DTLA Proud Festival returns at new location

DOWNTOWN LA (KABC) — This year’s Downtown Los Angeles DTLA PROUD Festival is making a new home for the LGBTQIA+ community in Grand Park.

The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday 27 August & 28, after five years in neighboring park Pershing Square.

ABC7 is proud to be a sponsor of the event.

The weekend festivities will transform the entire space in Grand Park as the event stretches from the Music Center on Grand Avenue to Los Angeles City Hall on Spring Street.

For the first time, the DTLA PROUD Festival is free for all ages.

Three blocks from Grand Park will feature curated programming; with special intent and effort for segments of the community that are often underrepresented.

They will introduce a new shared space for parents and queer families and will also include programs for people of color, transgender, non-binary and female communities.

This year’s theme is “We’re here, we’re queer and we’re not going anywhere!” and the organizers want to emphasize that their battle is not yet over.

Their mission is to create safe spaces and experiences to celebrate queer love and representation.

On Saturday, August 27, they will be announcing details about DTLA PROUD’s new community center space at the PROUD Community Stage.

ART (Accessibility, Representation, Thrive) will open in late fall 2022.

This new space allows the nonprofit to operate 365 days a year and be a source and outlet for the downtown LGBTQIA+ community.

For more information about the DTLA PROUD Festival, click here.

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