Philadelphia OURfest celebrates National Coming Out Day

Philadelphia Ourfest
Hughe Dillon

Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ community and its allies have made history once again.

The inaugural Philadelphia OURfest: National Coming Out Parade and Festival/Resource Fair took place this weekend, becoming the first National Coming Out Parade in the United States.

“Gay Pride and National Coming Out are crucial opportunities for our communities to join together in celebration and reflection, to find family and togetherness, to have access to resources, and to share the love, art and joy that are hallmarks of our community,” said Galaei Executive Director and Community Organizer Tyrell Brown (they/them) in a statement.

Philadelphia is a city of historic firsts — and the organization that broke records in June for “largest Gay Pride march and festival in Philadelphia history” and “largest Gay Pride Flag in Pennsylvania history” has done it again. That 200-foot beautiful all-inclusive rainbow flag was waving proudly once again throughout the City of Brotherly Love.

Festivities included live performances, artists and vendors, food trucks and mobile bars, a resource fair, an activity-filled family zone with bounce houses, game trucks and more.

Relive the excitement, pride and love with these images by Hughe Dillon: