Sunken Gardens is St. Petersburg’s 100-year-old living museum, housing some of the region’s oldest botanical treasures amongst its more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers. Attendees of the 10th annual holiday party explored its growing collection while enjoying a silent auction, appetizers, an open bar and a four-queen drag competition hosted by Tampa Bay entertainer Adriana Sparkle.
Since 2013, Family Resources, Inc. has provided a safe haven for LGBT runaway and homeless youth through the “SafePlace2BToo: LGBT” transitional living program.
“SafePlace2BToo: LGBT” houses six beds in Pinellas Park, but teens from all counties are welcome. According to Dr. Lisa Davis, chief executive officer of Family Resources, the ultimate goal is to help LGBT youth learn the necessary skills to become self-sufficient in early adulthood.
St. Petersburg – Family Resources, Florida’s crisis counseling agency and shelter for runaway and homeless teens, is about to make history.
We’ve talked to our foster system, and we know that there have been kids who were almost adopted, but the thing that kept them from being adopted was that they came out as gay, said program director Nicole Leslie. That’s so heartbreaking that it’s something that would determine whether or not a kid has a home.