Breaking: First Lady Dr. Jill Biden Speaks at Pittsburgh Pride

Excitement reached new heights at this year’s Pittsburgh Pride festival as First Lady Dr. Jill Biden delivered a powerful and heartfelt speech on Saturday as the Pittsburgh Pride parade reached the festival for opening ceremonies. Her presence and words deeply resonated with the LGBTQ+ community and allies gathered, marking a significant moment in the festival’s history. Dr. Biden, known for her passionate advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights, emphasized the importance of inclusivity, acceptance, and the continuous fight for equality.

Dr. Biden is the highest public figure to attend Pittsburgh Pride in its 51-year history.

In her speech, Dr. Biden celebrated the progress made by the LGBTQ+ community while acknowledging the work still needed to achieve true equality. She shared stories of resilience and triumph, inspiring the crowd with her unwavering support. The festival, renowned as the largest celebration of queer identities in Pennsylvania, was elevated further by Dr. Biden’s attendance, making this year’s event an unforgettable experience filled with unity, love, and powerful messages from one of the nation’s most influential advocates for equality.

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Jim Sheppard is a resident of Downtown Pittsburgh. Jim served as a Commissioner on the City of Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission which investigates instances of discrimination in the City of Pittsburgh and recommends necessary protections in our City Code to provide all people in Pittsburgh with equal opportunities. He has worked for Pittsburgh City Council, the Pittsburgh Mayor, and the Allegheny County Controller. For five years he was the President of the Steel City Stonewall Democrats. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (He / Him / His)