Amazing opportunity to support LA’s LGBTQ+ community in the lead up to LA Pride’s 50th anniversary in 2020

AUGUST 21, WEST HOLLYWOOD: Today, Christopher Street West (CSW), the non-profit organization that produces the annual LA Pride Festival and Parade, is kicking off its annual outreach effort to recruit new members to join the organization’s Board of Directors. Anyone interested from LA’s LGBTQ+ and ally communities are welcome to apply beginning today.

“We are at a unique point in CSW’s and LA Pride’s history,” says Estevan Montemayor, CSW Board President. “The Board of Directors leading the organization today will play an incredibly active role as we prepare for the organization’s 50th anniversary in 2020. It’s a really exciting time to be a part of this organization – and a huge opportunity to make a difference in the lives of LA’s LGBTQ+ and ally communities.”

The work of the LA Pride Board of Directors goes beyond simply planning the annual LA Pride Festival and Parade. All Directors are volunteers, dedicating their spare time to things like engaging with community leaders, leading fundraising initiatives, building multi-channel marketing and communications campaigns, collaborating with sponsors and partners, designing year-round community programs, and so much more.

They will also work closely with our newly hired Executive Director, Madonna Cacciatore to develop a 5-year strategic plan, including the creation of new programs, services, and community events throughout the year.

“Being a part of the of the Board of Directors is truly a hands-on commitment,” continues Montemayor. “It takes a lot of heart, soul, and dedication to bring the LA Pride brand to life throughout the year and especially during Pride season. All doers are encouraged to apply today!”

Interested applicants can download an application today (deadline has passed). All applications must be received by CSW no later than Friday, September 7, 2018. Interviews will follow the week after. For more information, please submit an inquiry through our contact page.

About Christopher Street West (CSW) & LA Pride 

Christopher Street West (CSW), a 501(c)3 non-profit, organized the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights on June 28, 1970, as a response to and in commemoration of the Stonewall Rebellion on Christopher Street in New York City the year prior. Since then, we have built a rich history as an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community across the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. Today, we continue to produce the globally-recognized LA Pride Parade and Festival every June in the City of West Hollywood. We also organize a number of events throughout the year with our non-profit, philanthropic, community, and corporate partners. Visit for more information.