Philly Gay Pride Month returns this June with 30 days and hundreds of ways to celebrate in the Philadelphia Region. From Pride Parks on Tap, to Pride Day at the Zoo, to Sofitel’s Drag Tea, to BOS at Concourse, to the Philly Pops, to Drag Queen Storytime.

For more events to be added for Philly Gay Pride Month, please visit: https://phillygaycalendar.com/pride

  • LGBTQ Hall of Flags and Philly Gay Pride Flag Exhibit

    June 1 to June 30, 2022
    Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
    120 S. 17th S., Philadelphia
    215-569-8300
    https://www.sofitel-philadelphia.com

    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.

  • Cocktails for a Cause

    by FCM Hospitality
    June 1 to June 30, 2022
    Eleven venues around Philadelphia
    Drink the rainbow and support LGBT Community Non-Profits!

    FCM Hospitality presents a special month-long fundraiser for four local charities during Philly Gay Pride Month. Drink the rainbow with Cocktails for a Cause at Liberty Point, The Garden at Cherry Street Pier, The Dolphin, Morgan’s Pier, Craft Hall, Parks on Tap, Rosy’s Taco Bar, Harper’s Garden, Lola’s Garden, Concourse Dance Bar and Juno. Each FCM location will work in unison to raise funds for LGBTQ community programs during Pride Month. Each property will offer a drink that matches a color of the all-inclusive LGBTQ rainbow flag. One dollar from each rainbow drink will provide donations for four charities, including William Way LGBT Community Center, Attic Youth Center, Philly Asian Queer and Galaei. Watch for exciting news and a special surprise for this program from Philadelphia Flyers and Flyers Charities, including a special orange pride cocktail.

    NEW: The first-ever Cocktails for a Cause Pride Party and Kick-Off event will take place on Thursday, June 9th at Liberty Point from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. This is the one and only event that will feature all eleven cocktails, with Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers Charities and Gritty. Please watch for exclusive details on this coming on or before May 24th. Plus Our Night Out is happening side-by-side at Liberty Point on the same night from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

  • #loveislove Gay Pride Month Special Beer Release

    Available at the Lab at Evil Genius and through GoPuff and Delivery Platforms
    Evil Genius Beer Company
    1727 N. Front St., Philadelphia
    215-425-6820
    http://evilgeniusbeer.com
    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 exclusive 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 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. For the first time ever, this exclusive beer will also be distributed to restaurants throughout the city for Pride Month. Limited supplies of #loveislove will also be available at retailers and restaurants in Harrisburg and York, PA. Come out for a special Gay Pride Kick-Off Happy Hour and Keg Tapping on Thursday, June 2nd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for a first taste, happy hour drink and food specials, and a special keg tapping. Free and open to the public.

  • Gay Pride Month at Philly AIDS Thrift

    June 1 to June 30, 2022
    710 S 5th St, Philadelphia
    (215) 922-3186
    https://phillyaidsthrift.com/

    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!

  • Gay Pride Month Essentials at Philly AIDS Thrift at Giovanni’s Room

    345 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA
    (215) 923-2960
    https://www.queerbooks.com/

    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!

  • Without a Cue Productions Murder in the Jazz Age

    June 1 to June 30, 2022
    Now in Old City and Historic Philadelphia
    267-994-1056
    https://www.withoutacue.com/philadelphia

    Without a Cue Productions celebrates Philly Gay Pride Month with $5 off the new mystery walking tours in Historic Philadelphia. For summer of 2022, come out and enjoy Murder in the Jazz Age. 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 5PRIDE at the above website. Watch for stories spotlighting Without a Cue Productions out and proud gay cast members during June and Pride Month.

  • Rainbow Bagel Benefit

    By Glu Hospitality
    Bagels and Co.
    1001 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
    All Month Long!

    Bagels and Co. and Glu Hospitality are proud to support Philly Gay Pride Month and the LGBTQ Community with a dollar from every single rainbrow bagel sold in June to William Way LGBT Community Center to support their ongoing work in the community. Glu properties are also supporting pride through different events at their venues – watch for details coming soon.

  • Sofitel Philadelphia Presents Drag Tea

    Sofitel Philadelphia kicks off Philly Pride Month with the celebrated drag tea expanded to all four weekends of June this year, on Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 24, 2022.  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; 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 a Champagne, Mimosa or Bellini.

    Tickets are $75 per person for standard drag tea service, or $85 with bottomless Champagne, Mimosas and 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/dining-lounge/drag-tea/

  • LOVE OUT LOUD: W Philadelphia's Pride Filled Weekend

    W Philadelphia is celebrating Pride this June by stacking Philadelphia Pride weekend (June 3 – June 5) with a series of events that brings the hotel’s Love Out Loud campaign to life. This three-day event will include experiences designed to make everyone feel inspired and proud. With all-star collaborations, one-of-a-kind performances, and a legendary panel discussion, W Philadelphia is breaking boundaries and living out loud with a weekend long PRIDE celebration.

