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A list of events and activities dedicated to celebrating and uplifting our LGBTQ+ community this month.
Rebecca McDonough has a long career in business and behavioral healthcare administration.
Parsi lives in exile in Toronto, where he founded the International Railroad for Queer Refugees (IRQR).
The bill bans discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools.
Here to stay
Following a two-year pause, the Manatee Pride Festival returns this Saturday, March 5.
The event is in response to anti-LGBTQ bills being considered in the Florida Legislature.
"I wanted to make sure Florida youth didn’t become a statistic in terms of self-harm or addiction or homelessness. I want them to know they can live life out and proud here.”
Gallo talks about his personal journey and the need for openness and inclusivity.
A Fabulous Time
Now known as the Fabulous Arts Foundation, the organization's art, music, dance and film festival celebrates LGBTQ identity, representation and pride. It returns to Sarasota Sept. 23-Oct. 2.
After weeks of debate, the John Ringling Causeway Bridge will finally be lit for Pride Month.
Sarasota Mayor Hagen Brody says he is "optimistic" that the bridge lighting may eventually take place, despite a previous denial by the Florida Department of Transportation.
Tag University Town Center in your next social media post, and give a boost to Sarasota's LGBTQ community.
From Taste of Pride to parades to best-dressed-pet contests, fly your flag high at these Pride events.
Christie Leonard says a Bradenton church fired her because of suspicions that she was a lesbian. Was that against the law?
The mural will be painted by Detroit-based artist Joey Salmon; a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 11.
Several restaurants and food businesses in Sarasota are offering special deals, dishes and drinks to celebrate Pride Month.
“I’m a better person because of the generosity of all these people who’ve chosen to talk to me.”
The Starlite Room has closed, but the owner plans to reopen soon, thanks in part to a new TV deal.
Lean on Me
In Sarasota County, where more than a third of the population is 65 and older, the demand for services for the aging is high. But it’s a crisis for LGBTQ adults in their 70s, 80s and 90s.
The "Florida Competitive Workforce Act" would outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.