“BEN Around Philly”

“BEN Around Philly”

45 Events for Gay Pride Month in Philadelphia Download

18:57 Download May 28th, 2021

June is Gay Pride Month in Philadelphia! Kory Aversa, (out and proud!) Owner of Aversa PR and Events returns to BEN Around Philly to give the details on this month’s events. Check out his incredibly thorough list below, and find more details and updates at https://phillygaycalendar.com/pride.


Please find 45 top ways to celebrate gay pride in 30 days of June in Philadelphia. We have broken the list down below by MONTH-LONG activities vs. DATE SPECIFIC activities.


1) LGBTQ Hall of Flags and Philly Gay Pride Flag Exhibit
Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
120 S. 17th S., Philadelphia

Sofitel Philadelphia invites the community to celebrate Philadelphia’s Pride rainbow flag on the outside of the building in June. An oversize rainbow flag, with Philly’s addition of the brown and black stripes to honor diversity in the community, greets visitors as they enter to the left of the front doors. Inside look for the lobby to be renamed Philadelphia’s LGBTQ Hall of Flags. Look for Philadelphia’s locally designed and newsmaking rainbow flag to also have a center spot in the lobby, showcasing the diversity of our local community. The Philadelphia rainbow flag will be joined by host of LGBTQ flags flying high inside the lobby to celebrate the different facets of the local gay community, including Lesbian Pride Flag, Gender Fluid Pride Flag, Binary Pride Flag, Pan Sexual Pride Flag, Transgender Pride Flag and the Bisexual Pride Flag.

2) Philly Gay Pride Month: Cocktails for a Cause
By FCM Hospitality

Philadelphia largest and most stunning outdoor and indoor restaurants and concepts will celebrate June as Philly Gay Pride Month with a month-long celebration! FCM Hospitality and owner Avram Hornik announce that Lola’s Garden, Juno, Parks on Tap (two locations), Morgan’s Pier, Harper’s Garden, Craft Hall, The Garden at Cherry Street Pier and Rosy’s Taco Bar will all work in unison to help raise funds for LGBTQ Philadelphia-based charities through Philly Gay Pride Month Cocktails for a Cause. All eight locations will feature a special-colored cocktail that matches up with the eight colors of the Philadelphia Gay Pride Flag. All eight cocktails to match the eight colors in the Philly-specific and inclusive rainbow flag will raise money for four different charities. One dollar from all eight cocktails during the 30 days of June will go to support William Way LGBT Community Center, Attic Youth Center, Philly Asian Queer and Galaei. This stance in social solidarity hopes to shine light to the various communities that the celebration of national Pride month helps represent, being mindful to include all groups that help make Philadelphia the amazing, diverse community it is. FCM Hospitality will compile donations from all venues and equally divide them between the organizations which were selected for their dedicated work and ongoing efforts to focus on intersectional populations. Additionally, FCM Hospitality will host the first-ever Philly Gay Pride Day at Parks on Tap at Trail’s End on Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Details for Parks on Tap are coming soon – save the date!

FCM properties can be found throughout the Philadelphia area, offering the perfect way to experience different tastes and neighborhoods in the spirit of diversity. FCM’s Cocktails for a Cause campaign will run for the duration of Pride Month (June 1st – June 30th).

Black –
Juno Philly, 1033 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia (267) 639-2892
Mezcal Margarita (mezcal tequila, triple sec, activated charcoal, agave, lime) $11

Brown –
Craft Hall, 901 N. Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123, (267) 297-2072,
German Chocolate Cold Brew Martini (Jägermeister cold brew, Godiva liqueur, iced coffee) $10

Red –
Rosy’s Taco Bar, 2220 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, (267) 858-4561,
Stateside Rose (Stateside vodka, Casa del Mar cava rose, pomegranate, lime, agave) $10

Orange –
Morgan’s Pier, 221 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106, (215) 279-7134,
Orange Crushin’ It (Grey Goose vodka, mango puree, tropical Red Bull) $13

Yellow –
Harper’s Garden, 31 S. 18th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, (267) 886-8552, https://www.harpersgardenphilly.com
Driftin’ Away (Bacardi black rum, Blackbird’s coconut moonshine, grilled pineapple, lime) $12

Green –
Lola’s Garden, 51 St Georges Rd, Ardmore, PA 19003, (484) 412-8011
Butterfly Gimlet (Bluecoat gin, lime juice, muddled cucumber & basil, butterfly pea tea) $13

Blue –
The Garden at Cherry Street Pier, 121 N Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106,
(215) 923-0818, https://www.cherrystreetpier.com
Frozen Electric Lemonade (vodka, blue curacao, lemon) $10

Pride Punch (grape vodka, razzmatazz liqueur, blue curacao, sour) $10
Parks on Tap – Trail’s End, South St. & S. 27th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143, (215) 568-1616, https://www.parksontap.com
Parks on Tap- Waterworks, 640 Waterworks Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130, (215) 568-1616, https://www.parksontap.com

Reservations are encouraged for several locations. Signature cocktails are available during normal hours of operations, which vary based on location. Hours and days of operation may change due to weather and special events for outdoor venues. Guests are encouraged to visit an individual location’s website prior to visiting for specific house policies that may be in effect.

