GAINESVILLE WILL CELEBRATE NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY WITH RAINBOW CROSSWALKS
PCCNCF and the City of Gainesville will have a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. on Friday Oct 11th at the corner of NE 1st Street and NE 1st Ave. Mayor Pro Tem Harvey Ward will be joining City Commissioner David Arreola for the ribbon cutting. Please join us for this momentous and joyous occasion.
PCCNCF will be hosting a special tabling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to educate the community about the importance of the rainbow colors and to uplift the transgender and bisexual members of the LGBTQ+ community by recognizing their flags as well. We will display and discuss the “Philadelphia Pride Flag” to acknowledge the inclusion of people of color as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
The City of Gainesville is installing three rainbow crosswalks in downtown Gainesville on October 11th, just in time for National Coming Out Day. The Pride Community Center of North Central Florida (PCCNCF) requested that the City kick off the Art in Crosswalks program with the rainbow designs to celebrate the diversity of Gainesville and recognize the importance of the LGBTQ+ community as part of the fabric of the city. The crosswalks are located immediately adjacent to City Hall on NE 1st Street, on SE 1st St in front of the County Administration Building and on SE 1st Street in front of the Hippodrome Theatre.
The crosswalks have an estimated lifespan of 3 to 5 years and the Pride Center has agreed to raise funds to support this effort and we are asking for your donation to make this a success. Your donation will demonstrate to the City and the surrounding area that the LGBTQ+ community will support those who stand up for us.
The installation work will begin today (Tuesday). The work will extend over several days and will be completed on Friday.
Gainesville Pride Parade and Festival
Will be on October 26th, 2019
PCCNCF is Seeking Responsible Volunteers for Key Positions
PCCNCF is YOUR Community Center and we can only continue to succeed with your help. We are looking for folks to fill some key volunteer positions at the center. We need a Volunteer Coordinator, Facilities Management Director, Promotion and Social Media Director, and an HIV Services Program Coordinator. Each of these positions is important to the ongoing success of the center and only require about two hours a week commitment after the initial training period. If you are interested in helping out, please give us a call at 352-377-8915.
We can’t do it without you!
PCCNCF Welcomes New Business Member Rebecca Frye, LCSW.
From her business membership form: “Individual, Couple and Family Counseling in a welcoming LGBTQ centered practice. Love makes a family and all family types are welcome. Small group meditation on Saturdays. Look for our upcoming LGBTQ Fall Marriage retreat.”
The Gainesville Area AIDS Project (GAAP) has been providing services to people with HIV/AIDS (PWA’s) in Alachua County since 1992. GAAP is now a program of PCCNCF managed by a committee made up of the individuals who have been providing GAAP’s services for many years.
GAAP services to PWA’s are:
a. Food Services – (Lunch on Tuesdays)
b. Gainesville Harvest – (Distribution of food received from Gainesville Harvest)
c. TREE – (Distribution of household goods)
d. Client Services – (Direct assistance to clients with one-time special needs)
PCCNCF is asking for your support for GAAP services as we look to develop long term funding streams for the program. If you wish to designate a monetary donation for GAAP, make your check out to PCCNCF and put GAAP in the memo line.
We are also asking for the donation of TREE Project items such as laundry detergent, shampoo & soap, shaving cream & disposable razors, toothpaste & toothbrushes, bathroom tissue, household cleaning supplies, and bleach. Donations of these items can be dropped off at the Pride Center during our regular operating hours. If you would like a donation box for your organization or business, please call us at 352-377-8915 or send us an email at email@example.com.