Our annual DeLand Pride Block Party was first held in the fall of 2016 to celebrate LGBT History Month. Attendance was expected to be around 200 to 250 but we far surpassed those initial estimates. That first year, attendance was estimated at around 750 people. The following year’s Block Party involved a new location and an expansion of services including free onsite HIV testing, flu shots, community outreach from a variety of nonprofits, health and counselling services, and many other amazing vendors and entertainment. This year DeLand Pride is very excited to be expanding our Block Party once again. This year’s festival will be held on October 20th from 2pm to 7pm and will span the entire western block of Indiana Ave in the heart of Downtown DeLand. In addition to expanding on previous year’s vendors and outreach programs, this year we will be adding a Pet Zone, Kids Zone, Teen Outreach Area, and a Health and Wellness Area.
- Join us for our free community event and learn about Earth-based religions in a family friendly atmosphere! This fun filled day will have spiritual workshops, vendors, nonprofits, Pagan groups, children’s activities, a huge raffle, food and bake sale, drum circle, ritual, and more! Event is rain or shine!
Admission is free, but we appreciate donations for our Charity Drives:
Non-perishable food for Second Harvest Food Bank
Toiletry Items for Hands of the Goddess, an organization that helps meet the needs of the homeless and at-risk
Dry or wet dog or cat food, collars and leashes for Bandit’s Buddies, part of Hands of the Goddess, it serves the homeless owned animals
A celebrtion grounded in welcoming, fostering awareness of, and acknowledging the impactful contributions of members from the local LGBTQ community. This free event is open to the public and will feature vendors, advocacy organizations, live music, foods trucks, and a kids activity zone.
2nd Annual DeLand Pride Block Party in the Artisan Alley Garage downtown DeLand. DJ, vendors, Café DaVinci and Persimmon Hollow will be open. BakeChop and Neighbors Artisan Taqueria. Drag Show at Café DaVinci 6pm. Admission is free!
CFL Pagans are coming out of the Broom Closet! Join us for a day of fun and information. Learn about all the different kinds of Pagans in the CFL area. There will be educational booths and workshops, vendors and readers, raffles and a ritual. There will be kids activities so bring the family. Admission is free with a non-perishable food item.
BRADENTON – Manatee County is gearing up for its fourth annual Manatee Pride on March 18 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Bradenton Riverwalk.
“Manatee Pride is a family-friendly event,” Rick Dorociak, Prism Youth Initiative secretary and Pride entertainment/concessions coordinator, says. “There is something for everyone: music, food, beer, amazing vendors, and even a splash park.”
A FREE 2-day Music and Arts Festival for the LGBT Community and their allies, featuring 150+ vendors, 20+ bands, food trucks, classes, demonstrations, and more! Vendor and Entertainment Lineup announced soon!
PORNICOPIA comes to the Parliament House! 4 hot porn stars + extra male dancers + erotic vendors + so much more! Hosted by Addison Taylor
Footlight Players 10pm & 12am. DJ Brianna spins til 3am.
Bradenton, Fla. – For those looking for a free, family-friendly event to celebrate the LGBT community, Manatee Pride is the place.
The third annual Manatee Pride will take place on Saturday, March 19, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Bradenton Riverwalk. Guests can take a stroll by the water, watch daredevils at the skate park, and see children at the playground and splash pad all while enjoying fun food and live entertainment.
Space Coast Pride 2015 was held for the first time at Eau Gallie Arts District Sept. 26.
The festival included vendors and live entertainment indoors at the Civic Center and outdoors on Highland Ave. Space Coast Pride capped off the celebration with their first Pride Parade.
With same-sex marriage all but a done deal, the next fight for LGBT equality is discrimination disguised as religion
Few combative issues have raised eyebrows as much as the recent string of legislation promoting “religious freedom.”
A recent push to create bills designed to protect business owners from having to engage in services that are against their religious beliefs has surfaced in more than half of our country’s states. The problem is that these Religious Freedom Restoration Acts—also known as RFRAs—are frequently wielded as a weapon allowing business owners to deny service to LGBTs.