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Three Mayors at the 40TH Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and 39th Annual LA Pride Celebration

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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom - Diversity News MagazineStory by Esteban “Steven” Escobar, Diversity News Publications Staff
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West Hollywood & Los Angeles cities celebrated 2009 LA PRIDE among with politicians, human rights groups & celebrities. June is known as PRIDE month and the LA PRIDE was held from June 12, 2009 to June 14, 2009. This year theme was: PRIDE 365 “Power, Passion & Purpose. L.A. Pride is produced by Christopher Street West (CSW), a non-profit organization.
“PRIDE, as a movement, remains young. It was only 40 years ago in response to the Stonewall Riots our community gathered across this great nation to formally demand humanitarian equality in the face of brutality, persecution and discrimination. Forty years later, some things have changed and some have not.” Said Rodney Scott, President CSW/LA Pride
 
This year PRIDE activities featured Festival Saturday & Sunday. Press conference on Sunday and then the famous parade that show cast community leaders, more than 100 floats, organizations, celebrities & politicians.



L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa response to the overturn of Proposition 8 stated. The constitution is supposed to extend people rights not to limit them. Some of LA PRIDE Main Stage show performances held on Saturday, June 13, 2009 were DEBORAH COXFANTASIAERIKA JAYNE and DEBBY HOLIDAY. Sunday line up were EXPOSEBLAKE LEWIS & TERRI NUNN and BERLIN hosted both days by Billy Masters & Momma.

“Love it’s all about been with each other, taking care of each other.” Said Gaye Ann Bruno. CSW VP Entertainment Board of Director. In regards to not being able to marry in the state of CA Gaye Ann Bruno concluded “Things will change, but we will not give up the fight.”

West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Christopher Street West Board President Rodney Scott, Actress Kate Del Castillo, and Kristal Vick, People of Faith Standing Up for Equality were the speakers at LA PRIDE Press Conference held on June 14, 2009 in the intersection of Crescent Heights and Santa Monica Boulevards. Also attending were Assembly member John A. Perez, Rabbi Denise Eger, Reverend Troy Perry, LA PRIDE 2009 Harvey Milk Award-winner, Maria Louise Roman, Equal Roots Founder, Matt Palazzolo.

“As an opportunity to express who we are as a community and what we stand for.” Rodney Scott, CSW President Board of Director.Kate Del Castillo, Actress - LA Pride 2009 - Diversity News Magazine

CSW LA Pride Float 39th Anniversary - Diversity News MagazineThe Parade Grand Marshals were, Chelsea Handler, Chuy Bravo, and Community Grand Marshal OUT West.

The honorees for this year PRIDE were Jeanne Córdova Morris Kight Lifetime Achievement Award, Therese Stewart Woman of the Year Award, John A. Pérez Man of the Year Award, Claudette Colbert a.k.a. “Claudette Sexy DJ”CSW Special Community Award, Jim Williams CSW Special Community Award, Chris Angel Murphy Outstanding Youth Leader Award, Hollywood United Methodist Church Berman/Schafer Award, Doug Spearman Connie Norman Award, Sean Penn George Moscone Award, Maria Louise Roman Harvey Milk Award, Tom of Finland Foundation Pat Parker Arts Award, Regent Media Sheldon Andelson Award, and Pat Rocco Torie Osborn/Dick Michaels Media Award.

Pride feature: Circuit, Dance, Country, Latin, Rhythm & Soul Dance pavilions, including Erotic City, Community Village & Children’s Garden.

ABOUT CHRISTOPHER STREET WEST
Pride 365: Power. Passion. Purpose.
A non-profit organization, Christopher Street West, is a leading partner in the advancement of rights and equality of the LGBT community. Led by professionally driven, volunteer based board members, Christopher Street West produces one of the largest Pride Celebrations in the United States with an expanding global presence reaching millions of people every year. For more information visit LAPRIDE.org

EDITOR’S NOTE: Article published first in our publication Diversity News Magazine dot com and now is been re-published.

