Every June, Pride Month offers Philadelphians the opportunity to reflect on the many accomplishments of the LGBTQ community and recognize the brave men and women involved in the Stonewall Riots that took place over 50 years ago. With parades, festivals, drag shows, and concerts being held across the city, there is a plethora of ways to celebrate Pride this month! Geno’s Steaks, home of the best Philly cheesesteak in Philadelphia, will be celebrating Pride Month alongside Philadelphians all month long and today, will share some of the many exciting Pride events taking place within the city.
Bell Tours Gayborhood and Trans History Tours
This year, Bells Tour’s will be hosting guided tours through the Gayborhood all month long, where visitors can learn more about Philadelphia’s prominent queer neighborhood as well as Philadelphian trans history. The tour will discuss a variety of historical topics, discuss modern history and current topics relating to the Gayborhood today, and visit Attic Youth Center, a Philadelphian non-profit that supports LGBTQIA youth experiencing homelessness. Tour times and dates vary, so guests are encouraged to visit the tour’s site for tickets and times.
Enjoy a Drag Brunch
You haven’t been to a real brunch until you’ve attended a live drag brunch in Philadelphia. This year, various brunch spots throughout the city are celebrating Pride Month with month-long drag performances hosted by some of the most renowned Philadelphian drag queens. Some upcoming performances include:
- Punch Line Philly’s Drag Diva Brunch, themed brunches every Saturday in June
- Tabu’s The Ladies of Tabu, drag brunches every Saturday and Sunday at noon through June 27th
- Diva Luvs It and Iris Spectre host weekly drag bunch matinees at Level Up
Franklin Museum’s Family Pride Day
Families are encouraged to take their children to enjoy an afternoon of LGBTQIA performances at The Franklin Institute on Saturday, June 26th, from noon to 4 pm. The Institute will be hosting live drag shows, photo ops, and workshops where children will be able to learn about the science behind bubbles and rainbows. This event is an excellent way for children to also get in on the fun and enjoy pride month to the fullest!
Where: The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Whether you are celebrating Pride Month within Philadelphia proper or in any of the surrounding towns, don’t forget that Geno’s Steaks has expanded its delivery radius to 60 miles! Meaning wherever you are – you can now continue your Pride Month celebrations while enjoying Philadelphia’s best Philly cheesesteak!