Burbank Pride to Host ‘Family Pride in the Park’
First published in the Sept. 24 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
Burbank Pride, a new committee, in partnership with Magnolia Park Merchants Association, will present its inaugural “Family Pride in the Park” event on Friday, Sept. 30, from 6-9 p.m.
The family friendly, LGBTQIA+ addition to the Magnolia Park Night Out will take place in the Ume Federal Credit Union parking lot on Magnolia Boulevard.
The history-making celebration of Burbank’s LGBTQIA+ community will feature a special appearance by Mayim Bialik of “Jeopardy,” “Call Me Kat” and “The Big Bang Theory.” Local performers and artists include HBO Star, Betti of “The Sex Lives of College Girls,” Drag Sensation Ms. Knightley and her dancers, who will host “Ms. Knightley’s Kid Zone,” a special performance by cult-favorite group, “The Troubies,” top LGBTQIA+ musical artist Homer Marrs, the all-Trans professional music group “Key Change Ensemble,” John Burroughs High School Drama Club and many others. The festival will also offer Magnolia Park Night Out food trucks, local vendors, kids’ activities and resources for the LGBTQIA+ community.
The festival is sponsored by Macy’s, Nickelodeon Animation, The Trevor Project, Elevate Burbank and Linda Bessin, Burbank Community YMCA, Warner Bros., Costco, Unique Vintage, Belmont Village Senior Living, the Colony Theatre, state Sen. Anthony Portantino, Isabel Omero, the Little White Chapel, Burbank Temple Emanu El. and Mocean.
“Burbank is such a diverse community with a vibrant LGBTQIA+ population, and this is really the first time we are able to fully celebrate as a city,” said Tracy Tabb, president of Burbank Pride. “We hope this event will be the first of many more to come.”
- Sponsoring Organization: Burbank Pride
- Location or Venue: Ume Federal Credit Union