March 29, 2011  


Christopher Street West announces



 Contact: CSW Communications

323.969.8302 ext.19

2010 Parade Grant Winner

MCCLA 2010 Parade Float

Christopher Street West continues its commitment to support the greater LGBT community and community-serving partners.  We are excited to once again offer this unique opportunity to apply for and win cash prizes, entry fee waiver, or a full parade float.


CSW is pleased to provide the parade grant program for our partners to celebrate in a purposeful and visible way.


"Metropolitan Community Church Los Angeles has participated in LA PRIDE alongside CSW since the first parade in 1970," says Reverend Pat Langlois, Minister of Congregation Life, "We dreamt of having a parade float for years, being granted the award was an overwhelming experience which enabled us to share with all along the parade route, and beyond, the diversity of our church and our community."  


CSW seeks talented, innovative and creative applications that will showcase a colorful celebration and encompass the final year of CSW's three year vision - PRIDE 365: Power. Passion. Purpose., focusing on Purpose


Completed applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.


Applications are available at




Christopher Street West is the proud producer of the annual Los Angeles LGBT PRIDE Celebration in West Hollywood.  A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Christopher Street West is a leading partner in the advancement of human rights, education, outreach and equality of the LGBT community. Lead by a professional all volunteer board, CSW produces one of the largest PRIDE Celebrations in the United States, and continues to be a leader and innovator of all things Pride related. CSW hosted the world's first LGBT PRIDE Parade in 1970.