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June 9, 2011

Philly Pride Weekend Is This Friday Through Sunday, June 10-12, Including A Parade, Outdoor Festival, Concert And More

Celebrate Philly Pride all weekend long.
(Photo by J. Fusco for GPTMC)

June is International Gay and Lesbian Pride Month and in Philadelphia no event is bigger than the city’s Pride Weekend, this Friday-Sunday, June 10-12.

Rupaul’s Drag Race Tour at Voyeur Nightclub kicks off the festivities on Friday, followed by a one-night performance of Miss Richfield 1981 at Society Hill Playhouse, Saturday at 8 p.m.

Philly Pride Weekend continues with Sunday’s blockbuster Pride Parade & Festival, which brings more than 25,000 participators to Philadelphia. The parade will start at 13th and Locust, making its way to Penn’s Landing where attendees will have access to more than 90 national and community organizations, 120 food, drink and merchant vendors, and six hours of live entertainment.

After the parade, the 5th annual Triumphant Pride event, 4-8 p.m., starring Pretty Poison’s Jade Starling, will feature drink specials, live performances and other fun after-party festivities at Mad River in Old City.

Fun fact: the first official Pride Parade was organized in an impromptu fashion at the end of the 1980s to coincide with a rally planned by the Lesbian and Gay Task Force at Love Park. It was so successful that community members met and started an organization (Lesbian & Gay Pride of the Delaware Valley, Inc.) which is still around (as Philly Pride Presents) today!

Philly Pride Weekend
When: June 10-12
Where: Locations vary
Cost: Varies
More Info: www.phillypride.org

Previously: PhillyPride Presents The PrideDay LGBT Parade And Festival, Sunday, June 12 At Penn’s Landing

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