PHOTOS: Flamingo Resort St. Pete’s farewell party

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ST. PETERSBURG | Flamingo Resort held its final Sunday Tea Dance July 28, a poolside farewell after serving Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ community for more than 10 years.

Flamingo General Manager Jon Jusino confirmed the resort’s imminent closure July 22. Speculation began July 20 after Bay Area Auction Services Inc. advertised an “everything goes” sale on resort property scheduled for Aug. 6. 

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PHOTOS: Manatee Pride celebrates its fifth year

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Bradenton | The Manatee Pride Festival held its fifth annual LGBTQ pride event on March 17 at the Bradenton Riverwalk Pavilion.

New and returning vendors surrounded the event’s main stage, allowing attendees the perfect view of the event’s performers. Entertainment included area favorites like Divine AF, an ensemble from The Players Centre for Performing Arts, Beneva Fruitville and Johnny Sparks.

Darwin’s Brewery and Tap Room once again provided the signature Manatee Pride beer, event sponsor CAN Community Health offered free health screenings and Watermark was on hand to help celebrate. You can check out some of our photos below.

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5th annual Manatee Pride to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day

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Bradenton | The Manatee Pride Festival will hold its fifth annual LGBTQ pride event on March 17 at the Bradenton Riverwalk Pavilion.

“Attendance at Manatee Pride Festival is free and will again be at the Bradenton Riverwalk Pavilion area,” the organization’s press release reads. “Manatee Pride is a fundraiser for Prism Youth Initiative, a private, non-profit community organization that has provided services and a safe and supportive center for LGBTQ Youth in Manatee County since 2010.”

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