Philly Pride group disbands amid community backlash

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The group responsible for putting on the Philadelphia LGBTQ+ pride events for nearly 30 years has disbanded amid backlash from the community.

Philly Pride Presents has also canceled its "Pride Lite" festival in September.


"It's not just about celebration. It's also about raising awareness around the inequities that so many of us are suffering within this community," said Kendall Stephens, an LGBTQ+ civil rights advocate.

She says people who look like her have long felt marginalized by Philly Pride Presents.


Beccah Hendrickson breaks down the controversy for Visions.
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