The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing will be smoke/vape free for 2020.
Philly Pride adopted expanded-spectrum rainbow sunglasses for our 2020 PrideDay logo. The lenses of the glasses are transgender colors. The tag line “366 Days of Pride” refers to 2020 being a Leap Year.
Philly Pride is ready for OutFest 2019, Sunday, October 13.
For the first time in Philly Pride’s history, the parade will be televised. 6ABC will be filming our parade on June 9. It will be broadcast on Sunday, June 30, 1:00 p.m., following a 30 minute special on the anniversary of Stonewall.
We are currently updating our webpage to reflect our next event, PrideDay 2019, Sunday, June 9, 2019, and featuring a series of historical posts on our Facebook page. If you are interesting in becoming a yearly sponsor, please call our office at 215-875-9288 or email us at [email protected] This year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and it is likely to be our biggest PrideDay ever.
Philly Pride congratulates all our parade winners.
Phila. Gay Men’s Chorus — Grand Prize “Fruit Bowl”
Flaggots — Gayest in Parade
Urban Outfitters — Best Float
Attic Youth — Best Non-Profit Group
PECO — Best Business
Walnut Street Theatre — Best Vehicle
U-Bar — Best Bar
Wonder Woman — Best Female Impersonator
LGBT Support Group Truman High School — Best Small Group
Metropolitan Community Church — Best Theme
Phila. Gay Men’s Chorus — Best Performance
Phila. Refuse Fascism — Best Statement
Phila. Freedom Band — Best Marching Group with Music
CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Phila.) — Best Marching Group without Music
Penn Jersey Roller Derby — Best Visiting Non-Profit Group
Woodbury Heights Fire Department — Best Visiting Bar/Business
Discover Financial — Best Visiting Float
Morning volunteers have to check in at the Walnut Street and Columbus Blvd entrance to Penn’s Landing (water level). If you come over Market Street or Chestnut Street (you are at street level) you will not be able to use the ramps to get down to water level as the “scissor ramps” have been removed. The only way down are the steps/ramps at the end of Market Street which were installed last year.
We now have more groups in the Parade than ever before. We now have more groups at the Festival than ever before. Any groups wanting to participate on PrideDay will have to call our office. No more mail applications will be accepted. We thank everyone for making our 30th birthday so successful.
As this is our 30th birthday, we are honoring 4 performers from our community as Miss Philly LGBT pride that have been very loyal to us But never held a title as Miss Philly gay pride. In no particular order, they are Les Harrison, Sandy Beech, Finesse A. Ross, Marcello Brening Barrera.
The board has approved the logo for the 2018 PrideDay Parade and Festival. It features a rainbow skyline of Philadelphia with the OutFest Logo, Independence Hall, and the passing parade superimposed.