This has been a turbulent year. Not only with COVID restrictions but also within the Philly LGBT community. But we are a resilient community and always ready to show our pride!
Back in June, the organization that ran Pride and OUTFest, Philly Pride Presents, dissolved. This was after some controversial posts on their social media. This, of course, meant that there was no more Pride and no more OUTFest. Both of those events were canceled years before due to COVID.
Community members have been saddened by the loss and are desperate to celebrate together again!
Groups have formed to try and plan pride events, but as of this date, none have been able to coordinate any OUTFest events.
HOWEVER – We here at PhillyGayCalendar are here to help!
We have reached out to the local gay bars and local promoters to coordinate a smaller, but just as proud, OUTFest 2021. While there won’t be a giant block party as have occurred in the past, there will be some big parties, smaller block parties, and more programs for everyone than ever before!
We have created an OUTFest page with all the events you want to go to!
People of Color
Historically, people of color have felt left out of Pride and OUTFest, so we have created a special calendar of amazing events that are aimed at centering black and brown voices.
OUT in Manayunk
Manayunk will be celebrating OUTFest with their own weekend of events with Drag Shows, Rocky Horror and a street festival on Main Street
OUTFest weekend typically would fall on Oct 8, 9, and 10th, so we gathered some of the big events that weekend to help you celebrate. There is something for everyone.