Approximately 400,000 spectators and marchers were expected to participate in the annual event, which got underway at 11 a.m. at Crescent Heights and Santa Monica boulevards.
The LA Pride Parade, celebrating the transgender, lesbian, gay and bisexual communities, will be held along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood Sunday, with organizers expecting more than 400,000 spectators and participants.
Singer Demi Lovato is the parade’s grand marshal.
The sculpture, entitled “Cloned Bulldog With Water Bottle”, is one of six pieces erected in the city as part of its Art on the Outside program.
Several streets Sunday were closed for the 43rd LA PRIDE Parade in West Hollywood.