'Love is love:' Thousands show up for LA Pride Parade's big return

ABC7 exclusively aired its parade coverage live on LA PRIDE 2022.
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- After a long two-year hiatus, the LA Pride Parade made its big return.

This year's theme was #LoveYourPride, and the event not only celebrated the LGBTQIA+ community of Los Angeles and its allies, but it also celebrated the parade's 50th anniversary, a historical moment that was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



Co-hosts included actress Raven-Symoné and her wife Miranda Pearman-Maday.

More than 130 parade floats, exotic cars, performers marched in style.

Three Pride grand marshals led the event, including legendary activist and trailblazer Sir Lady Java as the Community Grand Marshal, actor Mark Indelicato as the Celebrity Grand Marshal, and Paula Abdul as the newly-created Icon Grand Marshal.
Additionally, there was a free Pride Village street fair between Cahuenga and Vine from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The fair included music, art, booths, food, drinks, and a ferris wheel.

A beverage garden was hosted on Cosmo Street between Hollywood Boulevard and Selma Avenue.

Sponsor tents were on the section of Hollywood Boulevard between Ivar Avenue and Vine Street.

Tickets:
Sunday's LA Pride Parade and Pride Village were free and open to all ages.

Safety:
LA Pride planned to follow L.A. County's current COVID-19 guidelines.

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