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Pittsburgh Pride 2023

Too Hot For July 2023 – Thursday, June 1, 2023 —

Pittsburgh Pride Festival Day 1 – Friday, June 2, 2023 — Allegheny Commons Park West.

Pittsburgh Pride Parade – Saturday, June 3, 2023 — Downtown to Northside

Pittsburgh Pride Festival Day 2 – Saturday, June 3, 2023 — Allegheny Commons Park West

Pride on the Shore 2023 – Saturday, June 3, 2023 — Stage AE

Pittsburgh Pride Bloomfield Street Festival – Sunday, June 4, 2023 — Main Street, Bloomfield

  • Opening Night of Pittsburgh Pride Gets Groovy

    Opening Night of Pittsburgh Pride Gets Groovy

    This year Pittsburgh Pride is dialing up the energy for an unforgettable multi-generational extravaganza! Imagine a fusion of fresh, new-school beats with the timeless allure of old-school grooves. It’s shaping […]

  • ? Casting Call: Queer Freedom Photoshoot!

    ? Casting Call: Queer Freedom Photoshoot!

    Are you ready to be part of something historic, bold, and unapologetically queer? We’re seeking vibrant individuals from across the Pittsburgh LGBTQIA+ and kink spectrum to star in a groundbreaking […]

  • Pride on the Shore Music Festival to Feature Chappell Roan, Jess Glynne, Slayyyter, Keke Palmer, Natasha Bedingfield and More

    Pride on the Shore Music Festival to Feature Chappell Roan, Jess Glynne, Slayyyter, Keke Palmer, Natasha Bedingfield and More

    Pride on the Shore, Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ+ Pop Music Festival, is scheduled to return to Stage AE on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, now on two days Friday, May 31, and Sunday, June […]

  • Pride on the Shore ’24 to be Two Day Music Festival

    Pride on the Shore ’24 to be Two Day Music Festival

    In a post on Instagram, Pride on the Shore announced that their 2024 festivities would be expanded into a two-day music festival at Stage AE on Friday, May 31 and […]

  • I Am Pride

    I Am Pride

    What Pride means to me is……I am PrideI am a declaration of authenticity,a celebration of love and a testament tothe strength of the human spirit…What Pride means to me is […]

  • The Reign of Joey Young

    The Reign of Joey Young

    P Town Bar in Oakland hosted its annual P Town Pride Pageant, and a new winner has been crowned. Joey Young, a local queer artist, has won the title of […]

  • Danger, Take Note

    Danger, Take Note

    The LGBTQ community is in serious danger, and we as a community should begin to take note. While those of us in urban centers and in strongly blue states might […]

  • Pittsburgh Pride Through the Years

    Pittsburgh Pride Through the Years

    With Pride month now ended and the celebrations of 50 years of LGBTQ liberation in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania concluded, let’s take a look back on how Pittsburgh Pride has […]

  • Faces & Places: Millvale Pride, Crafton Pride & More

    Faces & Places: Millvale Pride, Crafton Pride & More

    This past weekend was packed with even more Pride events! Millvale Pride Crafton Pride State Representative Jessica Benham’s Pride Brunch

  • Dancing Through the Heartbreak

    Dancing Through the Heartbreak

    Listening to his new album, you wouldn’t know Jake Shears went through a pandemic breakup. After all, he doesn’t process his personal hardships through his music, Shears admitted to me […]

  • Faces & Places: Dormont Spark Pride

    Faces & Places: Dormont Spark Pride

    Dormont Arts and the LGBTQ Community Committee of the Dormont CDC held their second annual Dormont Spark/Pride this weekend along Potomac Avenue in Dormont. Moonlit Burgers was the title sponsor […]

  • Hockey is for Everyone

    Hockey is for Everyone

    In 2008, Mike Marisco and Adam Knoerzer met on the ice. The two cis-gender gay men were both living in New York City and playing hockey with the New York […]

  • Comics Are So Gay

    Comics Are So Gay

    Superman has a boyfriend! Superman’s son, Jon Kent/Kal-El, grabbed a sleek, updated version of his father’s costume and began fighting crime. He took his father’s mantle when Clark Kent, the […]

  • One More Weekend of Pride

    One More Weekend of Pride

    30 more events to celebrate Pride this weekend! Be aware that outside events may have weather contingencies for inclement weather.

