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LGBTQ+ Pride Month Resource Guide

National Pride Month Event Highlights (2023)

May 25: The Ball hosted by Drexel SCDI

The Ball is a night of celebration welcome to all identities and gender expressions. Feel empowered as you dress to impress!

June 1: Drexel SCDI's "Proud & Safe" Series: Gender Expression and Gender Identity

Drexel's May Pride events may be coming to a close, but the Drexel Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion is kicking off National Pride Month with this virtual series.


June 1: Drexel's PRIDE 4 LGBTQ+ Symposium

PRIDE 4 LGBTQ+ is a space for us all to learn from researchers, teachers, students, and other innovators whose work specifically benefits and honors the LGBTQ+ community. 


June 4: Philadelphia “Love Light and Liberation” March

Everyone is welcome to join and walk with us in celebration of our authentic selves. Prior to the march, there will be a short time for speeches, music, and joy.


June 5: Drexel QPOC GBM 4: A Discussion About Queer Trauma and Social Life

A discussion with Robia Smith-Herman, the BIPOC specialist from Drexel's Counseling Center, about queer trauma, relationships, and social life in workplaces, educational spaces, and more!


June 7: Drexel Pride Month Event

Celebrate Pride Month with Drexel Hillel and Drexel Jewish Student Association as we participate in a clay frog making activity!


June 8: “We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it”: Struggles and Stories to Be Heard for Today and Tomorrow

Exploring the archival collections of the National Library of Medicine, Drexel's own Dr. Randy Sell will examine how early sexual and gender minority (SGM) Americans worked to normalize the presence of SGMs in society.


June 15: LGBTQIA Entrepreneurs Night

LGBTQIA Entrepreneurs Night celebrates the vibrant queer entrepreneurial community in Philadelphia.


June 23: ACT UP PHILLY Dance Party Protest

Join us at the Marriott Downtown Philly for a protest and preview of future actions.


June 27: LGBTQIA+ Equality on Trial: Perspectives from the Legal Frontlines

Join us for a thought-provoking and informative panel discussion on the ever-changing and evolving legal landscape for the LGBTQIA+ community.


August 4: Parks & Rec’s LGBTQIA+ Pool Party

Philly’s public pools are for everyone! That is the message for those attending Philadelphia Parks & Rec’s second annual LGBTQIA+ Pool Party. Pride Month (2023)

The LGBTQ+ community marches for Pride.Philly Pride Month 2023 [Philly Gay Calendar]

Stay apprised of all things Philly Pride at this one stop shop for Philadelphia Pride Month events and programming. Join the LGBTQ+ community and allies in the celebration of “Love, Light, and Liberation” at the highly anticipated 2023 Philadelphia Pride March and Festival, taking place on Sunday, June 4, 2023. This annual event promises to be a spectacular gathering of diverse individuals, showcasing the spirit of unity and pride. With a new march route, an awe-inspiring 200-foot record-breaking flag, over 200 vendors, and exciting early details, this promises to be Philadelphia’s largest pride celebration to date.

LGBTQ+ Pride Events at the Free Library (2023)

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LGBTQ+ Pride Events at the Free Library of Philadelphia 

This June, the Free Library commemorates LGBTQ+ Pride Month with events, programs, and resources that amplify LGBTQ+ voices and stories! Celebrate with programs like LGBTQ+ crafting clubs, Quizzo, music events, reading circles, drag storytimes, and plenty of opportunities to interact with and learn about LGBTQ+ history.