People’s Pride PGH Presents: Swissvale Pride 2022
June 5 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
SisTers PGH, a nonprofit founded and operated by Black trans women and femmes, has been organizing People’s Pride PGH March and Festival every year since 2017. Each year, we march to include local nonprofits, school districts, unions, and community members who have long been neglected by the former Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh and other organizations in the area.
Our work to uplift the TGNC (Trans and Gender-Nonconforming) community of Allegheny County will continue next year. However, the People’s Pride PGH 2022 March and Festival, which will take place on Sunday, June 5, will relocate to Swissvale, home of the SisTers PGH offices, community center, and many other Black and brown TLGBQIA folks.
We will continue our advocacy around improving Pittsburgh legislation, inclusion, and boosting advocacy in the downtown area, but it is also important to focus on the communities where our people live. In 2022, our focus for the annual march and festival will be around improving Swissvale legislation, police training, advocacy, and inclusivity as we return to the streets after two trying, devastating years of the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to impact primarily Black, brown, and other historically marginalized communities. This will be the first Pride event ever held in Swissvale and we look forward to working with our partners to keep spreading the message of inclusivity and the history of Pride. We encourage our supporters to join us as this is the time to continue unifying and educating our county and city.
We will release more plans and updates on the event as it draws closer. You can also view the planned march route below, which begins at Frick Park at 10 AM and will end at Dickson Elementary School, where the festival will be held until 9 PM.
Until then, stay tuned and stay safe.