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.
Our Current Programs:
Lehigh Valley Pride Festival: the Lehigh Valley's annual Pride festival
Pride Pageant: a drag competition to crown the annual King & Queen of Pride
Upcoming Pride Events:
World Pride + Stonewall 50 + NYC Pride 2019 Overnight Bus Trip:In honor of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, NYC Pride 2019 welcomes the world to join for WorldPride to celebrate a half-century of LGBT liberation! Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, in partnership with FACT Lehigh Valley (Fighting Aids Continuously Together) are organizing an overnight bus trip to fully experience New York City Pride, World Pride, and Stonewall50!
Our Pride Programs team includes:
- Adrian Shanker, Executive Director
- Ariel Torres, Pride Programs Manager
- Kristin Batstone, Pride Programs Intern