3) #loveislove Gay Pride Month Special Beer Release (also, Philly Beer Week)
Available at the Lab at Evil Genius and through GoPuff starting June 1st
Evil Genius Beer Company
1727 N. Front St., Philadelphia

Love who you want to, drink what you want to! Evil Genius Beer Company celebrates June as Philly Gay Pride Month with a special limited edition beer release #loveislove. This brand-new Strawberry Blonde Ale (6% ABV) is crisp with a hint of natural strawberry flavor. A portion from all sales will be donated to The Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQIA+ youth. Starting June 1st, #loveislove is available in Evil Genius’ new 12 ounce cans at the Lab in Fishtown – and for exclusive delivery to your front door through a Pride partnership with GoPuff. The beer will also be available on limited release in drafts at the Lab and Evil Genius Beer Garden. Limited supplies of #loveislove will also be available at retailers and restaurants in Harrisburg and York, PA.

4) PrideFLIX; The Virtual Pride Film Festival
Virtual Gay Pride Film Festival

Just in time for Pride month, qFLIX launches “PrideFLIX; The Virtual Pride Film Festival” feauring 5 weeks of LGBTQ+ Documentaries, Feature Films, Short Films, and Web Series from the comfort of your home as you celebrate PRIDE.

qFLIX Philadelphia, the region’s LARGEST LGBTQ+  film festival found itself in the position that many festivals have faced with the onset of Covid-19. Their annual festival was  set  to kick-off on March 22, 2020, but was postponed to the fall due to the global pandemic. Philadelphia  Pride was subsequently postponed, and out of that, PrideFLIX was born. Rooted in its 26-year history,  qFLIX proudly continues its tradition of sharing the stories of LGBTQ+ people.

The virtual film festival will launch on Monday, June 1 2020, and promises a stellar line up of LGBTQ+ documentaries, feature films, short films, and web series. One of the highlights will be a screening is that of gay writer/director Mike Mosallam’s rom-com, “Breaking Fast.” The film stars out actor Haaz Sleiman as  Mo,  a heartbroken gay Muslim who meets — and eats with — Kal (Michael Cassidy) during Ramadan. Because the Holy Month forbids impure thoughts and activities, Mo is forced to practice self-control. Mosallam’s clever conceit allows Mo and Kal to fall in love as their relationship develops over numerous romantic meals and dates. Sleiman and Mosallam, who were to be honored for their work at the fest in March, have been invited to participate in a post-screening talkback via zoom on June 29 along with Seth Hauer, the film’s producer. Several of the films will include talkbacks with filmmakers and/or talent. In addition, PrideFLIX is planning a weekly moderated discussion of specific titles on Sunday nights in June to help foster a sense of community during this period of social distancing.

Ticket prices will range from $7-$10 per viewing, with $1 of each viewing going towards local LGBTQ+ non-profits. There will also be an option to purchase a festival badge to view all the films. Visit https://www.qflixphilly.com/qflix-presents-prideflix-the-virtual-pride-film-festival/

5) William Way LGBT Community Center Benefit Kick-Off
Starts June 1, 2021
Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
120 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Every year in June, Sofitel Philadelphia announces a year-round benefit for a local LGBTQ charity. During the entire month of June, and through the rest of 2021, Sofitel Philadelphia will donate one dollar per each banquet menu item designated with the WWCC’s logo on the menu. Designated items range from breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets to beverages and snack breaks for groups of 10 or more people hosting a meeting or event at Sofitel Philadelphia. Sofitel Philadelphia will also donate one dollar from every Liberté cocktail sold in the Liberté Lounge to WWCC during Pride Month. The resources raised through the partnership will support the William Way Community Center’s programs for seniors, as well as its Trans Resource Center. Funds will also support the WWCC’s capital campaign. The Liberté Cocktail is available in Liberté Lounge and features pear infused Vodka, lemon, St. Germain and Sparkling Wine.

6) Gay Pride Month at Philly AIDS Thrift
June 1 to June 30, 2021
710 S 5th St, Philadelphia
(215) 922-3186

Philly AIDS Thrift celebrates June as Philly Gay Pride Month with a colorful, Queer-centric wowing window display celebrating the diversity of our city and region’s queer community. Come get dressed up for Pride Month by supporting Philadelphia’s largest and gay-owned thrift store where you can find a rainbow of fashions all month long! Whether you want to celebrate with the eight colors of the Philly rainbow, or add to your own personal style, Philly AIDS Thrift has shirts, pants, dresses, shoes, accessories and more for each and every person – and each and every taste. Don’t forget to stop by the vintage jewelry room to add some extra sparkle and bling to your pride outfit. Additionally, support one of our community’s most important non-profits by shopping for home goods, games and other thrift items. Donate and do-good in June by  donating gently used items to the thrift store. Pride month and June is a great month to clean out those basements, shore houses and closets. Philly AIDS Thrift turns yesterday’s treasures into tomorrow’s grants to help provide life-saving services for dozens of HIV/AIDS service organizations. Add this to your Pride Month itinerary when visiting South Street!

7) Gay Pride Month Essentials at Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room
345 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 923-2960

Celebrate Gay Pride Month at America’s oldest continuously operating LGBTQ bookstore! For Philly Gay Pride Month, stop by Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room in the gayborhood for all of your gay pride month essentials – including ramped up selections of the special Philadelphia edition of the Gay Pride Flag, other LGBTQ flags, pride t-shirts, magnets, buttons and other queer ephemera. Pick up your recently published copy of queerbook anthology – a collection of fiction and non-fiction work by LGBTQ people from all over the world that was published by PAT during the pandemic. Add this must-do stop to your Gay Pride Month itinerary!

