2019 Skid Row Carnival of Love Recap

Point of Pride had the privilege of hosting the LGBTQ support tent for the second year in a row at the 2019 Skid Row Carnival of Love in Los Angeles on January 26!

The Skid Row Carnival of Love is an initiative founded by Justin Baldoni in 2015. This annual event works to build community by providing resources and love to the oftentimes forgotten and overlooked homeless population of Los Angeles’ Skid Row.

40% of all LGBTQ+ people have experienced homelessness in their lifetime, so we are proud to help by providing a safe space for our community to come together.

In addition to offering social support and connecting folks to trans-affirming resources, we gave away 1,000 hygiene kits that contained items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand sanitizers, bar soap, an emergency blanket, and –– in keeping with the fun and uplifting spirit of the day –– bubbles.

“The event is a special opportunity for Point of Pride to serve those most in need of support and care,” said Aydian Dowling and Liz Byne, Board Members present during the event. “We are proud to offer a safe space for those experiencing the intersectionalities of being homeless and LGBTQ+.”

Special thanks to our team of volunteers as well as the generous folks who donated lounge furniture, decorations, and other materials for the space: Alex T., Theo, Joseph B., Carsyn M., and Avrielle G.