Equality Shuffle & LGBTQ+ Youth Art Show

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Mark your calendar and join us for the Equality Shuffle and LGBTQ+ Youth Art Show on Sunday, February 23rd from noon-3pm at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Courts. The event is free and open to the public.

This is a great opportunity for our members, supporters of equality, and the Tampa Bay community to learn about the work of securing LGBTQ equality in Florida and enjoy an afternoon playing shuffleboard.

As part of this event we are proud to host the Equality Florida LGBTQ+ Youth Art Show. This is a chance for young LGBTQ+ individuals to express themselves through art. If you know of any LGBTQ+ youth that would be interested in participating, please encourage them to be part of this event.

The Equality Florida LGBTQ+ Youth Art Show is a platform to showcase and celebrate young LGBTQ+ artists. We want them to feel safe to express who they are through their art and in their life.

In the wake of the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016, Equality Florida committed to honor the victims with action. We launched our Safe and Healthy Schools Program that is aimed to end LGBTQ bias where it begins, with our youth. By helping our schools and educators create safe spaces for LGBTQ youth, students feel welcomed, supported and can thrive.

The theme of the show is “Safe” and artists will interpret it through a LGBTQ+ youth lens. Artists will explore topics such as… What does being safe mean to you? When do you feel safe to be who you are? What is your safe place? Is your safe place a location, person or activity? How can those around you make you feel more safe?

Call for Artists: If you are LGBTQ+ and 21 or under, we invite you to submit your art to be included in this special event. Deadline to submit art is February 12, 2020. For details, visit https://forms.gle/H3L9knmvtfxGS25u8 or contact Jennie O’Leary, Equality Florida St. Petersburg Steering Committee Chari at eqfljennie@gmail.com.

Thank You to Our Sponsors: Diversity Arts, Florida CraftArt, Gobioff Foundation, Mainframe Real Estate and The St. Petersburg Celebration for the Arts

LGBTQ+ Free Youth Art Workshop

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LGBTQ+ youth throughout the Tampa Bay area are invited to attend a free art workshop where they will create a multi-media collage piece. The workshop will be led by artist, John Gascot of Diversity Arts. Pieces will then be featured at the upcoming Equality Florida LGBTQ+ Art Show.

Limited number of spots available. To attend the workshop, please sign up here (https://forms.gle/kEZYNXA2RZwa3aVG6).

The Equality Florida LGBTQ+ Youth Art Show is a platform to showcase and celebrate young LGBTQ+ artists. We want them to feel safe to express who they are through their art and in their life.

The theme of the show is “Safe” and artists will interpret it through a LGBTQ+ youth lens. Artists will explore topics such as… What does being safe mean to you? When do you feel safe to be who you are? What is your safe place? Is your safe place a location, person or activity? How can those around you make you feel more safe?

The show will be displayed at the Equality Shuffle on Sunday, February 23rd from Noon to 3pm at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Courts located at 559 Mirror Lake Dr N, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701.

Thank You to Our Sponsors: Diversity Arts, Florida CraftArt, Gobioff Foundation, Mainframe Real Estate and The St. Petersburg Celebration for the Arts

Streamers

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Carrollwood Players Theatre in Tampa presents the Tony Award winning drama, Streamers, by David Rabe.

This Vietnam era drama examines the relationships of a group of young men waiting in an army barracks for their imminent departure to the war in Vietnam. Sexual and racial tensions flare as each of the men grapples with his identity, leading to an explosive crescendo.

Performances:

Friday, August 23rd at 8 pm. Saturday, August 24th at 3 pm and 8 pm. Sunday, August 25th at 3 pm.

Adult Language and Themes. Violence.

Streamers

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Carrollwood Players Theatre in Tampa presents the Tony Award winning drama, Streamers, by David Rabe.

This Vietnam era drama examines the relationships of a group of young men waiting in an army barracks for their imminent departure to the war in Vietnam. Sexual and racial tensions flare as each of the men grapples with his identity, leading to an explosive crescendo.

Performances:

Friday, August 23rd at 8 pm. Saturday, August 24th at 3 pm and 8 pm. Sunday, August 25th at 3 pm.

Adult Language and Themes. Violence.

Streamers

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Carrollwood Players Theatre in Tampa presents the Tony Award winning drama, Streamers, by David Rabe.

This Vietnam era drama examines the relationships of a group of young men waiting in an army barracks for their imminent departure to the war in Vietnam. Sexual and racial tensions flare as each of the men grapples with his identity, leading to an explosive crescendo.

Performances:

Friday, August 23rd at 8 pm. Saturday, August 24th at 3 pm and 8 pm. Sunday, August 25th at 3 pm.

Adult Language and Themes. Violence.

Streamers

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Carrollwood Players Theatre in Tampa presents the Tony Award winning drama, Streamers, by David Rabe.

This Vietnam era drama examines the relationships of a group of young men waiting in an army barracks for their imminent departure to the war in Vietnam. Sexual and racial tensions flare as each of the men grapples with his identity, leading to an explosive crescendo.

Performances:

Friday, August 23rd at 8 pm. Saturday, August 24th at 3 pm and 8 pm. Sunday, August 25th at 3 pm.

Adult Language and Themes. Violence.

The Other Side of Life: Our Sunday Problem

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It’s no accident that this new generation of American national populists looks to a time when America was better. During few instances in the history of mankind has a confluence of institutions come together with such force as in post-WWII America.

GIs returned, buoyed by the pride of defeating evil in the world. They made babies and industries; they sterilized myths about the ideals they fought for. The middle class expanded along with waistlines and wallets. They built malls and suburbs and mega-churches and gas-guzzling automobiles. Americans raced across the continent to sightsee, they spread across the globe to protect democracy and they zoomed into space. They built a binary world: America and everybody else.

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