8) Free Walk-in Vaccinations
Philadelphia FIGHT
1233 Locust Street, 2nd Floor
Mondays to Fridays, 9:30am to 11:30am, 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Philadelphia FIGHT presents free walk-in vaccinations in the heart of the gayborhood at their location at 1233 Locust Street on the 2nd Floor. For more info or to make an appointment: www.fight.org or 267-436-3126

9) Without a Cue Productions
June 1 to June 30, 2021
Now operating in Historic Philadelphia, Bucks County and Cape May NJ

Without a Cue Productions celebrates Philly Gay Pride Month with $5 off the new mystery walking tours in Historic Philadelphia. The Bucks County female-owned theatrical company celebrates the launch in Philly with a five dollar savings for any walking tour in the entire month of June using promo code PRIDE5 at the above website. Watch for stories spotlighting Without a Cue Productions out and proud gay cast members during June and Pride Month.

10) Moving Forward When the World Stopped: Queer Life 2020-2021
Virtual Art Exhibition
June 1 to June 30, 2021
William Way LGBT Community Center
1315 Spruce St., Philadelphia
Website: https://www.waygay.org

Showcasing the works of 28 artists from the Philadelphia area, Moving Forward When the World Stopped: Queer Life 2020-2021 presents a timeline of events, memories, and experiences from the past year. The pain of suffering through the pandemic, the shifts in our relationship with technology, the immense amount of loss, the calls to action, and our strength to carry on as a community are all themes explored by artists of this show.

During this long period of uncertainty, there were times we found comfort in the care of others, through loved ones, and through members of our communities. We’ve seen the artistic landscape change completely, with in-person shows adjusting, shifting to online formats, and many artists spending more time at home, embracing new mediums.

There is no singular way to describe this past year’s traumatic experience just as there is no singular way to depict or process such events. It is together as a community that we can begin to rebuild and maintain a renewed sense of hope.

This exhibition features works by Allis Chang, Charlie Welch, Chloe Luisa Piñero, Christine Jung, Cheyanne Kemp, Coco Spencer, Daisy Diamond, Emilia Onthank, Erin Moore, Frankie Modesto, Harry Hoy, JaySquids, Kara Mshinda, Lawrence Ade Scales, Logan JM, Lucia Garzón, M. Albertson, Moss Collins, Partly Cloudy Press, Patrick Dunn, Rebecca Schultz, Riley Gosnell, Robert Reinhardt, Sarah Trad, SirSaxana, Steven Valera, Tristan Kravitz, and Vicente Ortiz Cortez. Chelsey Luster & Alec Rogers, curators

11) Pride Month Fundraiser for New Mural in Gayborhood
Featuring Lil Nas X in Montero
Writer’s Block Rehab
1342 Cypress St, Philadelphia

Writer’s block is excited to add a new mural to the gayborhood featuring Lil Nas X in Montero, where he has given a bold voice to a new generation of queer artists and queer people of color. The mural is by Ashley Ryan. Please help by supporting this work. The mural is currently on the East wall of Writers Block Rehab at 1342 Cypress St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.


12) Philly Gay Pride Month Drive-in with Female Trouble
Wednesday, June 2, 2021, doors open 8:00pm, movie 9:00pm
Philly AIDS Thrift in partnership with Philadelphia Film Society
Held at Philadelphia Navy Yard
Located at Admiral Peary Way and League Island Blvd
Tickets: www.phillyaidsthrift.com

Philly AIDS Thrift invites you to grab your cha-cha heels, clutch your pearls and head to the Philadelphia Navy Yard for a special movie fundraiser at sundown! Philly AIDS Thrift, in collaboration with Philadelphia Film Society, presents a special Philly Gay Pride Month drive-in movie with Female Trouble on Wednesday, June 2nd. The 1974 cult classic by John Waters stars the one and only Divine – and the drive-in event will feature Divine-esque drag queens greeting and thanking all the movie-goers. Proceeds from the event will help raise money for a major building expansion that will include a brand-new donation intake center that means more donations can safely be taken in, producing more sales and even more grants to local nonprofits helping people with HIV/AIDS. Tickets for the drive-in movie are $35 per car, and include access to the movie, food trucks and a chance to win fun door prizes. The drive-in movie lot opens at 8:00pm, with the movie starting at 9:00pm. Female Trouble runs for 89 minutes. The entrance to the PFS Drive-in is at Admiral Peary Way and League Island Blvd. For tickets and more information, visit www.phillyaidsthrift.com.

13-16) Evil Genius Beer Company Charity Happy Hour (also, Philly Beer Week)
Thursday, June 3, 2021, 6:00pm to 8:00pm – Kick-Off Event
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, June 24, 2021, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Evil Genius Beer Company
1727 N. Front St., Philadelphia

Evil Genius Beer Company brings back their weekly charity happy hour just in time for pride. After a break due to the pandemic, Evil Genius is back with Evil Genius Beer Company Charity Happy Hour – a weekly charity happy hour every Thursday where $1 from each beer sold in the beer garden between 6:00pm and 8:00pm is donated to a different charity every week. For June, look for the program to kick-off on June 3rd, with proceeds from the evening going to The Trevor Project, which is also the beneficiary of a portion of proceeds from Evil Genius Beer Company’s new #loveislove Gay Pride Month Beer. Watch for the charities and details for the rest of June coming soon! Reservations for outdoor seating are available through Resy.

17-19) Transverse: A Group for Masc Identified Folx
June 4th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
June 11th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
June 18th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Register: galaei’s social media or visit HTTPS://BIT.LY/3HDGOMI
Contact: MIKAH@GALAEI.ORG or call 215-398-5003

Galaei is a Queer and Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (QTBIPOC) radical social justice organization. Continuing to serve the Latinx community, while widening our embrace, Galaei provides and facilitates Queer educational services, community wellness, and is committed to healing historical harm. Galaei is dedicated to creating access, opportunities, sexual empowerment, and economic development for all QTBIPOC individuals while fighting systemic oppression, structural racism, discrimination, and white supremacy.

