Abbot Kinney Boulevard is about to get even cooler this Friday as a community coalition will unveil and dedicate the City of Los Angeles' first-ever rainbow crosswalk in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising!
The permanent crossing modeled after those in San Francisco’s Castro District will replace an existing continental crosswalk located in front of Roosterfish, a gay bar that closed in 2016 but reopened last year with support from Venice Pride.
This event is free and open to the public.
Schedule · Friday, June 28, 2019
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
1:15 PM - 1:50 PM
1:50 PM - 1:55 PM
Rainbow Crosswalk Unveiling
1:55 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Celebration at Roosterfish
Abbot Kinney Blvd Merchants are pleased to be involved with the event, joined by others committed to achieving equality for the LGBTQ+ community including:
🏳️🌈Abbot Kinney Festival
🏳️🌈AIDS Healthcare Foundation
🏳️🌈L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
🏳️🌈L.A. City Councilmember Mike Bonin
🏳️🌈 Senator Ben Allen
🏳️🌈 Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke
"Now we’ve walked in the open and know how pleasant it is to have self-respect and to be treated as human beings. We want to be in the sunlight from now on.”
-Richard Leitsch, president of the Mattachine Society, 1935-2018