For the first time, the City of Beverly Hills is expected to host a celebration of Pride Month with events and activities spanning the first two weeks of June.
At the May 12 Arts and Culture Commission Special Liaison Meeting, staff presented Mayor Lili Bosse and and Councilmember John Mirisch with a proposal for the inaugural Beverly Hills Pride 2022 as part of the city and Human Relations Commission Embrace and Celebrate Culture Initiative. Pending City Council approval, the Arts and Culture and Human Relations Commissions would bring festive pride activities in early June to help kick off Pride Month in Beverly Hills. The proposal includes go between optics lighting on the side of City Hall, a celebratory tree lighting and two public performances: a concert event hosted by and in collaboration with the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and an event at Greystone
Theatre with a gender diverse lineup of female-identified performers, musicians, and comedians. Last June, Beverly Hills honored Pride by lighting up City Hall with pride themed optics, making Beverly Hills Pride 2022 a natural progression in showing the city’s commitment to, and support for, embracing cultural diversity, equity, inclusion and providing greater visibility and recognition of LBGTA+ community members and visitors.
If approved, the first Beverly Hills Pride Night will be held on June 2. Beverly Hills would launch Pride Month in the region, followed by the city of West Hollywood’s WeHo Pride Weekend on June 3-5, and city of Los Angeles’s Pride festivities scheduled for June 10-12.