Following Mayor Wally Scott's last minute decision to halt our flag raising ceremony on 7/15/2019, we are asking the LGBTQ+ community and their supporters to join us at the next Reading City Council meeting. Please bring your rainbow flags and your voices to show Mayor Wally Scott that we are his constituents and we deserve to be represented! We also invite Reading businesses to fly rainbow flags at their businesses in solidarity.
Official After Pride Party
Double Tree, Reading
Doors open at 6:00
21+ only, $5 cover
Official After Pride Party (DJ to be announced) at the Double Tree by Hilton from 6:00-10:00.
Light fare menu and drinks for purchase. $5 cover (21 and over only).
Support your PRIDE, proceeds benefit Reading Pride Celebration 2020.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with Reading Pride Celebration & Berks History Center! Enjoy a special evening reception and history program at the BHC museum.
“I know where we’re going, cause I know where I’ve been”
Remarks by Donald Maher, a Berks County resident for the past 16 years, with deep NYC/Brooklyn roots; with reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, Mr. Maher will take us through its related and his personal history, while speaking of his activism in behalf of the LGBTQ and other communities, and encouraging all in their own activism and volunteer efforts throughout our community. The presentation will conclude with very rare footage of Judy Garland singing “Over the Rainbow.”
A casual reception with music from the "Stonewall Jukebox" and refreshments begins at 6pm. History presentation starts at 6:45pm followed by a Q&A and open discussion.
This free program is open to the general public. Donations are welcome.
Join The Children's Home of Reading for their 2nd Annual #DessertsForDinner!
This FREE Inclusive Event is open to everyone...
Delectable treats will be provided as well as activities for the children. Guests will have an opportunity to speak with our staff about programs and services, and learn how we impact the community.
The event will be held at:
The Children's Home of Reading's Main Campus
1010 Centre Avenue
RSVP's are encouraged by registering here or by calling 610-478-8266 x 1249 and bring a friend family member or neighbor because dessert is always better when shared!
All are welcome!
Pre-Pride Pool Party - All Ages!
Crowne Plaza "Goodnights Lounge"
1741 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA, 19610
Light fare menu and cash bar
$5.00 donation, Free under 12
Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Reading PRIDE Celebration presents “An Evening at Stirling” at the Stirling Guest Hotel, 1120 Centre Avenue, Reading on Friday, May 31th. Doors open at 5:30pm.
Pasta bar (6pm to 10pm), wine, beer, soda, coffee, tea and desserts all in a piano bar atmosphere with the talented yet upbeat and fun Ellen "Dash" Walter at the keyboard are all included with a ticket of $40 in advance and $50 at the door.
Don’t forget our fabulous Silent Auction!
Tickets available at www.readingpridecelebration.org or call 610.375.8209.
All proceeds benefits Reading PRIDE Celebration. See you at the Stirling!
Silent Auction Items
Come out and have a great evening with Reading PRIDE Celebration on March 19th at The Peanut Bar Restaurant. Be sure to make your reservation by calling the Restaurant to reserve your table at 610-376-8500 and let them know your with Reading PRIDE. “Night OUT!” is a Reading PRIDE Celebration event to help bring the LGBTQ+ community together and sharing dinner with great friends!
Calling out the statements, legends and stars:
We want to invite you to our first voguing/runway workshop, Sunday 17th at 4:00 pm (702N 8th street Reading PA).
Introduction to the Ballroom, Runway and Performance
Instructor: Chucc L’amante
Fee : $10.00 at the door
See you there , be ready to be work !!
Hey ghouls! Come celebrate your Halloween with these halloqueens!!! Here is your chance to see some of the most beautiful ghouls to roam this realm!!! For one night only we will be bringing them back from the grave to give you one hell of a show! This will be the LGBT event of the century!
On Friday, October 19th, Club Shock at Shocktoberfest will be transformed into our playground! Doors will open at 6pm and the show will start promptly at 7pm! Don’t be late! You never know who may drop by!
