Pride Programs

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. 

CURRENT PROGRAMS

LEHIGH VALLEY PRIDE

An annual celebration of LGBTQ+ arts and culture in the Lehigh Valley

WERK IT WEDNESDAYS

A monthly event in downtown Allentown with drag performances, drink specials, and music

PROUD IN SILK

A monthly event in downtown Allentown with karaoke, music, and drag performances

PHANTOMS PRIDE NIGHT

Partnering with the region's minor league hockey team to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community

IRONPIGS PRIDE NIGHT

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