20) Sofitel Pride Drag Tea
Saturdays, June 5 and 12, 2021, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
120 S. 17th St., Philadelphia
Website: https://www.sofitel-philadelphia.com
Reservation: https://www.sofitel-philadelphia.com/happenings/drag-tea/

Sofitel Philadelphia kicks off Philly Pride Month on Saturday, June 5th, and again on Saturday, June 12th, so be on the look for a new spin on a time-honored tradition. Sofitel, famous for its classic afternoon tea service, will debut a new Drag Tea featuring Brittany Lynn’s Drag Mafia. Sip tea (or spill it) in the presence of fabulous Drag Queens as you enjoy delicious offerings from Sofitel’s award-winning culinary team. Drag Tea starts each week at 2:00pm and runs through 4:00pm inside Chez Colette Brasserie. Come ready to be entertained as you enjoy classics, like scones, tea sandwiches (smoked salmon, dill cream cheese, cucumber, pinwheel; ham, truffled egg salad, quinoa cup; fig jam, boursin, red onion, sesame pretzel; turkey, cranberry, orange, pumpernickel), pastries (orange and grand marnier cake, matcha mousse, chocolate profiterole, macaroons), and Palais Des Thes (selection of nine different teas for you to choose) – plus your choice of Champagne, Mimosa or Bellini. Tickets are $55 per person – and add $10 for bottomless Champagne, Mimosas or Bloody Marys. Five dollars from each purchase will be donated to the William Way LGBT Community Center. Tickets are available at: https://www.sofitel-philadelphia.com/happenings/drag-tea/

21) Vax Up, Philly!
Saturday June 5th, 9:00am to 5:00pm
galaei, 118 Fontain Street outside area
galaei in partnership with Mazzoni Center aims to vaccinate 250 folks ages 16 and older. (you do not need to be a PA resident, or a documented citizen).  This is going to be a day that brings vaccine access to our communities and we will also have a DJ, snacks, and a socially distanced dance party in the street in front of our building!

Patient Portal Link: https://2819.portal.athenahealth.com/

Find “Don’t have an account? Sign up today to stay connected to your healthcare.” on the page and click “Sign Up.” Then, on the create account page under “Who will use this account?” select ” Patient” Next, you will need to know your household member’s: Full Name, Date of Birth, Email, Phone and then watch for a Code – and select “Nancy Brisbon” as Medical Provider and create a password. Once registration is completed, you can go to the appointment tab on the portal or call the office to schedule for the session. (215-563-0652)

22) allyouneedislove YOGA + BEER Event (Philly Beer Week)
Thursday, June 6, 2021, 10:30am to 11:30am
Love City Brewing
1023 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia

Turntable Yoga will be hosting a PRIDE yoga flow on Sunday, June 6 at Love City Brewing! Join us for allyouneedislove: yoga set to music featuring all queer artists! It’s sure to be a party of a practice – all levels and beginners welcome – the goal is to move to music, breathe fresh air, and most of all, HAVE FUN! Held outside, socially distanced (but not too far from the bar!), you can get a morning stretch and sweat in and then enjoy a beer of your choice – included in the price of class! Bring friends, your own yoga mat, and your PPE! This event is $10 and includes the yoga class and a beer of your choice. Class is capped at 50 people. We are using Venmo charge for ticket purchases! Anyone interesting in buying tickets can fill out the below link, or email: turntableyoga@gmail.com directly to purchase.

23) Vera Pride Showcase!
Sunday, June 6, 2021, 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Vera Cherry Hill
2310 Marlton Pike West, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Come and join us at VERA for our first ever Pride showcase, hosted by Ariel Versace and featuring a ton of special guests. Food and drink specials all day, so get ready to come out and party! Tickets are $25 each.

24) SPLAT and Spray by Galaei
Wednesday, June 9th, 4:00pm
118 Fontain Street, Phila, PA 19122

Galaei moved into a brand new space and building over the pandemic and as they prepare for a giant grand opening – they invite LGBTQ teens to a free SPLAT and Spray event to make the youth lounge their own – with welcoming art the gay teens created themselves. Through this events teens will come together and find community, learn new artistic skills and make the space their own. Watch for info about the grand opening of the entire new space – coming summer 2021.

Galaei’s SPLAT program works to support the empowerment and leadership development of queer youth of color through individual coaching, group support, and community engagement. Galaei provides a safe and affirming environment where youth are coached through various issues relating to sexual health, education, employment, conflict resolution, and trauma. Group activities allow queer youth to strengthen their social support system and facilitate dialogue about how they can make an impact on their community through organizing. Come out and SPLAT and Spray and paint in the new youth lounge! Free. Ages 13-18.

25) Pride Day at Philadelphia Flower Show
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 10:00am to 7:00pm

SAVE $5 ON WEEKDAY ADULT TICKETS! Adult: $45 SPECIAL WILLIAM WAY COMMUNITY CENTER PRICE: $40 – save $5! (valid for up to 4 adult tickets per order). Limited Availability (discount code is limited to the first 50 tickets sold through June 1 only). Reserve your tickets NOW at www.PHSonline.org using coupon code RGWWCC21 to save!

NEW for 2021 LOCATION – beautiful FDR Park in South Philadelphia! The Flower Show will move outdoors for the first time, making this a history-making, once-in-a-lifetime experience that will incorporate the beautiful, unique landscape of FDR Park.

