Mike Che, Arts Coordinator, City of West Hollywood at (323) 848-6377 email@example.com. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media, sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email, and visit the City’s calendar of meetings and events atwww.weho.org/calendar.