Lehigh Valley Pride

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Download our 2020 Lehigh Valley Pride Guide for information about our 2020 Virtual Pride: Click here to view or download the Virtual Pride Guide!

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Lehigh Valley's Pride festival has been a vibrant community event since 1993. In 2017, Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley merged with Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The exciting community event provides a spotlight on LGBT arts and culture, connects thousands of community members to local resources, provides full-day programming for LGBT youth and teens, and celebrates the diversity in our community. Lehigh Valley Pride has grown to include over 5,000 attendees. Allentown is located 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 70 miles east of New York City. The Lehigh Valley is home to a population of approximately of 800,000 people. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Lehigh Valley Pride Festival is virtual.

Lehigh Valley Pride 2020 presented by Gilead Sciences

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Time: 2pm-5pm

Virtual Lehigh Valley Pride 2020 will take place via our Facebook page as a live premiere, on our youtube live channel, and televised on RCN!

Virtual Lehigh Valley Pride is free to watch this year, but you can still support pride by donating today!

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THE MAIN EVENT: The 2020 Lehigh Valley Virtual Pridestream!

  • Tune in at 2pm on August 16th on RCN TV or on Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center’s Facebook page, or our youtube live for an exciting virtual Pridestream featuring some very special guests! Just some of the guests joining us include:
    - drag race judges Michelle Visage and Carson Kressley
    - drag superstars Jujubee, Alexis Mateo, Ariel Versace, Coco Montrese, and Kahanna Montrese,
    - pop rock star Steve Grand and pop singers Michael Fairman, Chris Jehnert and Kristine W.
    - folk music legend Holly Near and folk singers Rachael Kilgour, Pamela Means, Crys Matthews, Heather Mae, Bobby Jo Valentine, Dina Hall, and Regina Sayles 
    - country music star Brandon Stansell
    - singer songwriters Josh Zuckerman and Patch Kid
    - comedian Suzanne Westenhoeffer
    - actors Theo Germaine (The Politician), and Peter Paige (Queer as Folk)
    - Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine

PLUS many surprise guests and community spotlights!!!!

 

 

Additional Virtual Pride Events:

Virtual Vendor Fair:

Visit the virtual vendor fair to connect with non-profits and businesses serving the LGBT community! The vendor fail will be available August 8-23.

Pre-Pride Faith Service sponsored and hosted by Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley

Metropolitan Community Church of the  Lehigh Valley is hosting the official pre-pride faith service at 11:30am on August 16. To access MCCLV's livestream on Sundays at 11:30am please visit http://www.facebook.com/MCCLehigh 

 

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To RSVP for this event visit our event page: bradburysullivancenter.org/pridefaith

Kid's Space sponsored by ESSA Bank and Trust --- August 16, 10am

Youth up to age 13 and their families are invited to an hour of family-friendly pride activities featuring children’s book author Jacinta Bunnell who will read from her soon-to-be-released and highly anticipated new Children’s Book, A More Graceful Shaboom. This is the first children’s book to have a non-binary protaganist who uses they/them pronouns. Then Tirsa Rothman from Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley will facilitate arts and crafts, and finally, Miss Amie Vanité will lead Drag Queen Story Time, sponsored by Gardner Law Offices.


To Register for this event, please use this link:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4aw0umUFSw6sPtEJe3q5Yg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Youth Space

For the MCC arts and crafts portion of Kid's Space, Tirsa will be making an "Easy Paper Plate Rainbow Craft" to shop for supplies ahead of time, a list of everything needed is listed below:

Easy Paper Plate Rainbow Craft 

Supplies:

Paper Plate
Paint ( Red/Yellow/Blue as a minimum)
Cotton Wool
PVA Glue
Scissors


 

 

Teen Space sponsored by Valley Youth House

Youth ages 14-21 are invited to a virtual open house with Project SILK Lehigh Valley at 11am on August 16 and are invited to return later that day at  5pm for a virtual teen panel about what pride means to you! Check back to our website soon on how to participate!

  • Open House with PSLV staff 11am-12pm

    Meet with the dynamic staff of Project Silk! We will answer all your questions and make sure that your needs are met. This is an open space for parents, adults, community leaders and educators to learn more about Project Silk!  meet our new staff members and learn about some of the new programming that we are adding! 

  • PSLV Presents: Youth Voices (Pride During COVID-19) 5pm-6pm

    Join us for a conversation with youth leaders about how they are celebrating Pride & current world issues. Youth will dive into historical moments such as the Stonewall Riots and the parallels of the current times that we are in.  This conversation will be youth led and we invite you all to join us for some insight and  compassionate conversations. 

To RSVP for these event's please use the following links:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • PSLV Presents: Youth Voices (Pride During COVID-19)- When: Aug 16, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Topic: Teen Space: Youth Voices (Pride During COVID-19)

    Register in advance for this webinar:
    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NKwnBlcITie4Dk9dSBTlkQ

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Explore works by LGBTQ+ artists from the Allentown Art Museum collection in an online gallery.

https://www.allentownartmuseum.org/blog/lgbtq-aam/

Of course, we all truly wish it was safe to gather in person, but pride cannot be cancelled and we look forward to celebrating with you virtually on August 16th! 

 


Thank You to our Lehigh Valley Pride 2020 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

Broadcast Partner:
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Production Sponsor:

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 Dog-Friendly Pride Sponsor: Age-Friendly Partner:
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Official Voter Registration Partner:

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 Drag Queen Story Hour Sponsor: 

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Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is a member of 

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