26) BOS Philly Presents Pride Night at Concourse Dance Bar
Friday, June 11, 2021, 10:00pm to 2:00am
Presented by BOS Philly
At venue Concourse Dance Bar
1635 S. Market Street, Philadelphia
Tickets/organizer:  http://bosphilly.com
Venue: https://www.concoursedancebar.com

Philadelphia, get ready to dance again! Timed with the reopening of Philadelphia bars and dance floors, BOS Philly will take over Concourse Dance Bar with Pride Night featuring DJ K!RK. Get ready for the first big party of the year! Celebrate Pride Month with the team that brought you Primal, Goldlust, Fairydust, and more! Concourse has become known for its Instagram-famous ball pit, this massive underground nightclub in Center City is decked out with eclectic, retro flair. Get ready to dance for the first time in a year and a half! This event is presented by BOS Philly at venue Concourse Dance Bar. Tickets are $25 or save $5 when tickets are bought in advance with promo code BOS2021. Tickets are available at: http://bosphilly.com.

27) Drive ‘N Drag Saves 2021 ft Drag Race Stars
Friday, June 11, 2021, 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Saturday, June 12, 2021, 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Sunday, June 13, 2021, 7:00pm and 9:30pm
King of Prussia Mall Parking Lot
160 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406

The fiercest of all drive-ins featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni, will be rolling into King of Prussia Mall for June Gay Pride Month. The super queens Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Kameron Michaels, Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo,  GottMik,  Rosé and Violet Chatchki are on a mission to save us from the dreaded 2020! Now starring the soon-to-be-announced Season 13 finalists and new outdoor party patios. (Line-up subject to change.) At Drive N’ Drag Saves 2021 Drag Race Stars, the ladies will perform live on a huge stage in front of attendees’ cars for a show with extravagant lighting, fabulous attire and jumbotron LED screens. The sound will be broadcasted both from the stage and via an FM radio that you’ll be able to tune into once you arrive at the venue, plus there will be a concert-quality light show and gourmet food trucks with food available for purchase. Drive ‘N Drag Saves 2021 will be touring all around the country going to cities like Seattle, Dallas and Miami. The show will be at King of Prussia Mall for one weekend only from Friday, June 11 through Sunday, June 13. Tickets are $75 and up for General Admission for a car with two people – with VIP options available as well at the link above. See other details on ticket website.

28) Women’s Party: Sip City Mixer on the River
Friday, June 11, 2021, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cavanaugh’s River Deck
417 N Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

Restrictions away, and it’s time to be gay! It’s been a long long long year+ since we last got to get together. But, it’s time! The city has given the green light to gather, and gather we will!

Cavanaughs Riverdeck is right on the water, huge and open with great views for our first foray back into normal life. They will offer our group drink specials and a beautiful place to meet up!

As always, Sip City is free to attend. We ask that you consider a donation to the very worthy and needed The Arcila-Adams Trans Resource Center at the William Way LGBT Community Center. It is a resource hub providing health care services, therapy referrals, job assistance. Please find the link in the comments. Thank you. We will follow each venues’ protocol regarding proof of vaccination, id, and masking. Effective at all upcoming mixers. If the bars’ policy makes you uncomfortable, please come join us at a future event when you are comfortable.

29) Teen LGBTQIA Circus Workshop
Saturday, June 12, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
6452 Greene Street, Philadelphia PA
Website: http://phillycircus.com/
Sign-up for this workshop: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=21875&stype=-117&sTG=68&sView=week&sLoc=0&date=06/12/21
Free but reservation required for planning
Ages 13-19

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts celebrates Philly Gay Pride with a free circus workshop for LGBTQIA teens on Saturday, June 12th, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. While PSCA’s classes, workshops, and events are always open to ALL, PSCA wanted to make this Pride Month extra special for the LGBTQIA Teen Community! In this 1.5 hour workshop, PSCA’s LGBTQIA Staff & LGBTQIA Staff Allies will introduce Teens to the Circus Arts by teaching the basics of Aerial Sling, Static Trapeze, Tumbling, Juggling, and Tightwire. The last half hour of the workshop will be dedicated to a Cyr Wheel performance and Q&A with recent graduate of Circadium School of Contemporary Circus, Alexandra Feit. Teens will leave feeling inspired, empowered, and connected to new circus friends. Masks are required to be worn at all times, and social distancing will be in effect in the space. This event is FREE, space is limited to 15 participants so registration is required. All skill levels and abilities welcome!

Alexandra Feit grew up in northern New Jersey, the eldest of three. From a young age, she loved performing: she started singing in elementary school, and as her interests broadened, she explored a cappella, marching band, and theatre through grade school. After discovering circus towards the end of high school, Alexandra began doing acro yoga, and continued through college. She graduated with a degree in Food Science and Technology and moved to Ithaca, New York for work. There she began taking circus classes in earnest at Circus Culture, and shortly after started pursuing circus professionally in Philadelphia as a member of the inaugural class of Circadium School of Contemporary Circus. She graduated in May 2020, with a focus on cyr wheel and corde lisse (rope).

30) Pride in the Park: Pride Day at Parks on Tap
Saturday, June 12, 2021, Noon to 6:00pm
Parks on Tap Trails End
South St. & S. 27th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 568-1616
Website: https://www.parksontap.com

FCM Hospitality presents their first-ever Pride in the Park event, an outdoor gay pride day at Parks on Tap on Saturday, June 12th at the new Trail’s End location (South and 27th Streets). From Noon to 6:00pm, come out and enjoy the sweeping river views, the delicious food and drink, and the comfortable seating with your family and friends during this all-ages outdoor event. Philadelphia out and proud celebrity DJ Robert Drake will provide music from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Local LGBTQ organizations have been invited to greet guests at the entrance and share information about their services. Support four local LGBTQ charities with your purchase of Pride Punch.One dollar from each Pride Punch sold during Pride in the Park, and all June long, will be combined and split between the William Way LGBT Community Center, Philly Asian Queer, The Attic Youth Center and Galaei. Pride in the Park is presented by FCM Hospitality, with promotional partners Philly Gay Calendar, BOS Philly and Aversa PR. Admission is free. Food and drink are pay-as-you-go. Seating is first come, first served. For more information on the Parks on Tap safety plan and directions, please visit www.parksontap.com.

