As Pride Month comes to a close let’s take a look back on some of the events that took place celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.
Billy Porter jumped on stage at Pride on the Shore, June 3, to join Jessie J in singing “I want Love.” Jessie J’s concert kicked off Pittsburgh Pride month with a bang and Billy Porter’s appearances across the City during Pride signaled a rebirth and renewal for a new version and vision of what Pittsburgh Pride can be with an emphasis on greater inclusion and diversity that had been more than lacking during its previous iteration.
The annual Pride Nights at PNC Park with the Pittsburgh Pirates and at Highmark Stadium with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds were beautiful nights to celebrate the diversity of our community.
Pride celebrations continued to spread far and wide this year with Millvale’s second annual event and Mt. Lebanon, Dormont, and Washington County celebrating their FIRST Prides!
There were so many events to choose from this month with over 50 events nearly every day of June!
The Renaissance City Choir returned for their first in-person performances since 2019 and it was music to our ears!
Thank you to the readers of QBurgh for following us, all 55,000 of you this month! The response to our first print edition was overwhelming and we are exploring more ways to be your source for LGBTQ news in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania either in print or online. Continue to follow and read QBurgh as we celebrate our community 365 days a year!
Happy Pride everyone!