Hosted in Philadelphia, the three-day National LGBT 50th Anniversary celebration takes place July 2-5, on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide. LGBT50 commemorates the annual marches that began on July 4, 1965 outside of Independence Hall where gay activists from DC, Philadelphia and New York City demonstrated for equality.
Events include a Fourth of July National LGBT 50th Anniversary Ceremony hosted by Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, writer, and voice artist, Wanda Sykes, as well as a series of history panels, discussions and parties. For a complete list of LGBT50 events and events hosted by collaborating organizations, visit the LGBT50 website.
Comcast’s sponsorship of the LGBT celebration demonstrates the company’s commitment to the diversity and inclusion of the LGBT community, and is also a complement to our exclusive LGBT film collection that launched in celebration of LGBT Pride Month. The collection features movies curated by Frameline, a world-renowned media arts organization connecting filmmakers and audiences around the world, and XFINITY TV customers can access the film collection online at xfinity.com/LGBT until July 15.