Hundreds attended the 4th annual South LA Pride celebration on July 1, at Norman O. Houston Park in Baldwin Hills.  Hosted by Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Herb Wesson, this year’s family-friendly celebration was a “Pride Picnic” meant to bring together South LA’s LGBTQ community and their allies for a culturally relevant pride celebration.

In addition to Harris-Dawson and Wesson, this year saw the most Black elected officials ever at a pride celebration in Los Angeles. Those attendees included Congresswoman Karen Bass, Supervisor Holly Mitchell, Senators Steve Bradford and Sydney Kamlager, and Assemblymembers Regiie Jones-Sawyer, Isaac Bryan and Tina McKinnor.

Journalist and advocate Jasmyne Cannick chaired the planning committee, which was comprised of several community organizations.  The 2022 South LA Pride Community Picnic was sponsored in part by Community Coalition, Providence, FOX, AEG, and the L.A. Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department.

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