Halloween 2019 events in Central Florida and Tampa Bay

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Whether you are looking for a spooktacular family-friendly outing or scares intended for adults, we have got you covered.

We gathered LGBTQ community and friendly events throughout Central Florida and Tampa Bay. We also took the liberty of listing costume contests throughout each area for those of you who are crafty and looking to earn a little cold hard cash and/or a few Halloween prizes.

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While setting the stage for its August 2019 outing, GayDayS paves way for June 2020 return

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In the story “The Wizard Of Oz,” a young girl named Dorothy—with dog Toto in hand—is taken over the rainbow by a tornado to the magical land of Oz. While there, she encounters a cast of characters that help her on her journey to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz who she says can get her back to her home in Kansas because, as she realizes by the end of the story, “there’s no place like home.”

Some similarities between that classic story and the events of GayDayS makes it even more fitting that next year’s theme for GayDayS, which will also be the 30th Anniversary of the original Gay Day at the Magic Kingdom, will be “Emerald City” as the organization returns its events back to its traditional dates in June.

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Issue: 26.16 There’s No Place Like Home

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While setting the stage for its August 2019 outing, GayDayS paves way for June 2020 return, petition launched demanding Orange County ban conversion therapy, Tampa hosts National LGBT Chamber of Commerce conference, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Tampa Bay remembers Pulse tragedy at 3-year mark

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Community advocate and allies throughout Tampa Bay will gather for events and memorials June 12, honoring those killed at the Pulse nightclub three years ago today.

We have gathered information below.

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Space Coast Pride kicks off 11th year with week full of events

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MELBOURNE, Fla. | Space Coast Pride is expanding its festival for the first time in its 11-year history to include a full week of events.

SCP President Cortney Thompson says this year’s event is bigger than ever, with double the number of marathon runners and festival vendors.

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The Center Orlando hosts annual Celebrity Bartending fundraiser

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ORLANDO | Local celebrities will go head-to-head in a competition for tips during The LGBT+ Center Orlando’s sixth annual Celebrity Bartending night at SAVOY Orlando Sept. 11.

LGBTQ and ally politicians, journalists, entertainers and more will be making drinks for attendees from 6 p.m. to midnight. All proceeds will benefit The Center for services such as STI testing and LGBT+ education and outreach in Central Florida.

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USF holds inaugural Lavender Graduation honoring LGBTQ students

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TAMPA | The University of South Florida (USF) held its first Lavender Graduation ceremony on April 9 to honor students within the LGBTQ community and their allies.

Lavender Graduations are an annual ceremony designed to acknowledge the achievements and contributions that LGBTQ students and allies have made to their respective universities. They were created in 1995 by Dr. Ronni Sanlo, a lesbian, after she was denied the opportunity to attend the graduations of her children due to her sexual orientation.

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For The Culture Skate Night

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It’s For The Culture Skate Night! Hangout with us for a night that will be filled with many cute moments. The cover charge is $10.00 which includes your skates. You can pay at the door with cash or card. Whether you are a beginner or expert skater; we want to see you there! And bring a plus one; the more the merrier!

Winter Park’s inaugural “Weekend of the Arts” Celebration

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Rediscover arts and culture in Winter Park at the city’s first “Weekend of the Arts” Friday, February 16, thru Monday, February 19. Be inspired with extraordinary performances, unique exhibits, and exciting events at over 20 arts organizations throughout the city. Each day features a new and exciting cultural experience. #wpinspires

DRIP’s Last Shows on I-Drive

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After 5 successful years of bringing innovative, edgy dance shows and art events to the I-Drive area, DRIP will be closing its I-Drive location to focus on new projects.

 

Your last chance to see DRIP on I-Drive is on January 12, 13, 19 (All Ages), 20, 26, and 27, 2018.

 

DRIP shows are usually restricted to 18+ but they will open the Friday, January 19 show up to all ages as long as people under 18 are accompanied by a guardian. The All Ages show will remain edgy and will be the same show experience as the others.

 

This is a great time to come out to DRIP if you’ve always wanted to go or if you are a repeat guest who wants to come one last time. Discounted tickets will be available in January for the remaining shows. Guests can get $25 general admission tickets (regularly $44) with promo code: FINALSPLASH.

 

For tickets and to join DRIP’s email list to stay in the loop of future projects, visit DRIP’s website at www.ILoveDRIP.com.

