Employee volunteers hand out giveaways and valuable health, wellness and insurance information, and hundreds more employees and family members join the celebrations. Pride events draw larger crowds, and more corporate sponsors, every year. The following year, Highmark Inc. Stutler, now a program manager with HM Health Solutions , has also served in leadership roles for the Delta Foundation, which has organized Pride in Pittsburgh since But we also began thinking about how to engage people outside that. Pride was becoming the event that everyone attended and looked forward to, so we began brainstorming how to get Highmark more involved.
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A pride parade also known as pride march , pride event , or pride festival is an outdoor event celebrating lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender , non-binary and queer LGBTQ social and self acceptance, achievements, legal rights , and pride. The events also at times serve as demonstrations for legal rights such as same-sex marriage. The events became annual and grew internationally. In , New York and the world celebrated the largest international Pride celebration in history: Stonewall 50 - WorldPride NYC , produced by Heritage of Pride commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots , with five million attending in Manhattan alone. In , the gay rights protest movement was visible at the Annual Reminder pickets, organized by members of the lesbian group Daughters of Bilitis , and the gay men's group Mattachine Society. Mattachine members were also involved in demonstrations in support of homosexuals imprisoned in Cuban labor camps. All of these groups held protests at the United Nations and the White House , in
First With Pride
The first night of the Pride Rocks PGH concert, now a two-night affair, will star pop performer Troye Sivan, with a second national headliner to be announced. The Equality March and two-day PrideFest will be accompanied by seemingly endless activities. Ten years later, Pittsburgh is home to the largest Pride event in Pennsylvania; it is the fourth-largest special event in the city, competing with Light Up Night, the Regatta and the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Twenty-six states passed same-sex marriage bans between and
Since , the humid dog days of Pittsburgh summers have harbingered an annual Pride Parade. Duquesne Blvd. Local DJ H made sure we danced all night long.