Pride Month

Pride Month

June marks LGBTQ Heritage Month and here in Los Angeles it doesn’t matter who you love, just that you love. The LGBTQ movement has made a great progress over the last few years, but that does not mean we can be complacent in our efforts to continue making L.A. an even more welcoming place for all. We must keep working to provide safe forums for our LGBTQ friends and family and must make resources such as health services, job training and education more accessible.

Throughout June, it is important to recognize those who have worked so hard to make our city safer and more welcoming. We kicked off the month’s celebrations by honoring Phill Wilson, the President and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute and a Council District 10 resident. Phil is one of the many LGBTQ members in our community who has dedicated his life to helping others.

In honor of Pride Month, we joined Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and the Department of Cultural Affairs in hosting Our Pride, an event which included a free screening of Moonlight, panel discussion on sexuality in Los Angeles, LGBTQ resource fair and free HIV/AIDS screenings. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this powerful event and let us never stop fighting for a more tolerant and diverse Los Angeles.