St. Pete Equality Connection

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Join Equality Florida in the La Florida Ballroom at Red Mesa Cantina for a chance to mix, mingle, and introduce people to the work of Equality Florida. This is a great opportunity for our members, supporters of equality, and the St. Pete community to learn about the work of securing LGBTQ equality in Florida.

We will be highlighting and providing an update on the work we are doing through our Safe & Healthy Schools and Equality Means Business programs in addition to a very exciting drag performance!

Enjoy complimentary appetizers and festive Halloween décor! There will also be a raffle with fabulous prizes and specialty cocktail for purchase with proceeds going toward Equality Florida. There is no charge for this event, so please bring a friend!

Watermark’s August Third Thursday Social Networking Mixer

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Please join us for Watermark’s August Third Thursday Networking Social at Fairvilla Megastore as we network and socialize all for a great cause!

This is a FREE EVENT! Thursday, August 15 from 6-8 p.m.
(18+ ONLY)

HOSTED BY FAIRVILLA MEGASTORE

1740 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32804

We’ll offer light bites & with your business card, your First Drink is FREE!

Bring CASH for your chance to win lots of FUN & FABULOUS RAFFLE PRIZES.

PROCEEDS FROM THE RAFFLE WILL BENEFIT PUG RESCUE OF FLORIDA

Watermark’s July Third Thursday Networking Mixer

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Please join us for Watermark’s July Third Thursday Networking Social at Stonewall Bar

This is a FREE EVENT! Thursday, July 18 from 6-8 p.m.

HOSTED BY STONEWALL BAR

741 W Church St Orlando, FL 32805
(Free parking available the lot on the corner of W Church & S Lee)

We’ll offer light bites & with your business card, your First Drink is FREE!

Bring CASH for your chance to win lots of FUN & FABULOUS RAFFLE PRIZES.

PROCEEDS FROM THE RAFFLE WILL BENEFIT EQUALITY FLORIDA

 

July’s Watermark Wednesday Networking Social

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Join us for Watermark Wednesday on July 17 from 6-8pm at City Side Lounge as we network, socialize and we present the 2019 National LGBT Media Association AD POP AWARDS!

This FREE networking social will be hosted by City Side Lounge in Tampa.

As always, light bites will be provided and with your business card, your first drink is on the house!

Bring cash for fabulous raffle prizes!

July’s Watermark Wednesday benefits The Tampa Bay Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Watermark’s June Third Thursday Social Networking Mixer

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Join us on June 20 from 6-8pm for Watermark’s Third Thursday Social Networking Mixer hosted by SAVOY ORLANDO.
Located: 1913 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

We’ll provide the Light Bites and if you bring your business card and receive your first drink free!  Also, bring cash for some fabulous raffle prizes all to benefit LGBT+ Center Orlando and Kissimmee.

Networking for Writers

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Networking is a great way to learn about the industry, stay motivated and form connections that will enrich your career. The word may strike fear into writers’ hearts, but networking should also be fun and natural. Author Sarah Nicolas will provide tips on effective networking, both online and in-person, to help you take your writing career to the next level.

Out & About night returns to Central Florida Fair for second year

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central florida fairThe 104th annual Central Florida Fair runs through March 13, but LGBT families might want to save the date for March 2, the second annual Out & About Night from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

“Last year was our first year hosting Out & About and we found an increase in attendance of about 1000 people,” says Central Florida Fair Sponsorship Coordinator Frances Rivera.

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Parents join the conversation at 2016 Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit

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From Tumblr to transgender trends, the leaders, teachers and students who attended the third annual Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit tackled a wide range of topics of interest to modern LGBT youth.

Co-sponsored by the City of Orlando in partnership with GLSEN, the Orlando Youth Alliance, and Zebra Coalition, O-YES is a collaborative workshop and panel-based conference aimed at empowering Orlando’s LGBTQIA+ community through dialogue and discourse.

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Central Florida pro sports teams celebrate LGBT Pride

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October is LGBT History Month, so Orlando City Soccer Club and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are gearing up to celebrate pride with their LGBT fans.

Orlando City Soccer announced that it will be hosting its first LGBT Night on Oct. 3 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl against the Montreal Impact, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be hosting a LGBT Pride Day for their Oct. 4 game against the Carolina Panthers.

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Equality Connection at the Grand Bohemian

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Equality Florida hosts Equality Connection, a networking event for EQFL members new and old, at The Grand Bohemian in downtown Orlando.

Gina Duncan, EQFL Director of Transgender Inclusion, gave an update on transgender issues and challenges.

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Metro announces new LGBTQ clinics during St. Pete Pride

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St. Petersburg | Metro Wellness and Community Centers announced the opening of the LGBTQ Primary Care Clinics during the St. Pete Pride parade and street festival June 25.

“The LGBT Welcome Center in St. Petersburg is proudly flying a giant rainbow flag above Central Avenue [June 25], and will be at the heart of Metro’s outreach to the community throughout St. Pete Pride weekend,” Metro said in a press release. “As we look to the coming year, the highlight of this year’s Pride season is Metro’s next big step in providing full health and wellness for our community.”

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Tampa Bay networking social takes a turn on the catwalk

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The Tampa Bay Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce held its bi-monthly mixer at Quench Lounge in Largo on April 16, but added a twist to the traditional networking social.

The bar and 6S Boutique owners Andrew and Sasha Citino transformed the popular club into an epicenter of fashion complete with a runway.

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