Uniting Communities: Pride on the Mountain

With so much attention on what's been happening in Virginia this past weekend after a white supremacy rally, an event in Scranton this week is hoping to bring all types of people together.

It all surrounds the NEPA Rainbow Alliance's "Pride on the Mountain."

Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey highlighted the event Tuesday which will take place this weekend at Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton.

The pride event supports the NEPA Rainbow Alliance in our area and creates awareness of various services for the LGBTQ community.

QUICK FACTS: 

  • WHAT: Pride on the Mountain
  • WHEN: Saturday, August 19 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • WHY: Supports the NEPA Rainbow Alliance & the LGBTQ community
  • WHERE: Montage Mountain Waterpark, Scranton
  • ADMISSION: Ticket prices start at $5.00 in advance, $10 at the door.

To get tickets ahead of time and learn more about the event, head here!

To learn more about the NEPA Rainbow Alliance, check out their Facebook page here!

43 comments

  • Sodom and Gomorrah

    @TRUMPLAND SUCKS: I could care less about your data, studies, and statistics. You don’t believe my book, I don’t believe yours. 15% of the population is not gay, it’s closer to 5%. I’m not denying the existence of homosexuality, I know it’s been around since the dawn of man. So has murder. Still doesn’t make it right. The only people that will be crying will be people like yourself when ‘the fat man in the sky’ says “I never knew you” and casts you into hell. You think this is some big joke, you’re in for a huge surprise. I’m done with you, so go ahead and get your last words in. Goodbye, and I hope some day you’ll see how wrong you are before it’s too late.

  • Trumpland Sucks

    No problem : one is not allowed to put links by WNEP. Let’s start with Kinsey Report which is a hallmark study: 37% of makes reported achieving orgasm with another male. You can read the rest. Homosexuality is a natural part of humanity. The ones who scream the loudest against it are the ones who the most “ashamed ” of their feelings. That is unfortunate. So many needless miserable marriages, suicides etc. Love who you wish.

    • Sodom and Gomorrah

      Nice tactic, did the Alliance teach you that? You sure are brainwashed and grasping at straws, aren’t you? The Kinsey reports were written in the 40’s and 50’s and the data was obtained by interviews and in some cases experiments. 37% of the males that ‘reacted’ to the experiments is a bit of of stretch to calling 15% of the entire population gay, don’t you think? It’s natural you say? So why can’t gays reproduce? Listen, you believe what you want, live your life. But you’ve been informed and warned – the homosexual lifestyle will land people in hell, whether you think so or not. No amount of propaganda or ‘community’ events will change the fact that God will cast all gays into eternal damnition. To me, that’s a-shame(d).

      • Trumpland Sucks

        If you want to go head to head on the data I’m ready. You can look at any true scientific studies and the results are remarkably consistent . I used the Kinsey report especially given its age and it is considered conservative. Sorry but homosexuality (including yours and your family members is completely normal). It’s always existed and always will no matter how hard you cry, stomp your feet or pray to some fat man in the sky.

      • Don't feed the trolls

        Hey, TRUMPLAND SUCKS! What exactly is a ‘true scientific study’? Is it true because it tells you what you want to hear? Not sure about anyone else on here, but all my family is as straight as an arrow, not a fag or dyke in the lot. So if it’s so normal, why are the men in my family married to attracted to women, and vice-versa, and repulsed at the thought of two fags going at it? You’re a nut job.

    • NO THANKS!

      Trumpland sucks………nobody cares. I mean, really. I don’t care one iota what another person’s leanings are. I just don’t want it shoved into my face seven times a day by someone screeching about how it’s “hate speech” to not be interested in homosexuality. I do not care. Most people I know couldn’t care less.

      People who choose to commit suicide over their sexuality or one of the 58 genders (pffft) have OTHER MENTAL ILLNESSES and fail to get help for themselves. It’s sad, yes. It’s unfair, yes. But, even the most venerable theologians and philosophers on the planet will tell you, “Life isn’t fair.”

    • Get your motor running

      Sandusky loved who he wished and it landed him in jail. A rash of school teachers loved their students lately and it cost them their jobs. Some Catholic preasts loved their alter boys – well, you can see where this is going.

  • Fifteen percent?

    Hey TRUMPLAND SUCKS, I believe you were called out to back up your claims. Something about ‘fact’ and ‘natural’. Let’s hear it, or you owe some people an apology. Do the right thing.

  • Sodom and Gomorrah

    @TRUMPLAND SUCKS: Google not working today? I’m still waiting to read the article that says 15% of the population is gay. Could it be that you just made that number up to justify your maladjusted beliefs?

  • All One, Peace and Love

    So sad that people are so against everything they don’t understand, Why can’t we just let people be who they are and not be so damn judgmental. I thought that God’s greatest commandment was to Love one another like he Loves us ALL!! So let’s stop all the negative comments and grow as a community.

    • God is love

      God does love us all as his children, because we are. But many of his children have strayed from the path of righteousness and need to be corrected. Do you not correct your children when they do something wrong? God instructs us in His book what is right and what is wrong, and what the righteous are to do when a brother or sister strays. Unfortunately most of the LBGTQIA crowd isn’t listening. Like defiant children, they continue on their path of destruction.

