Pride Month celebrates and honors the LGBTQIA+ community in a variety of ways. But celebrating pride isn't limited to rainbow flags and parades. One of the best ways to support the community is by shopping at businesses that LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs own. Check out some of our favorite LGBTQ+ events and owned and friendly businesses below:

County Pride Flag Ceremony 2022

Pride Flag Raising

June 2nd | Montgomery County Courthouse, Norristown | 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Join Montgomery County leaders and officials to raise the Pride flag above our County campus in Norristown. In addition to the raising of the official Pride flag, remarks from Commissioners Arkoosh and Lawrence will be made, as well as remarks from the President of the Montgomery County LGBT Business Council, Brittany Kohler. 

PRIDE FLAG

Pride at the Park

Sat. June 11th | Narberth Park | 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Pride at the Park was designed as a celebration for the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies. It's a time when people from all around Lower Merion can come together to celebrate and learn in a fun and safe environment. You can expect food, live music, local artists and vendors, non-profits, and student organizations.

 

 

LGBT Kids

Raising LGBTQ+ Kids

Tues. June 14th | Montogmery County Courthouse, Norristown | 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Pride Month allows for anyone, from any walk of life to come together and make the world a kinder, more loving place. For some, that means being an ally to members of the LGBTQ+ community far and wide. This panel discussion focuses on parents of LGBTQIA+ youth and allows panelists to share their experiences while discussing ways parents can and should be their child's strongest advocate and ally.

 

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Bucks-Mont Pride Festival

Sat. June 26th  | Abington Art Center, Abington | 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

SAGA Community Center, a program of The Welcome Project PA, is proud to host the second annual  Bucks-Mont PRIDE Festival at the beautiful Abington Art Center! SAGA is Montgomery County's LGBT+ community center, providing support, education, advocacy, and resources since 2017. Enjoy live music, food, community resources, family-friendly activities, an Art Gallery, and more at this free, indoor/outdoor event

Brunch Is A Drag

Brunch Is A Drag: Star Wars Drag Brunch

Southern Cross Kitchen | June 25th | 11 a.m.

 

This PRIDE Month, Brunch is a Drag at Southern Cross Kitchen is going to add some SPARKLE to your Weekend!

Bi, Straight, Trans, Gay…baby we were BORN THIS WAY!  Brunch is a Drag is back on June 25th  to ring in the GLITTERIEST month of the year! Pull out your best Rainbow Gear, add a little extra Glitter to your eyes, and EXPRESS YOURSELF like the Queen you are!

You're in store for an afternoon full of hilarious skits and side-splitting performances inspired by the fiercest Pop Stars & LGBT Icons throughout the years!! We’ve paired the Tri-State Area’s top Drag Queens with the DELICIOUS brunch selections at Southern Cross Kitchen to bring you this One of a Kind Monthly Treat!

 

Community

Sharing Our Stories; A Queer Recovery Experience

Tues. June 28th | Montgomery County Courthouse, Norristown | 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Katie Greeley (she/her) and Hadeis Safi (they/them) share their experiences with substance use and recovery as queer and trans individuals. What drove their substance use and how recovery can be deeply personal and vary from person to person. 

Macarons


Bite Size Confections

Bakery | Lansdale

Bite Size Confections is the result of a mother and son's shared love for baking and creativity. Serving homemade French pastries, cupcakes, cookies, cakes, and more, Bite Size is able to create one-of-a-kind, intricate, made-to-order designs with delicious flavors. To get your one-of-a-kind desserts, check out Bite Size and make an appointment today!

 

Hair Salon


Cut & Color Creations

Hair Salon | Bridgeport

Cut & Color Creations is one of Bridgeport's finest hair salons, specializing in a multitude of high-quality, professional salon services. Owner and Master Stylist, Ed Lopez, has spent the last five years building a strong client base by going the extra mile to welcome clients and exceed their expectations with every cut and color. 

John James Audobon Center


John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

Historic Home, Museum, & Wedding Venue | Audubon

The John James Audubon Center is one of Montgomery County's finest venues for a wedding you will remember forever. Situated on a historic 18th-century site, the farm was home to John James Audubon, the man who would become one of the world's best-known wildlife artists. Audubon is best known for his portraits of native wildlife, titled The Birds of America. 

