1 ––– ABOUT

Doylestown Pride Festival returns!

Doylestown welcomes the return of our Pride Festival on June 13 - 19th, 2021. With the goal of celebrating diverse sexual orientations and gender identities in the Doylestown community, a collection of local organizations and businesses came together to create this local tradition. The multi-day event will feature a series of Outdoor Film Screenings, Pride Music Day, and various pop-up events and celebrations throughout the community. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for real-time news!

We can't wait to begin sharing news for 2021! Check back often!

2 ––– EVENTS

A festival of films, celebrations and events.

June 1
June 13
June 16
June 17
June 18
June 19

Pride Flag Raising

Join us on June 1st at 6 PM to hang the Progress Pride Flag at the Bucks County Administration Building.

Film Screening: Gay Chorus Deep South

Thanks to our friends The County Theater and The Moving Picture Cinema for helping us bring this film to our Pride Festival supporters. Join us at Chapman Park to watch Gay Chorus Deep South on Sunday, June 13th. Tickets will only be available for prepurchase through the County Theater's website beginning in late May.

What To Know
-Gate opens at 7 PM and the movie will begin at dusk (around 8 PM)
-Check-in will be located near the parking lot.
-Tickets are limited and must be purchased online ONLY, no cash or walk-up sales will be accepted.
-Concessions can be pre-purchased and will be pre-packaged with the purchase of your ticket.
-Please Bring Your Own Chair or Blanket as seating will not be provided.
-If you bring a portable radio, you can tune to 91.3 FM to listen to the film. Otherwise, a PA system with the film's soundtrack will be provided on-site.
-There will be a check-in table when you arrive to show your pre-purchased tickets and to pick up your pre-packaged concession items.
-Dress warm and comfortable.
-Please be mindful and dispose of any trash at the conclusion of the screening.

Safety Rules & Guidelines
-When choosing your seating, please stay distanced 6 feet apart from other movie watchers.
-Please stay within the group that you arrived with.
-Keep your mask on at all times while walking around the park area, the only time that you can have your mask off is when you are sitting with your group watching the film.
-All interactions outside of your group may only be done wearing masks while being distanced 6 feet apart from one another.

Pop-Up Event: The Rainbow Room hosts the Queer Youth Open Mic and Art Show

In celebration of the Doylestown Pride Festival, Planned Parenthood‘s Rainbow Room is hosting Queer Youth Open Mic and Art Show! A great kickoff to Pride in town: Wed, June 16th, 6 - 8 PM, at The Rainbow Room, 186 E. Court Street, Doylestown 18901.

Bring your friends, GSAs, a song, performance or poetry for the Open Mic, as we host a very special celebration of art, expression, and LGBTQ+ youth.

Open to ALL ages and focused on amplifying the voices of LGBTQ+ youth in our community.

Social Justice Series, That Magic Year Between the Stonewall Riots and the First Gay Pride

Mark Segal's 50 years of activism includes being a participant at the stonewall rebellion, a founding member of Gay Liberation Front and the founder of Gay Youth, and a member of The Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day committee which created the first Gay Pride in 1970. He is best known for his campaign to end LGBT invisibility on TV News and Programming by disrupting live TV shows including The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, and the Today Show with Barbara Walters. 40 years after interrupting the Today Show on NBC, he was asked to serve on the Joint Diversity Council of Comcast NBCUniversal to continue to educate the network on LGBT issues.

​He is the founder and publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News, which in 2018 was named one of the nation’s best weekly newspapers by the National Newspaper Association. He has served as President of both The National LGBT Press Association and The National Gay Newspaper Guild and in 2015 published his memoirs “And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality," which was named best book by The National LGBT Journalist Association.

​He partnered with the Obama administration to created and build the nation’s first official “LGBT Friendly” Senior Affordable housing apartment building. The 19.8 million dollar project know as The John C. Anderson Apartments opened in 2013.

​Last year his personal papers and artifacts from the last 50 years were added to the collection of The Smithsonian Institute of American History in Washington DC.

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Film Screening: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Thanks to our friends The County Theater and The Moving Picture Cinema for helping us bring this film to our Pride Festival supporters. Join us at Chapman Park to watch The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on Friday, June 18th. Tickets will only be available for purchase through the County Theater's website beginning in late May.

What To Know
-Gate opens at 7 PM and the movie will begin at dusk (around 8 PM)
-Check-in will be located near the parking lot.
-Tickets are limited and must be purchased online ONLY, no cash or walk-up sales will be accepted.
-Concessions can be pre-purchased and will be pre-packaged with the purchase of your ticket.
-Please Bring Your Own Chair or Blanket as seating will not be provided.
-If you bring a portable radio, you can tune to 91.3 FM to listen to the film. Otherwise, a PA system with the film's soundtrack will be provided on-site.
-There will be a check-in table when you arrive to show your pre-purchased tickets and to pick up your pre-packaged concession items.
-Please be mindful and dispose of any trash at the conclusion of the screening.
-Children under 18 years of age are only permitted if accompanied by an adult.

Safety Rules & Guidelines
-When choosing your seating, please stay distanced 6 feet apart from other movie watchers.
-Please stay within the group that you arrived with.
-Keep your mask on at all times while walking around the park area, the only time that you can have your mask off is when you are sitting with your group watching the film.
-All interactions outside of your group may only be done wearing masks while being distanced 6 feet apart from one another.

