In summer of 2017, when a few friends were sitting around wondering why Gettysburg didn't have a Gay Pride Event yet, they decided to organize a bar crawl...in less than two weeks of course. They thought maybe a dozen people would show up. On June 22, 2017, over 80 people filled the bar at Gettysburg Hotel's One Lincoln. Pride flags, glow in the dark necklaces, and LOTS of smiles with friends old and new filled each bar as we walked around historic Lincoln Square with PRIDE. Bars welcomed us and some staff members even wore Pride shirts just for us that night. It was wonderful to see so many of our LGBT+ and straight allies come together for what is now known as the annual Gettysburg Pride.
In 2018, even more people showed up and we had a full weekend of events of all kinds including: bar crawl, education/outreach and free rapid HIV testing and counseling, shopping discounts, NYC style piano bar cabaret and more. Many businesses in town sponsored Gettysburg Pride and covered downtown in pride flags.
Join us for more fun and pride in our open and accepting community in 2019!
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Be safe and have a great time! Welcome to the family!
-Gettysburg Pride Committee 2019