2014 Gainesville Pride Days Oct. 17th – 26th
Friday, October 17th: Community Awards Dinner & Silent Auction
The Annual Spirit of Pride Community Awards Dinner & Silent Auction will officially kick off the Pride Days festivities at 6:00 pm at the Sweetwater Branch Inn, 625 E University Ave. Tickets are $45 & may be purchased at the Pride Community Center or at Wild Iris Books. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to find out who will receive the 2014 Spirit of Pride Awards!
Tuesday, October 21st: LGBTQ Bullying*
LGBTQ Bullying: Understanding the Importance of School Culture by Dr. Elizabethe Payne, Director, QuERI – The Queering Education Research Institute. This event is sponsored by UF LGBT Affairs & Gainesville Equality Youth.
Wednesday, October 22nd, 7pm: LGBT Film at the HIPP*
UF LGBT Affairs is co-sponsoring a film with the Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl.
Friday, October 24th, 9pm: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” Womyn’s Dance!
An ‘80s themed dance at the Hippodrome (25 SE 2nd Pl) for all self-identified womyn. Tickets are $17 in advance and $25 at the door. Make sure to come dressed in your most fierce and fun ‘80s outfit! Tickets available at Wild Iris Books & PCC.
Friday, October 24th, 9pm: Pride Pub Crawl
Enjoy drink and food specials at an array of downtown Gainesville establishments and kick off the Pride Festival Weekend with a bang. Cohosted by the Gator Bears and PCCNCF. Starts at The Jones B-Side (203 SW 2nd Ave) and ends at the University Club (18 E University Ave). $15.00 advance registration per person. $20.00 per person at the door. Tickets available at PCCNCF and from your friendly neighborhood Gator Bear.
Saturday, October 25th, 12:00pm: Join or Watch the Pride Parade
Preceding the Festival is the Annual Pride Parade which begins at 7th St and W University Ave and proceeds east on University Ave to S Main St.
Saturday, October 25th, 1-9pm: Celebrate Your PRIDE at the FESTIVAL
Don’t miss the annual Pride Festival at Gainesville’s Downtown Bo Diddley Community Plaza! The Festival, which is co-sponsored by the City of Gainesville Department of Cultural Affairs, will have dozens of local musical acts and vendors lining the plaza. A “Kids Space” will also be available. The event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, October 26th: Pride Sunday
The United Church of Gainesville, located at 1624 NW 5th Ave, will hold its annual Pride Sunday Services at 9:15am and 11:15am. Special Pride Message – “Family Matters”. Special Seminar – Gina L. Duncan, Equality Florida, Transgender Inclusion Director at 11am. Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall at 12:15pm.
Sunday, October 26th, 11:00am: Inaugural Gainesville Pride Brunch
Come celebrate with us at Emiliano’s Café and bring the 2014 Pride Celebration to a savory and delicious conclusion. Co-hosted by Gainesville Community Alliance and PCCNCF. $22.50 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance by Oct 21 – available from GCA and PCC or online atwww.gainesvillepride.org/pridebrunch
- For details and the most up to date information, keep watching this space for updates
Protect yourself from STD’s and HIV! Visit the community center to get your free condoms. We have regular, non-latex and even “female” condoms.
Gainesville Pride Festival 2013 was another huge success.
A big thank you goes out to all of our volunteers, vendors, entertainers parade marchers and festival participants for another fantastic Gainesville Pride Parade and Festival. Check out our Instagram page http://instagram.com/pccncf for some of the photos with more to be posted soon.
Mark your calendar for October 25th for our 2014 festival and parade.