From the L.A. Pride In The Park music event with Christina Aguilera to the 52nd Annual L.A. Pride Parade along Hollywood Boulevard, and an LGBTQ+ night of baseball at Dodger Stadium, L.A. will be awash with Pride for the month of June. Keep up the energy along the way with these tasty pit stops that help support the community.
On Friday, June 3, all Randy’s Donuts locations will celebrate National Donut Day giving away one free classic donut of choice to every customer from 6 a.m. to noon – no purchase necessary. All month-long, all Randy’s Donuts corporate locations will celebrate Pride Month with the return of the Pride Flag Donut (priced $3.35/ea) donating a percentage of proceeds to both the Los Angeles LGBT Center and LGBTQ Center of Orange County. Pride Flag Donut availability at franchise locations may vary.
Shake Shack is supporting the Trevor Project to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community with its “Together is Sweeter” campaign. Throughout the month of June, the burger chain will donate 3% of sales from each of its summer shakes to The Trevor Project, with a minimum donation of $75,000. This year’s decadent trio of shakes includes the Sprinkle Cookie Shake (cookie butter frozen custard hand-spun with rainbow crispies, and topped with whipped cream and sprinkles), the Chocolate Churro Shake (hand-spun cinnamon churro frozen custard, topped with spiced dark chocolate sauce, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon waffle cone crumbles,) and the Oreo Funnel Cake Shake (OREO cookies and funnel cake crunch hand-spun with vanilla frozen custard, topped with chocolate whipped cream.)
In addition to Pride Month, Shake Shack is committed to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community year-round. Shake Shack pledges annual internal support via its HRC Corporate Equality Index 100% score and HEROIQ+ Employee Resource Group.Shake Shack will take part in this year’s West Hollywood Pride Parade on Sunday, June 5, hosting a beer garden on the patio of its West Hollywood Shack, directly in front of the West Hollywood Pride Parade, with a DJ and bar selling Shack beer and wine, as well as giant Jenga and Pride swag.
To celebrate Pride Month in June, Verve Coffee Roasters is offering a seasonal beverage and partnering with the It Gets Better Project, a global nonprofit dedicated to empowering LGBTQ+ youth. Throughout June, every Verve cafe in California will offer a Cascara Spritz, with all of the proceeds from the beverage going to the It Gets Better Project. Verve’s Cascara Spritz is a mix of Jamaica Cascara, citrus kombucha and topped with mint.
The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood rooftop will be celebrating with a PRIDE Pool Party on Sunday, June 12, with live DJs, drink specials, and a view of the Pride Parade from above, priced at $10/ticket at the door.
Kiva Confections cannabis edibles, is celebrating Pride month with the launch of the fifth annual release of the Camino ‘Proud’ Gummy and a $100,000 donation to support the LGBTQIA+ community. The Gummy comes in a new passionfruit punch flavor with limonene and linalool terpenes for a tailored, exhilarating effect. The donation, which is the brand’s largest donation to date, will be allocated across four beneficiaries in support of the LGBTQ+ community, with an emphasis on championing the transgender, nonbinary, and gender-expansive people who are in most need of greater access to essential care. These organizations include:
- FOLX HRT Care Fund in partnership with the National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition (BTAC)
- The LA LGBT Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (TEEP)
- The Transgender Law Center
The bestselling Camino ‘Proud’ shimmer dusted gummy is dosed at 5mg of THC per piece, with a total of 100mg of THC per package. Whereas previous year’s Camino Proud packaging focused on the celebratory aspects of Pride and the LGBTQ+ community’s legacy of marches, parades and protests, this year the Kiva has chosen to feature a Bay Area landmark, The Pink Triangle. Since 1996, this symbol has been erected during Pride weekend atop San Francisco’s Twin Peaks. The Pink Triangle brings attention to the past persecution of those in the LGBTQ+ community and reminds us to ensure that it never happens again.
The iridescent passionfruit punch Camino will be available for a limited time at select California dispensaries and via Kiva Direct.
On Saturday, June 25, at noon, women-, BIPOC- and queer-owned Future Gin and U Street Pizza will host a Doing Good During Pride event to benefit the Downtown Women’s Center. The event takes place at U Street Pizza in Pasadena starting at noon. Tickets are $20 per person and include one Future Gin cocktail, a slice of U Street Pizza, and all the items needed to make a Downtown Women’s Center donation kit. Tickets can be purchased via Resy here and also will be available at the door.
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