St. Petersburg celebrates sixteen years of Pride

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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St. Pete Pride drew 220,000 people to St. Petersburg for its weekend-long celebration last year, around 40,000 short of the Sunshine City’s entire population.

As any event of its size would, particularly one so intrinsically tied to the community it serves, the organization’s 15th year faced its fair share of cheers and jeers. For the first time in its history, the St. Pete Pride parade was held in downtown St. Petersburg rather than in the city’s Grand Central District.

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Tampa Bay’s Overheard: Not so broken pageant

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The fifth annual charity pageant Miss Broken Slut was held on Feb. 25 at Quench Lounge, raising a total of $1,828 for Metro Wellness and Community Centers after the Sawmill Camping Resort donated a generous $1,275.

Nine contestants vied for the 2018 title, with Veronica Vixen claiming the crown. The queens were judged on presentation, creative evening wear, question and answer and their chosen talent. Unlike most pageants, however, tips are factored into the equation—and those tips go right back to the community.

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Broken Tusk to close, reopen as tea bar

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St. Petersburg – For a year-and-a-half, LGBTs, drag queens and their allies have partied, raised money and shared drinks at The Broken Tusk on 28th Street North. But come May 1, they’ll be sharing drinks of the non-alcoholic kind.

The owners announced the change on its Facebook page, saying that The Broken Tusk will sling its last alcoholic beverage on April 27 before reopening as Mad Hatters Ethnobotanical Tea Bar on May 1.

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