Pride Month Events Across the Region – Delco Times
The region will celebrate June as Philadelphia Gay Pride Month with 30 days and hundreds of ways to get out there, proud and gay in the city of brotherly love and brotherly affection. There will be events, activities, benefits, specials and programs for all ages and demographics, by community organizations, small businesses, non-profit organizations, cultural institutions, tourist attractions, restaurants, bars and more.
Events will take place throughout the region in the city, suburbs and everywhere in between. The month-long celebration is brought to you thanks to the support of generous sponsors FCM Hospitality, as well as BOS Philly, Aversa PR, PhillyGayCalendar, Brittany Lynn and the Philly Drag Mafia, as well as other community organizations, organizers, leaders and property owners. company have partnered for the second year to bring our community together. The pandemic has had a profoundly negative impact on our city’s LGBTQ community. Search more about PhillyGayPride.com for updates and visit phillygaycalendar as the festivities continue.
ONE MONTH ACTIVITIES
1) LGBTQ Hall of Flags and Philly Gay Pride Flag Exhibit: Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square, 120 S. 17th S., Philadelphia, 215-569-8300, https://www.sofitel-philadelphie.com
Sofitel Philadelphia invites the community to celebrate the Philadelphia Pride rainbow flag outside the building in June. An oversized rainbow flag, with Philly’s addition of brown and black stripes to honor the community’s diversity, greets visitors as they enter to the left of the front doors. Inside, look to rebrand the hall in Philadelphia’s LGBTQ flags. Look for the locally designed, newsworthy Philadelphia Rainbow Flag to also take center stage in the lobby, showcasing the diversity of our local community. Philadelphia’s rainbow flag will be joined by a host of LGBTQ flags flying high in the lobby to celebrate different facets of the local gay community, including the Lesbian Pride Flag, the Gender Fluid Pride Flag , Binary Pride Flag, Pansexual Pride Flag, Transgender Pride. Bisexual Pride flag and flag.
2) Cocktails for a Cause: by FCM Hospitality, eleven locations around Philadelphia
FCM Hospitality presents a special month-long fundraiser for four local charities during Philadelphia Pride Month. Drink the rainbow with Cocktails for a Cause at Liberty Point, The Garden at Cherry Street Pier, The Dolphin, Morgan’s Pier, Craft Hall, Parks on Tap, Rosy’s Taco Bar, Harper’s Garden, Lola’s Garden, Concourse Dance Bar and Juno. Each FCM location will work in unison to raise funds for LGBTQ community programs during Pride Month. Each property will offer a drink that matches a color of the all-inclusive LGBTQ rainbow flag. One dollar from each rainbow drink will provide donations to four charities, including the William Way LGBT Community Center, Attic Youth Center, Philly Asian Queer and Galaei. Watch for exciting news and a special surprise for this Philadelphia Flyers and Flyers Charities program, including a special orange pride cocktail.
The first Cocktails for a Cause Pride Party and Kick-Off event will take place June 9 at Liberty Point from 5-8 p.m. This is the one and only event that will feature all eleven cocktail parties, along with Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers Charities and Gritty. Our Night Out is side-by-side at Liberty Point on the same night from 6-9 p.m.
3) #loveislove Gay Pride Month Special Beer Release: Available at Evil Genius’ lab and through GoPuff and delivery platforms, Evil Genius Beer Company, 1727 N. Front St., Philadelphia, 215-425-6820, http://evilgeniusbeer.com
Love who you want, drink what you want! Evil Genius Beer Company is celebrating June as Philadelphia Gay Pride Month with a special limited edition beer #loveislove. This exclusive Strawberry Blonde Ale (6% ABV) is crisp with a hint of natural strawberry flavor. A portion of all sales will be donated to The Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQIA+ youth. Starting June 1, #loveislove is available in new 12-ounce cans from Evil Genius at the Fishtown Lab — and for delivery to your door through a Pride partnership with GoPuff. The beer will also be available in limited release as drafts at the Lab and Evil Genius Beer Garden. For the first time ever, this exclusive beer will also be distributed to restaurants across the city for Pride Month. Limited quantities of #loveislove will also be available at retailers and restaurants in Harrisburg and York, PA. Join us for a special Gay Pride Launch Happy Hour and Keg Tap on June 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for a sneak peek, happy hour specials and drinks and tap of special cask. Free and open to the public.
4) Gay Pride Month in Philly AIDS Thrift: 710 S 5th St, Philadelphia, (215) 922-3186, https://phillyaidsthrift.com/
Philly AIDS Thrift celebrates June as Philly Gay Pride Month with a colorful, queer-centric showcase celebrating the diversity of our city and region’s queer community. Come dress up for Pride Month by supporting Philadelphia’s largest gay thrift store where you can find a rainbow of fashion all month long! Whether you want to celebrate with all eight colors of Philly’s rainbow or add your own personal style, Philly AIDS Thrift has shirts, pants, dresses, shoes, accessories and more for everyone. – and for all tastes. Don’t forget to stop by the vintage jewelry room to add some extra sparkle and bling to your pride outfit. Plus, support one of our community’s most important nonprofits by purchasing home goods, games, and other money-saving items. Donate and do good in June by donating gently used items to the thrift store. Pride month and June are a great month to clean basements, downstairs houses, and closets. Philly AIDS Thrift turns yesterday’s treasures into tomorrow’s grants to help provide vital services to dozens of HIV/AIDS organizations.
5) Gay Pride Month Essentials at Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room: 345 S 12th St, Philadelphia, (215) 923-2960, https://www.queerbooks.com/
Celebrate Gay Pride Month at America’s Oldest Running LGBTQ Bookstore! For Philly’s Gay Pride Month, stop by Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room in the Gay Quarter for all your Gay Pride Month essentials – including fast-track selections of the special Philadelphia edition of the Gay Flag Pride, other LGBTQ flags, pride t-shirts, magnets, buttons and other weird ephemera. Pick up your newly released copy of the queerbook anthology – a collection of fiction and non-fiction by LGBTQ people around the world that has been published by PAT during the pandemic.
6) Without a Cue Productions: Murder in the Jazz Age, Old City and Historic Philadelphia, 267-994-1056, https://www.sansacue.com/philadelphia
Without a Cue Productions is celebrating Philadelphia Gay Pride Month with $5 off new mystery walking tours of historic Philadelphia. For summer 2022, come enjoy Murder in the Jazz Age. The Bucks County women-owned theater company is celebrating the launch in Philadelphia with a $5 savings on any walking tour for the entire month of June using promo code 5PRIDE on the website above. Watch for stories highlighting Without a Cue Productions and the proud gay cast members during June and Pride Month.
7) Rainbow Bagel Advantage: By Glu Hospitality, Bagels and Co., 1001 N 2nd St, Philadelphia
Bagels and Co. and Glu Hospitality are proud to support Philly Gay Pride Month and the LGBTQ community with one dollar from every rainbow bagel sold in June at the William Way LGBT Community Center to support their ongoing work in the community. Glu properties also support Pride through different events on their sites.
8) Hemlock Grooming Supply: From Northern Liberties/Fishtown will be launching an all-new Pride Glitter Beard Oil, with 100% of all proceeds in June going to P-Flag. Please stay tuned for more details on this very special benefit and community collaboration.
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