Over 150 parade contingents, scores of motorcycles, dancers, bands, floats, the best LGBTQ+ nonprofits serving Greater LA, and our amazing Pride sponsors marched the one mile route down Hollywood Blvd!
The Icon Grand Marshal was queer comedian, actor and activist, Margaret Cho. The inaugural Legacy Grand Marshal honored the late, beloved Emmy-winner, Leslie Jordan. And the ACLU of Southern California was recognized as the Community Grand Marshal to commemorate its 100th anniversary of fighting for LGBTQ+ civil rights, and to recognize its key role in LA Pride’s legal fight to hold the first gay parade in 1970.
With nearly 150,000 spectators cheering us on, and thousands more watching the live broadcast on ABC7, the 2023 LA Pride Parade was a triumph of Pride and LGBTQ+ visibility, celebration, and representation.
ABC7 won an LA Area Emmy Award for their live coverage of the Parade under the Special Live Events – News category! Is the LA Pride Parade the first Pride event to win an Emmy? It might be!
Photo credits: Ashley Osborn, Dana Pleasant. No photos may be reproduced or used for any purpose without written permission.