PA: Wilkes-Barre Prepares for Gay Pride August 14th

Published Date Author: , August 4th, 2011

As organizers of the upcoming Pride Fest in Wilkes-Barre gather, a strong sense of community and celebration will serve to connect gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight people of all kinds.

Pride Fest, set for Sunday, Aug. 14 and organized by the NEPA Rainbow Alliance, will promote the idea of equal rights and gay pride. After the recent passing of legislation in New York to allow gay people to marry, a feeling of excitement has washed over many GLBT residents in northeastern Pennsylvania, according to Rainbow Alliance Executive Director John Dawe.

“In New York, it is very exciting and a big step forward for the people that live there,” Dawe said. “Unfortunately, when they come back to Pennsylvania, their marriage in the eyes of law means nothing… It has no weight in Pennsylvania, unfortunately.”

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Gustavo Garcia - Gravatar Gustavo Garcia said on July 26, 2012, 12:42 pm:

That’s great news! I did’t know the Poconos had a Gay Pride Fest. I went to one in New York and had a great time with my friends. I will have quite a diverse trip schedule in August. I am attending the Pocono NASCAR race on the forth and fifth, and now that I am informed, I will be attending the Gay Pride Fest weeks later. I will start looking for resorts in Poconos to book a place to stay. I found a great lodge with an indoor water park last year. We had so much fun. I am looking forward to a great time. Great post!

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mike hunt said on August 3, 2012, 12:31 pm:

will there be games & rides

Brandon - Gravatar

Brandon said on June 7, 2016, 4:56 pm:

How much is admission?

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