WEEKEND ROUNDUP: G Philly‘s 2014 Gay Pride Guide

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Ladies, gentlemen, non-binary friends, and everything in between: Philly Pride is officially upon us. And what perfect timing — mere weeks after we became the 19th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. (Cue the confetti, rainbows, and music!) This is the time of year when the queer community comes out (pun intended) to celebrate our strength, love, camaraderie, and accomplishments. In short: It’s the thing summer and lifetime memories are made of.

Pride festivities officially kicks off tonight, Friday, June 6th, on 12th Street between Walnut and Spruce streets with a huge block party. On Saturday, things keep rolling along with the Philly Dyke March and William Way’s 2014 Homecoming. And Sunday sees the 26th annual Pride Day, giving Philly its ultimate fix of rainbows and all-around fabulousness.

Pride Day begins with the parade at noon at 13th and Locust, and continues with the festival at Penns Landing. If you’re feeling extra adventurous you can buy a ticket and jump on the Freedom Elite yacht for the Independence Business Alliance’s PrideDay Lunch. The event, which is on a private yacht, promises a two-hour scenic cruise along the Delaware, a delicious lunch menu, and an open mimosa, Bloody Mary, and wine bar. As Iggy Azalea would say: “That’s so fancy!”

But we’re only scratching the surface here: Check out the rest of G Philly’s Pride Guide for Friday-to-Sunday, dusk-till-dawn shenanigans that should satisfy every type of Pride reveler. Crack open the Red Bulls, family. It’s gonna be one hell of a weekend.


  • Bearlesque


    Kick off Philly Pride at the official block party on 12th Street between Walnut and Spruce Streets.

  • Check out Ritu Comes Homea play about two gay men who are surprised when the young Bangladeshi girl they sponsored for 80 cents a day suddenly shows up at their door.
  • Martha Graham Cracker's doing her thing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • Hairy chests galore: Bearlesque is back and furry as ever just in time for Pride.
  • The Pride Edition of Guerilla Queer Bar kicks off at Public House.
  • Venture Inn is serving nostalgic '90s realness with the launch of its newest monthly event, Sleepover, with all the fun of a classic sleepover without having to hide the alcohol. Best of all, the theme is Clueless (as if.)
  •  CUTN PASTE will be rocking house music all night long at The Bike Shop.
  • Meet and mingle with Philly TNG members at their First Friday Munch at Midtown II Diner.



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