This is a huge deal for us! This is the first year that Shocktoberfest is have an LGBT night and we are so honored to be lending our talents to them! This night is also a benefit for Reading Pride Celebration, so come
Tickets are on sale now at shocktoberfest.com ! Head over to their website and purchase your ticket to the show under the “ads-on” section! Also if you purchase your ticket with a pass to the shocktoberfest attractions you will get a discount!! Tickets are $10 and are also available at the door! Get them now before they sell out!
The show will be hosted by Sleigher and Ophelia Hotass, with performances by Ava Monet (Orlando, FL), Onyx Black, Serena Q, LeKross Ortiz, Whitley Nicole DeAire, Baby Filth, and Miss Cherry Darling!!!
Beats by DJ Luis!!!!
“This is US!” Reading Pride Celebration Festival 2018! at Centre Park 733 Centre Avenue, Reading from 12 to 6 PM. Headliner: Stacy Layne Matthews from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Great Entertainment, Kids Corner introducing Drag Queen Story Hour Of Greater Reading, Vendors, Food Court. Beer/Wine Garden, Digital Photo Booth, Y102 Live Broadcast, Fairy Contest and much more. $5 cover, children under 12 free with parent.
“This is US!” Aging Gracelessly; 50 Shades of Fay! Comedian/Author Fay Jacobs at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Reading at 7pm in partnership with Reading PRIDE Celebration. Tickets are $20 for show and $30 for show and Meet & Greet available at Eventbrite or The LGBT Center of Greater Reading Facebook page. All proceeds benefit The LGBT Center.
“This is US!” Prideful Paws presented by the Humane Society of Berks County at 1801 N. 11th St., Reading from 9:30am to 11:30am in partnership with Reading PRIDE Celebration. Learn more about programs, services and opportunities of Humane PA. Complimentary breakfast provided.
“This is US!” Pink Cocktail Happy Hour! presented by the Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County at 529 Reading Ave. Suite C, West Reading from 5pm to 7pm in conjunction with Reading PRIDE Celebration. See what BCSS has to offer. Door prizes! No RSVP! Info. 610.478.1447.
“This is US”... a conversation about suicide prevention over coffee and cupcakes! presented by Service Access and Management, Inc. at 19 N. 6th St. 4th Fl., Reading from 6pm to 8pm in partnership with Reading PRIDE Celebration. A presentation and open conversation about Crisis and Suicide Prevention Services. You need to know if not for you, for a friend!
“This Is US!” Desserts for Dinner! spoil your dinner with the Children’s Home of Reading at 1019 Nicolls St. Reading (between Spring and Robeson Sts.) from 5pm to 8pm in partnership with Reading PRIDE Celebration. Games, prizes, activities and learn more about CHOR. Info. and sign up at http://bit.ly/2yb3cTW
“This is US!” Mindful Meditation! presented by Safe Berks at 255 Chestnut St., Reading from 6pm to7:30pm in partnership with Reading PRIDE Celebration. Self-care; how domestic violence and sexual assault impacts the community followed by Yoga. Preregister by July 6th due to space at 610.373.1206.
“This is US!” Sundae Social presented by The LGBT Center of Greater Reading 1501 N. 13th St. 2nd Fl., Reading from 5pm to 8pm in partnership with Reading PRIDE Celebration. Haven’t been to the Center yet, now’s your opportunity and to build your own sundae at the Center! Info. 610.741.3923.
Membership is open to people who are 18 years of age or older and are residents of Berks County. Membership begins as a volunteer member.
Our general committee meetings take place at 7:00pm on Monday evenings (monthly in the fall and bi-weekly in the spring) at The LGBT Center of Greater Reading (https://www.facebook.com/theLBGTcenterofgreaterreading/). Someone will be at the doors to let you in. If after 7 PM please call Richard Wagner at 610-732-7157 or Ben Renkus at 610-507-2996 . Please attend the next meeting after you submit your application. Meeting dates can be located on our calendar.