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Every October brings Outfest, a fabulous celebration in the heart of Philadelphia's Gayborhood. Claiming to be the largest National Coming Out Day event in the world, this year's festival took place on October 7. With fabulous drag shows, rowdy bar crawls, a street fair and outdoor dance parties, Philly's queer community banded together and celebrated what it means to be out -- loud and proud. Photography by Kelly Burkhardt.