The City Of Philadelphia Kicks Off LGBT History Month With A Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony At City Hall, Thursday, October 3

Visit City Hall at noon on Thursday, October 3 to help kick off a month-long celebration of the Philadelphia LGBT community. (Photo by J. Smith for GPTMC) (J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia)

For the fourth year in a row, the rainbow flag joins the stars and stripes above City Hall to honor LGBT History Month in Philadelphia.

This Thursday, October 3, join in the launch of this month-long celebration with the rainbow flag raising ceremony, hosted by Mayor Michael Nutter and kicking off at noon.

Taking place near the flagpoles on the northeast corner of City Hall, the ceremony includes music and entertainment with performances by members of the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus and the Philadelphia Freedom Band.

Guest speaker Rev. Jeffrey Haskins of Unity Fellowship Church will be on hand to inspire support for full equality, speaking to LGBT members and allies alike.

In addition, the ceremony will celebrate the accomplishments and anniversaries of several organizations with strong roots in the LGBT community, as well as the announcement of Outfest 2013 and the free National Coming Out Day Block Party, taking place this year on Sunday, October 13.

The day kicks off a month full of LGBT celebrations in the Philly area. Find more Pride inspired events by visiting

4th Annual City Of Philadelphia LGBT History Month Celebration
When: Thursday, October 3, noon-1 p.m.
Where: City Hall, Northeast Corner, John F Kennedy Boulevard
Cost: Free
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