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Superstar Christina Aguilera to Headline LA Pride 2022

Christina Aguilera to Headline LA Pride 2022 on June 11, 2022
Christina Aguilera to Headline LA Pride 2022 on June 11, 2022

Award-winning Superstar Christina Aguilera to Headline LA Pride 2022 Music Event on June 11, 2022 at the Los Angeles History Park.

On March 15, 2022, Christopher Street West (CSW)  announced that multi-award winning Superstar Christina Aguilera will Headline LA Pride 2022 Music Event at the Los Angeles History Park from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  The Los Angeles History Park is located at 1315 N Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

The multi-stage event will return Saturday, June 11, after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and move to Los Angeles State Historic Park. Across 32 acres and with a capacity for 25,000, LA Pride In The Park has the potential to be the largest Official Pride concert in the country. Additionally, #LoveYourPride has been announced as the official theme of LA Pride 2022. 

Tickets are available for purchase at laprideinthepark.org beginning Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 6 a.m. PST. General admission passes for the day will start at $35 per person and a limited number of VIP tickets with a slew of perks will start at $200 per person. Ticketed attendees will receive an RFID wristband to allow for contactless entry. All official LA Pride events will follow health and safety guidance as outlined by LA County health officials and the CDC. LA Pride in the Park will be produced by DPS and all creative and marketing by BMF.

Information about parking/ transportation, safety, security, medical support, participating vendors, and further programming will be available soon. For sponsorship and other talent inquiries, contact LA Pride at intheknow@lapride.org. For more information, follow @lapride on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Christopher Street West (CSW)/LA Pride:

Christopher Street West (CSW), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, organized the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the Stonewall Rebellion on Christopher Street in New York City the year prior. Over 50 years later, CSW remains an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community of Greater Los Angeles. While best known for producing the LA Pride Parade & Festival (the second largest Pride celebration in the country) they also organize, sponsor or support community events throughout the year, and work with their nonprofit, philanthropic, and community partners to further diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more information visit Christopher Street West LA Pride at lapride.org 

About Christina Aguilera:
Aguilera is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter renowned for her powerful voice and hit songs. Throughout her career, she has sold more than 43 million records worldwide. Aguilera has achieved five No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making her the fourth female artist to top the chart over three consecutive decades (1990s, 2000s, and 2010s). She has won six Grammy Awards, including one Latin Grammy Award. She has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and holds the prestigious honor of being the only artist under the age of 30 included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. Additionally, in 2021 she received the inaugural Music Icon Award at the People’s Choice Awards. Aguilera continues to use her voice for good, having served as global spokesperson for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief effort since 2009 and has helped raise over $150 million for the World Food Program and other hunger relief agencies. She continues to be represented by Roc Nation, CAA and imPRint. www.christinaaguilera.com



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The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Hosts The 4th Annual Dorian Awards Winner Toast

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On Sunday, March 1, 2015, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) hosted the 4th Annual Dorian Awards Winners Toast at The Maharaja Room of The Pikey Bar & Cafe 7617 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, CA 90046 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The 4th Annual Dorian Awards winners toast was hosted by Blair Madison Late (Bravo’ reality television series, Newlyweds: The First Year 2013).

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Members, Officers and Guest of GALECA celebrated the 4th Annual Dorian Awards Winners with champagne toast, garlic fries with dressing, including photograph of themselves. The event gave members, officers and their guest the opportunity to network and get to know each other. Everyone looked at having great time during the events.

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Star Melora Hardin (Transparent & The Office) was on hand to accept a series’ of several awards in the categories of (TV Comedy of the Year, LGBTQ Show of the Year, etc.). Also Robert Michael Morris (Valerie Cherish’s hairdresser Mickey on The Comeback) joined the group celebration to accept Lisa Kudrow’s TV Performance of the Year award on her behalf.

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Couple Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami the first gay couple to be legally marry in California, joined Galeca to accept the Dorian Award for The Case Against 8’s win for documentary.

Accepting via online, the Timeless Award (given to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit) was George Takei.

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Among the guests were Natalie Denise Sperl (Vocals/Guitar, Kill My Coquette), Christy Oldham (Film producer) and many more.
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John Griffiths (Television Critic • Us Weekly) is the President of The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) organization.

Logo credit to: Galeca Dorian Awards

GALECA, a 501 C-6 nonprofit organization, is comprised of over 100 professional entertainment journalists across the U.S. GALECA’s mission is to generate camaraderie in an unsettling media environment, preserve and champion the art of constructive criticism, and remind the world the LGBTQ community has a significant history of enhancing culture at large. And how would the world fare without knowing what’s campy? 

Follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/DorianAwards and Become a fan at facebook.com/dorianawards

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Editor’s Note: Our very own Executive Editor-In-Chief Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar from Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications is a proud member of GALECA with voting rights on the Dorian Awards.