June 20-23, Doylestown will host it's first-ever Pride Festival.  A Facebook page set up to promote the event says that it is being "supported by several local organizations including the Borough of Doylestown, Doylestown, Borough Council, Discover Doylestown, Delaware Valley University, Michener Art Museum, the Rainbow Room, A Woman’s Place, and many others."

The Facebook page also says, "Stay tuned in the coming weeks to learn more about the event and how to get involved!"

New Hope and Lambertville will host their own PrideFest on May 18 and PhillyPride's PrideDay 2019 is happening June 9.

According to Wikipedia, PrideFest and Pride Parade events have gone on since the early 1970's and now happen in many cities and towns across the world.  In 2011, Folha de S. Paolo reported that 4 million people attended the Brazilian city's Gay Pride Parade.  Wikipedia says the largest event in the US occurred in New York City in in 2016 when 2.1 million people attended a Gay Pride Parade.

For more information about the Doylestown Pride Festival, click here.

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