Pride Rooftop Disco with Mystic Bill, Richard Vasquez, & Jesse Walker

By : Maia Monet
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Join us just blocks away from the St. Pete Pride Parade at one of the city’s hidden gems, Station House, for a Pride Rooftop Disco featuring Chicago and New York originals Mystic Bill and Richard Vasquez alongside Salt Lake City’s Jesse Walker and host Adriana Sparkle. These talents combined have worked with Paradise Garage’s Larry Levan, performed alongside Crystal Waters, held the booth at the legendary Studio 54, and even DJ’d a Winter Olympics. Local artists Melanie Posner and Jerry Cahill have curated a talented group of Tampa Bay’s brightest and most colorful visual artists to showcase their work. Over 15 LGTBQ+ artists and allies’ work will be open to the public on the 2nd floor, with other pieces displayed throughout the building. This daytime affair is the perfect pre-party for the parade. Afterwards, the night continues with dinner, drinks, and dancing at Ichicoro Ane.

Pride Rooftop Disco with Mystic Bill, Richard Vasquez, & Jesse Walker

By : Maia Monet
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Join us just blocks away from the St. Pete Pride Parade at one of the city’s hidden gems, Station House, for a Pride Rooftop Disco featuring Chicago and New York originals Mystic Bill and Richard Vasquez alongside Salt Lake City’s Jesse Walker and host Adriana Sparkle. These talents combined have worked with Paradise Garage’s Larry Levan, performed alongside Crystal Waters, held the booth at the legendary Studio 54, and even DJ’d a Winter Olympics. Local artists Melanie Posner and Jerry Cahill have curated a talented group of Tampa Bay’s brightest and most colorful visual artists to showcase their work. Over 15 LGTBQ+ artists and allies’ work will be open to the public on the 2nd floor, with other pieces displayed throughout the building. This daytime affair is the perfect pre-party for the parade. Afterwards, the night continues with dinner, drinks, and dancing at Ichicoro Ane.

Pride on Edge: A pop-up gay bar and nightclub experience

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Love is magic and we’ll be celebrating both as I Love the Burg St. Pete, Uniqorn, and OpenHouse ST. PETE welcome revelers to Pride on Edge, St. Pete’s first pop-up gay club experience for TWO NIGHTS ONLY.

This is not your typical pride party. The magical Uniqorn touch means an experience that’s never over the top, but hardly comfortable playing it safe.

We’ll be popping up on the fringes of downtown in one of its coolest up and coming neighborhoods, the Edge District. OPENHOUSE’s new and unique event space provides the perfect blank canvas for a weekend full of music, lights, dancing, drinks, DJs, and other colorful entertainment.

A portion of proceeds go to benefit Metro Wellness & Community Centers in support of their essential LGBTQ, transgender, and youth programs.

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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Pride Marches On: St. Pete Pride celebrates diversity in the ‘Burg with a year of firsts

By : Jeremy Williams
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ST. PETERSBURG – After all the controversy over the changes St. Pete Pride brought this year, it all seemed to be put aside for Pride weekend as thousands gathered along Bayshore Drive for the city’s first Pride parade downtown.

The Pride parade, the largest in the state, began with the first ever TransPride March along the parade route. More than 500 participants walked, starting from the end of the official parade route at Albert Whitted Park to the parade’s starting point at Vinoy Park, as watchers waved trans flags and shouted support to those walking.

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Social media users track down group behind anti-gay beating

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Philadelphia (AP) – Police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young men and women at a restaurant and helped match names to faces.

Attorneys representing a number of those seen in the video notified police they would bring in their clients to tell their side of the story, a police spokesman, Sgt. Eric Gripp, said. He didn’t know if any had been interviewed by late Sept. 17.

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Line-up announced for the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

By : Veronica Brezina
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Line-up announced for the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
The 2014-2015 Broadway and ballet line-up for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts was announced June 12.

The center will be open starting Nov. 6, 2014. The show line-up will include the Jazz Roots Series, featuring music from Ray Charles, Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes, plays such as Phantom of the Opera, I Love Lucy on stage and even shows for kids.

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COWP organizers estimate 110,000 will pack downtown for Orlando Pride

By : AlejandPate
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Orlando – Come Out With Pride organizers are predicting 110,000 people will attend the Oct. 5 festivities, which would be a record-breaking crowd size.

It was estimated that for COWP 2012, 100,000 atttended. Of the predicted 110,000, organizers estimate 30% will be straight allies and families.

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