Pics: Downtown LA throws its own pride festival, and it was amazing

Thousands sashayed down to Pershing Square for DTLA Proud.

Now in its fourth year, downtown’s premiere festival serves as an analog to LA’s more mainstream WeHo-based LA Pride, catering to an edgier, more diverse crowd of queer Angelenos.

Here’s a collection of the fest’s fiercest revelers…

Tats rule

Mutha’ Fuckaz

DTLA Proud co-founder Andres Rigal presiding over the party with DJ Your Muther.

Who’s Your Daddy?

DTLA’s dirtiest daddy Mario Diaz teases the crowd in nothing but an apron and smile.


This wet n’ wild diva heats up DTLA Proud’s Summertramp pool party.

Dancing Queen

Queer cutie Carter busts some moves in his camo speedo.

Sit Ubu Sit. Good Dog!

DTLA Proud warmly welcomes all members of the community, even this precious little pup player.

Let’s Wrassle!

This singlet sporting stud is ready to pin you to the mat. Challenge accepted, bruh.

Slippery When Wet

The Summertramp water slide helped partiers, like this half-nakd hottie, beat the heat.

Pretty In Pink

To paraphrase Steel Magnolias, “Pink is their signature color.”

Creatures of the Night

As part of the DTLA Proud festivities, the Boulet Brothers, premiered the newest season of their drag competition series The Boulet Bothers’ Dragula at downtown’s Globe Theater.

Boom Bitch Bye

See ya next year, queers!

Photos provided by DTLA Proud


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