If you're a queer person who loves parades, loud music, and big crowds, this the most wonderful time of the year. But wait, you say — it's still May? Isn't Pride during the month of June? That may be the case for most of the United States, but Long Beach gets the party started a few weeks early. When it comes to major pride events in Southern California, most people tend to think of the huge parade in West Hollywood , which has been going strong since The city's gay and lesbian community had grown by leaps and bounds by the early '80s , and despite early clashes with openly homophobic city councilmembers, organizers say the celebration has now grown up to be one of the biggest Pride events in the country with thousands expected to turn out this year.
Long Beach’s LGBTQ lifeguard tower burned down, but the community will rebuild it even bigger
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The incident was also the first time in several decades that a lifeguard tower was burned in the city. Do we know how this happened, and was it intentional? And so we won't know the complete results of that for some time, but I think that what we do know is pretty clear. We have not had a lifeguard station burn down in over 70 years, we've gone all the way back to the s. And the one lifeguard station that has burned down in these in the last few decades is the one that was painted for pride in rainbow colors in just the last year.
The fire, which sparked around midnight on Tuesday, burned down the lifeguard tower that was painted in rainbow colors for Pride Month in It might be people experiencing homelesness or young kids playing at a lifeguard tower at night," he said. They're very hard to burn down. This tower just got painted a year ago in pride colors.