Join us this June as the Office of LGBT Affairs and citywide community partners celebrate this year’s Pride Month. There will be many events to attend, including Pride in the Park, the official Pride flag raising, our second annual State of the Union, and much more you won’t want to miss. All events listed below are free, unless otherwise noted.

Happy Pride, Philadelphia!

Free Library Celebrates Pride Month

All month

Various Free Library locations

The Free Library is proud to celebrate Pride Month with programs through the month of June. Libraries across the city will host poetry events, film screenings, rainbow storytimes, and more in celebration and support of the LGBTQ+ community. Find everyone on the Free Library website.


José and Impossible Me Film Screenings

Saturday, June 1 |  José, 2:15 p.m. and Impossible Me, 4:00 p.m.

The University of the Arts

The University of the Arts is showing José and Impossible Me, two films that explore LGBTQ identity in Latin America. Conversation about the films will follow each screening.


Philly Family Pride Parents of Young Children Potluck

Sunday, June 2 | 10 a.m. – noon

South Philadelphia

Get the chance to meet other LGBTQ parents and their young children at the Parents of Young Children Potluck brunch, hosted by Alyssa and Shay. The Potluck will take place in South Philly. RSVP for more details by emailing


Pride Family Festival

Sunday, June 2 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Please Touch Museum

Join us at the Pride Family Festival, where we’ll celebrate what it means for families to come together. All ages are invited. There will be art making, sing-alongs, Drag Queen Story Time, and a puppet show.


LGBTQ State of the Union

Monday, June 3 | 6 – 8:30 p.m.

The Kimmel Center

The second annual LGBTQ State of the Union is a forum for LGBTQ Philadelphians to directly engage with the city’s LGBTQ organizations. Executive Directors and board leaders of the LGBTQ+ community will deliver seven-minute lightning talks on their recent accomplishments and goals for the upcoming year. Community members can meet with organizational leaders and board chairs in breakout groups to ask questions and share ideas face to face. This event is free, but tickets are required—get your tickets today!


Pride Flag Raising and Pride in the Park  

Thursday, June 6 |Pride Flag Raising, 5 – 6 p.m. and Pride in the Park, 6 – 8 p.m.

City Hall Flag Pole (North Apron) and LOVE Park

The Mayor’s Office is kicking off LGBTQIA+ Pride Month with our annual flag raising ceremony on June 6! Join us for live performances, dynamic speakers, music, and an appearance from Mayor Kenney. Following the flag raising, we’ll head over to LOVE Park for  Pride in the Park—a celebration with games, food trucks, a DJ, and other live entertainment!


William Way Homecoming

Friday, June 7 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

1315 Spruce Street

Start your Pride weekend in style with the 2019 Annual Homecoming Cocktail Hour at the William Way LGBT Center. This will be a night to celebrate love, unity, and leadership in the LGBTQ community. There will be live entertainment, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. The dress code for the event is casual/festive.


Philly Pride Kick-Off Block Party

Friday, June 7 | 6 – 11 p.m.

12th & Locust Streets

Begin your weekend festivities with the Philly Pride Kick-Off Block Party. There will be refreshments, food, activities, and much more! You can buy your wristbands for the Philly Pride Festival here discounted to $10. At the festival they will be $15.


Philly Keep on Loving Photo Booth

Friday, June 7 | 6 – 10 p.m. at 12th and Locust Streets

Sunday, June 9 | Noon – 5 p.m. at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

Stop by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s photo booth to capture your Pride memories during the Pride Weekend Kick-Off Block Party and the Philly Pride Festival. The people running the booth can talk to you about PrEP, a daily pill that prevents HIV, while you’re there. Visit for more information about PrEP.


Philly Dyke March

Saturday, June 8 | 1 – 4 p.m.

Louis I. Khan Park

Join us as Dyke-identified people and allies hit the streets of Philadelphia to demand inclusion and equality for people of the LGBTQ+ community. The march will begin and end at Louis I. Kahn Park. Activities at the park will include fired-up orations, live music performances, gender-bending burlesque, and drag performances!


Philadelphia Union Pride Night

Saturday, June 8 | 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Talen Energy Stadium

Cost: $26 with Promo Code

#SoccerForAll – Join Pride Night on June 8 at Talen Energy Stadium. Limited edition Adidas merchandise and Pride gear will be available in the Union shop. Plus, an annual tradition you won’t want to miss: the pre-game bonfire returns! To top it off, the Union will take on rival New York Red Bulls in a high-energy match. Buy your tickets online now, and use the promo code: PRIDE19 for a discount!


Philly Pride Run 5K and 1.5 Mile Fun Run

Sunday, June 9 |10 a.m. – noon

12th & Locust Streets

Celebrate Philly Pride with the Philly Pride Run 5K race and 1.5 Mile Fun Run down the historic Pride Parade route in Center City Philadelphia.


Philly Pride Parade and Festival

Sunday, June 9 | Parade, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  and Festival, noon – 6 p.m.