 

 

“Closing this location is bittersweet but exciting for our team. We put a huge amount of passion into everything created in that space and have amazing memories from the team interacting with the guests. We had terrific experiences over the last 5 years and are eager to re-focus and inject our creativity into the next project.” explains DRIP founder and creative director Jessica Mariko. “We appreciate our fans and are looking forwards to playing with them again soon.”

 

Since DRIP opened their International Drive location, they have produced over 700 shows, artistic events, concerts, festivals, fashion shows, private parties and corporate events. Experiences in the DRIP venue have included a super-hero show during the Megacon Convention, The Blind Date experience for couples during Valentine’s Day, the Underground Vampire Bar experience in October, Gay Days events, Local Art Night, BASE Body Painting Art Events, and many more. DRIP has also been commissioned to develop creative experiences for companies such as Timex, Siemens, L’Oreal, Wrestlemania, and Kawasaki.

DRIP’s Last Shows on I-Drive

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After 5 successful years of bringing innovative, edgy dance shows and art events to the I-Drive area, DRIP will be closing its I-Drive location to focus on new projects.

 

Your last chance to see DRIP on I-Drive is on January 12, 13, 19 (All Ages), 20, 26, and 27, 2018.

 

DRIP shows are usually restricted to 18+ but they will open the Friday, January 19 show up to all ages as long as people under 18 are accompanied by a guardian. The All Ages show will remain edgy and will be the same show experience as the others.

 

This is a great time to come out to DRIP if you’ve always wanted to go or if you are a repeat guest who wants to come one last time. Discounted tickets will be available in January for the remaining shows. Guests can get $25 general admission tickets (regularly $44) with promo code: FINALSPLASH.

 

For tickets and to join DRIP’s email list to stay in the loop of future projects, visit DRIP’s website at www.ILoveDRIP.com.

 

 

“Closing this location is bittersweet but exciting for our team. We put a huge amount of passion into everything created in that space and have amazing memories from the team interacting with the guests. We had terrific experiences over the last 5 years and are eager to re-focus and inject our creativity into the next project.” explains DRIP founder and creative director Jessica Mariko. “We appreciate our fans and are looking forwards to playing with them again soon.”

 

Since DRIP opened their International Drive location, they have produced over 700 shows, artistic events, concerts, festivals, fashion shows, private parties and corporate events. Experiences in the DRIP venue have included a super-hero show during the Megacon Convention, The Blind Date experience for couples during Valentine’s Day, the Underground Vampire Bar experience in October, Gay Days events, Local Art Night, BASE Body Painting Art Events, and many more. DRIP has also been commissioned to develop creative experiences for companies such as Timex, Siemens, L’Oreal, Wrestlemania, and Kawasaki.

DRIP’s Last Shows on I-Drive

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After 5 successful years of bringing innovative, edgy dance shows and art events to the I-Drive area, DRIP will be closing its I-Drive location to focus on new projects.

 

Your last chance to see DRIP on I-Drive is on January 12, 13, 19 (All Ages), 20, 26, and 27, 2018.

 

DRIP shows are usually restricted to 18+ but they will open the Friday, January 19 show up to all ages as long as people under 18 are accompanied by a guardian. The All Ages show will remain edgy and will be the same show experience as the others.

 

This is a great time to come out to DRIP if you’ve always wanted to go or if you are a repeat guest who wants to come one last time. Discounted tickets will be available in January for the remaining shows. Guests can get $25 general admission tickets (regularly $44) with promo code: FINALSPLASH.

 

For tickets and to join DRIP’s email list to stay in the loop of future projects, visit DRIP’s website at www.ILoveDRIP.com.

 

 

“Closing this location is bittersweet but exciting for our team. We put a huge amount of passion into everything created in that space and have amazing memories from the team interacting with the guests. We had terrific experiences over the last 5 years and are eager to re-focus and inject our creativity into the next project.” explains DRIP founder and creative director Jessica Mariko. “We appreciate our fans and are looking forwards to playing with them again soon.”

 

Since DRIP opened their International Drive location, they have produced over 700 shows, artistic events, concerts, festivals, fashion shows, private parties and corporate events. Experiences in the DRIP venue have included a super-hero show during the Megacon Convention, The Blind Date experience for couples during Valentine’s Day, the Underground Vampire Bar experience in October, Gay Days events, Local Art Night, BASE Body Painting Art Events, and many more. DRIP has also been commissioned to develop creative experiences for companies such as Timex, Siemens, L’Oreal, Wrestlemania, and Kawasaki.