By Vic Gerami 

By Vic Gerami

The Blunt Post, the web magazine that publishes, 5-Icons Best of LA, is publishing a comprehensive LA PRIDE GUIDE to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the biggest Pride festival in the world and, your business can be one of the top ten (10) LGBTQIA-friendly choices for the 500,000+ people who descend on Los Angeles from June 8 through June 14.

The Blunt Post’s LA PRIDE GUIDE is a comprehensive A to Z online directory helping those from out of town and local with recommendations on where to stay, eat, shop, play, see, drink and much more. Your business is featured in the guide, NOT as an ad, but as one of the top 10 picks in 10 categories.

The guide provides comprehensive information about LA Pride, Long Beach Pride, Glendale Pride, DTLA Proud, Venice Pride, Santa Monica Pride, San Fernando Valley Pride & Palm Springs Pride. It will include Pride schedules, talent lineup, events, parties, parade routes and festival details.

The guide will be pre-published in advance and heavily promoted across all media platforms. See far below for sponsorship cost and deadline.



Food, Restaurant, Café, Food Delivery, Caterer, Private Chef

Bars, Clubs, Lounges, Hookah Lounges, Patios, Skating Rink

Live Performance Venues, Performing Arts, Shows, Theater, Music, Concerts, Films

Attractions, Museums, Exhibitions, Galleries, Conventions, Amusement Parks, Festivals

Stores, Malls, Specialty Retail, Pride Commemorative, Clothing, Skincare, Electronics, Souvenirs, Medical Marijuana, CBD Products, Health Food Stores, Pet Food & Care

Gyms, Pharmacies, Nutrition & Health Food Stores, Massage,
Colon Hydrotherapy, Vitamin Therapy, Yoga, Palates, Juice Bars

Charities, Places of Worship, Resource Centers, HIV/AIDS Groups
12-Step Programs, Rehab, Sober Living, Treatment Centers, Spiritual Centers

Attorneys, Bail Bonds, Accountants, Event Planners, Mechanics

Lodging, Hotel, Bed & Breakfast, Hostel, Home Rental, Palm Springs

Day Spas, Facials, Laser, Waxing, Tanning, Fillers, Botox

Beacon Economics, an independent research and consulting firm, released an economic impact report announcing the 2019 LA Pride Parade and Festival generated $74.7 million in economic output and $42.2 million in direct expenditures in Los Angeles County.




Osteria Mamma 

Osteria Mamma

The owner of the restaurant, Mamma Loredana Cecchinato brought her original recipes to LA and opened Osteria Mamma in 2010. She makes her own pastas and makes sure that the portions are generous. You can expect the true taste of the Veneto region of Italy, in a beautifully lit space with a very friendly vibe. 5732 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038


Marie Et Cie

Marie Et Cie

It’s cliché to say that something is the ‘best kept secret’, but it’s apropos for Marie Et Cie. Founded in 1998 by French Armenian mother and son duo of Marie and Charles, who travel the world seeking unique and unusual items to grace the shelves of their charming, 5,000 square foot French boutique.

Marie Et Cie is also a full-service cafe serving in house made breakfast and lunch daily until 3:30PM. The menu is as unique as their gift items. Try their omelette aux cochon, eggplant mozzarella panini or any of their assorted French pastries. Whether you are stopping by for your morning coffee, meeting friends to catch up, looking for home decor or your favorite candle brands, Marie et Cie will transport you across the globe. 11704 Riverside Drive, Valley Village 91607


Sponsorship Cost
Your business can be featured as one of top 10 in its respective category as a LGBTQIA-friendly establishment, with a sponsorship cost of $750 for each category by February 29 and $950 thereafter. To be included in additional categories when appropriate, the cost is an additional $250. 501(c)3 non-profits & charities receive 20% off. There will NOT be any mention of sponsorship in the guide. Your business will be featured as editorial in the list with a 50-word description, along with a photo and a link to your site. Please note that The Blunt Post reserves the right to decline a submission if the editorial team determines that a business establishment is not LGBTQIA-friendly and has a history of anti-queer treatment of its customers, staff and community at large.

Title Sponsor
A single company, brand or business can be the ‘Presenting Sponsor’ of the guide at $5,000.

Required Materials
1. A high-res photo of your business or any other photo you choose in the following formats: JPEG, PNG, TIFF or GIF
2. 50-word description of your business
3. Link to your site or microsite

Publication Date: May 1, 2020
The guide will be published early so that your business can be promoted during Long Beach and Glendale Prides in May, followed by LA, San Fernando Valley, Downtown LA, Santa Monica and Venice, and Orange County Prides in June and beyond.

Payment and Materials Deadline
The deadline for payment is Friday, March 27. Payment can be made by Venmo or PayPal.

The deadline for artwork, copy and link is Friday, April 10. If artwork, copy & link are not sent on time, we will use materials from your website and/or social media to the best of our ability.

Reserve your spot TODAY 1. There are only 10 spots available in each category and you won’t want to miss your chance 2. Get lower discounted rate before February 29. Please contact Vic Gerami if you are interested in The Blunt Post’s LA Pride Guide 2020 at