Trans of Thought: GayDayS and Inclusivity

By : Maia Monet
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I hope all of you have had a chance to recover from the marches and celebrations that marked Pride month. My feet and liver barely survived intact and may yet give out because, for those of us in Central Florida, the party isn’t quite over yet. Even as corporate-backed, rainbow merchandise-palooza 2019 has faded into the rearview mirror of June, we now have upon us the queer calendar outlier that is GayDayS after its move to mid-August.

Full disclosure: as a transgender woman and lesbian, I have never considered going to GayDayS because it has the reputation of being heavily gay male focused. In most other years, during the first weekend in June, I can be found around the pool at Girls in Wonderland. However, since there are no competing LGBTQ+ events on the social calendar, I have found myself wondering if I should attend.

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The Pride Chamber honors LGBTQ professionals, community leaders at the 2019 Pride in Business Awards Gala

By : Jeremy Williams
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The Pride Chamber, formerly known as MBA Orlando, recognized LGBTQ business professionals and community leaders at the 2019 Pride in Business Awards Gala, presented by Two Spirit Health, at Hard Rock Live at Universal’s CityWalk in Orlando Aug. 3.

Hosted by Spectrum News 13’s Eric Levy and the legendary Miss Sammy, the evening featured a VIP reception, live entertainment and an epic after party in CityWalk.

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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OAK Central Florida, in partnership with Orange County Health Department, Two- Spirit Health and Walgreen’s will be hosting our Get Tested day event.

NBHAAD ” A life is worth saving” It is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, 2018!! Get tested, Get Educated, Get Involved.. To find an HIV Testing location near you, send a text message with your zip code to KNOWIT (566948) or visit www.HIVTEST.org. Prevention/Knowledge is power!!! Let’s take a stand and fight against this totally preventable disease.

 

February 2, 2018

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OAK Central Florida, in partnership with Orange County Health Department, Two- Spirit Health, and Miracle of Love, will be hosting our 2nd Annual Get Tested day event. There will be give a ways, free testing, raffles and entertainment.