    Friday, June 3rd

    Taking place on Friday at 5pm within W Philadelphia’s event space will be the Bootleg Fantasy Art Show by artist Brad Hoseley. This free event will feature works by the artist, a DJ set, and a cash bar. Taking place at 7:00pm will be the global event series from W Hotels, Queer Me Out, a groundbreaking panel amplifying queer voices to raise the volume on important issues of equality, acceptance and impact. Moderated by Philadelphia-based writer and Executive Director of Asian Arts Initiative, Anne Ishii (she/her), the discussion will cover the evolution of queer voices and discuss what the future of allyship in Philadelphia looks like in nightlife, media, and public space. The topic of W Philadelphia’s Queer Me Out is Creating Space: The Impact of Queer Trailblazers.

    Panelists include:

    • Alyssa Al-Dookhi (they/them/theirs), Arab American Comedian, Educator, Activist and POC (Person of Comedy) with YallaPunk
    • Conrad Benner (he/him), public art and public space advocate, Founder of StreetsDept.com
    • Icon Ebony-Fierce (they/she), Drag Performer, Curator, and community organizer
    • Jacen Bowman (he/him), Celebrity Make Up Artist, Social Critic, Icon in the House/Ballroom Community, and star of HBO Max’s Legendary
    • Rasheed Ajamu (he/they), Founder of PhreedomJawn, Reporter and Radio Host at Germantown Info Hub

    Tickets for the panel are $30.00 and can be purchased here. All proceeds will benefit two organizations selected by the panelists: Philadelphia Black Gay Pride and Morris Home, a program of Resources for Human Development.

    Saturday, June 4th:

    On Saturday, W Philadelphia’s Secret Garden is transforming into SOUVENIR & Friends Marketplace —the largest SOUVENIR market to ever be produced. SOUVENIR, founded by Richmond Tan (He/Him) is an ever-changing concept shop that features selective pop-up collections and collaborations from cities around the world. From 12-5pm, attendees can shop LGBTQ+ vendors while enjoying refreshing cocktails. The market is open to the public – no ticket or RSVP necessary.

     Local vendors and SOUVENIR collaborators include: Tom of Finland, Massive Goods, Bootleg Fantasy, Roberto Sanchez, Littlest Mugshot, Official Mayorga, D’Frunzi Ceramics, Feast Jewelry, James Joseph Rich Jr, Carl Durkow, Utilitario Mexicano, Thomas Lauria, Sister Friend, Odabu, Room Shop, Elias Gurrola , Sabbatical Beauty, Low Timers, SQRL World, Cowboy Surf, Come on Strong, Walter Pine, Spare Room, Stahl Knit, Cruel World, Charlie Welch, Ben Rodrigo, Brian Oarach, The Woven Soul, Amiri Prize Winner Paulo Redeem, Moore Vintage Archive, All Caps Studio, Smock Consciousness, Studio Conchita, Room Shop, The Brujologist and Jefferson Fashion Thesis Collection: Lucas Circello.

    From 12-11pm, the public will be welcomed to the WET Deck for a Polari, LGBTQ+ pool party with beats from Firestone, Urbankowboi, and Wassupgina. The evening portion of the party will revolve around compelling performances by Icon Ebony-Fierce and Pi, followed by an Elias Gurrola fashion show. WET Deck event tickets for Saturday, June 4th start at $25 in advance, and $30 at the door.

    Tickets and cabana packages for the Polari Party WET Deck Event can be purchased here.

     

    Sunday, June 5th:

    On Sunday, Club Congress will be taking over the WET Deck from 12-5pm for an afternoon pool party. WET Deck Club Congress tickets for Sunday, June 5th start at $25 in advance, and $30 at the door.

    Tickets and cabana packages for Club Congress WET Deck Event can be purchased here.

    Rhinestone Jetski will close the weekend with a splash and an infamous drag show featuring performances by The Moon Baby, Divababy, Luna the Jawnette, Icon Ebony-Fierce, Savvy, Tiffany Uma Mascara, Allyria Everlasting and DJ set by Lindo. Rhinestone Jetski will take over the WET Deck at 6pm, with performances starting at 7pm. Tickets are $35 in advance, and $40 at the door.

    Tickets and cabana packages for Rhinestone Jetski at the WET Deck can be purchased here.

    On Sunday, SOUVENIR & Friends Marketplace will also be open to the public from 12-5pm in the Secret Garden.

    During the weekend of June 3rd-5th, W Philadelphia is partnering with SOUVENIR for a PRIDE room package, a limited-time promotion where guests who book the package will receive curated gifts centered around the weekend’s programming and activities. Guests who book the room package will also have access to the many LGBTQ+ themed programs for the weekend. This package includes:

    • All Access WET Deck Event Pass/ SOUVENIR Friendship Bracelet
    • SOUVENIR x W Philadelphia Branded Tote
    • SOUVENIR/Brian Ourach City Guide
    • SOUVENIR/YesPaper Studio Notebook
    • W Philadelphia Water Bottle
    • W Philadelphia Disposable Camera

    For more information or to book the Philadelphia Pride Weekend 2022 room package, visit here.