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VP Partners with Delta Foundation

VisitPittsburgh Partners with Delta Foundation for “Pittsburgh Pride” Press Tour

This week, VisitPittsburgh is partnering with the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh for a first-of-its-kind “Pittsburgh Pride Press Tour.” Nine writers from around the country will convene in Pittsburgh June 9-13 to experience much that the city has to offer.

“We have an incredibly diverse city and we’ll be showcasing our outstanding and diverse attractions to an important market,” said Joe McGrath, president and CEO of VisitPittsburgh. The writers represent publications such as Gay Parent Magazine, PINK Magazine, Liberty Press, and Passport Magazine.

Among the attractions that the writers will visit are The Andy Warhol Museum, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Carnegie Museum of Art & Natural History, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Nationality Rooms, Duquesne Incline and neighborhood tours of the Strip District and Lawrenceville. In addition, the writers are invited to participate in Pride in the Street festival, PrideFest and other related activities.

Produced by the Delta Foundation, Pittsburgh Pride is a celebration of the uniqueness and rich diversity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. Held in downtown Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pride has grown from 2,800 people attending in 2007 to more than 35,000 in 2010.

With Pittsburgh recently voted the 5th gayest city in the U.S., we’re thrilled that the national media is coming to see what Pittsburgh is all about. We look forward to showing them how diverse and accepting Pittsburghers really are, and we think they’ll also have a little bit of fun”, said Christine Bryan, director of marketing for the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh.The LGBT community wields an estimated $743 billion in purchasing power and is very loyal. “As the official tourism promotion agency in Allegheny County, we’re delighted to reach out to these writers. We want to offer everyone the opportunity to explore all that Pittsburgh has to offer,” said Mr. McGrath.

VisitPittsburgh is the official tourism marketing and promotion agency of the Pittsburgh region. It is dedicated to generating conventions, trade show and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region.