Parks on Tap is a traveling beer garden that gives back to the community. This year, Trail’s End joins Water Works as two summer-long locations. All Parks on Tap sites are self-contained and feature roped boundaries, power, bathrooms, food and drink trucks, seating, shade and more – all without use or dependency of existing park facilities. This means more money can be raised and make a direct impact on park improvements and future programming. FCM Hospitality is proud to present this special event as part of Philly Gay Pride Month, along with the month-long Cocktails for a Cause with 8 colored cocktails at 8 FCM properties that tie-in with the stripes of the Philly Gay Pride Rainbow Flag. For more about FCM Hospitality and venues, visit www.fcmhospitality.com.

31) Artists at Work Celebrate Pride Month
Saturday, June 12th, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Presented by Northern Liberties Business Improvement District
Various businesses throughout the neighborhood

Northern Liberties Business Improvement District presents Artists at Work Celebrate Pride. On Saturday, June 12th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, head to various businesses in Northern Liberties for a celebration that features local artists showcasing and making their wares, including several featured LGBTQ artists. Gay-owned, female-owned, Black-owned and Veteran-owned boutique and gift store Trunc will kick-things off with live music outside the shop featuring Justus Riveria, Justusviolin, playing music inspired by disco and Studio 54. Trunc also invites families, dog dads, dog moms and everyone to bring their furry friends for a free digital image by Justin Timins. Hudson Table will feature Artist at Work Vincent Marc, more publicly known as Marc, a Black queer creative director, stylist and photographer. The full list of artists and locations at this time include:

Hudson Table, 1001 N 2nd St featuring Vincent Marc
Once Worn Consignment, 906 N 2nd St featuring Jess Craine
R.E.Load Bags, 608 N 2nd St featuring Annette Monnier
Sue Moerder Skull Art, 214 W Wildey St featuring Sue Moerder
The Random Tea Room & Curiosity Shop, 713 N 4th St featuring Alison Dilworth
Bagels & Co, 1001 N 2nd St featuring TBD
Casa Papel, 804 N 2nd St featuring TBD

This event is free and open to the public. Please follow health and safety protocols as outlined by each participating business.

32) Philly Pride Run 5K – Virtual Event
June 13 to June 20, 2021
William Way LGBT Community Center
1315 Spruce St., Philadelphia
Website: https://www.waygay.org

The William Way LGBT Community Center is celebrating its 5th year of loud and proud running through the city streets of Philadelphia and beyond with the virtual Philly Pride Run 5K race and fun run, held Sunday, June 13-20, 2021! All race proceeds will support key services for the William Way LGBT Community Center, including senior services, LGBTQ history archives, free library, Trans Resource Center, cyber center, and a generous space-sharing program. Registration is open at Runtheday.

Philly Pride Run is back with a virtual run for its 5th year of loud and proud running through the city streets of Philadelphia and beyond. Keeping with the tradition of highlighting the diverse groups that make up our fabulous community, this year we are proud to celebrate our Non-Binary and Gender Non-conforming community members!

Last year’s message of inclusion still resonates loudly with our core belief that sports have a significant role in our lives.  Sports build confidence, create communities, promote healthier lives and much more! Lez Run founder, C.C. Tellez says “We believe it is essential for  LGBTQ+ athletes to be unapologetically visible in sports at every level.  Representation means everything, especially to historically  marginalized people.” There is still much progress to be made when it comes to the full inclusion of all LGBTQ+ athletes in the world of sports; which is why it’s essential that we show up and that our diversity be counted. We are grateful for the paths forged by the courageous athletes and allies who have shown up and worked to advance equality for LGBTQ+ athletes. There is still a lot of work to be done to ensure full inclusion of LGBTQ+ athletes in all sports.

Philly Pride  Run invites you to come out — join the celebration and movement to advance equality! Be an Out and Proud Athlete at the 2021 Virtual Philly Pride 5K and Fun Run events!

First 100 participants to register will receive a Philly Pride Map sticker and iron on t-shirt transfer from Stickeryou.com. The virtual Philly Pride Run, 2021 will be held Sunday, June 13-20, 2021. We are making the most of our 5-year celebration- You already know it’s gonna be fierce!

All race proceeds will support key services for the William Way LGBT Community Center, including senior services, LGBTQ history archives, free library, Trans Resource Center, cyber center, and a  generous space-sharing program.

Sunday, June 13, 2021
Various Times and Venues Around Philadelphia – So many shows, one fabulous day!

Philly has some of the best drag shows in the country and Drag Sunday is where it is hot! See individual listings below for information about each venue and show. Please confirm venue and show details below for each selection.

