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Celebrating Pride in Hollywood

Each June during Pride Month, LGBTQ+ communities and supporters come together and honor the courageous people who stood up to fight for equality and celebrate the freedom to be themselves. Pride celebrations take place all over the world, but did you know that one of the most popular Pride Month traditions has roots in Hollywood?  

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Making History in Hollywood

On June 28, 1970, approximately 2,000 people gathered on McCadden Place in Hollywood and marched north to Hollywood Boulevard, in what became the first permitted gay Pride parade in the world. The parade was organized by Christopher Street West, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, in response to and in commemoration of the Stonewall Rebellion on Christopher Street in New York City that took place one year prior. This same parade is now known as the LA Pride Parade and attracts more than 145,000 spectators each year. More than 50 years later, this tradition continues around the globe with a Pride parade in almost every major metropolis. 

Show Your Pride at Loews Hollywood Hotel

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The LA Pride Parade has a one-mile-long route that passes through the famed Hollywood and Highland intersection in the heart of Hollywood’s entertainment district and is almost the exact same route as the parade that blazed the trail for future celebrations more than five decades ago.

Located adjacent to the historic route, Loews Hollywood Hotel is the perfect home base for attending the festive celebrations during LA Pride, which take place June 9-11.  Below are four ways to show your Pride at Loews Hollywood Hotel: 

Stay Overnight 

Book a stay at the hotel over LA Pride weekend and receive added perks such as complimentary cocktails for two at H2 Kitchen and Bar and valet parking for one car. Enter code ‘PRIDE’ on the hotel's booking page to take advantage of this offer. 

Cheers to Pride

Stop by the hotel's swanky H2 Kitchen & Bar and cheers to Pride with a special rainbow edition Glamour Martini. This colorful cocktail is only available for a limited time and features Grey Goose, St. Germain, cranberry juice, simple syrup, and lemon juice. 

See a Rainbow of Lights 

Snap a picture in front of the hotel's water fountain which will dazzle with a rainbow of colors all weekend long during the LA Pride celebrations. 

Refresh at the Parade

Find our team along the parade route on Hollywood Boulevard on June 11 for some complimentary refreshments while you take in the excitement and energy of the historic LA Pride Parade. 

Happy Pride Month!