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Steven Escobar goal is to promote and raise awareness of Diversity and Inclusion. For those reasons Steven Escobar is known as the man from Diversity. Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the CEO, President & Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online & special print consumer news magazine both are available worldwide and are viewed freely by millions of visitors each month. On 7-10-2015, Steven Escobar founded and is the CEO, President and Executive Producer of Diversity News Magazine Awards which launched on 11-5-2016 by sponsoring Diversity Pageants special awards. Also on 7-10-2015, Steven Escobar unveiled the launch of new media outlet named Miss Diversity News Beauty Pageants Magazine. On November 2013, Steven Escobar founded and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Diversity Professional Business & Media Solutions Group, a company to help small businesses to be compliant with changes in technology and have a presence online. On July 2013 Steven Escobar founded and is the CEO of Diversity Recovery Systems, a professional consulting and account receivables third party company specializing in healthcare medical collections. Esteban “Steven” Escobar is also the executive producer and director of Diversity News TV, the host of Diversity News Radio, on Air with Steven Escobar, and the Founder, CEO and President of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment multimedia firm in Hollywood, CA. Steven Escobar owns E.E.Enterprises, an affiliate of The Diversity News Publications family of companies. Steven Escobar is a currently a contributor and writer for CNN.com. Esteban “Steven” Escobar is a former official contributor/writer for the Hollywood and Los Angeles County events examiner for Examiner.com and contributor for Yahoo.com distributed via Yahoo Voices. Steven Escobar is currently the account executive and media liaison at World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations. Steven Escobar’s former professional affiliations and memberships include being a member and media partner of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Los Angeles Inc., (Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association) GALECA with voting and membership rights on The Dorian Awards. Since 2011, Steven Escobar started been involved in the beauty pageant industry. On May 20, 2011 Steven Escobar was a judge for Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011. In 2013, Steven Escobar became involved with Virgelia Productions producers of Miss Asia USA, Mrs Asia USA and Miss Teen Asia USA Beauty Pageants as their Public Relations representative. In 2014 Steven became involved with Virgelia Productions as consultant publicist for 3rd Annual Miss Latina Global, Miss Teen Latina Global and Mrs Latina Global Beauty Pageants. Also in 2015 Steven Escobar consulting services were retained by Virgelia Productions Inc., to help with online marketing and public relations with the 27th Annual Miss Asia USA, 11th Annual Mrs. Asia USA, Miss Teen Asia USA and 4th Annual Miss Latina Global, Mrs. Latina Global and Miss Teen Latina Global as well 1st Annual Miss Europe Global. Because of his goals and aspirations in the media publishing business, Steven Escobar has acquired skills in new media including marketing and public relations. Steven Escobar is no stranger to the entertainment industry. He has covered many prestigious events in Hollywood. Some of them are the 2009 Outstanding Emmy Awards Nominees, 2010 American Music Awards, 2011 American Music Awards, 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees Announcement, 43rd NAACP Image Awards, 44th NAACP Image Awards, 12th Annual Latin Grammys Nominees Announcement, 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards, the Hollywood Christmas Parade, the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, 2015 LA Times/Hoy Awards, 2016 NBC The Voice Season 11 finale, 2017 She Rocks Awards, 48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees’ Luncheon Kick-Off Celebration, 2017 Writers Guild Awards, 27th Annual Night of 100 Stars Academy Awards Viewing Gala, and many more. Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities. From 2003 to the present, he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles now known as AIDS Project Los Angeles Health through team Diversity News 3960. Also in 2011 Steven Escobar raised money for The Life Group LA. Steven Escobar has volunteered for Exotifit For Humanity now known as We Care for Humanity and The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Steering Committee. Steven was nominated for The Shorty Awards 2011 and the People’s Choice Fan Award 2012. In 2012 Steven Escobar received the Humanitarian Award at the 2012 International Noble Awards. Also on June 2, 2012 Steven Escobar Received the Community and Humanitarian Services Award at Kayamanan Bayan for all his contributions to the Filipino American community in Southern California. On 12-12-12 Steven Escobar received an award for the Most Fascinating Person of the Year. On August 4, 2013, Steven Escobar won the 2013 EOTM (Entrepreneurs On the Move) Award for Outstanding Internet Talk Show Diversity News Radio on Air with Steven Escobar. Yahoo.com named Steven Escobar one of the Hot 500 contributors during the month of March 2012. On March 1, 2014 Steven Escobar received the following awards from City of Beverly Hills Mayor John A. Mirisch: The Diversity Award Certificate of Recognition from the City of Beverly Hills Mayor and City Council, and the County of Los Angeles by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition signed by the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti for his participation and contributions to the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA). On 7-23-2014, Esteban Steven Escobar’s publication Diversity News Magazine by Steven Escobar was nominated for The 2014 LGBT Hero Awards as Online Magazine of the Year 2014. Also on November 22, 2014 Steven Escobar received a Certificate of Appreciation for his publication Diversity News Magazine from the City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for the contribution and help to the 26th Annual Miss Asia USA and Mrs. Asia USA Cultural Pageants held at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, CA. On January 20, 2015, Steven Escobar @DiversityNewsEE received a 2015 Nomination for Shorty Award in #category as Blogger even though he do not consider himself a blogger. On June 2015 Steven Escobar received Certificate of Appreciation to him and Diversity News Magazine as well Diversity News Publications for over a decade of contribution to Southern California especially the City of Los Angeles from Tom LaBonge, Councilmember, 4th District and Herb J. Wesson, Jr., President, L.A. City Council. On May 10, 2015, Steven Escobar received a trophy from Samira’s TV Show for Excellence in Journalism. On 6-4-2016, Steven Escobar was selected to be one of the distinguish and celebrity judges for Miss/Mrs Perfect Lady USA 2016. Steven Escobar founded on April 2016, via Diversity News Productions Diversity Pageants in response to the controversy of no Diversity and Inclusive included in many entertainment award shows, television roles, modeling, media, government roles, movies roles and music, etc. Steven Escobar is the founder, CEO, President & Executive Producer of Diversity Pageants at Diversity News Productions. On November 5, 2016, Steven Escobar from Diversity News Productions received a congratulations letter and Recognition Certificates from the City of West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister and Council! Also on November 5, 2016, he received a congratulations letter and Certificate of Recognition from Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian Representing the 46th California Assembly District. Steven Escobar has been in the USA since 1989. He study at Virgil Junior High School, Mary M. Bethune Junior High School and graduated from Ulysses S. Grant High School in 1994. Steven Escobar also attended Los Angeles City College and Los Angeles Trade Tech College to study journalism. Steven Escobar has 2 sisters and 2 half brothers and a mother. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the city of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://www.imdb.me/officialestebanstevenescobar or http://www.stevenescobar.blogspot.com