Free Speech Coalition at LA Pride, Erotica LA This Weekend

Tod Hunter
CANOGA PARK, Calif. — The Free Speech Coalition will have booths at both the Los Angeles Pride Festival and Erotica LA consumer show this weekend.

“Though we are primarily the trade association for the adult industry, we also get a lot of grassroots support from consumers who enjoy adult entertainment,” FSC Membership Director Joanne Cachapero said. "Shows like Erotica and the Pride Festival give us a chance to make some outreach to fans, as well as promote FSC member businesses in a consumer show environment. We’ll have prize giveaways, fun games, and a chance for fans to show their support of the industry through advocacy.”

This is the first appearance for FSC at the Los Angeles Pride Festival. The organization's booth will be located in the Erotic City section and was provided by FSC member business Unzipped Media. Prize giveaways have been donated by adult companies including Hot House Entertainment, COLTStudioGroup and Channel 1 Releasing.

LA Pride festivities take place this Friday through Sunday, at the intersection of San Vicente Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd., in West Hollywood, Calif. The FSC booth will be open on Saturday and Sunday.

The Erotica LA consumer show, also set for Friday through Sunday at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will feature adult celebrities and the FAME Awards, held on Saturday night. The FSC booth will raffle a “Fallen” gift package donated by Wicked Pictures that includes a “Fallen” DVD, signed poster, “Fallen” apparel. Adult performer Angelina Armani also will appear at the booth.

Cachapero said that FSC encourages consumers and industry professionals to visit FSC booths this weekend for updated information on adult industry issues including 2257 litigation, anti-piracy efforts and better business practices.