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June 30, 2024

The Welcome Project PA is proud to host the fourth annual 

Bucks-Mont PRIDE Festival at the beautiful Abington Art Center! 

We are Montgomery County's LGBT+ Community Center, providing support, education, advocacy, and resources since 2017. 

 

 

 

Enjoy live music, food, community resources, family-friendly activities, and more

at this free, indoor/outdoor event!

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Performers & Entertainment

Performers & Entertainment

Meet our Sound Engineers!

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Teyanna Stone is a storyteller and multimedia artist based in Philadelphia, PA. Through her production company Imagine Stone Productions (https://www.teyannastone.com/imaginestoneproductions), Teyanna works to create stories through music and film. Spirituality, blackness, queerness, and love are at the root of her art and desire to hold and create spaces with other creatives. Collaboration is a part of the creative process, so let's connect!

Carley Perloff is a musician and audio engineer based in the Philadelphia area. She graduated Temple University a couple years back and has gained experience in the field as a studio assistant at The Boom Room studios, as well as REC Philly. This past year, she also founded her freelance audio production business “Scooter Girl Studios” and has been assisting clients to bring their audio project ideas to life.

 

In her free time, Carley also enjoys writing and producing music for herself as well jamming and making tunes with her band Cuddle Puddle. When she is not working, writing or producing, you can catch her scooting around down town Philadelphia! So keep a lookout!

 

You can find all of her past work and get in contact with her for your next project at 

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Music by DJ Trish

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DJ Triiish is a master of creating vibrant, inclusive atmospheres on the dance floor. Known for their ability to seamlessly blend genres and rhythms, DJ Triiish crafts sets that invite everyone to let loose and have fun. Their infectious energy and commitment to fostering a safe, welcoming space make each performance unforgettable. Whether at clubs, festivals, or private events, DJ Triiish ensures every beat resonates with joy, transforming every venue into a haven of dance and delight. 

Performers & Activities!

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Spiral Q

Spiral Q is a non-profit arts organization whose work is guided by our mission to build strong and equitable communities characterized by creativity, joy, can-do attitudes and the courage to act on their convictions. In pursuit of this mission, we use art to connect people, values, neighborhoods and movements to their collective creative force for change. Our vision is to cultivate a responsive and engaged society that rallies to overcome discrimination and oppression. We work with, and bring together, activists, students, neighbors, cultural organizers as well as professional and non-professional artists to bring creativity, joy, and essential demands to the streets of our neighborhoods through parade, protest, and pageantry.

More info can be found at www.spiralq.org.

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Positive Movement Drumline

Our sole focus is to encourage and inspire young people and adults so they may find a safe haven through drumming, while simultaneously spreading a positive community message, showing leadership, and raising awareness to decrease gun violence in Philadelphia. www.whourockinwit.org

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The Dead Friends Club

The Dead Friends Club (@tdfcmusic) is an all non-binary Black-fronted band, celebrating queerness and punk through epic tales of rebellion, reclamation, and unconditional love. Their funky-emo-jazz album Funeral Afterparty, streamed over 10K times, envisions a world where liberation overpowers injustice.

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BRAZN

BRAZN is a hyperpop artist/producer based in Philadelphia. Combining experimental and commercial pop elements, they make music that highlights the emotions you feel throughout the queer experience - sadness, euphoria, confidence, and vulnerability. As a queer person, they strive to empower the listener to be different and stand out from the crowd. Their music ranges from topics of embracing emotional vulnerability to chasing a confident, carefree life interlaced with hypnotic melodies that will have anyone up and dancing. They developed a passion for music and performing at a young age by participating in musicals, choirs, and fronting different bands. They began writing songs at the age of 12, drawing inspiration through their exploration of life. Later, this evolved into discovering an additional love for production and sound design that mirrors their eclectic androgynous style. They have a variety of musical inspirations they draw from, which include Troye Sivan, Charli XCX, and Lady Gaga. Their newest single "TREADMILL" was just released in 2023. They're working on an exciting new EP with the release date TBD.

www.braznmusic.com

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VinChelle

VinChelle is the queen of all queens residing in Philadelphia, PA!! She is grateful to perform consistently in the Tri-State & DMV area! From live singing to choreography to hosting and producing shows, VinChelle does it all!  With her love for Beyoncé, she has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer as well as “Best of Philly” 2023! She was voted 2017 Philadelphia drag queen of the year as well as best hostess. While running Shea Butter Werk productions, she host and produces several shows including “Black Girl Magic”, a show highlighting local black entertainers, voted Philadelphia’s best monthly show two years in a row! She is also a co-owner of Big Wig Brunch with Live Nation! Her main purpose in drag is to make sure you have a good time as well as use her platform to promote black excellence and spread her African culture!!! Check out more on VinChelle.com.

