City of Long Beach Proudly Hosts and Funds 2024 Pride Parade for $130,000

Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach agreed to host and fund the 41st annual Long Beach Pride Parade for only $130,000 scheduled for Sunday, May 19. The parade, a cherished tradition in Long Beach and the greater LA region, typically draws thousands of spectators and participants along iconic stretches of Ocean Boulevard.

The decision to fund this year’s parade was made during the Feb. 13 mid-year budget review by the Long Beach City Council. The council approved $80,000 in one-time funds from the City’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget to ensure the parade’s continuation while Long Beach Pride, the nonprofit responsible for organizing the event, undergoes organizational restructuring.

Mayor Rex Richardson emphasized the city’s long-standing support for the LGBTQ+ community, stating, “As a city that proudly stands for equality and inclusion, we have long been a supporter of our vibrant LGBTQ+ community.”

Vice Mayor and Second District Councilwoman Cindy Allen, who championed the recommendation for city funding, defended the decision, stating, “The Pride Parade is a Long Beach tradition that we have celebrated for the last 40 years.”

Parade entries for this year have reached capacity. The parade will coincide with the Long Beach Pride Festival, scheduled for May 18 and 19 along the Downtown waterfront, organized separately by the Long Beach Pride organization.

The City has announced the grand marshals for the 2024 parade, including Past Board Members of Long Beach Pride, Saucy Santana as Celebrity Grand Marshal, Donzaleigh Abernathy as Pride Progress Grand Marshal, and others.

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