1 ––– ABOUT

Doylestown Pride Festival returns!

Doylestown welcomes the return of our Pride Festival June 18-21, 2020. 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 films at the County Theater, panel discussions, a block party on State Street, 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 2020! Check back often!

2 ––– EVENTS

A festival of films, celebrations and events.

June 20
June 21
June 22
June 23

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

In celebration of the first-ever 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 19, 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 well as ART to display (and to sell if you wish!) for the Art Show, 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.

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Kickoff Party

Join us for a kickoff celebration of Doylestown Pride Festival! There will be music, the will be drinks. Tickets are required but the event is free to attend. Attendees must be 21 or older. Thank you to the Zen Den and Genevive's for their support of the kick-off party!

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Film Screening: Wild Nights with Emily

The poet Emily Dickinson’s persona, popularized since her death, has been that of a reclusive spinster - a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. In the humorous drama, Molly Shannon captures the vivacious, irreverent side of Emily Dickinson that was covered up for years - most notably Emily’s lifelong romantic relationship with another woman (Susan Ziegler). After Emily’s death, a rivalry emerges when her brother’s mistress (Amy Seimetz) along with editor T.W. Higginson (Brett Gelman) published a book of Emily’s poems. Unique and surreal, Wild Nights with Emily sheds new light on the life one of our most celebrated poets.

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Pride Drink Contest

Vote for your favorite Pride drink! Several Doylestown establishments will be offering Pride-themed cocktails during the 2019 festival from June 20-23. Try one, try them all! The winning bar will be given a special spotlight for their participation. Must be 21 or older to participate.

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Pop-Up Event: DJ Trubblemaker & Mitchell Emmanuel

Hops/Scotch is honored to take part in this epic event. Thursday, June 20th, 8pm-midnight with Award Winning DJ Trubblemaker, joined by Mitchell Emmanuel @ Hops/Scotch 8pm-12am Stop by after the film at the County Theater!

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Pop-Up Event: Big Gay Karaoke Featuring Fishtown's Pat Pharari

Big Gay Karaoke Featuring Fishtown's Pat Pharari starting at 9 PM

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Pop-Up Event: Seed Phytonutrients Celebrates Pride!

Join Seed Phytonutrients, Doylestown's own natural skin, body and hair care line, as they celebrate Doylestown Pride with a special reception and benefit for Rainbow Room. Enjoy refreshments, toast the LGBTQ community of Doylestown and receive 20% off all products! In celebration of Doylestown Pride, Seed Phytonutrients will be making a dollar-for-dollar matching donation to Rainbow Room equal to all sales during Pride!

The discount and donation apply for all in-store purchases on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22.
*​Saturday hours 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Pop-Up Event: A Night of Dark and Dirty Techno with Miss Chloe

Enjoy a night of dark + dirty techno music UPSTAIRS at MOM's! The fun starts at 10 PM.

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Pop-Up Event: Salty Social & Mimosas

$35 - includes a 30 minute Salt Social inside the Salt Cave with a Salt Therapy Treatment and complimentary mimosas! 30% of all ticket sales for this event will be donated to The Rainbow Room. Tickets are very limited and will sell out. Guests are welcome to join the fun, however ticket holders only will receive the 30 minute Salt Social session inside the cave.

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Film Screening: To The Stars

Under small town scrutiny, a withdrawn farmer’s daughter forges an intimate friendship with a worldly but reckless new girl in 1960s Oklahoma.

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Block Party

Join us on E. State Street in Doylestown for 4 hours of activities, music, and fun! Visit the link below for the growing schedule of events and vendors.

Schedule of Events

Pop-Up Event: Author Brian Belovitch Discussion & Signing

Brian Belovitch will be visiting the bookshop as part of Pride Month for a discussion and book signing for his new book, TRANS FIGURED - Imagine experiencing life not as the gender dictated by birth but as one of your own design. In Trans Figured, Brian Belovitch shares his true story of life as a gender outlier and his dramatic journey through the jungle of gender identity.

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Pop-Up Event: Wee Haw Hey Hoss

An eclectic mix of music from the 60's to today featuring Wee Haw Hey Hoss, formerly known as Jim Bag. Music starts at 10 PM at MOM's in Doylestown.

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Pop-Up Event: We Have Pride at Salem Church

Join Salem Church for their "We Have Pride” sermon in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month at Salem United Church.

Pop-Up Event: Booty Shakin Brunch with DJ Dave

MOM's creole inspired brunch is complete with Mason Jar Mimosas and a SPECIAL GUEST DJ set with the Raven's DJ Dave! The fun starts at 11:30 AM at MOMs.

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Film Screening: Stonewall Uprising

"It was the Rosa Parks moment," says one man. June 28, 1969: NYC police raid a Greenwich Village Mafia-run gay bar, The Stonewall Inn. For the first time, patrons refuse to be led into paddy wagons, setting off a 3-day riot that launches the Gay Rights Movement.

Told by Stonewall patrons, reporters and the cop who led the raid, Stonewall Uprising recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and advised aversion therapy, and even lobotomies; public service announcements warned youngsters against predatory homosexuals; and police entrapment was rampant. At the height of this oppression, the cops raid Stonewall, triggering nights of pandemonium with tear gas, billy clubs and a small army of tactical police. The rest is history. (Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum)

Join us for an interactive panel discussion, reflections and Q & A with distinguished experts, Dr. Cyndy Boyd, University of Penn Psychologist and Author, Mr. Todd Snovel, Executive Director for the PA Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, and Mr. Ron Strouse, Doylestown Mayor. Dr. Audrey Ervin, Psychologist and Academic Director of Graduate Counseling Psychology at Delaware Valley University, will moderate the panel.

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Pop-Up Event: Cabaret at the Otherside

Cabaret at The Otherside June 23rd for Pride weekend from 2pm to 6pm. Entertainment provided by Andy Prescott. Come sing along!

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Calling Volunteers

Help us put on the first ever 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.

02.14.2020 — News

LGBTQ Youth Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Resilience & Hope - Presented by Delaware Valley University

Tuesday, March 24th at 5:30 inside the Delaware Valley University Life Sciences Building

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01.06.2020 — News

Doylestown Pride Festival Returns in 2020

Join us June 18th - 21st 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

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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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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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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