2019 Pride

PHOTOS: Long Beach Pride puts Streisand’s ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade’ to the test

The 36th annual Long Beach Pride Parade embarked under a light morning drizzle on Sunday, so the spirit of Barbra Streisand singing “Don’t Rain on My Parade” had to be more figurative than literal.

And it was, as participants and spectators, including the 100 volunteers tasked with carrying a 112-foot quilted rainbow flag, didn’t let a little rainfall dampen the mood.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, and all around the world, Pride will take on even greater significance as we look back on the achievements of the gay rights movement, and forward at fights yet to be won.

Here at Queerty, we’re honoring 50 trailblazing individuals who actively ensure society remains moving towards equality, acceptance and dignity for all queer people. Learn more about Queerty’s Pride50.

Here are some highlights from Long Beach:

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Happy Pride ? #LongBeachPride

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. ????????The International Imperial Court of Long Beach (@lbimperialcourt) has 7 EXCELLENT representatives of community-focused leadership for the 2019 Gay Pride season. Thanks to each of you for putting others before yourselves through philanthropy & providing hope to so many people in need throughout our community. . ????????Reigning Emperor Randy Malendez (@melendezr1). ????????Reigning Empress Mahaliah Nakita (@mahaliah_Nakita). ????????Empress Sabreena (@sabreenaunlimited). ????????Miss Gay Pride Long Beach 2019 Roxy Del Valle (@roxydelvalle). ????????Mx Gay Pride Long Beach 2019 Thadeo Miguel (@thadeomiguel2019). ????????Ms Gay Pride Long Beach 2019 Cheyenne Hassett (@shyner13). ????????Mr Gay Pride Long Beach 2019 Nolan Ross Samé-Well (@areg_nolanross). . . ???????? #drag #dragqueen #dragqueens #gay #gays #lbgt #lgbtq #gayboy #gaypride #gaymuscle #instagramhub #instagram #gaysofinstagram #instagay #instagramable #instagramers #instagood #instadrag #gaylongbeach #pride #gayhot #longbeachpride #longbeach #loveislove #IICS #IICLB #reign48 #courtofdreams #equality #love

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California needs more positive spaces for its LGBTQ+ residents— spaces that promote acceptance, solidarity, and health. Yet California’s most prominent gay legislator is proposing to deregulate the unhealthy alcohol industry with the rhetoric of late-night “celebration” and “local choice” by allowing bars and clubs to stay open until 4 a.m. Research shows that extending last call times is associated with increases in violence, injury, assault, intoxicated driving, and stress on emergency services. Senator Wiener’s SB 58 will benefit late night entertainment businesses at the expense of public health and safety in the LGBTQ+ community. @LongBeachPride #STOP4amBarBill @alcohol_justice #CaliforniaAlcoholPolicyAlliance @scott_wiener #lgbtqia #pride #longbeachpride

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Thank you so much to each and every person who stopped by our both, G306, during Pride weekend, we hope you found what you were looking for or even found Exclusive items you didn’t even know exist & for a cheap price for Quality items, Hopefully you got to spend the wheel for $1 and won a free gift because Every Spin was a win?? We truly appreciate you guys, it was nice meeting all of you! I hope you had a blast, got a hello or a hug that stuck with you, spread love always?? Thank you all for your support, when you purchase items, you’re supporting someone’s Dream & that’s Dope, st8 great lovely People, God Bless us All, have a Dope Monday????? • -Sip & Shop with us? -Free WiFi for Customers? -We open at 12pm (PST)? -No children allowed in the One Stop Shop? until updated. • Fashion Treats? • #hairproducts #celebrityhairstylist #rickross #fun #longbeachgaypride #boutique #minkeyelashes #loveislove #longbeachpride #explore #losangeles #tmc #fashionnova #gay #shoppingpreety #prettylittlethings #mall #gaypride #travel #inspirational #nipseyhussle #theshaderoom #protectivestyles #makeuptutorial #plussize #kids #mensfashion #preetycertified?

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Had a great two days at pride #longbeachpride ??

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