Founders Judi Doyle, Marilyn Barlow and Robert Crow meet at Executive Suite for the first meeting of Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride, Inc (LBLGP, Inc.)
First Parade and festival, last weekend of June, 5000 people attended at two-day celebration at Palm Island
Festival expands to Shoreline Aquatic Park
Main Stage Headliner Eartha Kitt was a no-show
Sylvester headlined main stage, No on Prop 64 was the Grand Marshal because the threat of restoring AIDS to the list of communicable diseases was defeated by a margin of 71% to 29%.
Members of LB Pride travel to Washington DC to participate in the March on Washington
Celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, the modern day gay rights movement
Grand Marshal was Dr. Virgnia Uribe (1933-2019), an American educator that founded the LA Unified School District's Project 10 program that offered educational support and drop-out prevention for LGBT youth.
Aids Memorial Quilt was displayed onboard the Queen Mary
Assembly Bill AB101 is vetoed. It would have prohibited private employers from discriminating against employees because of their sexual oreintation. Protests occurred and one year later in 1992, the bill was passed.
Long Beach Pride becomes the 4th largest Pride event in the U.S., designates $300,000 for community grants; has 23 members
Budweiser becomes a corporate sponsor
Mayor Beverlyh O'Neil is elected Mayor of Long Beach. Pride's membership grows to 24.
Grand Marshal is Candace Gingrich, Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's daughter.
Festival moves from Shoreline Aquatic Park to Marina Green Park
Festival site expands into the Rainbow Lagoon, adjacent to the Hyatt Hotel and Long Beach Arena. Fiesta Caliente Stage is introduced
Grand Marshal is open Lesbian Assemblywoman and former child actor, Sheila Kuehl
Headliners Little Richard and RuPaul
Headliners Village People, Joan Jett; Festival site is touted as one mile long, the world's longest pride festival site; LB Pride moves into its new facility at 1017 Obispo Avenue
Grand Marshal is Morris Kight, famous for co-founding Christopher Street West Gay Pride Parade in Los Angeles which marched on Hollywood Blvd on June 28, 1970.
Grand Marshal: Gloria Allred; Main Stage Headliners Pat Benatar and Chaka Khan
Grand Marshal: Assemblymember Alan Lowenthal, Main Stage: Eddie Money, Tiffany, Sheena Easton. First Friday night concert with Patti LaBelle.
Grand Marshal: LB Mayor Beverly O'Neil; Main Stage: Macy Gray, RuPaul, Kimberly Locke and Jai Rodriguez
Main Stage: Mya, Morris Day and The Time, India Arie
Main Stage: Sophie B. Hawkins, Indigo Girls, Jennifer Hudson and Nemesis. Jennifer performed for a massive crowd which included grandstands from the LB Grand Prix due to expected attendance
25th Year. Main Stage: Sheena Easton, The Bangles, KC & The Sunshine Band. Fiesta Caliente presents Kat DeLuna and Ivy Queen
Grand Marshal: Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco. LB Pride's first earthquake, a 4.7 occurs on Sun May 17 at 3:34 pm rocking the festival. New uniforms, mission statement and corporate logo
Long Beach hosts the 28th Interpride Conference, Entertainment includes A Flock of Seagulls, American Idol's Allison Iraheta and Fiesta Caliente presents Maria Jose, Edith Marquez and Christian Chavez
Entertainers Thelma Houston, Taylor Dayne and Maxine Nightingale
Entertainers include Queen Latifah, Village People and Fiesta Caliente presents Lucia Mendez
Grand Marshals are our Founders: Robert (Bob) Crow, Judith (Judi) Doyle and Marilyn Barlow. Headliner: Fantasia
Grand Marshal is comedian Ross Mathews; Pride grows to 34 members; Headliners: Pamela Williams, CeCe Peniston, Kelly Rowland and Dev; Fiesta Caliente presents Belanova and Fedro
Grand Marshal Honoree Mayor Robert Garcia; Headliners Salt N Pepa at Main Stage; Horoscopos de Durango and Fey at Fiesta Caliente
Grand Marshal: Thelma Houston; Headliners included Neon Trees, Kristina DeBarge
Celebrity Grand Marshal, Lisa Vanderpump and Parade Grand Marshal Senator Ricardo Lara. Headliners Chaka Khan, Jody Watley. Country headliners are Honey County and Ty Herndon
Grand Marshal is Alexandra Billings, actress, singer, author and activist. Headliners include Jussie Smollet, Sheila E, DaniLeigh, Amara La Negra, Ana Barbara
Celebrity Grand Marshal, Kate Linder; Parade Grand Marshal is Long Beach native Drag Queen Delta Works; Headliners include Big Freedia, Roja Alta, Ani, Leopod Nunam to name a few.
Featured a first-ever Roller Skaing Ring, Drag Makeup Dome, Reload Dance Pavilion, Silent Disco Dome, Transcendence History Dome and entertainment stages featuring Iggy Azalea, Natalia Jimenez and Paulina Rubio
This year, in addition to the stages and musical entertainment, we’ll be creating multiple activations and attractions that will bring guests and sponsors together in an environment that entertains, educates and inspires.
President "Lez Prez"
Treasurer, VP Festival
VP of Admin
VP of Entertainment