For Immediate Release
Doylestown, PA - The Doylestown Pride Festival is elated to share that tonight, the Doylestown Borough Council unanimously approved the installation of a permanent Pride Crosswalk in downtown Doylestown. This would be Bucks County, Pennsylvania's first rainbow crosswalk.
"The Borough is pleased to approve a rainbow crosswalk as a symbol of equity and inclusion in the heart of Doylestown. Its location is central to the Pride Festival block and welcomes everyone to our town," said Mayor Noni West.
Funds raised as part of the ongoing Doylestown Pride Festival events will be used to pay for the materials, installation, and ongoing maintenance of the crosswalk; taxpayer dollars will not be used. More details about the crosswalk’s location and timing will be shared as soon as it’s available. If you'd like to make a donation to help us maintain the crosswalk, donations are now being accepted: DONATE HERE
“We’re beyond proud to celebrate the many diverse identities within our community and as we enter our fourth year we hope this will serve as a wonderful year-round reminder that Doylestown embraces and uplifts the LGBTQ+ community from across the region,” said Kris Boger, President of Discover Doylestown and Chair of the Doylestown Pride Festival.
Doylestown Pride Festival is a collaborative effort between the Borough of Doylestown, Discover Doylestown, Delaware Valley University, A Woman’s Place, Michener Art Museum, The Rainbow Room, Salem United Church of Christ, Borough Council, and the Human Relations Commission. For up-to-date information about events, sponsorships, and volunteer opportunities, visit DtownPride.com.
Home to over 8,000 residents as well as a robust array of galleries, museums, restaurants, and locally owned shops and boutiques, Doylestown is nationally recognized as a "destination" town. In May 2019 Doylestown was named “USA Today’s 10Best Small Town Cultural Scene,” Philadelphia magazine named Doylestown "best fun suburban town" in 2017; in 2013, Travel + Leisure magazine called Doylestown one of "America's [top 20] favorite towns."