"It’s Not About Entertainment. It’s About Empowerment."

It's no surprise that Los Angeles has one of the most prolific LGBTQ+ film festivals in the US, but what makes OutFest stand out is its dedication to supporting queer people in the film industry whether that's from its screenwriting lab to its actor fellowship. Did we mention the organization also has a virtual museum that chronicles queer film and filmmakers throughout the globe?

OutFest will be held from July 13 - 23, 2023 at some of Los Angeles' most iconic venues, including the Directors Guild of America, The Orpheum Theater, and The Ford.

Los Angeles, multiple locations


Los Angeles events

LA Pride

All Out with Pride

Los Angeles State Historic Park

June 9-11

Second Annual LA Pride Village

on Hollywood Blvd.

The Montalbán

Sunday, June 11

Trans Pride LA

Hosted by the Trans* Lounge

Los Angeles LGBT Center

June 16-17

Camp Caftan

From the creators on Bear's in Space & Cub Scout

Los Angeles

September 14-16