Philly Pride Presents the 20th Annual LGBT Pride Parade & Festival for the Greater Philadelphia Tri-State Area

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES


ADVISORY, May 21, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) --



 WHEN:    Sunday June 8
          12:00 Noon-6:00 p.m.

 WHERE:   The Parade begins at 13th & Locust Streets and proceeds east
          on Market Street, past a Judges Reviewing Stand at
          Independence Hall. The parade continues East over Market
          Street up the ramp until it reaches the Chestnut Street
          entrance for Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.

          Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
          Columbus Boulevard, from Market to Walnut Street.

 WHAT:    Event includes main stage entertainment, Dance Area, Family
          Zone, Pet Zone, Health Area, and a variety of food and
          beverages. Presented by Philly Pride Presents, there is a
          $10 admission. Over 90 different organizations networking
          and doing outreach and over 40 different merchants selling
          their craft or product

 BACKGROUND: PHILLY PRIDE PRESENTS, Inc. (PPP) is a group of volunteer
          coordinators under the leadership of an Executive Director
          and Senior Advisor which organizes "PrideDay" in June, and
          "OutFest" in October. These are the only two events during
          which the Philadelphia Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
          Transgender (LGBT) community joins together and celebrates
          as a whole.

          The first official Pride Parade was organized in an
          impromptu fashion at the end of the 1980s and was intended
          to coincide with rally planned by the Lesbian and Gay Task
          Force at Love Park. It was so successful that community
          members met and started an organization (Lesbian & Gay Pride
          of the Delaware Valley, Inc.) whose goal was to produce a
          parade and festival at Penn's Landing each year to continue
          the community outreach and visibility that was achieved with
          that one rally. That organization evolved into what we know
          today as Philly Pride Presents and  that first rally grew
          into the largest celebration of LGBT pride in the region,
          now attracting over 25,000 people each year.

          For more information about Philly Pride Presents or Pride
          Day, please visit www.phillypride.org

        

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