33) Drag Brunch At The Wayward Featuring Drag Mafia
10:30am to 3:00pm (seating 10:30am, show 11:00am, seating 1:30pm, show 2:00pm)
The Wayward, 1170 Ludlow Street, Philadelphia 19107
Join us June 13th Sunday on the patio for Drag Brunch. With two showings starting at 10:30AM and 1:30PM. The girls are back and ready to serve, kick, and twirl! Join your hostess Miss Brittany Lynn (Of the Mummer’s Miss Fancy Brigade, Drag Queen Story Time, and the tri-state area’s most award winning drag queen) and her girls of the Philly Drag Mafia (Phillydragmafia.com) for a FABULOUS brunch! The Wayward is featuring a brunch prefix menu with $35 per person, with a la carte beverages. FOOD and BEVERAGEs are sold SEPARATELY. Tickets are sold in groups according to the table size. EX: 4 Guests at a table = $80 ($20 per guest). Seating starts at 10:30AM and the show starting at 11:00AM. Second show seats at 1:30PM, and the show starting at 2:00PM. Please visit The Wayward for more info at:


Inspired by Stephen Girard's journey from Bordeaux to Philadelphia, The Wayward is French-rooted, but American-inspired and we hope your palette enjoys its travels.

34) Ladies of Tabu Drag Brunch
12:00pm to 1:30pm, Doors Open 11:00am
Tabu, 254 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tickets $15 to $25

Burd Events brings you performances by Philadelphia’s finest queens for a brunch like no other. Enjoy your meal, drinks, and friends while experiencing top end drag performances and interactions. General admission is $15 for the show and a seat. VIP tickets are $25 for show and best seats. Food and drink is pay-as-you-go.

35) The Matinees
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Level Up (Formerly JocksPHL)
1330 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Every Sunday catch Drag Matinee at JocksPHL Starting at 1:00 PM hosted by Iris Spectre (1st and 3rd Sunday of the month) and Diva Luvsit (2nd and 4th Sunday of the month) and their special guest performers. Maximum of four (4) people per table, be sure to be up close and socially distant while enjoying JocksPHL food and drinks during the show! Indoor seating is limited so be sure to get your tickets today! $20.00 per person which includes your meal, the show, and bottomless mimosas. Tables can seat up to four (4) four people (no refunds will be given, other restrictions may apply). Masks are required inside the building unless seated and consuming alcohol and food. A meal per person must be purchased if you intend to drink while seated. Following CDC, state, and city guidelines we require that you remain seated during the show unless using the restroom. Protective barriers will be in place between the audience and performers at all times.

36) Pridezilla
12:00pm to 8:00pm
SoulJoel’s Comedy Club and Lounge, 155 Railroad Plaza, Royersford, PA 19468

Come for the day or enjoy select shows with DJ Carl Michaels, Spice Girls Tribute, Roxxxy Andrews & Ariel Versace and Aunt Mary Pat. Tickets for this all day event are $40 for an all-day pass, or $10-$20 for select performances. Headlined by Ariel Versace, Aunt Mary Pat and Roxxxy Andrews, Featuring an All-Star tribute to the Spice Girls! Hosted by Cherry St. Cartier and Miss Troy.

37) United Colors Drag Show
2:00pm Showtime, Doors Open 1:30pm
Devil’s Den, 1148 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Join us at the Devil’s Den in South Philly for a truly special drag show. Duvel, Ommegang, Love Your Block and Muller are hosting a drag show extravaganza, benefiting True Colors United. True Color United is a non profit that implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focuses on the unique experiences of LGTBQ young people. We have put together a show with the best drag queens and kings in the Philadelphia area. Each True Colors Drag Show is unique. Sunday’s performers: Rosey Hart, Lady Geisha Stratton – Miss Gay Philadelphia America 2020, Bev, Kali Coutour and Aloe Vera. The show will take place in the Devil’s Den outdoor beer garden. Seating will begin at 1:30 and the show will start promptly at 2pm. The cost of the ticket includes a donation to True Colors, your reservation, a draft of Ommegang Witte or Duvel Single, and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a True Colors Gift Basket. Additional beverages and food can be purchased a la carte. The Devil’s Den will be donating $1 from every Duvel and Ommegang beer sold during the show to True Colors. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased as well, with 100% of the proceeds going to True Colors. There is no ATM on site so please come prepared with cash for tipping our fabulous drag queens and to purchase raffle tickets. The Devil’s Den, while typically dog friendly, is asking that all guests leave their furry companions at home. The Devil’s Den will not allow dogs in the outdoor dining area during the drag show. The Devil’s Den is also following all local Philadelphia COVID guidelines and we ask that our guests do the same. Please wear your mask when you arrive and please wear it whenever you are not seated. Due to our beer garden size we are only accommodate parties of 2, 4, and 6. We would like to thank our sponsors for all their help making this a success charity event. We could not have done this without the help and support from Duvel Moortgat Brewery, Ommegang Brewery, Love Your Block – Philadelphia Real Estate and Muller Distributor. Tickets are $30 for a table of two, $60 for a table of four or $90 for a table of six. Reservations and tickets at the link above.

38) Drag Brunch at Fabrika
2:00pm to 4:00pm, Doors Open 12:00 Noon
Fabrika, 1108 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19123
Hosted by Eric Jaffe. Tickets $20.00 each. Reservations available on Fabrika website. Doors Open at Noon. Food and drink separate. Questions/reservations 215-203-0202.

39) Cutthroat Queens
8:00pm to 9:30pm, Doors Open 7:00pm
Tabu, 254 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Three performers start the competition with $150 each. If they want to leave the stage with any of the cash, they have to survive three drag challenges and…..each other! In this show shade is not only encouraged: it’s for sale! We like to call it Cutthroat! Tickets are $12.00 at the link above. Food and drink must be purchased. This one-night competition is composed of three rounds. At the end of each round a performer is eliminated. Before each round they’ll be assigned a challenge and they’ll have 60 seconds to search their playlist for the perfect song to perform. Then we have a little fun in the form of an auction where they can bid on shady sabotages to throw a wrench into their competitors’ performances. But they need to spend wisely! At the end of the night one performer will reign supreme, winning the money they have left and the title of Cutthroat Queen Continental International Worldwide Extravaganza 2020!

