Join us for Pride Week (Monday, June 8th - Sunday, June 14th) for a full seven days of online programming to remind us to live out loud, to be proud of our past and—as crucially as ever—to look forward to our future. All events are free. In solidarity with Black Lives Matter and our QTBIPOC community, we are strongly encouraging donations to selected causes for each event.
Monday June 8tH, 7:30pm (PT)
Dance Party with Spencer Liff
Join Emmy-nominated choreographer Spencer Liff (TV’s "So You Think You Can Dance", Broadway’s Spring Awakening and Hedwig and The Angry Inch) on Facebook and Instagram Live for an online dance party! Whether you want to dance or just enjoy Spencer’s moves, join us for an upbeat, energetic, and joyful way to kick off Pride Week!
A Black-led nonprofit, Black AIDS Institute is working to end the Black HIV epidemic through policy, advocacy, and high-quality direct HIV services.
TUESDAY June 9th, 6PM (PT)
After Party Soiree at 7:15pm (PT)
Chuck Rowland PIONEER Award
honoring playwright Roger Q. Mason,
featuring selected works
Celebration Theatre presents its annual award honoring LGBTQ playwrights whose work has entertained, inspired, and empowered the community. Named for gay rights activist and Celebration Theatre founder Charles “Chuck” Rowland, this year’s award will be presented to Roger Q. Mason, a black Filipinx, genderqueer writer and performer. The 75-minute YouTube program will feature performances by Travis Coles (OWN’s “David Makes Man”), Garrett Clayton (King Cobra), Drew Droege (Paramount Network’s “Heathers”), Gillian Williams (OWN’s “David Makes Man”), Duane Boutte (Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Philippe Bowgen (Fox’s “The Mick”), Devere Rogers (My Spy), Adam Hyndman (Broadway’s Hadestown), Nicky Endres (PopTV’s “One Day at a Time”), and Nathan Frizzell (Showtime’s “Twin Peaks: The Return”) reading samples of Roger’s works Onion Creek, The White Dress, Lavender Men, and new work, The Pride of Lions. Program directed by Ann James, with guest directors June Carryl and Lovell Holder.
Previous Chuck Rowland recipient Michael Kearns will present Roger with this year’s award.
Reclaim the Block organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety.
A virtual After Party Soirée hosted by Artistic Director Michael A. Shepperd will follow the ceremony at 7:15pm PT / 10:15pm ET on Instagram Live at @celebrationthtr!
Through its intentional focus on mentorship across a lifetime, 100 Black Men of America’s local chapters prepare young men and women to realize their highest potential, by creating viable solutions to address local and national issues affecting African American communities.
WEDNESDAY June 10th, 7pm (PT)
Celebration Theatre presents
Cabaret: An Open Mic Night
The company of the multiple Ovation Award-winning Celebration Theatre hosts an event designed to entertain you, serenade you, and make you laugh. Join us as we celebrate theatre, music and comedy- elements that have been a part of Pride since its inception. Performers include Constance Jewell Lopez, Nathan Frizzell, Michelle Lane, Parnell Damone Marcano, Brittney S. Wheeler, TJ O’Brien, Gina Torrecilla, Nathan Mohebbi, and Kit Meyering.
A Black-led nonprofit, LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund posts bail for LGBTQ people held in jail or immigrant detention, and raises awareness of the epidemic of LGBTQ overincarceration.
THURSDAY June 11th, 5PM (PT)
Watch Party and
post-screening live chat
Celebration Theatre hosts a Netflix Watch Party of the lesbian documentary “A Secret Love”, followed by a YouTube Live discussion at 7pm PT / 10pm ET with a gathering of women to reflect on this beautiful film and their long-term relationships. Moderated by company member Ann James (intimacy director/advocate, educator), join panelists Madonna Cacciatore (Executive Director of CSW/LA Pride), Chrisanne Eastwood (actor, writer, comedian), Dianne Houston (film director, producer, screenwriter), and Robin McWilliams (manager, producer) as we explore past and present issues in the lesbian community and look ahead to the future.
HOW TO WATCH A NETFLIX WATCH PARTY:
1. Download GOOGLE CHROME
2. Download NETFLIX PARTY EXTENSION FOR CHROME
3. Sign in to your account on NETFLIX
(If you don't already have a NETFLIX account, you can sign up for a free 7-day trial.)
4. Click our "WATCH" link below to access the Watch Party.
5. Click the Netflix Party (NP) extension in the top right corner of your Chrome Browser!
The Women's Center for Creative Work (WCCW) is a Los Angeles-based intersectional feminist arts space prioritizing women of color, queer, trans and nonbinary folx, and other marginalized communities. Donations help pay rent at their workcenter, support artists in residence, and continue to provide free and low-cost programming to their community.
FRIDAY June 12th, 5PM (PT)
Celebrating New Works presents
How'd We Get Here, a comedy by Dan Perry, directed by Michael A. Shepperd
Celebration Theatre’s new play reading series “Celebrating New Works” presents its Pride month offering of Dan Perry’s new romantic comedy.
Hooking up is easy; it’s what comes after that’s hard. How’d We Get Here? is a comedy that explores the challenges of finding love and building relationships in our quick-fix, insta-gratification, online world.
Featuring actors Loryan Jensen, McKerrin Kelly, Nathan Mohebbi, Andrew Perkins, Tyler Ronca, and Michael A. Shepperd.
Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative to support grassroots trans justice groups run by and for trans people.
sATURDAY June 13th, 11Am (PT)
Ovation Award-nominated actor and drag queen extraordinaire Lyle C. Mackston (Drag Queen Of The Year contestant and Celebration’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert) hosts a drag brunch that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home! Grab some prosecco, some OJ, and sit back as Lyle makes you feel like you’re front row at your favorite live WeHo drag brunch with musical numbers, special guests, and a whole bunch of sass.
A Black-led nonprofit, The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home-cooked meals and resources to the community.
sATURDAY June 13th, 1pm-3pm (PT)
A READ-ALOUD event for families!
Join us on YouTube as Celebration Theatre honors families. Celebration Theatre honors families for Pride! Celebrity friends of the theatre are logging on to read LGBTQ+ friendly stories that families can enjoy together. Contributing talent includes Dan Bucatinsky, Chris Colfer, Sam Harris, Amy Hill, Cheyenne Jackson, Cleo King, Sharon Lawrence, Alec Mapa, and Michael Urie.
A Black-led nonprofit, Youth Breakout works to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth in New Orleans to build a safer and more just community.
SUNDAY June 14th, 11AM (PT)
march for all black lives matter
@ HOLLYWOOD BLVD. & N HIGHLAND
Amplify Black queer voices and come together in solidarity to show your pride and love. Whether you choose to march or not, we hope you will find a way to support and celebrate the Black community on Pride (and every day, let's be honest)! Finally, being out in public during a pandemic holds risks; we strongly encourage attendees to follow the guidelines of march organizers by wearing protective face coverings at all times and maintaining a safe physical distance from others. #blacklivesmatter
Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles is directing rapid response donations to the LA Action Bail Fund through AWARE-LA, Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere-Los Angeles. 100% of funds raised go to those efforts.