2017 LGBT Heritage Month
Official Heritage Month Celebrations in Los Angeles date back to 1949, when Mayor Fletcher Bowron issued a proclamation to recognize African American Heritage Month. Over time, the City has elected to celebrate various heritage months consistent with federally designated monthly observances. Many cities celebrate residents’ cultural heritage during these federally designated monthly observances.
The City of Los Angeles has historically celebrated a handful of culturally-specific communities officially for at least one month each per year, and in one case has done so for over 65 years:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTHM): June
The first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Heritage Month (LGBT HM) Celebration in LA began in 2011.