Seriously? Under the guise of not-for-profit, both Christopher Street West and Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Inc. charge a whopping $20 to get into the Los Angeles and Long Beach prides. For some of us who have been prided out since our teens, we couldn’t care less about going to a pride fair full of vendors that give you useless freebies, circuit queens and drunks. But just imagine for a young LA or Long Beach LGBT teen who has few resources and the one time in the year s/he may look forward to going to an all ages event… well… you have to pay $20 or you can’t get in. It’s not even a donation!