I normally don’t get terribly excited about anniversaries, but as a part of the LGBTQIA community of Pittsburgh, this current pride season has me feeling all sorts of ways, both ecstatic and nostalgic.

For the world over, this marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which took place in June of 1969, which aided in the Gay Rights Movement that we know of today.

Pride Pittsburgh
Courtesy of The Delta Foundation

Not that I am biased, but Pittsburgh’s Pride festivities happen to be some of my personal favorites not only because 1.) I’m a native of the city, but 2.) there is a major sense of community and solidarity with those who are a part of the community, and our allies.

This years event, which is partnered with the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh, will span this entire weekend.  Guest performances by Walk the Moon and Toni Braxton will take place tonight and Saturday evening (respectfully).

Throughout the event, Pride Fest will be in full swing along Fort Duquesne Boulevard (between 7th and 9th Street, among with having the entirety of the Andy Warhol Bridge closed for the event as well).

The main event, of course, will be the Equality March, being held on Sunday afternoon which will be lead through downtown starting on Boulevard of the Allie’s and Grant Street

And of course, Pride wouldn’t be complete without a final sands party, being held on Sunday evening at the 8th Street parking lot.

Pride is one of the most joyous times of the year, so why not dawn your gay apparel and dance the evening away for a super important cause.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Aaron Valentic

Aaron is a recent transplant back to Pittsburgh, PA after living in New York for five years. From all things relating to art, culture, fashion along with the Pittsburgh social scene, he surely knows the heartbeat of his hometown.

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