Pride is about visibility. It's about being seen for who we are. Pride is a celebration. It's also about liberation -- a remembrance of the history of our liberation as well as a reminder that our community is not equal yet. Pride is about our community coming together.
In 1993, returning from the March on Washington, a group of local activists decided to form the Lehigh Valley's first pride celebration. For 24 years, volunteers did incredible work to manage and grow this annual event. In 2017, Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley merged with Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.
LEHIGH VALLEY PRIDE
An annual celebration of LGBTQ+ arts and culture in the Lehigh Valley
A monthly event in downtown Allentown with drag performances, drink specials, and music
A monthly event in downtown Allentown with karaoke, music, and drag performances
Partnering with the region's minor league hockey team to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community
Partnering with the region's minor league baseball team to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community
Our Pride Programs team includes:
- Bill McGlinn (he/him), Interim Executive Director
- Matt Easterwood (he/him), Director of Development
- Eric Yoak (he/him), Major Events Manager
- Billy Thompson (he/him), Major Events Intern