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Chad Parsons (He/They) - Puppeteer
Performing "Some Bunny To Love"

Chad is a theatre artist with an MFA in Theatre for Youth. Some Bunny to Love began as a grad project that never got to be performed due to the pandemic, so they are ecstatic to share this story of LOVE with the Mont-Bucks PRIDE community. As an actor/singer Chad has performed with Norwegian Cruise Lines, Walnut Street Theatre, Fulton Opera House, Nashville Children’s Theatre and many others. Chad recently played the role of Bruce in “Fun Home” with New Light Theater in Wilmington, DE.  Chad is also the incoming chair with Pride Youth Theatre Alliance (PYTA) and a member of the Greater Philadelphia Puppetry Guild.  See more about Chad @chadsparsons on Instagram or

www.chadsparsons.comwww.greaterphillypuppetryguild.org

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James Rudolph II (He/Him) - Puppeteer
Performing "Some Bunny To Love"

James is an actor, singer, dancer, and writer born, raised, and based in Nashville,  TN. He is currently a teaching artist at Nashville Children’s Theatre, just completing the TYA world premiere of "Finding Nemo". Regional credits include: Tom Collins (RENT), Mister (The Color Purple), Seaweed (Hairspray), Donkey (Shrek: The Musical), Sebastian (The Little Mermaid), and the Wicked Witch (The Wizard of Oz). In addition to performing, James is working on a degree in music. Check him out on all things social at @JaydedTheGr8.

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Frankie Rowles (He/Him) - Puppeteer
Performing "Some Bunny To Love"

Frankie is a local graphic designer, working with many LGBTQIA+ clients in and around the Philadelphia area. He is no stranger to the stage though! He very excited to be returning to the stage with his BFF Chad for this production of Some Bunny to Love for Bucks-Mont PRIDE, after first appearing together in 2011 in a production of HAIRSPRAY! Big thank you to his husband Chris for always being up to do something fun and adventurous! Make sure to VOTE!

Happy PRIDE!

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Cheer Philadelphia

Cheer Philadelphia unites athletics with action, using the positivity of cheerleading to promote inclusion and champion equality for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. 

 

Established in 2017, Cheer Philadelphia is a diverse group of LGBTQ+ and allied cheerleaders who volunteer their time, energy, and skills to raise spirits, awareness, and funds for local charities and community organizations. 

 

We cheer to bring joy, celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and inspire positive change – both in our sport and our communities. 

 

Cheer Philadelphia is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

We welcome participants with all levels of experience! If you'd like to meet new people, learn new skills and support great community organizations, get in touch with us today!

www.cheerphiladelphia.org

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Philly Cheer Elite

Founded in April 2019, Philly Cheer Elite is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

We are an all-volunteer Cheerleading Organization compromised of LGBTQ+ and ally adults (18+). Through cheerleading, we fundraise, bring awareness, and donate to organizations supporting the LGBTQ+ community to achieve equality and awareness for the LGBTQ+ community in the Greater Philadelphia area. 

 

We Empower our Community to Make a Difference.

www.phillycheerelite.org

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ReeLee Restarting & Training LLC

ReeLee Restarting and Training is owned and operated by trainer Kelsey Parisi. She holds a degree in Equine Science from Colorado State University, with a focus on Behavior, Nutrition, and Exercise Physiology. She has worked under top trainers across several disciplines around the world, and in 2015, established ReeLee Restarting and Training LLC. Since that time, ReeLee has become a highly regarded and trusted place for physical and mental rehabilitation, training, and starting of horses across breeds, disciplines, and backgrounds.  

