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OutProud winners

Philly Pride announces our 2016 OutProud Winners: Bebashi — OutProud Award Leon King II — Gilbert Baker National OutProud Award Sharon L. Cooks — Jaci Adams OutProud Transgender Award Robert Brisbon — Outstanding Youth We salute all our deserving winners.  Thank you for your service to our community.

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We are gearing up for OutFest

When we do PrideDay on the2nd Sunday in June, we know we are heading into summer. As soon as Labor Day is upon us, we know summer is over and that its time for OutFest. This OutFest, Sunday, October 9, 2016, will be our 26th celebration of National Coming Out Day. Not only is this […]

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Pride Day Financials

Philly Pride Presents Inc. wishes to publicize its Financial Statement for our June 12, 2016, PrideDay celebration:  Income Kick-off  (Wristbands & Amusements)                          $   6,650.00 PrideDay Wristbands                                                    $ 96,483.00 Beverage Sales                                                             $ 21,780.00 Merchandise                                                                  $      575.00 Registrations                                                                 $ 14,750.00 Sponsorship Fees (Annual Prorated per event)           $ 25,000.00                    TOTAL INCOME                                      $165,238.00 Expenses Site & Rentals (Venue, […]

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Philly Pride’s 2nd round of thank you’s

In keeping with the interconnectivity of our 2016 theme, PrideDay is certainly a collaboration of efforts, and we need to thank:   To Our Sponsors for without their financial support we couldn’t put on a fabulous PrideDay:  12th Street Gym, Aramark, Andre Richards Salon, Angry Orchard, AT&T, Barefoot Wine, BikeStop, Blue Moon, Boxers, Campbell Soup […]

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Philly Pride has a lot of people to thank

Are You Connected? was our rhetorical question/slogan for the 2016 PrideDay celebration.  When we go through the list of people to thank, we can see just how much we rely on each other and that connectedness to bring off our event. Our Volunteers, PrideDay just couldn’t happen without them! Congressman Bob Brady, Mayor James Kenney, […]

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Philly Pride Reflects on Orlando Tragedy

On Sunday Philly Pride was aware of the unfolding of events in Orlando, but certainly none of the specifics.  Our volunteers and coordinators were on the street as early as 5:30 a.m. and continued our PrideDay parade and festival with an overwhelming presence from the Philadelphia Police Department, unaware of the grisly details that would emerge […]

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Parade Winners 2016

Best Float:  Urban Outfitters Best Non-Profit Group:  William Way LGBT Community Center Best Business (Non Bar):  Comcast Best Vehicle:  Comcast Best Bar:  Boxers Best Female Impersonator:  ONeals Lucky Charms Beast Twosome or Small Group:  P.U.R.E. Philadelphia Best Individual:  Miss Gay New Jersey Best Pet or Animal Group: “PAWS” Phila. Animal Welfare Society Best Theme:  TD […]

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PrideDay Reflections

Our 28th PrideDay parade and festival was our biggest and best ever, and, although we worked ceaselessly to minimize lines, they were long because of the sheer number trying to participate (a new record to be sure).  Some of our coordinators were on the street as early as 5:30 a.m., and some had not gotten […]

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28th Annual PrideDay Celebration

Our 28th PrideDay LGBT Pride Parade and Festival is this Sunday, June 12.  We have the most parade contingents EVER in our history.  We have the most festival vendors/participants EVER in our history.  The entertainment, headlined by Deborah Cox, is just stellar and will keep you entertained for hours.  The parade starts in the heart […]

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