The Los Angeles LGBT Center will host Drag March LA on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023. The event for all ages and aims to mobilize against the oppressive anti-LGBTQ+ tidal wave that is currently sweeping through America.
The march will start at West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard, at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Sweetzer Avenue and end at the LGBT Rainbow District.
There are already over 400 pieces of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation on the books—unsurprisingly, most of them target transgender people and drag performances too.
“Drag has always been political and gender has always been policed. LGBTQ+ people have always known (and shown) that there are many shades of the rainbow—and once again, it’s time for us to put them all on full display,” Los Angeles LGBT Center said in a statement. “We will not stand by while the far right seeks to roll back our rights.”
The event is in partnership with local LGBTQ+ organizations, faith groups, queer and trans activists, and the finest drag artists in the City of Angels.
- 10 a.m. Doors Open
- 11-11:40 a.m. Rally & Kickoff Performance
- 11:45 a.m. Demonstrators Get in Formation
- 12 p.m. March Begins
- 1 p.m. March Ends
Participants are encouraged to wear their best drag.
Guest speakers will include the activists and families from impacted states who are fighting anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. See below for a full list of supporters.
+1,000 guests expected to attend. Stay tuned for more on speakers + performers!
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Supporters of Drag March LA include the following:
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California
- Bienestar Human Services
- CA LGBTQ Health and Human Services Network
- Equality California
- LGBTQ Center Orange County
- LGBTQ+ Community Center of the Desert
- Racial & Ethnic Mental Health Disparities Coalition (REMHDCO)
- Radiant Health Centers
- Rainbow Services, Ltd.
- Somos Familia Valle
- The National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence
- The Source LGBT+ Center
- TransLatin@ Coalition