Philly Gets Its Gay On at OutFest

Over 40,000 visitors attended this year’s 23rd annual Philadelphia OutFest in October, making it the largest National Coming Out Day celebration in the world.

“It’s a huge networking day,” said Fran Price, executive director of Philly Pride Presents, the umbrella organization responsible for not only the June spectacle of the city’s PrideDay events, but also the autumnal follow-through that is OutFest.

“And it’s a tradition now; we don’t really have to go out and recruit,” she added. “People come to us – they want to participate because they know it’s a huge opportunity to connect.”

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