The Best LGBT Things to Do in LA This Summer

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Indecent image courtesy of the Ahmanson Theatre

With Meghan Trainor and Ashanti on the LA Pride mainstage and celebrations in Santa Monica and the Valley, we’ve got plenty to be proud of, and lot’s of fun stuff to do this summer (2019) for LGBTQ people.

LA Pride Week

May 31-June 9
With the theme “Love is Love” for 2019, LA Pride week kicks off with LGBT Night at Dodgers Stadium, followed by a Trans Brunch and two evenings of Pride fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. The Pride Festival — which for the first time also includes part of West Hollywood’s Santa Monica Blvd — will feature performances from Grammy winners Meghan Trainor and Ashanti. And don’t forget the parade on June 9! Get event details


June 4-7
Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel’s drama about the groundbreaking 1906 Yiddish play God of Vengeance (which dealt with such topics as prostitution and Sapphic love), comes to The Ahmanson. Directed by Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman, God of Vengeance tackles the collision of artistic freedom, homophobia, censorship and anti-Semitism — all with beautifully tragic consequences. Get event details

SaMo Pride

Events throughout June
For the first time ever, Pride celebrations are coming to the seaside city of Santa Monica. The city’s storied Pier, Third-Street Promenade and the Santa Monica Place shopping center are joining with other city businesses to present a rainbow-inspired light celebration entitled “Miles of Pride”, which will serve as a backdrop for events that will take place over the course of the month in Santa Monica.
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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

June 15
Started in 2008 by Scott Bradlee, BPJ’s retro takes on modern musical hits has become a global sensation, racking up almost a billion YouTube views by some 3.5 million subscribers. After hundreds of sold-out shows on six continents, BPJ is back in Southern California for its ”Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour”, which takes the pending 100th anniversary of the roaring twenties with a decidedly post-modern sensibility. Flapper dress encouraged. Get event details

Valley Pride

June 22
Presented by Los Angeles Councilwoman Nury Martinez, the 5th Annual Valley Pride will celebrate Pride Month in the San Fernando Valley with “One Valley, One Love”. Enjoy live music, food trucks, interactive art and resources to help support the LGBTQIA+ community and their loved ones.
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Queen + Adam Lambert: The Rhapsody Tour

July 19-20
Inglewood’s Fabulous Forum is the sole Southern California stop for Queen and Adam Lambert’s 23-date tour, which again pairs the American Idol star with Queen veterans Brian May and Roger Taylor. Featuring the band’s biggest hits of the ‘70s and ‘80s, The Rhapsody Tour includes next-level video and live production elements that would make late, great frontman Freddie Mercury proud. Get event details


July 9-14
The 20th anniversary tour of the celebrated ‘90s next-generation musical arrives at the Pantages as part of an ongoing national tour. A retelling of Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent remains popular for its timeless profile of seven young artistic outcasts as they embrace gender, sexuality and love. Fighting for joy, friendship and creativity in the face of fear, Rent is more relevant now than ever. Get event details

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