Join us Saturday, June 8th, 2024 at 9:00 AM for the 4th Annual Stride for Pride 5K Run in partnership with In This Together NEPA. We will be running at the beautiful Lackawanna River Heritage Trail on Olive Street in Scranton, PA.Can't make it on race day? We will also be hosting a Virtual 5K. Run any time on Friday or Saturday, and submit your results back to our timing friends at Scranton Running Company. Virtual race will be scored and results displayed by Monday, June 12th.
Queer NEPA is a LGBTQ+ organization dedicated to culture, community, and justice. Queer NEPA blossomed out of the 2018 Pride Series, of the same name, organized by queer, transgender Muslim activist Emma Maloney (She/They Pronouns). A highlight of our 2018 Pride Series was the first Pride flag raising in the city of Scranton. On Pulse Remembrance Day, June 12th, 2018, Queer NEPA officially declared its founding as an organization dedicated to nonviolent advocacy and advancing the cause of LGBTQ+ rights in Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA).
Queer NEPA’s platform is rooted in equality and community building. From Pulse to Stonewall, the queer community has a history rooted in resilience and bonded by love. Understanding the past helps us navigate present-day, as well as create a better tomorrow. Queer NEPA is dedicated to a campaign of nonviolent activism for peace and LGBTQ rights in both Luzerne and Lackawanna counties of NEPA. We also believe in gender equity, reproductive justice, and the abolition of poverty. Through volunteerism, advocacy, & coalition building, it’s our hope to see a society free of the systems of hate, violence, & oppression that have afflicted NEPA & the rest of the world. We also look to evoke change through the power of the arts by speaking truth to power & uplifting local LGBTQ creatives.
Overall, Queer NEPA seeks to create a space where people can be unapologetically themselves, as well as raise up a diverse community that uplifts marginalized peoples.
Event shirts are guaranteed to all runners registered by 5/17. Runners registered after the deadline will receive shirts while supplies last.
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