The LGBTQ Center of Long BeachAIDS Food Store, and Hamburger Mary's are proud to announce the return of the  Pink Party! Taking place Friday, May 18 at Hamburger Mary's beautiful downtown club, this is Long Beach Pride weekend's signature kickoff event. The highly anticipated Pink Party experience includes an elevated evening of high energy dance, world-renowned drag performances, signature pink cocktails, prizes, and special guests. 

Featuring beats from renowned DJ Smuckers , the DREAMGIRLS Revue with all-star Drag Race performers, and specialty Pink Party cocktails, this is the event to see and be seen at Pride weekend. 

All proceeds from the Pink Party will benefit The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach and AIDS Food Store. We hope to see you there!
   
$15 pre-sale (ends at 12:00pm on May 18th)*
$20 at the door
VIP Tables: $1000 (Includes VIP seating for 10, gourmet appetizers, and signature Pink Party cocktail for each table guest)*

*All pre-sale ticket holders will also receive free entry to the  Queer Mafia LB Pride Kickoff Party with proof of purchase.*

 
PRIDE EVENTS
Saturday, May 12 at 12 - 4PM

Get ready to celebrate Long Beach Pride 2018! Join  The Center' s MYTE (Mentoring Youth Through Empowerment) program for a kick back in Bixby Park. Youth between the ages of 13-18 are welcome to join us for barbecuing; park games; relaxing; and meeting other LGBTQ+ identified youth and allies!

Questions or concerns? Contact Youth Services at youth@centerlb.org or 562-434-4455.
The Silver Fox  is hosting a pre-pride mixer. Everyone is welcome including allies, friends, and family! Come enjoy music, food, drinks, photo booth, and fun! 

For each drink purchased, the Silver Fox will donate $1 to the Center, and there will be a raffle for awesome prizes with proceeds going towards the Center and  LEAGUE at AT&T . RSVP here .
Saturday, May 12 at 12 - 2PM

PREPA Long Beach is hosting a free, family-friendly movie event for the community in preparation for Long Beach Pride for the 3rd year in a row! Visit the Facebook page to RSVP!

This year's film is Love, Simon, a story about 17-year-old Simon Spier. He hasn't told his family or friends that he's gay, and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.
Join the Center and Temple Israel for a screening of "Who's Gonna Love Me Now?" followed by a meaningful conversation with the folks from The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach. Everyone Welcome! No Cost to Attend.

The film tells the true story of Saar, an HIV positive gay man living in London, where he found refuge from the religious kibbutz where he grew up in Israel. Saar and the rest of the London Gay Men's Chorus provide a glorious soundtrack for this documentary about the power of forgiveness and the power that home has, no matter how far we go.
Thursday, May 17 at 4 - 7PM

Save the date! PREPA Long Beach is hosting a pre-Pride LGBTQ mixer at the Westin Long Beach. This event aims to bring together professional organizations, non-profits, and members of the community. 

Join us for a fun evening of networking, learning, and refreshments. Don't miss this opportunity to meet other proactive and passionate professionals doing business in Long Beach. Visit the Facebook page to RSVP! 
Join Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, Mayor Robert Garcia, Harvey Milk Park Equality Plaza Selection Committee and the City of Long Beach as we celebrate this years' additions to the newly redesigned Honor Wall at Harvey Milk Park.

This event will honor John Newel, Raul A. AƱorve, Jewels, Reba Birmingham, Mina Meyer, and Sharon Raphael. 
Long Beach Teen Pride takes place each year the night before the festival. Sponsored by The Center and LBLGP, this year's youth celebration will be honoring LGBTQ heroes of past and present! 

The event will feature a DJ, dancing, performances, talent show, food and raffle.  Open to all youth ages 13-19.  Must have ID to enter.  For more information contact Joel at 562-434-4455 ext. 227.
Queer Mafia is ready to kick off Long Beach Pride 35th anniversary Festival and Parade with an event full of entertainment, amazing people, food and drinks! 

In addition, they will be supporting the The 2018 Pink Party! If you purchase the pre-sale tickets for their event, your will get free admission at this paty!
Join us as we walk in the 2018 Long Beach Pride Parade. March with The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach and show your spirit and support as we dance through the heart of Downtown Long Beach. Everyone is welcome!

This year we come together to respect our pioneering LGBTQ leaders, friends, and family members with our theme: "Wings to show you what you can become. Roots to remind you where you're from." We will provide shirts to the first 100 participants as well as light snack and drinks.
Sunday, May 20 at 11:30AM - 2:30PM

When your kiddos can't handle watching the parade any more, come hang out with other parents at Bixby Park and let them run around the playground. 

This is a community event hosted through LA Genderqueer Parenting, and the folks from our Queer Parenting Group will be in attendance as well. 

The Shoreline Frontrunners of Long Beach  are the LGBTQ running club of Long Beach and part of the International Frontrunners. They are proud to host the 26th annual Long Beach Pride Run along the scenic beach path. 

This is their club's major fundraiser and all net proceeds are donated to local charities. The 2018 Pride Run proceeds were donated to Project CARE, The Center in Long Beach, and The Aids Food Store. They really appreciate your support to making this event a success.
The MADE Story Telling Hour(s) is a free, all-ages monthly story telling event with guest curators and featured speakers - speaking on a chosen theme. This month's theme is "Resiliency." Resiliency is often the cornerstone of queer and trans identity. 

This storytelling event will give everyone the opportunity to learn something new about the (will)power of our local queer and trans community.
Wednesday, May 30 at 7:30- 10PM

The LA Galaxy will host their fifth annual Pride Night, one of the longest-running Pride Nights in professional sports when the club hosts FC Dallas at StubHub Center.

As part of Pride Night, the LA Galaxy will feature various in-game activations to celebrate the LGBTQ community of Los Angeles, including an LA Galaxy Pride Night Noisemaker giveaway upon entry to the stadium.  A portion of all LA Galaxy Pride Night ticket packages will be donated to You Can Play, a project working for equality for all in sports, including LGBTQ athletes, coaches and fans. For tickets, visit their ticket site.