Parade starts at 13th & Locust Streets, Festival is at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

Cost: Parade is free, Festival is $15

Philadelphia celebrates Pride and commemorates the 50th anniversary of Stonewall with one of the biggest and rowdiest festivals on the East Coast. The party will begin with a colorful procession from the Gayborhood to Penn’s Landing, where the day will unfold around a stage hosting special celebrity guests, drag performances, and local and national musical acts belting out tunes for a rainbow-clad crowd!


Philly Lights Up Rainbow

Sunday, June 9 and Sunday, June 30

Across the city

Join us as we watch Philly’s skyline illuminate with the iconic rainbow colors of the LGBTQ flag for Pride Month! The Ben Franklin Bridge, Boathouse Row, PECO Crown Lights, and other buildings across the city will light up in rainbow colors to help us celebrate.


Take A Look at This Heart Filming Screening

Thursday, June 13 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Randall Theater at Temple University

Temple University’s Randall Theater will show Take A Look at This Heart, a film about love, sexuality, and relationships within the disabled community. Conversation about the film will take place after the screening.


Queering the Lens: Queer Genius

Thursday, June 13 | 7 – 9 p.m.

The Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia

During this year’s Pride month, the Lightbox Film Center is presenting a selection of groundbreaking nonfiction films that “queer” the form of documentary. On Thursday, June 13 they will present Queer Genius—a cinematic exploration of four visionary queer artists breaking down barriers in their creative fields as they confront fame, failure, family, gender, and sexuality.


Disability Pride Parade

Saturday, June 15 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

National Constitution Center

The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and Disability Pride have collaborated to include an LGBTQIA+ section in the Disability Pride Parade on June 16. Come out and support our LGBTQIA+ siblings and neighbors with disabilities as they proudly march to City Hall and celebrate their intersecting identities!


Restorative Justice Panel

Saturday, June 15 | 2 – 5 p.m.

Asian Arts Initiative

The Office of LGBT Affairs has partnered with the Asian Arts Initiative, Friends, Peace, & Sanctuary, and the Office of Immigrant Affairs to hold a conversation and workshop event. There will be a discussion about the concept of state violence and how to address policing, prisons, and detention facilities that are negatively affecting marginalized communities. You will hear from panelists about their experiences with state violence and a bookmaking activity will follow.


Speaker Series: Nia Clark

Thursday, June 20 | 2 p.m.

USciences McNeil Science and Technology Center

Nia Clark will give a talk entitled “Becoming an Active-Ally: How to Cultivate More Inclusive Spaces for LGBTQ+ Youth & Adults.” She will discuss what is means to be an active ally for the LGBTQ+ community, review methods to be inclusive and supportive for LGBTQ+ prospective parents, and explore ways to incorporate queer voices in programming through ambassadorship opportunities.


Queering the Lens: Tongues Untied

Thursday, June 20 | 7 – 8 p.m.

The Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia

Cost: Free for Members & IHP Residents, $8 for Students & Seniors, $10 for General Public

The Lightbox Film Center will present Tongues Untied, a seminal documentary on black gay life. Emmy Award-winning director Marlon T. Riggs’ 1989 Tongues Untied uses poetry, personal testimony, rap, and performance (featuring poet Essex Hemphill and others) to describe the homophobia and racism that confront black gay men. Tickets can be purchased online.


Queering the Lens: Nitrate Kisses

Friday, June 21 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

The Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia

Cost: Free for Members & IHP Residents, $8 for Students & Seniors, $10 for General Public

The Lightbox Film center will present the film Nitrate Kisses, which explores eroded emulsions and images for lost vestiges of lesbian and gay culture in this first feature by a pioneer of lesbian cinema, Barbara Hammer. A forbidden and invisible history of a marginalized people are put in context by the contemporary sexual activities of four gay and lesbian couples. Tickets can be purchased online.


Philadelphia Family Pride Picnic and Arts Festival

Saturday, June 22 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lovett Memorial Library

Join the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, Philadelphia Family Pride, and the Mt. Airy Art Garage as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots with the Philly Family Pride Picnic and Arts Festival. There will be music, food, fine art and handcraft, and resource tables to provide support and services to LGBTQ youth and parents.


Community Conversation with the Office of Immigrant Affairs

Wednesday, June 26 | 6 – 8 p.m.

The Parkway Central Library

In honor of both Pride and Immigrant Heritage month, the Office of LGBT Affairs and the Office of immigrant Affairs are coming together to have a facilitated conversation discussing what it means to belong and what it means to feel excluded.


Queering the Lens: Hide and Seek

Thursday, June 27 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

The Lightbox Film Center

Cost: Free for Members & IHP Residents, $8 for Students & Seniors, $10 for General Public

The Lightbox Film Center will present Hide and Seek, a film that explores lesbian adolescence in the 1960s. Director Su Friedrich will be in attendance! Tickets can be purchased online.


World Pride Day

Sunday, June 30

Happy Pride, Philly!