PHOTOS: Equality Forum Kicks Off in a Party High Above the City

The 2014 Equality Forum got official kickoff treatment last night at a VIP reception on the 33rd floor of the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Equality Forum Executive Director Malcolm Lazin got things started with a toast to this years featured nation, Canada, who he explained is celebrating 10 years of marriage equality this year. (Lucky Canucks!) The rest of the evening was about mingling, drinking a delicious blue cocktail (the official World Pride Cocktail from Canada, thank you), and enjoying the views of Philly. See some of the photos we snapped below.

The Equality Forum kicks into high gear today, starting with the National Politics Panel at 5:30 p.m., and an after-work [blue?] cocktail gathering at Woody’s and Rosewood from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. See the itinerary for the rest of the weekend’s scheduled events, including the raging SundayOUT at the Piazza here.