On this page, we hope to keep you up to date with various opportunities to be involved in LGBTQ events.
Philly Pride Parade and Festival
The Philly Pride Parade and Festival is a daylong pride celebration featuring an LGBT Pride Parade through Center City followed by a waterfront festival at Penn’s Landing. Each year, a different parade theme is explored, such as the 1965 Annual Reminders picketing of Independence Hall. Typically, historical events or pickets are reenacted during the parade and festival. The day after the festival, there is a large block party in the fabulous Philadelphia Gayborhood.
Find the event page here: https://www.everfest.com/e/philly-pride-parade-and-festival-philadelphia-pa
The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is a diverse group that comes together to take direct action to fight for the end of the AIDS crisis.
To find out more, and learn about ways you can get involved with ACT UP, check out one of their meetings. Info about the meetings can be found below.
- Every Monday night 6-9pm. St. Luke’s Church Basement, 330 S. 13th St
Visit ACT UP’s website here: http://www.actupphilly.org/
Other Pride Events in the PYM Area
- Allentown – Pride in the Park Festival, August 20 http://www.prideglv.org
- Erie – Erie Pride Fest, June 24 http://www.nwpapride.org
- LGBTQ Contingent in Edinboro Homecoming Parade, October, 14 http://www.nwpapride.org/index.php
- Harrisburg – Pride Festival of Central PA, July 29 http://www.centralpapridefestival.com
- Lancaster – Lancaster Pride Festival, June 19-25 http://www.centralpalgbtcenter.org/lancaster-pride
- New Hope – New Hope Pride May 14-21 http://www.newhopecelebrates.com
- Phoenixville – Chester County Pride Weekend, June 2-3 https://www.lgbteachesco.org/chester-county-pride
- Philadelphia – Philly Pride June 16-18 http://www.phillygaypride.org
- Philadelphia Black Pride, April 27-30 http://www.phillyblackpride.org
- Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Pride June 1-10 https://www.pittsburghpride.org
- Pittsburgh Black Pride July ?? www.pittsburghblackpride.org
- Reading – Reading Pride Celebration, July 25 http://www.readingpridecelebration.org
- Wilkes-Barre – Pride on the Mountain, August 18 http://www.gaynepa.com
- York – York Equality Fest, August 5 https://www.equalityfestyork.com
- Asbury Park – Jersey Pride, June 4 http://www.jerseypride.org
- Cherry Hill – Southern New Jersey LGBTQ and Allies Pride, September 9 https://www.snjgaypride.org/pride-day-info.html
- Jersey City – Jersey City Pride, August 17-27 https://jerseycitypride.co
- Maplewood – North Jersey Pride, June 11 http://www.northjerseypride.org
- Newark – Newark Gay Pride, July 12-15 http://www.newarkgaypride.org
- Dover – Delaware Pride, August 5 http://www.delawarepride.org/wordpress/
- Baltimore – Baltimore Pride, July 17 Parade & Block Party http://baltimorepride.org
- Baltimore Black Pride, October 3-9 http://centerforblackequity.org/baltimore
- Cumberland – Cumberland Pride, July 9 www.cumberlandpride.org
- Frederick – Frederick Pride, June 23 http://www.thefrederickcenter.org/frederick-pride