We were out at the 2019 LA Pride Parade in West Hollywood yesterday. It was a beautiful day of celebrating in the sun. The parade had almost 200 floats and groups marching all showing their support for the LGBTQ community. It was great to see all the transgender flags flying throughout the day. There were a good number of children flying transgender flags which was especially great. The big Hollywood companies and studios were represented along with a number of other large companies such as Amazon, Delta, Bank of America and Chase. Interesting to us were that both Lyft and Uber chose to focus specifically on gender identity for their floats. Anytime the transgender community is put at the forefront it is great for everyone.
There were a couple of highlights for us. One was the contingent from the TV show Pose. They handed out beautiful hand fans with the number 10 on it. There were some fabulous people werking it on stilts leading the way, seriously how do you do high kicks on stilts, followed by a float with a full on walk off show. Another contingent that we loved seeing was the Black Diamonds Drill Team and Drum Squad. They were led by a wonderful woman carrying a transgender flag. Their marchers had signs with a picture of Marsha P. Johnson honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots while wearing shirts that said stronger together. The most impressive part was the performance they did over and over along the way. Every time they stopped and performed they received a huge much deserved round of applause. Here are some pictures and videos we took. Hope you enjoy them and if you are looking for a new Pride parade to attend next year we highly recommend the LA Pride parade in West Hollywood.