Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Festival postponed until 2010, rally instead Saturday, October 10, 2009!

Los Angeles/Valley Pride Festival will not be held this year, instead a rally on Saturday, October 10, 2009!

By Esteban "Steven" Escobar, Diversity News Staff

Paul Waters

In an email received on 7-27-2009 from Paul Waters, Executive Director Los Angeles/ Valley Pride he stated that there will be not Festival and it is postponed until 2010. He wrote "The short version is that the economy sucks, and this is adversely impacting everything. A financial disaster would be, well, a disaster."

On a phone conversation with Mr. Waters he said that economy is the main reason why no festival and due to the expenses involved in organizing the event. He mention to us that prior sponsors are been affected by the economy so they can not support event.

The Rally will be held in the Valley on Saturday, October 10, 2009 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at Studio City Hand Carwash located on 11514 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA (adjacent to Oil Can Harrys).

This is the San Fernando Valley's very first GLBT Rally per web site. They will feature speakers, celebrities, music and more.

For more information about LA VALLEY PRIDE you can contact @ 818-508-0472 or email to:


Celebrate Events, Inc., dba LA/Valley GLBT Pride is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life for GLBT people — through awareness.


To improve the quality of life for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people-Through Awareness


Pride is a matter of identity, and PRIDE events have been a source of reassurance and recreation. Yet, in a world where so few ongoing positive reflections exist for the GLBT Community, AWARENESS of, for and by the community, of its diversity, resources, beauty and access to others and ourselves becomes an imperative.

AWARENESS for the community at large that gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders are their neighbors, friends, relatives, and co-workers. And for those who attend the event, an AWARENESS of the breadth and diversity of the GLBT community as exemplified by the attendees and exhibitors-and from this AWARENESS . . . comes RESPECT.

AWARENESS for the community groups that they exist, and that they have services to offer to the community. By doing so, they have an opportunity to grow and prosper, allowing them to be able to provide more and more services-and from this AWARENESS . . . comes COMMUNITY.

AWARENESS for the GLBT attendees of community groups and the services they provide. Allowing them the opportunity to avail themselves of these services in order to improve the quality of their lives-and from this AWARENESS . . . comes UNITY.

AWARENESS for someone who is still unsure how to incorporate being part of the sexual-orientation minority into their lives in a positive, beneficial way, the event offers a wealth of opportunity for growth. From the many happy people having the time of their lives, to the rich strength and diversity of the many community groups that are part of the whole, to the wholeheartedly participation of corporate America-and from this AWARENESS . . . comes PRIDE.

Source: LA/Valley Pride

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