Author: Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition

At The Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, we are committed to building a supportive and enriching community abundant in opportunities for LGBTQQIA+ individuals and those with a stake in creating a more inclusive Lancaster County.

Pride Month 2021 Events

Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition

May 28, 2021

Pride Month 2021

Pride Month is here, and after being in lockdown for a year the Coalition has plenty of events lined up to celebrate!   

June 5 The Pride Kick Off Comedy Show, hosted by Audrie Marsh, will be held at Zoetropolis at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.

June 7-30 The Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is hosting a CORE Gallery called “What Does PRIDE Mean To You?” which will feature several works of art from LGBT artists attending the college. The gallery will be fully virtual and run from June 7 to 30.

June 8 Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse is showing a surprise LGBTQ+ movie every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for pride month. Films will be followed up with a group discussion. The film showings are free, but the theater requests a suggested donation of $10.

June 12, 8AM – 5PM SHOTS: Vogue, Vaccines, & Visibility
The Coalition, in partnership with Patients R Waiting and Union Community Care’s Health Equity NOW initiative, is hosting a Moderna vaccine clinic at Union Community Care with LGBTQ+ affirming vendors and pride swag! DJ Salinger will be performing from 2-5PM, and ballroom legend Niambi Prodigy will make an unprecedented comeback after leaving the ballroom scene from 3-5PM.

June 15 Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse is showing a surprise LGBTQ+ movie every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for pride month. Films will be followed up with a group discussion. The film showings are free, but the theater requests a suggested donation of $10.

June 20 Lancaster Pride Drag Pageant Brunch
Lancaster Pride is hosting a drag pageant brunch to celebrate drag artists in the area and raise money for Lancaster’s upcoming fall pride celebration. The brunch will feature the reigning drag queen and king of Lancaster, Nevaeha Le’Vixenn and Bryce Culver, who will crown 2021’s new drag king and queen. Tellus360 is hosting the brunch, which costs $58 a person, and will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is only available for people 21 years and older.

June 22 Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse is showing a surprise LGBTQ+ movie every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for pride month. Films will be followed up with a group discussion. The film showings are free, but the theater requests a suggested donation of $10.

June 26, 12PM – 7PM Cure Dispensary Pride Day!
The Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition partnered with Cure Pennsylvania, a medical marijuana dispensary at 1866 Fruitville Pike in Manheim Township, for an event from noon to 7 p.m. featuring a live DJ, discounts and pride swag. Those who bring in a sanitation product will get a $5 discount on their order. All customers must have a medical marijuana card to enter the dispensary.

June 27, 8AM – 5PM Salsa y MerenGay Vaccination Clinic
In partnership with Patients R Waiting and Union Community Care’s Health Equity NOW initiative, join us at McCaskey High School for an LGBTQ+ inclusive salsa lesson at 2PM! DJ Ecliptic will also be performing from 2-5PM.

Double Vaccination Party
The Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition will host a double vaccination party from 5 p.m. to midnight at Spring House Brewing Company, at 209 Hazel St. in downtown Lancaster.

High Fever Party
High Fever will host a pride-themed party at Marion Court, at 7 E. Marion St. in downtown Lancaster. The party will go from 2 to 7 p.m. and will have a DJ, a drag show, drinks and food. Admission is $10.

June 29 Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse is showing a surprise LGBTQ+ movie every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for pride month. Films will be followed up with a group discussion. The film showings are free, but the theater requests a suggested donation of $10.

The Month of June Rainbow Gayke Jars!
Goody Jars and The Fitness Alchemist are selling Rainbow “Gayke” jars! For every jar sold during Pride Month, a percentage will go the the Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition. $6 for an 8oz jar. Get in touch via email or Facebook.

Be sure to check back on this page for updates and links!

“Can’t Cancel Pride” Virtual Event June 4th

Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition

May 28, 2021

CenterLink, a national coalition of LGBTQ+ centers, is hosting a virtual event to celebrate Pride Month!

P&G and iHeartMedia are sponsoring the return of “Can’t Cancel Pride,” a virtual relief benefit for the LGBTQ+ communities featuring performances from Demi Lovato, P!NK, Lil Nas X, Bebe Rexha, Brothers Osborne, Busy Phillips, Gus Kenworthy, Hayley Kiyoko, Jennifer Hudson, JoJo Siwa, Marshmello, MJ Rodriguez, Nina West, Ricky Martin, Regard, Troye Sivan, Tate McRae, and more. 

The second annual event will celebrate Pride Month and will focus on intersectionality, or the overlap of identities, social positions, and social policies, along with the issues that continue to impact the LGBTQ+ community in 2021, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Can’t Cancel Pride” will be held Friday, June 4 at 9 pm EST, with the concert available on-demand through June 30. Full details and the performance line-up will be available in the coming days. 

To learn more, visit cantcancelpride.lgbtcenters.org.

A Place to Call Home

Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition

May 17, 2021

There is a housing crisis in Lancaster County and extremely limited LGBTQ+ affirming housing. Over 70% of our Pandemic Relief Emergency Fund recipients reported housing and rental assistance as their primary need. Currently there are no fully affirming shelters in Lancaster County and bed availability is scarce.

On February 1, 2021, the HEART Program opened its 6-month pilot low-cost housing location, offering individuals sheltering in unaffirming environments a chance to live in a supportive home. The Coalition helps subsidize rent according to each person’s individual needs and works with community partners to offer enrichment training, such as budgeting, health resources, and other life skills.

HEART also offers a warm-handoff service to housing and medical services to provide emotional support for program participants. To further ensure resource providers are capable of providing culturally competent services, we provide cultural competency training to community stakeholders and potential partners around serving the LGBTQ+ population.

Once we have hired a Director of Programming to manage the program and volunteers, HEART will expand to work with persons experiencing homelessness on the streets to help them access safe and inclusive housing, and mitigate their vulnerability to COVID-19 by providing PPE, hand sanitizer and resources.

At this time, we are unable to offer emergency crisis shelter. Applicants must have some form of income and have the ability to manage their general needs and safety. If you are in need of immediate shelter call crisis intervention at (717) 394-2631 or 211.

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