Pride Music Party

Presented in partnership with Distance Picnic on Pine

Tickets go on sale soon for the Pride Music Party on Pine Street, stay tuned!

With Special Performances By:
Froggy
Lizdelise
Sixteen Jackies

Gates will open at 12:30 PM with the first performer at 1 PM.

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Check back for updates!

Calling Volunteers

Help us put on the Doylestown Pride Festival! The committee is seeking volunteers for help with setup, stage coordination, parking, cleanup, and more. All pre-registered volunteers will be provided with shirts and refreshments. There are jobs for all ages and abilities! To become a volunteer register on SignUp.

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3 ––– NEWS

Big news is coming! Here’s the latest.

05.13.2021 — Event

2021 Doylestown Pride Festival Music Day

Check out what to expect at the Doylestown Pride Festival Music Day on Saturday, June 19th from 1 - 5 PM

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05.06.2021 — News

Doylestown Pride Festival Bag Fundraiser

Help support the Doylestown Pride Festival and our local business community!

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04.29.2021 — News

Doylestown Pride Festival Returns in 2021

Join us June 13 - 19, 2021 for a smaller/outdoor Doylestown Pride Festival

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03.01.2021 — Spotlight

2021 Event Planning

Stay tuned for info on how to support the 2021 Doylestown Pride Festival

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01.25.2021 — News

Bucks Happening - 2021 Best Summer Event

We've been nominated a second year in a row for the Bucks Happening List!

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09.18.2020 — Event

SOLD OUT Rocky Horror Picture Show - Outdoor Screening

Its just a jump to the left!

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09.08.2020 — News

Doylestown Pride: Get the Vote Out

Interested in learning more about available voter resources? Here's a great place to start!

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08.03.2020 — Event

LGBTQ+ Panel

Save the date for the upcoming virtual LGBTQ+ Senior resource fair on Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00 PM.

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06.19.2020 — Spotlight

Pride Then and Now: A Virtual Panel

Join us on Tuesday, June 23rd at 6:30 PM via Zoom

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06.09.2020 — Article

LGBTQ+ Resources during COVID19

We are working on creating an evolving list of available online resources for members of the community!

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06.04.2020 — News

Pride Month Proclamation 2020

Thank you to Mayor Strouse

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01.06.2020 — News

Doylestown Pride Festival Returns in 2020

Join us October 1st - 4th for the Annual Doylestown Pride Festival

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01.06.2020 — News

Love is Love: A Queer Prom for All

The Love is Love: A Queer Prom for All is February 15th at the Michener! (Ages 13-21)

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06.25.2019 — Spotlight

2019 Doylestown Pride Festival Block Party

The 2019 Doylestown Pride Festival has officially wrapped - we are so beyond grateful for the support of the community this year.

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06.25.2019 — News

Inaugural Doylestown Pride Festival - Bucks County Courier Times

Thank you to Sarah Siock for her coverage of the 2019 Doylestown Pride Festival

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06.24.2019 — Spotlight

Drink Contest Winner: Pag's Pub

The Cher-jito by Pag's Pub took 1st place in the 2019 Drink Contest! Honorable Mention goes to the Harvey Milk Punch by MOM's that took 2nd place.

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06.22.2019 — Event

2019 Block Party Schedule

Check out what to expect at the Doylestown Pride Festival Block Party on Saturday June 22 from 2 - 6 PM.

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06.19.2019 — Press

Pride Proclamation

Doylestown Pride Committee accepted a Proclamation for LGBTQ Pride Month on behalf of Doylestown Pride Festival

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06.12.2019 — Event

Pride Drink Contest

Vote for your favorite Pride drink! Several Doylestown establishments will be offering Pride-themed cocktails during the 2019 festival from June 19-23. Try one, try them all!

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06.01.2019 — Press

Doylestown Pride Featured in TeenVogue

Doylestown has been featured in Teen Vogue's "9 Places That Are Hosting Their First-Ever Pride Celebrations in 2019"

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06.01.2019 — News

Happy Pride Month

Each June people gather to celebrate Pride all across the globe. Come join us this June 20-23rd here in Doylestown!

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05.14.2019 — Press

Doylestown Pride Festival goes Smoke Free!

In partnership with the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center - Doylestown Pride Fest goes smoke-free in 2019

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05.14.2019 — News

Doylestown: LGBTQ+ Book Club - Doylestown Bookshop

Join our friends at the Doylestown Bookshop for their LGBTQ+ Book Club

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04.20.2019 — News

Doylestown Celebrates its first ever Pride Festival

Join us June 20-23rd 2019 for the first annual Doylestown Pride Festival.

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4 ––– SPONSORS

Our sponsors and partners make it possible.

Doylestown Pride Festival is a collaborative effort between Doylestown Borough, Discover Doylestown, Delaware Valley University, A Woman’s Place, Michener Art Museum, The Rainbow Room, Salem United Church of Christ, Borough Council, and the Human Relations Commission.

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5 ––– CONTACT

Want to get involved? Contact Us.

If you are interested to learn more or want to sponsor the Doylestown Pride Festival please contact us via the forms below.

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