The lines at the admission booths on Chestnut Street grow every year despite our hectic efforts to pre-sell wristbands and sell them along the parade route. That organization evolved into what we know today as Philly Pride Presents. And that first rally grew into the largest celebration of LGBT pride in the region, now attracting over 25, people each year. June will be the 50th anniversary of Stonewall! Philly Pride Presents is as about as grassroots of an organization as you can get, and duly proud of it.
PrideDay History The first official Pride Parade was organized in an impromptu fashion at the end of the s and was intended to coincide with rally planned by the Lesbian and Gay Task Force at Love Park.
Philly Pride Parade and Festival
Keep an eye out for our volunteers selling wristbands, they will save you time and grief in getting into the festival. It makes a public accounting of its funds to the community after each event. The idea quickly took hold in the LGBT community, spawning celebrations in numerous cities around the country. And that first rally grew into the largest celebration of LGBT pride in the region, now attracting over 25, people each year. Philadelphia and Philly Pride was one of the first cities to organize around NCOD on a large scale by creating a block party to showcase the many facets of our community in Its meetings are usually Wednesday evenings at 7 p. That organization is Philly Pride Presents, and that is why marks our 30th birthday because we are celebrating our 30th PrideDay.
In addition to celebrating our uniqueness, our events help thousands discover the breadth of the LGBT community in the Delaware Valley, provide avenues for education, growth and self-realization, and increase the visibility and diversity of the LGBT community. This purpose is to be achieved through our annual PrideDay parade and festival, our annual National Coming Out Day Block Party OutFest and other forms of community outreach as may be appropriate. Parade Categories and Winners. It makes a public accounting of its funds to the community after each event. Changes in leadership on the board, renewed determination, and some hard decisions such as to charge admission for the Festival finally changed the trajectory of the organization.