Photo by J. Pride month is here. Philadelphia was one of the first cities to host a pride parade, having its first in This year, it is holding its main Pride event on June 9. The Pride kick-off party will start at 6 p. These wristbands will be necessary to attend the festival event on June 9.
Pride is not canceled. After hearing the devastating news of over canceled or postponed Pride celebrations due to the pandemic, Interpride and the European Pride Organisers Association EPOA are working with the international Pride community to throw the biggest celebration yet: Global Pride A live-streamed event on Saturday, June 27, , Global Pride will broadcast everything from musical acts to speeches from notable human rights activists.
But well before , there was another — and perhaps, lesser-known — Pride march in Philadelphia. It was in , three years after police had raided the Stonewall Inn in New York City, sparking riots, days of protests and ultimately the gay-rights movement. The city wasn't too happy, as The Inquirer wrote at the time:. He had come out as a gay man the year prior, when he was 19 and a sophomore at Temple University. Get the news you need to start your day.