Each year, the City of West Hollywood celebrates Pride month through the artistic contributions of our community with the One City One Pride Arts Festival. For 2014, the One City One Pride Arts Festival will run from Harvey Milk Day (May 22) through the end of June.
2014's festival theme: 'I Do'
On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court rendered decisions allowing for marriage equality in California and striking down the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 as unconstitutional. In celebration of the one year anniversary of this monumental day, and of the hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed in the City of West Hollywood in the days following this historic decision, the theme for the 2014 West Hollywood LGBTQ Arts Festival is ‘I Do.’ 'I Do' represents an affirmation, a promise, a commitment, and a celebration of love.
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Just a small handful of upcoming highlights include:
- INTERFACE: The Marriage Project, Friday and Saturday, June 27 and 28, 2014, 8 pm — This program will feature a new work titled "I Do" that will feature members of the LGBTQ community performing with MXD dancers in two shows that correlate with Marriage Equality Day, the day the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in California again. "I Do" will integrate live dancing with video projections and audience interaction via mobile devices and social media. Dancers will share testimonies via video confessionals of their personal experiences relating to issues of equal rights and move through these experiences in dancing conversations with each other. Two shows will take place on consecutive nights at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, and on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
- Reception for "The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History" Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 6-9 pm -which investigates the continued centrality of the classical nude over centuries of art making. This exhibition at the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum is a condensed preview of a groundbreaking exhibition that will open at the Leslie Lohman Museum in New York in October 2014. Presented by: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
- The Last Bastion: A Conversation on Queer and Feminist Museum Politics, Monday, June 30, 6:30 pm - an engaging talk featuring Dr. Amelia Jones and Dr. Jonathan D. Katz, two leading Queer Theorists and art historians to examine how art can serve as activism, and the 'Last Bastion' of museum politics. Funded as part of the City Arts Grant program and presented by CA LGBT Arts Alliance, June Mazer Lesbian Archives, and The City of West Hollywood.
To see high-resolution photos of previous One City One Pride events including the kickoff reception and outdoor digital art event, ONE Night, please visit the City’s Flickr account at www.flickr.com/weho.
Of course the biggest event happening during Pride is the LA Pride Parade and Festival produced by our community partner Christopher Street West on June 7 and 8. (along with several free to the community events in the days just prior). For details, tickets and the entertainment line-up, visit www.lapride.org.
For street closure information over LA Pride weekend, click here.
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