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THIS SUNDAY IS PRIDEDAY!

73 PARADE CONTINGENTS, 165 FESTIVAL VENDORS, 203 PARTICIPATING GROUPS All are records for us.  Catch the Ben Around Philly interview at http://957benfm.com/episodes/ben-around-philly-episode-15/. The Advocate, the oldest national LGBT magazine, will be covering our LGBT parade this year because it is “notorious” in their words.  Philly’s parade is unique in that we have a performance aspect […]

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10 Foot (Tent) Spaces Sold Out!

All available 10 foot (tent) spaces for the Gay Pride Festival have been sold.  We will only accept applications for 6 foot table spaces in which you will not be able to erect a tent due to space availability.  We are deleting our downloadable application.  All further Festival applications will have to be made in […]

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Walking the Rainbow!

Several of the original Annual Reminders picketers will be in town for our July 5 block party in their honor.  At the dedication of the new rainbow crosswalks during the block party, they will be the first to “Walk the Rainbow!”  How neat is that?

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Charlene Arcila, Grand Marshal

Philly Pride broke the news this week that Charlene Arcila had passed away.  We had named her Grand Marshal because of her dispute with SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, which was taken before the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission, contesting the use of “male” and “female” identifiers being used on trans passes.  SEPTA had refused to […]

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Keystone Pride Conference Big Success

The Keystone Pride Conference in State College was a great success. Pennsylvania gay pride groups decided to make it an annual event to plan, coordinate, share, discuss, and shape our respective events. Philly Pride will be posting a calendar on our webpage shortly with links to these celebrations. We urge our Facebook friends to visit […]

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PrideDay Headliner and Entertainment

Phila. Gay News has announced that Fran Drescher, well known for her portrayal as “The Nanny,” will be headlining the entertainment at the Gay Pride Festival, Sunday, June 14. Also appearing will be Alex Newell, better known as “Unique” from the hit Fox series “Glee,” and “Puddles Pity Party.”

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Keystone Pride Conference

Philly Pride will be heading to State College on Sunday March 22 for a conference of Pennsylvania gay pride groups.  The purpose of the meeting is better networking and assistance between the groups and coordinating calendars.  Philadelphia, Reading, N.E. Pa., N.W. Pa, Central Pa.,  South Jersey are expected to attend.  No word yet from Greater Lehigh Valley and Lancaster […]

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Phony “Pride Guide” Solicitations

Several of the community LGBT non-profits that always participate in our PrideDay and OutFest events have received phone calls soliciting full page adds in a “Pride Guide” and are being told that Philly Pride is supporting the Annual Reminders July events.  Please be aware that this has nothing to do with Philly Pride nor inclusion in the 10,000 […]

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