July 1, 2015 at 1:33 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Anniversary events continue in Philly
Anniversary, gay news, Washington Blade

(Photo courtesy of LGBT 50th)

The National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration continues this weekend in Philadelphia, kicking off on Thursday.

Thursday’s events include a wreath laying at 2:15 p.m. at the Gay Pioneers Historical Marker, as well as panel discussions and parties.

Friday’s events include a national interfaith service at 4 p.m. at Historic Christ Church with a sermon by Bishop Gene Robinson. At 6 p.m., the film “Gay Pioneers” will be screened at WHYY. A Live Nation concert takes place at 7 p.m. at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing and parties start at 10.

The main event is the anniversary ceremony on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. to be hosted by Wanda Sykes at Independence Hall. There’s a street festival Sunday.

The event was conceived to commemorate the historic Independence Day 1965 march in which early activists such as the late Frank Kameny and the late Barbara Gittings held this series of pre-Stonewall demonstrations throughout the late 1960s.

Full details on scheduling, locations and more is online at lgbt50th.org.

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