The site includes the original three-story farmhouse, built-in 1762, miles of nature trails along the Perkiomen Creek, and a brand new building, featuring indoor and outdoor exhibits focused on birds, art, and conservation. For couples looking to plan a wedding, John James Audubon Center welcomes every couple who wishes to celebrate their special day on the grounds.

 

Kristen Kidd Photography


Kristen Kidd Photography

Freelance Photographer | North Wales & Greater Philadelphia

Kristen Kidd has been photographing a variety of different subjects in and around Montgomery County for the last several years. She specializes in family portraits, headshots and even pet portraits. Her work is inspired by the best aspects of her former career as a social worker; deep meaningful connections, the joy of living, and the meaning of life itself.

Tattoo


Oddy Knocks Tattoos

Tattoo Parlor | Lansdale

Oddy Knocks is a fully custom tattoo studio nestled right in Lansdale's bustling downtown area. The shop strives to create an environment of comfort, creativity and utmost professionalism to bring all client's ideas to life and provide a positive experience for everyone who walks through the door.

 

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Regina Marie Designs

 Fine Art & Crafts Gallery | Skippack

Nestled in the quaint and historic Skippack Village, Regina Marie Designs is an art gallery and design studio specializing in handcrafted jewelry, pottery, glass, textiles, and more! All creations housed in the gallery are made lovingly by local artisans and members of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. 

joe mac creative


Joe Mac Creative

Professional Photographer | Montgomery County & Greater Philadelphia

Joe Mac is a professional photographer, artist, and educator whose work shines a light on the beauty and vibrancy of greater Philadelphia's LGBTQ+ community. His portfolio consists of a variety of shoots, including branding, creative, product, street, and headshot photography. 

Thrift Store

K&T Emporium

Artisan Thrift Store | Pottstown

The future of artisan emporiums is at K&T Emporium; Pottstown's premiere source for locally sourced artisan products. All items are hand-made by local artisans, and they can be found nowhere else in the area! The best part? You’ll find all of these items right at your fingertips and you don’t have to travel far to buy any of them. K&T makes it easy for you to shop locally and support our community. 

Fourth Dimension Fitness

Fourth Dimension Fitness

Personal Training | Rockledge 

Brought to you by NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Rachael Boland, Fourth Dimension Fitness is the ideal training center for those looking to get in shape and have fun doing it. Through Boland's excellent personal training regimen, guests can enjoy a variety of different workouts which utilize multiple disciplines – such as bodyweight training, unconventional fitness modalities like Steel mace Flow, Animal flow, as well as yoga, and meditation.

No one has the same 24 hours in a day, everyone comes from different fitness backgrounds, and everyone likes different things, and at Fourth Dimension, those differences are celebrated. 

Brewscuits

Brewscuits

All Natural Pet Food | Telford

One night while brewing our latest and greatest beer we placed our spent grains on a table on our porch. Little did we know our rescue dogs would steal the bags in an attempt to eat the grain! After some research, some test batches, and some tasting panels with our in-house research team, the first batch of Brewscuits was released.

Elevated Wellness

Elevated Wellness

Reiki & Massage Therapy | Bryn Mawr

Looking for the ideal spot for a relaxing and healing massage? Look no further than Elevated Fitness, located in downtown Bryn Mawr. The space is designed to maximize good vibes and provide patrons with the ultimate passport to wellness.

 

iCreate Cafe

iCreate Cafe

Meditteranean & Vegan Cafe | Pottstown

iCreate Cafe is Pottstown's one-stop-shop for delicious, healthy, plant-based food. The cafe's menu focuses on bringing Meditteranean and vegan recipes to its patrons, all to minimize their carbon footprint via locally sourced ingredients, minimal packaging, and other eco-friendly methods. 

Pinto Nachos

Pinto

Tex-Mex | Glenside

Throughout her young adult life, owner Liz and her sister would catch up on life and bond over a delicious, homemade, and huge plate of nachos. It became a sister bonding moment that still happens with these two till this day. Sharing this salty, crunchy, cheesy deliciousness became a way to connect and Pinto wants you to have that same experience. 

 

 

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