  • Steel City Sports

    Steel City Sports

    Stonewall Sports isn’t the only game in town. There are the Steel City leagues, softball and volleyball and more.   The Steel City Softball League began in 1981 and remains the […]

  • Faces & Places: Mt. Lebo Pride 2023

    Faces & Places: Mt. Lebo Pride 2023

    Lebo Pride held their second annual Pride in Mt. Lebanon this past Saturday in Mt. Lebanon Park featuring yoga, musical performances including the Renaissance City Choir, drag story time with […]

  • The Story of Jordy

    The Story of Jordy

    Emerging pop artist Jordy challenged himself on his recent tour and failed. The challenge? “I tried getting through the whole tour with one manicure,” he says. “I got almost to […]

  • Finding the Common Unity in Community

    Finding the Common Unity in Community

    Greetings from the afterlife! What? Are you wondering why I would say something like that? Well, since I’m many years past the age of 30, many younger queers don’t think […]

  • A Reminder of Why We Must Protect Trans People

    A Reminder of Why We Must Protect Trans People

    We should fight for the rights of transgender people because it is the right thing to do and because trans rights, like Black rights, queer rights, and HIV rights are […]

  • Even More Pride this Weekend!

    Even More Pride this Weekend!

    It’s another weekend of Pride events! Are you ready?

  • Faces & Places: Washington Pride 2023

    Faces & Places: Washington Pride 2023

    It was the second annual Washington PA Pride this past weekend and it was even bigger than last year!

  • Let’s Get Physical

    Let’s Get Physical

    Things are getting sporty in Pittsburgh. The Stonewall Sports franchise – and its parent organization, Stonewall Alliance – is sweeping through the LGBTQ+ community all over Allegheny County. They have […]

  • Gender Affirming Care

    Gender Affirming Care

    Gender affirming care is something that non-trans people may not be familiar with, but for those in the trans community it can be life-saving. Missouri’s Attorney Governor recently established an […]

  • Faces & Places: Stonewall Kickball Paw Pageant with Akasha L. Van Cartier

    Faces & Places: Stonewall Kickball Paw Pageant with Akasha L. Van Cartier

    Stonewall Kickball Pittsburgh held its inaugural paw pageant hosted by Akasha L. Van Cartier. League members’ dogs walked the red carpet runway for four prizes. The event raised a total […]

  • QMNTY Center Provides Safe Space for LGBTQIA+ Pittsburghers

    QMNTY Center Provides Safe Space for LGBTQIA+ Pittsburghers

    A new community center on the North Side is run by queer people for queer people. The QMNTY Center (pronounced Community) is run by local LGBTQIA+ organizations Proud Haven and […]

  • Faces & Places: Sold Out Drag Brunch with Danielle Attme

    Faces & Places: Sold Out Drag Brunch with Danielle Attme

    It was a sold-out drag brunch at Voodoo Brewery Homestead. Hosted by Danielle Attme and featuring Alora Chateaux, Eden Ivy, Glitter Devil, Lady Inferno, and Jade Uzu Maki. Earlier in […]

  • Wrap It

    Wrap It

    Pride Month, for members of the LGBTQIA+ community in Pittsburgh, signals the unofficial start of the Summer season, with events lasting all month long.  The young, wild and free come […]

  • The L Word: Pittsburgh

    The L Word: Pittsburgh

    Imagine a space filled with women; all dancing, laughing, conversing. These women are lesbians, so lots of conversing I might add. A place where even for only a few hours, […]

  • Faces & Places: iCandy Disco Revolution Pride Party at P Town

    Faces & Places: iCandy Disco Revolution Pride Party at P Town

    iCandy Pittsburgh hosted a Disco Revolution party at P Town during Pittsburgh Pride weekend featuring DANCING QUEEN, Pittsburgh’s hottest 70’s and 80’s disco, funk and dance band out on the […]

  • They’re Serving ‘Fishy’ Down At Southern Tier Brewing Co. Pittsburgh

    They’re Serving ‘Fishy’ Down At Southern Tier Brewing Co. Pittsburgh

    Updated June 15, 2023, at 9:07 am. Southern Tier Brewing Co. Pittsburgh updated their statement Wednesday afternoon indicating where their donations will be sent. “This past Sunday’s sales will be […]

  • Faces & Places: 5801 Pride Closing Party with Jan Sport

    Faces & Places: 5801 Pride Closing Party with Jan Sport

    5801 Video Lounge in Shadyside hosted a Pride street festival Sunday evening to close out Pride weekend featuring Jan Sport of RuPaul’s Drag Race and All-Stars. Hosted by Leia Way […]

  • More Pride this Weekend!

    More Pride this Weekend!

    You didn’t think Pride was over did you? Here are 30 more Pride events happening this weekend!

  • Faces & Places: Pittsburgh Pride 2023 Bloomfield Street Festival

    Faces & Places: Pittsburgh Pride 2023 Bloomfield Street Festival

    Sunday’s Pittsburgh Pride festivities moved to Bloomfield for a Pride street festival. Photos by Chad Isaiah.

