Celebrating National Coming Out Day in Philadelphia
Looking for a day trip to celebrate National Coming Out Day? Look no further than the City of Brotherly Love for a packed itinerary and one of the LGBT’s community’s biggest block parties, Sunday, Oct. 13 from noon - 6 p.m.
Philly Pride claims that the six-hour community event held at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing is the largest NCOD event in the world. More than 157 groups will be participating, including such major sponsors as Barefoot Wines, Harrah’s Philadelphia, More Than Just Ice Cream, Smirnoff Vodka and the city’s mainstay bar Woody’s (among many others.)
Activities scattered throughout the day include:
For a full listing, visit, www.phillypride.org/outfest
This year’s award winners include:
OutProud Friend: D. Bruce Hanes, Esq.
OutProud Family: Stephanie Haynes/Vicky Kresge, Jove, Griffin
OutProud Community Groups: Dignity Philadelphia, City of Brotherly Love Softball League
OutProud Transgender: Jaci Adams
(In the future to be known as "Jaci Adams" Award)
OUTstanding Youth: Daniel Callahan
Gilbert Baker National OutProud Award: Hon. Brian Sims