June is over halfway over and Pride is rapidly approaching. At the Tropicanna Dispensary in Santa Ana, we have been celebrating Pride month with deals, decoration, and cheer. Earlier this month we released our special Pride stickers with our modified catchphrase “Flock Together.” At Tropicanna, we believe in uniting everyone from all flavors of life under our mutual love for cannabis. We serve patrons of all sexualities, gender identities and expressions, and create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.
This month is important for helping the world gain an understanding of the LGBTQIA+ experience. June serves as a reminder of the Stonewall Riots in Manhattan in 1969. Following the police raid of the local Stonewall Inn gay bar, people began to march in the name of Pride one year later. Not gaining recognition in the United States until 2000, Pride has been celebrated around the world for over fifty years.
The City of Santa Ana is celebrating Pride all month long with various events and community gatherings. If you’re trying to get involved with the community this month, there are plenty of opportunities to get out now that the world is opening up. Here are a few suggestions for LGBTQIA-friendly activities in the Orange County area for the rest of the month.
The Frida Cinema
The Frida Cinema is an eclectic theatre nestled in the heart of Santa Ana. They’ve been playing outstanding queer films all month long and there are still opportunities to see a showing. Next Friday on the 25th they’ll be showing Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and then Moonlight the following Friday to end out the month. With only two films left in their Pride Month series, the time is now to grab your tickets.
OC Pride Tiki Booze Cruise
This coming Saturday, June 26th, you can celebrate OC Pride onboard a tiki-themed booze cruise in Newport Beach with DJ Josh Peace and Kimora Blac from RuPaul’s Drag Race. This will undoubtedly be a wild ride for all parties involved with special guest hosts Angel Bonilla, Manny Muro, Xotica, Siracha, Kristina Minka, Paige Matthews, Riley Weeks-Wynne, and more. Your favorite pre-rolls from Tropicanna might be a great addition to this event, check our menu for options.
Pride Club Cardio
Tomorrow, celebrate love and inclusion at Enerji Barre in Tustin with their Pride Club Cardio. This month, they’ve been creating a welcoming space for people to come and support the LGBTQIA+ community. Tomorrow is their last club meeting! Pride anthems will be bumping as heart rates rise up. They recommend wearing comfortable clothes and tennis shoes to allow for maximum movement. Enerji Barre will be accepting donations for the LGBTQ OC Center for anyone wishing to help out.
No matter what you’re doing for the remainder of Pride month, we have all of the cannabis products you need to keep the mood light and the party going. #Flockwithus and stop by Tropicanna Marijuana Dispensary in Santa Ana for the most flavorful and competitively-priced cannabis products in the Orange County area. Happy Pride!