  • Ever wonder why?

    Ever wonder why that homosexuals and lesbians can’t reproduce with each other? Almost as if there’s a grand design in place, a natural order of things. Imagine that.

  • FracingA

    Whelp, definitely not hitting water park during this event. I’m neutral to all walks of life but this Rainbow stuff is abit too much. My kids love to be educated but this would take quite a bit of time for them to grasp. Stop the Drama w/all these “Family Friendly” events.

  • Excited

    I can’t wait for pride this year! It’s really neat to see someone like The Wright Center stepping up and supporting the community. I’m glad they’re opening the whole park this year!

  • Really?

    I’m tired of all of this rainbow alliance business. They get enough media attention. They talk about love and communities uniting but anyone who disagrees with them or their lifrsytle is a hater or a bigot. No one else is allowed to have any kind of opinion. It’s sickening. They are the ones that cause the uproars. It resorts to name calling on their end. Real loveis not name calling if someone doesn’t agree with you. We are suppose to be like Jesus. Love the sinner and hate the sin.

    • Jeff

      If your day is ruined because of something you don’t agree with being on tv, calmly move on and enjoy your life.

      • Really?

        My day is ruined by that. I have more important things in my life than that. I was just stating my opinion. Everyone has the right to their own opinion. :).

      • Sodom and Gomorrah

        Unless your opinion doesn’t align with theirs. Then you’re a (bigot, hater, racist, homophobe, xenophobe, misogynist, intolerant fascist) and out of touch with the modern world. ‘It’s the 21st century’ they’ll say. Gee, I didn’t know the calendar and passing of time made everything OK…

    • Trumpland sucks

      Of course you are free to “disagree”. You do not have the right to discriminate based on who people choose to love (or race, religion etc etc)

      • Really?

        I’m not discriminating against them. My belief is what the Bible says which is a man shall not lie with a man as with a woman. That’s in Deuteronomy. And Leviticus says a man shall not put on that which pertains to a woman, neither shall a woman put on a man’s clothes. That’s not discrimination. That is MY belief. Just as THEY have theirs.

      • Sodom and Gomorrah

        Dear @REALLY, your belief is based on the infallible Truth of God. Their belief is from their father the devil. Romans 1:27. They would rather forfeit their souls and satisfy their lusts.

      • Really?

        Right on Sodom and Gomorrah! Amen to that. Because of all the homosexuality in Sodom and Gomorrah is why God destroyed it and Lots wife looked back after being commanded not too, and was turned into a Pilar of salt!

  • Good News for a change

    Great to see this. Why don’t you haters below go and talk to the folks — you might just have some fun and find out some of your uncles, aunts , brothers and sisters are there.

    • Sodom and Gomorrah

      If any of my family members are there, they would be handing out salvation tracts and letting everyone in attendance know that homosexuality is a sin, but Jesus can save them if they turn from their sin and follow Him. Hell awaits those that rebuke the Lord.

      • Trumpland sucks

        Jeez Louise– how many pastors, priests, TV evangelists, mega church preachers get caught in gay relationships — a news story every day. Cut me a break. At least 15% of your family and church are gay. Fact. Natural. And it’s sad you make them feel shame. In fact you who cry foul the loudest are probably the most likely to be– seek counseling and enjoy life.

      • Really?

        Trumpland sucks, baring false witness against your neighbor is one of the ten commandments so if you don’t know for sure about people in soddam and gammorah’s family and church I’d be very careful.

      • Sodom and Gomorrah

        Dear Trumpland Sucks, Please cite the source of your 15% reference. Just because someone is a mega-church pastor does not mean they are walking the righteous path with God. Every day you say? Prove it. Shame? Absolutely. But also support, like I would support a drunk, drug abuser, or any other sinner. Jesus would tell them to turn from their sin, you and the Alliance say keep on loving. Fair warning, the wages of sin are death (of the soul). Repent or perish.

      • Trumpland sucks

        Try reading some scientific literature. And by the way God could give a rat’s patootey who you choose to love. Just because you read a book doesn’t make it any more “true” than Harry Potter. Grow up and just try being kind to people– believe me you’ll make god a lot happier.

      • Sodom and Gomorrah

        So that’s your source: ‘Some scientific literature’. Using your logic about the Bible, wouldn’t it apply to your literature as well? Still waiting to hear your source of the 15% demographic…

      • Sodom and Gomorrah

        @trumpland sucks: You’re a walking contradiction. You call the Bible a piece of fiction, but then you acknowledge there is a God by telling people to be nice to others. Stop lying to yourself and confess your sins.

      • Gay guilt

        What’s the matter Jeffy, Father Dickis not attracted to you like the other boys? Get turned down at football camp? That’s OK, head to the mountain this weekend, you’re bound to get lucky.

    • Look in the mirror

      Perversion is a man who calls women “dogs”, impregnates three and leaves them and brags the he “grabs them by the p$$$sy” at will. And wait: he claims to be President! That’s perversion.

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