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DTLA Proud Festival

DTLA Proud Festival

DTLA Proud Festival
GenrePride festival
Location(s)Los Angeles, California
Organized byDTLA Proud

DTLA Proud

DTLA Proud is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in and focused on Downtown Los Angeles.[1]

Community Center

On August 5, 2019, the DTLA Proud Gala raised funds for a new LGBTQ community center in Downtown. The proposed space would contain, when completed, a lounge area and library stocked with LGBTQ literature, an art gallery, and a non-profit incubator.[2]

Annual DTLA Proud Festival

The DTLA Proud Festival is held annually in Pershing Square.

DTLA Proud Festival 2016

The inaugural DTLA Proud festival was held in August 2016.[3]

DTLA Proud Festival 2017

After attendance at the 2016 festival more than doubled the pre-event estimates, the organizers extended and enhanced the 2017 event with live music, DJs, dancers and a micro-waterpark. The 2017 event featured “The Run,” a 30-foot-long wall being created by the Los Angeles Conservancy and the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, showcasing LGBTQ icons and listing notable sites in Los Angeles.[4]

DTLA Proud Festival 2018

2018's festival included a “Pride in the Sky” awards event at the OUE Skyspace at the U.S. Bank Tower[5]

DTLA Proud Festival 2019

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the 2019 DTLA Proud Festival included a memorial prepared by the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives.[6]

DTLA Proud Festival 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the organization to cancel the 2020 DTLA Proud Festival.[7]

DTLA Proud Festival 2021

The DTLA Proud Festival was held in 2021 with COVID-19 precautions, such as requiring proof of vaccination.[8]


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