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June Is Pride Month and There's a Celebration Near You


Happy Pride Month! June marks a full month of celebrating LGBT+ pride and all the strides the queer community has made. And this year is a very special landmark, as June 28 marks 50 years since the Stonewall riots, which is commonly accepted as the dawn of the queer rights movement.

If you're looking for the closest pride parade near you, read on to get the details on celebrations and festivals across the U.S.

1. Los Angeles

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Los Angeles has the earliest pride celebration of the month, with Pride Week kicking off May 31 and ending June 9.

Friday June 7 – Sunday June 9: LA Pride Festival takes place in West Hollywood and is a star-studded festival with appearances from performers like Meghan Trainor, Paul Abdul, and Years & Years.

Sunday June 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: The LA Pride Parade runs down Santa Monica Boulevard between Fairfax and Doheny.