Morris Kight Square

In June of 2003, about six months after Morris Kight passed away, Reverend Troy Perry and the Los Angeles City Council dedicated the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and McCadden Place, the launch for the first gay pride parade, as Morris Kight Square. It is marked by a plaque with a city seal attached to a light-pole above any average human’s eye level.


It reads:

Morris Kight Square: Co-founder of the world’s first street-closing gay pride parade on Sunday, June 28, 1970.

Morris Kight square
Morris Kight Square | photo from author’s collection
McCadden Place, plaque, Hollywood Blvd
A plaque embedded into the sidewalk on McCadden Place at Hollywood Blvd. to commemorate the launch of the first Gay Pride Parade on June 28, 1970 and its founders.

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