City of West Hollywood’s

One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival

Each year the City of West Hollywood celebrates pride with its One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, which runs from Harvey Milk Day (May 22) through the end of June Pride month (June 30). The theme for 2019 is “Love is Love,” celebrating the universal bond that unites us, especially during this 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall riots.

Some highlights of One City One Pride 2019 include:

  • May 22: Kick-off reception and a staged reading of Dear Harvey with Celebration Theatre

    • Featuring 2 queer poetry pop-ups: “Let Love Flourish,” performances of poems by queer poets past and present by Jason Jenn, and “Everyone Deserves (A) Love (Poem),” an interactive installation where poets will write you a love poem by Brian Sonia-Wallace.

  • May 25 + 26: New Stages presents I Do,” a musical based on the life stories of, and performed by, LGBTQ seniors

  • June 1 +2: Metropolitan Master Chorale presents Considering Matthew Shepard

  • June 2: Vox Femina and Trans Chorus LA present Hearts of Courage

  • June 15: Lesbian Speaker Series presents Tea Time with Stephanie Miller and Beth Lapides

  • June 26: “LA: A Queer History,” a documentary about LA’s contributions to the LGBTQ rights movement

  • June 30: Full day of programming including:

    • Launch of “Crush: First Love, New Talent” an LGBTQ comic anthology about first (queer) love

    • Readings from Michael Kearns’ troupe QueerWise

    • “Where Love is Illegal” features portraits of people who live in countries where it is illegal to be LGBTQ. View the exhibit at the West Hollywood Library and join us for a panel discussion.

    • “¡GAYTINO! Made in America” film debut – Mariachi to Merman. Sondheim to Cesar Chavez. Dan Guerrero brings his acclaimed solo play to the screen.

    • Also, the return of the 2 queer poetry pop-ups

  • All Month: Where Love is Illegal exhibit, portraits and stories from countries where it is illegal to be LGBTQ

For Street Closure info for the LA Pride Parade and Festival in West Hollywood: https://pride.weho.org/street-closure-info

You can view the full schedule for this year below or view this year’s full printed guide booklet here: One City One Pride Program Booklet 2019 (Issuu)  or One City One Pride Booklet (PDF)

For a trip down memory lane, you can view past year’s programming guides here: OCOP Booklet 2018, OCOP Booklet 2017, OCOP Booklet 2016

Please follow or tag any social media posts with #onecityonepride @wehopride and @wehoarts

One City One Pride is organized by the City of West Hollywood's Arts Division. If you have additional questions about One City One Pride please email Mike Che, One City One Pride coordinator/City of West Hollywood's Arts Coordinator at mche@weho.org

 Liberate the Bar! Queer Nightlife, Activism, and Spacemaking
Jun
28
to Oct 20

Liberate the Bar! Queer Nightlife, Activism, and Spacemaking

  • One Gallery West Hollywood (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Liberate the Bar! Queer Nightlife, Activism, and Spacemaking is a multimedia exhibition that sheds light on the intricate relationship between nightlife, activism, and creative expression across space and time. The exhibition is not a historical overview, but instead presents clusters of archival materials such as newspapers, photographs, flyers, and videos alongside works by contemporary artists to meditate on past and present struggles and triumphs of queer life.

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DoYou: Hathorian Hymns
Jun
30
7:30 PM19:30

DoYou: Hathorian Hymns

A multi-media, site-specific performance art project incorporating Electronic/Acoustic World Music, Live Singing and Video Art, with the taste of immersive Performance-Theater and Cabaret from transgender Korean artist Yozmit. Funded through a Transgender Arts Initiative Grant from the City of West Hollywood.

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DoYou: Hathorian Hymns
Jun
29
7:30 PM19:30

DoYou: Hathorian Hymns

A multi-media, site-specific performance art project incorporating Electronic/Acoustic World Music, Live Singing and Video Art, with the taste of immersive Performance-Theater and Cabaret from transgender Korean artist Yozmit. Funded through a Transgender Arts Initiative Grant from the City of West Hollywood.

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Women in Film Speaker Series: “Writing Lesbians into History: The Making of BEFORE STONEWALL”
Jun
25
7:30 PM19:30

Women in Film Speaker Series: “Writing Lesbians into History: The Making of BEFORE STONEWALL”

Join us at the West Hollywood Library during LGBT Pride Month for a panel featuring the key women behind the acclaimed film, along with clips from the documentary. As the 50th anniversary of the watershed Stonewall riots approaches, learn how these filmmakers took generations of history about homosexuality in America and turned it into a powerful film that has received Emmy® Awards for Best Historical Film, Best Research, and an Emmy nomination for Best Director.

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TransPride
Jun
14
to Jun 15

TransPride

The Los Angeles LGBT is set to hosts Trans Pride LA 2019, one of the oldest and largest trans celebrations in the country. The festivities this year will take place at two of the Center’s facilities in Hollywood: The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, located at 1125 N. McCadden Place, and at the Center’s new Anita May Rosenstein Campus, located directly across the street. Trans Pride LA 2019 is happening on Friday, June 14, 7–10 p.m. and Saturday, June 15, from noon–9:30 p.m. Admission to the two-day annual gathering is free.

