Reading Pride Festival 2007
* The 2008 Reading Pride festival will be on July 20, 2008.
For more information about Reading Pride 2008- Click Here.

PA Diversity Network is proud to have participated in the Reading Pride Festival on July 15, 2007. The festival was attended by over 1500 people. There were over 50 vendor and community organization booths and a stage with full time entertainment, including a wedding ceremony for committed couples performance by Rev. Beth Goudy of MCCLV. Speakers from the stage included the Mayor of Reading, Steve Glassman openly gay Chair of the Pennsylvania State Human Relations Commission, Liz Bradbury Vice Chair of Allentown's Human Relations Commission and Exec. Dir. of PA Diversity Network, and Dan Anders newly appointed and confirmed Judge in Philadelphia (the first openly gay judge appointed in PA.)
See the list of all speakers, vendors and entertainment that participated in the festival below.


TO SEE A LARGE ARCHIVED PHOTO ALBUM
OF THE 2007 FESTIVAL
CLICK HERE


At our PA Diversity Network / Valley Gay Press booth we:
Took 34 new pictures of committed same-sex couples for the
PA Diversity Network Photo Project - 150 Same-sex Couples Facing Inequality.
(See some of the unformatted color pictures of the couples by clicking the link above.)
We handed out over 500 Valley Gay Presses with extra Reading Pride Festival pages.
And we encouraged over 300 people to write their state Representatives and State Senators to support equal civil rights in employment, housing and public accommodations for all people based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Pennsylvania.
We met 100s of GLBTA people. And we had a great time!!!

List Of Vendors for the July 2007 Festival
Food Vendors
Johnny’s Pizza
604 Jefferson Street
Birdsboro, PA 19508
Phone: 610-582-4437
Jerry’s Concessions
PO Box 33
Mohnton, PA 19540
Phone: 610-777-1207
City Espresso
124 South Fifth Street
Reading, PA 19602
Phone: 610-236-0687
Stephan’s Concessions
814 Nicolls Street
Reading, PA 19604
Phone: 610-372-7803
Reading Railmen Inc.
330 West Greenwich Street
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: 610-741-7790
Non-Food Business Vendors
Vived Cruises
400 Franklin Street Suite 102
West Reading, PA 19611
Phone: 610-376-2626
The Pampered Chef
4520 Lakeside Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717 233-5550
Noah’s Biscuit Barn and Bakery
532 North 19th Street
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: 610-841-2276
Divine Canine Creations
405 West State Street
Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-891-1282
Action Center / Action PA
1434 Elbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA 19149
Phone: 215-743-4884
Diversities
1443 Railroad Road
Dauberville, PA 19533
Phone: 610-468-7602
Avant Gardens
2603 Hill Road
Mount Penn, PA 19606
Phone: 610-507-0650
Repulsion
641 Penn Avenue (2nd. Floor Rear)
West Reading, PA 19611
Phone: 610-898-0919
Fabulous Glass
4309 Belvieu Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-367-7156
Lee Lotz - Artist
232 Clymer Street
Reading, PA 19602
Phone: 610-373-9890
Non-Profit Vendors
Humane Society of Berks County
1801 Eleventh Street
Reading, PA 19604
Phone: 610-921-2348 Ext. 13
Eastern PA PFLAG (Includes Reading/Berks)
4220 Mountain Road
(Mail Box 403)
Macungie, PA 18062-9620
Phone: 610-967-4766
Berks Aids Network
429 Walnut Street
Reading, PA 19603
Phone: 610-375-6523
Reading Friends Meeting
108 North Sixth Street
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: 610-775-0185 or 610-223-1560
Pennsylvania Diversity Network
PO Box 22902
Lehigh Valley, PA 18002
Phone: 610-432-5449
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County
416 Franklin Street
Reading, PA 19602
Phone: 610-834-3308
Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley
1901 South 12th Street #208
Allentown, PA 18103
Phone: 610-709-8800
Spectrum
48 South Fourth Street
Reading, PA 19602
Phone: 610-376-0137
Berks Gay Man’s Social Club
1021 Frederick Blvd.
Reading, PA 19605
Phone: 484-332-2920
Equality Advocates Pennsylvania
1211 Chestnut Street Suite 605
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-731-1447 Ext. 14
American Illusion National Pageantry
1217 Church Street
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: 610-372-1540


Event Schedule for the July 2007 Festival
12 PM - 1 PM: DJ Bill E
Speaker: Steward Willman, Reading Pride - Welcome Address
Performer:
Whitley Nycole DeAire', Miss Tally Ho 2007
Performer:
Ria La Rue, Miss Lancaster America 2007
Performer:
Joey Josephs, Miss Lark 2005
Speaker: Liz Bradbury, Executive Director Pa Diversity Network
Performer:
Tiffany North
Performer: Precious Calente
Performer:
Dick Latex Jr. & Friends.
Speaker: Jennifer Long c/o Humane Society of Berks Co.
Performer:
Whitley Nycole DeAire', Miss Tally Ho 2007
Performer:
Ria La Rue, Miss Lancaster America 2007
Performer:
Joey Josephs, Miss Lark 2005
Speaker: Rev. Sandra Fees, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks Co.
Performer:
Tiffany North
Performer: Precious Calente
Performer: Teri
Speaker: John Riviera Quakers
Speaker: Chico Perez, Chicomax
Speaker: Steve Glassman, Chairperson Pa. Human Relations Commission
Speaker: Dan Anders, Candidate for Judge Court of Common Pleas Dist. 1
Speaker: Mayor Thomas M McMahon, Mayor Reading Pa
Committment Ceremony
Performer: Miss Reading American Illusion 2007
Performer: Bianca De Monet, Miss Reading Illusion 2006
Performer: Denise De Jour
Speaker: Jake Kaski, Education & Outreach Coordinator Equality Advocates Pennsylvania
Performer: Willie
Performer:
Honey B, Miss Pennsylvania Illusion 2006
Performer:
Alexxus Kane, Miss American Illusion Grand Diva
Speaker: Lisa Kneer, Berks Peace Initiative
Performer: Bianca De Monet, Miss Reading Illusion 2006
Performer: Denise De Jour
Speaker: Stewart Willman - Introduction of Committee Members
Speaker: John Durkin, Vice President Reading Pride - Membership Drive for 2008
Performer: Willie
Performer: Bobby
Performer: Alexxus & Geri
Performer: Genesius Theatre scenes from Grease
Tea Dance Djs Bill E & Evelyn