For the past four years, Philadelphia has held a steady perfect score on the Human Right Campaign’s Municipality Index. This year is no different, with a full calendar of events — annual gay pride celebrations, weekly parties and eye-popping performing arts — that keep our city alive with pride.
protest for LGBT rights some 50 years ago, Philadelphia continues to prove that it’s still one of the best destinations for LGBT travelers to get their history straight and their nightlife gay.
With 60 performances, PIFA weaves together a variety of art forms and genres by local and international artists in an arts extravaganza.
More about Gamers grab their daubers and head straight to Gay Bingo, a monthly fundraiser hosted by hilarious drag queens known as the BVDs (Bingo Verifying Divas) at The Gershman Y. More about Thirsty partiers head to ICandy for Turn Up Your Tuesdays or Seductive Saturdays. More about Tuesdays and Saturdays at ICandy Players try their best poker face at Stir’s Texas Hold’em each Wednesday starting at 8 p.m.
The drink specials and prizes are worth betting on.
A festive parade, the signature event, runs from the Gayborhood to Penn’s Landing.
More about Pride Day LGBT Parade and Festival More than 10,000 people and 150 vendors come out for Pride Day LGBT Parade and Festival in June. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia) July 5 - 10, 2016 A picture-perfect event for movie buffs, q FLIX Philadelphia welcomes independent LGBT filmmakers to town to screen dozens of movie premieres and attend other celebrity-studded events.
Now in its 17th year, the 2016 theme has been declared "My Philly Black Pride" and is designed to build upon past year's narratives surrounding black and LBGTQ visibility.