PHOTOS: Tampa Pride celebrates 2020 grand marshals

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TAMPA | Tampa Pride welcomed supporters to the Hilton Tampa Downtown Feb. 20 for its Grand Marshal Gala, introducing this year’s honorees while looking ahead to the organization’s 2020 celebration.

Organizers advised that the grand marshals were chosen by Tampa Pride’s board, which carefully considered their contributions to and longtime support of Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ community at large. Tampa Pride President Carrie West introduced each of them between performances by Tampa Bay entertainer De Delovely.

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Tampa Pride kicks off 2020 fundraising, names grand marshals

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ABOVE: Tampa Pride President Carrie West, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, her longtime partner Ana Cruz and Tampa Pride Vice President Mark Eary enjoy Pride Zoo-La Nov. 2 at ZooTampa. Photo by Ryan Williams-Jent.

TAMPA | Tampa Pride kicked off its 2020 fundraising Nov. 2 at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, welcoming supporters and unveiling next year’s grand marshals.

More than 350 attended Tampa Pride’s “Wild Carnavale,” the organization’s second annual Pride Zoo-La. Guests enjoyed a silent auction, special performances and interactions with zoo animals, including a giraffe feeding.

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Tampa Bay’s Overheard: Deck the halls

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Fan-favorite performance arts queen Eden Deck will take a final bow at Quench Lounge in a farewell show on May 26, surrounded by special guests and an adoring audience.

“I’m sad to leave but excited for a new journey and to get to say farewell with good friends!” Deck shared on social media, noting she’ll be joined by local performers Jaeda Fuentes, Lady Janet, Star Montrese Love and others in an Elaine Southern Belle-hosted roast.

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Tampa Bay Overheard: Fabulous Fifth

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Quench Lounge will celebrate its fifth year on Jan. 20, and they’ve announced a “Winter White Glow Party” to honor the landmark anniversary.

“Quench Lounge is hitting half a decade!!!!” the local hotspot announced, advising they’ll be “serving some of the best drinks and entertainment in the Tampa Bay area” with free birthday cake shots, giveaways and surprises all evening.

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