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Closing Day of Between the Seam and the Skin Exhibition
Jun
14
12:00 PM12:00

Closing Day of Between the Seam and the Skin Exhibition

Trans artist Pilar Gallego has created a series of new artworks that interrogate the codification of bodies through clothing using vintage men’s button-down shirts from the 1950s and 60s—garments they long to wear but, according to the artist, never quite fit. “…what I am seeing in these dissections, is the same thing I did to my body when I underwent gender confirmation surgery, when I opened up my own body in order to create something new.

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LA Pride Festival
Jun
9
to Jun 10

LA Pride Festival

The annual LA Pride Festival is produced by Christopher Street West and hosted by the City of West Hollywood. GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Meghan Trainor and British electronic pop trio Years & Years will headline joined by GRAMMY® Award winner Ashanti, plus Amara La Negra, Dej Loaf, Greyson Chance, MNEK, Pabllo Vittar, and Ah-Mer-Ah-Su with more to be announced. Regardless of genre, this year’s performers will come together on the Festival’s two main stages to embrace this year’s theme, #JUSTUNITE.

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LA Pride Festival
Jun
8
to Jun 9

LA Pride Festival

The annual LA Pride Festival is produced by Christopher Street West and hosted by the City of West Hollywood. GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Meghan Trainor and British electronic pop trio Years & Years will headline joined by GRAMMY® Award winner Ashanti, plus Amara La Negra, Dej Loaf, Greyson Chance, MNEK, Pabllo Vittar, and Ah-Mer-Ah-Su with more to be announced. Regardless of genre, this year’s performers will come together on the Festival’s two main stages to embrace this year’s theme, #JUSTUNITE.

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LA Pride Festival
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

LA Pride Festival

The annual LA Pride Festival is produced by Christopher Street West and hosted by the City of West Hollywood. GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Meghan Trainor and British electronic pop trio Years & Years will headline joined by GRAMMY® Award winner Ashanti, plus Amara La Negra, Dej Loaf, Greyson Chance, MNEK, Pabllo Vittar, and Ah-Mer-Ah-Su with more to be announced. Regardless of genre, this year’s performers will come together on the Festival’s two main stages to embrace this year’s theme, #JUSTUNITE.

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Dyke March
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Dyke March

A City event featuring speakers, entertainment and a march/rally which marks the start of LA Pride weekend. Pop-ups include a protest sign-making workshop by JP (all supplies included) and the One City One Pride interactive poetry pop-up Everyone Deserves (A) Love (Poem).

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Between the Seam and the Skin Exhibition
Jun
7
to Jun 9

Between the Seam and the Skin Exhibition

  • Plummer Park's Long Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Trans artist Pilar Gallego has created a series of new artworks that interrogate the codification of bodies through clothing using vintage men’s button-down shirts from the 1950s and 60s—garments they long to wear but, according to the artist, never quite fit. “…what I am seeing in these dissections, is the same thing I did to my body when I underwent gender confirmation surgery, when I opened up my own body in order to create something new.

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Photo19: A Photo Exhibition to Benefit Stories: The AIDS Monument
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Photo19: A Photo Exhibition to Benefit Stories: The AIDS Monument

Join the Foundation for The AIDS Monument for a benefit photo exhibition including leading photographers Antonio Lopez, Melanie Pullen, Herb Ritts, and Firooz Zahedi. Proceeds of the auction will benefit STORIES: The AIDS Monument (which will be installed in West Hollywood Park in the coming years.)

Opening night event tickets ($150-$200). Free to attend June 7-9. Free closing party on June 9. www.aidsmonument.org

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On My Way Out / Almost Liam Film Screenings
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

On My Way Out / Almost Liam Film Screenings

On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi

All families have secrets. Having survived the Holocaust and tragically lost family members, Roman and Ruth Blank, affectionately known as Nani and Popi have been married for 60 years. Now at age 95, a deeply-held secret is revealed: Popi is gay, and finally free to explore his identity and seek the companionship he craves. But the revelation is not without repercussions as the news deeply impacts Nani, and their daughters scramble to understand their parents in a new light.

Almost Liam

Documentary short/Israel/2018/28 minutes

Raised in an Orthodox Jewish family, Liam came out as transgender while he was serving as a woman soldier in the IDF.

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Vox Femina and Trans Chorus LA: Hearts of Courage
Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

Vox Femina and Trans Chorus LA: Hearts of Courage

LA's premiere women's choir, VOX Femina, in collaboration with Trans Chorus LA, presents a free preview of their upcoming concert, "Hearts of Courage," a celebration of Pride and the LGBTQ community, and a tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall.

Free Admission. RSVP here: www.eventbrite.com/e/hearts-of-courage-weho-tickets-52384382097

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Metropolitan Master Chorale presents Considering Matthew Shepard, an oratorio
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Metropolitan Master Chorale presents Considering Matthew Shepard, an oratorio

Matthew Shepard’s story is one that resonates today and the music will leave an indelible mark on your heart. While the story could be viewed through the lens of hatred, misunderstanding and divisiveness, this oratorio shimmers with the spirit of inclusiveness as it explores the light and darkness, loss and grace we all hold in common. 

Tickets: $5-$25, www.metrosings.com

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Between the Seam and the Skin Exhibition
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Between the Seam and the Skin Exhibition

Trans artist Pilar Gallego has created a series of new artworks that interrogate the codification of bodies through clothing using vintage men’s button-down shirts from the 1950s and 60s—garments they long to wear but, according to the artist, never quite fit. “…what I am seeing in these dissections, is the same thing I did to my body when I underwent gender confirmation surgery, when I opened up my own body in order to create something new.

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