Philadelphia Pride Returns

Philadelphia Pride had once been presented by “Philly Pride Presents”, an organization that had been plagued by controversy and has since then dissolved. I haven’t kept up with date with who and how what organization/s decided to step up, but the current one is “Philly Pride 365”.

The Festival

Philly Pride 365 and Galaei bring together the city’s top LGBTQ+ organizers to produce a dynamic festival – and one of the single largest outdoor festivals of the year in Philadelphia. The festival runs from 12:00pm to 7:00pm on June 2, and will spread out across the Gayborhood from Walnut to Cypress streets, and Quince to Juniper streets, with other select roads closed around the festival footprint. The festival will feature over 200 small businesses that Philly Pride 365 has employed an equitable funding model to procure. In addition there will be stages with local performers, entertainers, artists, vendors, food trucks, community organizations, and local bars.

The March

The march is an open invitation to the LGBTQ+ community and allies, with no registration needed. As the name suggests, it’s a march, so floats and vehicles will not be permitted. Everyone is welcome to join before the march starts at 11:00am, June 2, for speeches, music, and joy. Please join the Galaei Pride 365 “BE YOU” March through Philadelphia, whether with a group or organization aligned with Galaei’s mission, with friends and family, or solo. The march will kick-off with speeches from community leaders and guests and a land acknowledgment from the Lenape Tribe. Then, the march will proceed to the festival. Philly Pride 365 is adding to its legacy and some length to last year’s record breaking Pride Flag.