40) Drive ‘N Drag Saves 2021 ft Drag Race Stars
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Shows each night at at 7:00pm and 9:30pm
King of Prussia Mall, 160 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406

The fiercest of all drive-ins featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni, will be rolling into King of Prussia Mall for June Gay Pride Month. The super queens Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Kameron Michaels, Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo,  GottMik,  Rosé and Violet Chatchki are on a mission to save us from the dreaded 2020! Now starring the soon-to-be-announced Season 13 finalists and new outdoor party patios. (Line-up subject to change.) At Drive N’ Drag Saves 2021 Drag Race Stars, the ladies will perform live on a huge stage in front of attendees’ cars for a show with extravagant lighting, fabulous attire and jumbotron LED screens. The sound will be broadcasted both from the stage and via an FM radio that you’ll be able to tune into once you arrive at the venue, plus there will be a concert-quality light show and gourmet food trucks with food available for purchase. Drive ‘N Drag Saves 2021 will be touring all around the country going to cities like Seattle, Dallas and Miami. The show will be at King of Prussia Mall for one weekend only from Friday, June 11 through Sunday, June 13. Tickets are $75 and up for General Admission for a car with two people – with VIP options available as well at the link above. See tickets details, restrictions and rules at the ticket link above.

41) MadHouse
Sunday, June 13, 2021, 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Level Up (Formerly JocksPHL)
JocksPHL, 1330 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Callin all crazy wile and cooky performers – come out and join Madhouse for an alternative live gamshow/ drag show where the weird and the madd are showcased.

42) Tings: Femme Identified Group
Tuesday, June 15th, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 22nd,  5:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 29th,  5:00pm – 6:00pm
Go to Galaei’s social media or below to register in advance for this meeting:
https://bit.ly/3u0bUMs – Contact valentina@galaei.org or call 215-398-5003.

Galaei is a Queer and Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (QTBIPOC) radical social justice organization. Continuing to serve the Latinx community, while widening our embrace, Galaei provides and facilitates Queer educational services, community wellness, and is committed to healing historical harm. Galaei is dedicated to creating access, opportunities, sexual empowerment, and economic development for all QTBIPOC individuals while fighting systemic oppression, structural racism, discrimination, and white supremacy.

43) Pride Month: Speed Dating Men 21+
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
1705 Chancellor Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

We’re back to hosting in person events! Join us for a fun night of great conversations with gay singles! We have missed hosting events and are very happy to be back! Join us for a fun night of great conversations with gay singles at Stir! Speed dating is a fun and different way to meet new people! Check in is at 6:45pm. After the speed dating event, please join us for a singles mixer to socialize more without being timed! Within 24 hours after the event we’ll email you your matches. Please email or message us at facebook.com/besinglenomore or at besinglenomore@gmail.com if you have any questions. TIckets are $25.00 each.  We will be following CDC and the venue’s guidelines and by buying a ticket to this event you agree to abide by these guidelines. For COVID-19 information and protocols, visit ticket link.

44) Pride Night at Philadelphia Zoo (also, part of Philly Beer Week)
Friday, June 18, 2021, 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Philadelphia Zoo
3400 West Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Reservation: https://philadelphiazoo.org/reservations/

Philadelphia Zoo celebrates Philly Gay Pride Month with a special extended-hours, night-time event on Friday, June 18th, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.  Pride Night at the Zoo is an all-ages experience and a great opportunity to get outdoors with family, friends and/or significant other and enjoy the animals and celebrate the awesome diversity of the LGBTQ community. Out and proud celebrity local DJ Robert Drake will provide family- friendly tunes for the night from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Local LGBTQ organizations have been invited to give away literature and talk about their services. Guests are invited to show off their Gay Pride by wearing their most colorful rainbow and pride-themed threads for a chance to win Zoo tickets for a future visit. Enjoy life-size animatronic dinosaurs and prehistoric-themed foods, that complement the new exhibit, Big Time: Life in an Endangerous Zone experience. Come hungry for Friday Nights Dinos and Bites special burgers and beer pairings at Bedrock Brews beer garden and Dino Bites fooderies. Zoo Admission is $24 for ages 12+ and $19 for ages 2-11, children under 2 are free, plus entrance for Big Time $6 (adults and children ages 2+).  Food and drink is pay as you go. Ticket reservations are available at www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org.

45) Gay Pride Month Afternoon Tea and Discussion – Virtual Event
Saturday, June 20th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Presented by Philly Asian Queer (PAQ)

RSVP and Join us for this month’s Tea/Coffee Conversation event where PAQers will discuss a topic of the month. Follow us on our Instagram or Facebook for updates and the zoom link. Please note that this is a safe space and is intended for Asian/Asian American and LGBTQIA+ identified individuals only.


For more events to be added for Philly Gay Pride Month, please visit:

For any events to be added, please email kory@aversapr.com with the name, date, summary, website, and other information – so these can be shared with press and Philly Gay Calendar as a master online site for this year’s festivities.


Big thanks to the businesses, non-profits, restaurants, artists, performers, media outlets, LGBTQ journalists and others for sending along the above information, for stepping up to spread the word, for making connections and for lending a hand as we all adjust to the the rapidly changing times and the reopening of our city in the middle of Pride Month. While the above list is not exhaustive, it is a reflection of dozens of hours of volunteer time spent networking, collecting and organizing information. We hope to see everyone at one or more events above – and we wish everyone a happy Gay Pride Month no matter how you plan to celebrate.

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