  • I Want to Take You to a They Bar

    I Want to Take You to a They Bar

    Gay bars have been a staple of queer culture for decades. There, queer folk could connect and explore themselves beyond the scrutiny of cisheteronormativity of the day, finding camaraderie among […]

  • Faces & Places: Pittsburgh Pride Festival 2023 Day 2

    Faces & Places: Pittsburgh Pride Festival 2023 Day 2

    On Saturday festivities continued in Allegheny Commons Park West with tens of thousands already at the Pittsburgh Pride Festival when the Pittsburgh Pride Parade arrived bringing tens of thousands more. […]

  • Faces & Places: Pride on the Shore with Ave Max, Fletcher and More

    Faces & Places: Pride on the Shore with Ave Max, Fletcher and More

    With a sold-out crowd and jam-packed lineup, Pride on the Shore 2023 rocked the North Shore and Stage AE on Saturday night. The concert festival featured Indi Skies and Luna […]

  • Live Your Truth

    Live Your Truth

    Happy Pride! I’m looking forward to celebrating Pride this year with so many of you in Pittsburgh and throughout the state. As the first out queer woman in the PA […]

  • Faces & Places: Pittsburgh Pride March & Parade 2023

    Faces & Places: Pittsburgh Pride March & Parade 2023

    Celebrating 50 years of Pittsburgh Pride, the Pittsburgh Pride March and Parade stepped off from Liberty Avenue at 11th Street in downtown Pittsburgh at noon on Saturday, June 3, 2023. […]

  • Pursue Your Happiness

    Pursue Your Happiness

    Greetings: It is my pleasure to join with QBurgh to welcome everyone gathered for the 2023 Pittsburgh Pride Month celebration. William Penn founded our Commonwealth on the principles of fairness […]

  • Faces & Places: Pittsburgh Pride Festival 2023 Day 1

    Faces & Places: Pittsburgh Pride Festival 2023 Day 1

    The first day of the Pittsburgh Pride Festival in Allegheny Commons Park West. We’ll have pictures from all the events this weekend and a round-up on Monday, so keep checking […]

  • PA Governor Josh Shapiro to March in Pittsburgh Pride Parade

    PA Governor Josh Shapiro to March in Pittsburgh Pride Parade

    Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro will march in the Pittsburgh Pride March and Parade on Saturday, June 3 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Pride in Pittsburgh. The Governor will […]

  • Faces & Places: Too Hot for July 2023

    Faces & Places: Too Hot for July 2023

    Pittsburgh Pride Month 2023 kicked off with Too Hot for July presented by AIDS Free Pittsburgh and True T Pittsburgh featuring DreamDoll! Photos by Chad Isaiah.

  • Pittsburgh is for Everyone

    Pittsburgh is for Everyone

    On behalf of the residents of our great city, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Pittsburgh in celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month! Pittsburgh is a place where every […]

  • Gayborhood? Theyborhood?

    Gayborhood? Theyborhood?

    Visitors from other major cities may be curious where Pittsburgh’s “gayborhood” or centralized area of the highest number of LGBTQ establishments and population is. While Pittsburgh does not have a […]

  • Never Act In Fear

    Never Act In Fear

    Happy 5-0 Pittsburgh!! Amazing that it’s been 50 years since the first celebration of Pride! I am in awe and wonder each time that I have reached back into our […]

  • Your Ultimate Weekend Guide to Pride

    Your Ultimate Weekend Guide to Pride

    Here’s everything you need to know about Pittsburgh Pride weekend 2023, kicking off June 1 through June 4. 50th Anniversary T-Shirts Celebrate Pittsburgh Pride’s golden anniversary with the golden jubilee […]

  • What Do All the Pride Flags Mean?

    What Do All the Pride Flags Mean?

    Red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, indigo, violet… chartreuse? With Pride month comes many celebrations and marches in support of the LGBTQ Community and the many symbols and flags that have […]

  • Pride, Never Stop

    Pride, Never Stop

    I came out when I was 17 years old in 2004. It feels like a lifetime ago. This was an era marked with increased homophobia and transphobia. George W. Bush […]

  • We Will Gather, We Will March, We Will Celebrate

    We Will Gather, We Will March, We Will Celebrate

    I sat down to write this column any number of times over the last weeks, and each time stumbled as I struggled to find positivity within such troubling times.  In […]

  • 50 Years of Pittsburgh Pride

    50 Years of Pittsburgh Pride

    This June, we march again. To those who were there at the beginning, we thank you. To those who joined in the years following, we thank you. To those yet […]

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