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LGBTQ+ Pride Month Resource Guide

Philadelphia Pride 2023: Love, Light, And Liberation

Love, Light, And Liberation: Unleash Your Pride At Philadelphia Pride March And Festival!

Galaei has chosen the theme of “Love, Light, and Liberation” for the 2023 celebration, a concept coined by Hazel Edwards, Galaei’s TINGS (Trans Intersex NonBinary and Gender Nonconforming Services) Program Manager. This theme represents a call to celebrate our love for community, the positive impact we make in the world, and the ongoing fight for liberation for all QTBIPOC. Galaei’s Pride 365 initiative has taken on the responsibility of organizing this year’s festivities, with a renewed commitment to community, stability, and purpose. As an organization serving queer, trans, black, brown, indigenous, and people of color, Galaei aims to create an inclusive and empowering environment for all. Pride is more than just a party—it is an opportunity to honor our activist roots, challenge societal norms, and celebrate our authentic selves.

NYC Pride 2023: Strength in Solidarity

NYC Pride logo -- black text with rainbow flag graphicNYC Pride 2023: Strength in Solidarity

Amidst a backdrop of increased attacks against members of the LGBTQIA+ community, especially in the form of legislation and physical violence that directly targets trans and BIPOC individuals, NYC Pride seeks to spotlight the power and resiliency of the community and its allies. This year’s theme highlights the cultural significance of the LGBTQIA+ community within the fabric of modern society, while acknowledging every individual’s uniqueness and ability to wield tremendous power when united with others. In a world where platforms of hatred and violence are upheld and even celebrated, NYC Pride seeks to illuminate the good that can and has been accomplished through uplifting and supporting one another. Fear and intimidation only serve to isolate and diminish the community and its allies, but when individuals unite, Strength in Solidarity is truly unlimited.