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 12
June 13
June 15
June 16
June 17
June 18
June 19
June 23

Pride Flag Raising

Doylestown Borough businesses and residents are encouraged to fly LGBTQ+ Pride flags, starting on June 1st, to show your support, and join in the spirit of Pride! The Pride Walk starts after the 6 pm flag raising, around 6:20 pm, from the old Courthouse lawn down Court to State, left up State through town, left on Pine, back to the old Courthouse. Get those Pride flags out!

LGBTQ Pride Month is almost here! Join us Tuesday, June 1st, 6-7pm at the old Bucks County Courthouse Lawn in Doylestown to cheer on the LGBTQ+ youth of The Rainbow Room as they raise the gorgeous, new, Progress Pride Flag on the County of Bucks flagpole to kick off Pride Month! We’ll also celebrate that Doylestown Borough is raising our town’s Pride flag at Court & Main, and in front of Borough Hall, on the same day.

Bring flags, friends and family - ALL are welcome. Pride flags are for sale at Siren Records in Doylestown - proceeds benefit the Rainbow Room.

The short ceremony on June 1st will be immediately followed by a Pride Flag Walk through Doylestown Borough.

The Rainbow Room & LGBTQ+ youth have been targeted with an escalation of hateful attacks and bigotry recently, and we invite you to join us for this celebration of our brave and beautiful community. We will not cower in the face of these bullies. The message of Pride is more important than ever! Love Is Love. The Fight Continues...

Please wear a mask if not fully vaccinated. Free pride flags will be given to all participants! More info: [email protected]

Join us on June 1st at 6 PM to hang the Progress Pride Flag at the Bucks County Administration Building. Proclamation presentation by Mayor Ron Strouse followed by flag raising of the Philadelphia Pride flag at 6 pm, followed by a short pride flag walk through town and then the raising of the new Progressive Pride flag around 6:30 pm.

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Meet Local Author Philip William Stover

Nestled on the banks of the Delaware River, halfway between New York City and Philadelphia lies a vibrant river town that for decades has attracted eccentric artists, spiritual seekers, and pioneering activists looking for a place to call home, all looking for New Hope. Seasons of New Hope chronicles a diverse group of fictional characters finding love against the very real backdrop of New Hope, Pennsylvania.

cozy romances
featuring
hairy forearms
and a side of fries


Philip William Stover splits his time between Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and New York City. He has an MPS in Interactive Telecommunications and an MFA in writing. He is a clinical professor at New York University. As a freelance journalist, his essays and reviews have appeared in Newsday, The Forward, the Tony Awards, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Houston Chronicle, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and other national publications. For many years he ghosted with an international best-selling women’s fiction author. He has published multiple middle-grade novels for Simon & Schuster and was the American Theater critic for About.com.

He grew up tearing the covers off the romance novels he devoured so he wouldn’t get teased at school. Now he enjoys traveling the world with his husband of over twenty years as much as sitting on the couch with their beloved Ba-shar (Bassett Hound/Shar-Pei mix). He would never consider defacing any of the books he loves.

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Doylestown Bookshop.

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SOLD OUT: Drag Brunch with Ginger Alley & Her Girlfriends

Join us on Sunday, June 13th for a fabulous BYOB Drag Brunch with Ginger Alley and her girlfriends at Genevieve's Kitchen! There are two seatings available at 11 AM and 1 PM - reservations are officially sold out!

Prix Fixe Menu to be announced soon!

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Rainbow Room & Roy G BIV : Children's Concert

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with this special concert and storytime! Children’s Pride Concert with Lolly & Drag Queen Story Time with the Royal Court!Sunday, June 13, 2021
On the old BC Courthouse Lawn!Crafts, bubbles, live music, and children’s stories. All are welcome. Plus Pride Gear for sale: flags, rainbow swag, and more!

Brought to you by the LGBTQ+ youth of our community. (Canceled in case of rain)

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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 15th. Tickets will only be available for prepurchase through the County Theater's website countytheater.org/pride.php⁠

What To Know
-Gate opens at 7:30 PM and the movie will begin at dusk (around 8:45 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 comfortably as we will be outside.
-Please be mindful and dispose of any trash at the conclusion of the screening.

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

On the lawn at the Tile Works. Bring blankets and chairs. Canceled in case of rain.

All are welcome! Please join us to cheer on and celebrate our brave, beautiful, and beloved LGBTQ+ youth.

If not fully vaxed, please wear masks and socially distance. Info: [email protected]

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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Pop Up Event: The Michener Celebrates Pride

Celebrate Pride Week at the Michener Art Museum on Thursday June 17th from 6 - 7:45 PM.

Join us for:
Finding Home: The LGBTQ+ Voice in Art
- a tour that explores the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community to the artistic history of our region. Long-time docent Steph Heilakka and Dale Scafuro will discuss how artist colonies in New Hope led to the development of Pennsylvania Impressionism and impacted acceptance and acknowledgment of new voices and perspectives.

Yoga in the Courtyard with Dragonfly Yoga - Join Dragonfly Yoga for our weekly class in our outdoor sculpture garden. This evening's fun and flowing yoga class will be taught by yogi Kelly Scotti. A portion of the fees from this session will benefit the Rainbow Room and Doylestown Pride Fest.

Drag and Draw - Drag royalty strikes a pose for this fun and informal Pride Week life-drawing session. No prior drawing experience is needed as Hannibal Lickher acts as a muse and model for an unforgettable art experience. All materials are included. This event will take place in the Michener’s beautiful outdoor sculpture garden and is intended for adults.

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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.

What To Know
-Gate opens at 7:30 PM and the movie will begin at dusk (around 8:45 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.

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Pride Music Party

Presented in partnership with Distance Picnic on Pine

Tickets are now on sale!

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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The Rainbow Room and NAMI Present: Pride Saves Lives

Join us on June 23rd at 7 PM as we welcome The Rainbow Room Director, Marlene Pray, and Youth Participants to show us how to build a safe and affirming community by respecting pronouns and identities. Join us again on June 24th at 7 PM as we welcome the Ally Psych team for a clinical overview of the "Importance of Pronouns and Why We Should Care".

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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.

06.07.2021 — Event

The Rainbow Room & NAMI Present: Pride Saves Lives

Register to join The Rainbow Room and NAMI in their discussion of pronouns and their impacts.

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06.07.2021 — Event

Pop Up Events at the Michener Art Museum

The Michener Art Museum is celebrating Pride on Thursday, June 17th

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05.27.2021 — News

Doylestown Pride Festival Flag Raising 2021

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05.17.2021 — Event

Gay Chorus Deep South (2019) - Outdoor Screening

Tickets are now on sale for our outdoor film screening in partnership with The County Theater and The Moving Picture Cinema!

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05.17.2021 — Event

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - Outdoor Screening

Tickets are now on sale for our outdoor film screening in partnership with The County Theater and The Moving Picture Cinema!

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05.17.2021 — Event

SOLD OUT: Drag Brunch with Ginger Alley & Her Girlfriends

Join us for a fabulous Drag Brunch at Genevieve's Kitchen on Sunday, June 13th at 11 AM & 1 PM!

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05.17.2021 — Event

Meet Local Author Philip William Stover

Philip will be at the Doylestown Historical Society to talk about his four most recent book including his latest book “Seasons of New Hope - The Beautiful Things Shoppe”

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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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