50th Anniversary Celebration of the LGBT Civil Rights Movement at Independence Hall, July 4, 2015
With Independence Hall as the backdrop, plans were unveiled at a press conference on November 6, 2014, for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the LGBT civil rights movement at Independence Hall on July 4, 2015. Mayor Michael Nutter, Equality Forum Executive Director Malcolm Lazin, Independence National Historical Park Superintendent Cynthia MacLeod, Visit Philly President Meryl Levitz, and subsets of the Los Angeles and Philadelphia Gay Men’s Choruses participated.
The 50th Anniversary event runs from Thursday, July 2 to Sunday, July 5 and includes panels, LGBT history exhibits, parties, a street festival and a historic celebration on the Fourth of July on a large stage in front of Independence Hall. The celebration on the Fourth includes wreathing laying at the Gay Pioneers historic marker, live entertainment, VIP parties, fireworks and a who's who of LGBT icons and allies.