California Gay Community News & Events

Gay Community News:

instinct magazine Instinct Magazine: America’s #1 Gay Men’s Magazine!
Edge Los Angeles Edge Los Angeles: Includes gay community news, dining, entertainment, style, night life and event information for the greater Los Angeles Area.
The Leather Journal The Leather Journal: The World’s leading Leather and BDSM Community news source. International & Local Leather and Fetish news as it happens. Towleroad: Weblog Award winner, More gay guys get news, politics, entertainment and more on Towleroad than any other gay site. Politics, news, entertainment, style, and attractive men in the news.
joe my god Joe My God: Gay culture, short stories.

Gay Community Events:

(These events are generally not naturist events)

International Bear Convergence February 23-27, 2023, Palm Springs. Pool parties, international DJ’s, performers, fun, frolic & fur.
San Francisco Leather Alliance Weekend March 16-19, 2023, San Francisco. Annual leather event features meet and greet party, educational seminars, awards dinner, Mr. San Francisco Leather and San Francisco Bootblack contest.
San Diego Leather Pride March 2023 World Beat Cultural Center, Balboa Park, San Diego. Annual leather event features meet and greet party, seminars, awards dinner, Mr. and Ms. San Diego Leather contest.
LA Leather Weekend LA Leather Pride March 19 – 27, 2023, Los Angeles. Annual leather event features meet and greet party, seminars, awards dinner, Mr. Los Angeles Leather contest, street fair and entertainment.
Off Sunset Festival March 26, 2023, Santa Monica Blvd, between Hoover and Sunset, Silverlake. Annual event features live music, dancing, food and beverages and leather/fetish merchant booths.
phoenix pride Phoenix Pride April 1-2, 2023. Phoenix Pride celebrates and promotes the history, diversity and future prosperity of the metropolitan Phoenix LGBTQ community
hot rodeoPalm Springs Hot Rodeo May 5-7, 2023, A C Dysart Equestrian Park, Banning, CA. Weekend will feature IGRA sanctioned rodeo competition events, sponsored by the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association – Greater Palm Springs Chapter.
long beach pride Long Beach Pride TBA, Marina Green & Rainbow Lagoon, Long Beach. The yearly celebration includes four entertainment stages, dancing and food. A parade highlights Sunday morning.
IML International Mr Leather May 25-29, 2023, Chicago, IL. International contest draws leather men representing organizations, communities and business from throughout the world. Includes reception, contests events, leather marketplace, victory celebration, and black and blue ball.
CMG Spring California Men’s Gathering May TBA, Pathfinder Ranch, Mountain Center, CA. Provides a place where men can explore different ways of looking at life and expand concepts of self while having fun.
LA Pride Los Angeles Pride June 9-11, 2003, sponsored by Christopher Street West, features a parade Sunday and festival Saturday and Sunday which includes entertainment stages, vendor booths, dancing and food in Los Angeles.
Portland Pride Portland Pride Northwest June TBA, Waterfront Park, Portland ORE. The Parade, The Festival, The Music, The People, The NEW PDX PRIDE.
sf prideSan Francisco Pride June 24-25, 2023, features a colorful parade, festival, dancing, food, music, entertainment stages and other events.
outfest Outfest Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July TBA, showcase for diverse, international gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered film and video, features more than 200 feature and short films, at nine venues.
sd pride San Diego Gay Pride July 8-16, 2023, festival includes entertainment stages, several dance floors, food, and vendor booths. Parade along University Ave, July 18.
Up Your Alley Up Your Alley July 30, 2023, Dore Alley, San Francisco, leather and fetish event which features vendor booths and entertainment.
Summer California Men's Gathering Summer California Men’s Gathering Aug. TBA, Napa, CA. Provides a place where men can explore different ways of looking at life and expand concepts of self while having fun. Mr. Long Beach Leather September TBA, Long Beach, CA. Annual leather event features meet and greet party, Mr. Long Beach Leather contest and victory party. Las Vegas Pride Oct. TBA, Weekend will feature a night-time parade route downtown on Friday (Fourth Street) and a festival at the Clark County Amphitheater, 500 Grand Center Parkway.
Folsom Street Fair Folsom Street Fair September 24, 2023, San Francisco. annual leather event which features demonstrations, vendor booths and entertainment.
Castro Street Fair Castro Street Fair October TBA (Sunday), Castro and Market Streets, San Francisco, features vendor booths, food, music, dancing and entertainment.
National Coming Out Day National Coming Out Day October 11, Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered people and friends hold workshops, speak-outs, rallies and other events aimed at showing the public that GLBT people are everywhere.
Aids Walk AIDS Walk Los Angeles October TBA, This 10-kilometer (6.2 miles) AIDS Walk begins and ends in West Hollywood and aims to raise urgently needed funds to help prevent the spread of HIV and provide life-saving services for those living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.
Palm Springs Leather Pride Palm Springs Leather Pride October 26-29, 2023, Palm Springs, CA. Includes reception, dinner, Evening Cruise Party & Vendor Market, Palm Springs Mr. Leather contest, dances, and clothing optional pool party, presented by Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert.
City of West Hollywood West Hollywood Halloween Carnival October 31, Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood. This night of tricks and treats, the Halloween & Costume Carnival draws over 400,000 participants to The Boulevard for food, merriment and costume contests
PS Pride Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival November 3-5, 2023, Palm Springs, CA. Includes entertainment, dancing, food, and vendor booths. Palm Springs Stadium. Parade on Sunday, November 3.
CMG Fall California Men’s Gathering November TBA, Julian, CA. Provides a place where men can explore different ways of looking at life and expand concepts of self while having fun.

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