 

ReeLee is a partner farm to Turning For Home, the thoroughbred retirement organization for Parx Racing. which means that Kelsey rehabs and rehomes retired racehorses into second careers. Kelsey also has a soft spot for wild mustangs. So, ReeLee offers specialized services to gentle wild mustangs for private clients, as well as gentling and training them to find new homes directly from government holding. 

 

In addition to training services, ReeLee also does work in film/tv, and print media, offers equine experiences for the general public in the form of Guided Grooming sessions, Roundpenning Workshops, and Horse Walks on her farm in Chalfont, PA. 

 

Outside of her work with horses, it Kelsey’s goal to use ReeLee Restarting and Training to raise awareness and support to causes that have impacted her. As an out Lesbian, Kelsey is an avid supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, and she advocates for the destigmatization of mental health conditions and suicide awareness.

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

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Glitteratti Bakery

Since 2020, Glitteratti Bakery has been baking gourmet cakes, cookies, brownies or anything else your sweet tooth desires. Every item we make includes edible glitter to make you sparkle inside and out. Each item is carefully made from scratch with only the finest, all-natural ingredients, just like you'd use at home.

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Philly Funnel Cake

Philly Funnel Cake was created in 2021. We are a family-owned business and pride ourselves in offering the best tasting funnel cake in the Philadelphia area!

Ce-Ce's Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

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Ce-Ce's Lemonade started in 2021 during the pandemic. Since then, Ce-Ce has attended numerous events of all sizes, where she has served up delicious lemonade. The business operates year round and has set up at both indoor and outdoor events. 

Only the freshest ingredients are used. No powder, no fake stuff. Just pure and simple lemons, water and sugar. 

10% of profits are given to an organization that works with the unsheltered community.

Ce-Ce's Lemonade is fully licensed, insured and ServSafe certified

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Rainbow Concoctions

A hobby turned business: Rainbow concoctions started with a passion for cooking and food preservation. At Rainbow Concoctions, we provide high-quality food and vinegar with the latest testing methods to ensure food quality and safety. 

 

Quality products: We care so much about the quality of our products that we are one of the few freeze-dried food companies that work out of a commercial kitchen and not at home as a cottage business. We are ServSafe manager certified and ensure that we employ safety protocols above the minimum state and federal regulations. We use multiple methods of checking the food for water content and quality checks for each small batch.

The way we approach food is the way we approach the community: Rainbow Concoctions is more than just the name of the business. It is the way we approach and live in our community. Rainbow Concoctions believes in fostering a strong, supportive community by providing high-quality products and exceptional customer service while actively engaging with and giving back to the community through various initiatives and events. 

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It's a story told with pizza. One hot, thin, crispy crust, topped with locally sourced, organic products at a time. For us: it's the taste - we love our thin crust. Crunchy with a little bit of chewiness... perfect! JULES was created so that everybody (not just parents) would have a great place for a quick and healthy meal. And pizza is everybody’s favorite. Our organic dough and sauces are made fresh, in-house, every day. No additives. No bad stuff. Only the good. Our ingredients are seasonal, locally sourced when possible, and organic. Gluten Intolerant? Vegan? Vegetarian? We have your back. Just look at our menus for all the different toppings we offer on 3 types of organic crusts (including our special gluten-free crust).

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Menagerie Foods is mobile catering and food truck service located in Montgomery County, PA. Servicing Montco and all the surrounding areas. Traveling around the area, you can find the Menagerie Food trailer at farmers markets, arts festivals, concerts and other events in the area. Check our calendar and social media to stay up-to-date with where the trailer will be next!

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Absolutely Fresh LLC

Welcome to Absolutely Fresh LLC where bringing you fresh and local food is our top priority. We bring a unique twist to classic southern favorites and innovative new flavors. Every order is served with kindness and hospitality. Opened in 2020, this Mother-Daughter Duo is committed to bringing only the absolute best to everyone! From Cinnamon Spiced Peach sweet tea to our signature barbecue every order is created with care and served with a smile. 
Because Fresh is best....ABSOLUTELY Fresh!

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Rocco's Italian Sausages & Cheese Steaks 

Bio Coming Soon!

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Icy's Water Ice

@icys_ water_ice has several different flavors of refreshing water ice. Icy’s main goal is making people smile through water ice. 

Sponsors

Event Sponsors

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Platinum Sponsors

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Bucks County Community College

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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