Oct. 13th – 22nd 2017
2017 Gainesville Pride Days
Friday, Oct. 13th, 6 pm: Community Awards Dinner
The Annual Spirit of Pride Community Awards Dinner will officially kick off the Pride Days festivities at 6:00 pm at the Sweetwater Branch Inn, 625 E University Ave. Our featured speaker will be Diana Moreno, Assistant Director of UF Multicultural and Diversity Affairs and our Emcee will be Pegeen Hanrahan. Tickets are $50 & may be purchased at the Pride Community Center. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to find out who will receive the 2017 Spirit of Pride Awards and the return of our fabulous silent auction featuring an all-inclusive trip to Cuba for two!
Sunday Oct. 15th, 11am: Trinity MCC Pride Service
Start your Pride Week off in a spiritual space where you are celebrated and embraced. At Trinity MCC 11604 SW Archer Road, Gainesville. For more information e-mail: email@example.com
Sunday Oct. 15th, 3 pm: Florida Queer History: A Pride Extravaganza
Come join UF’s Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at First Magnitude Brewing Company to celebrate the stories and works of the LGBTQ+ community. There will be: 1) a photo exhibition highlighting some of the narratives collected while conducting research at the Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington,
D.C. in collaboration with UF’s Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research; 2) a local resource fair showcasing local organizations working with the LGBTQ+ community; and 3) performances by bands featuring LGBTQ+ artists. This event is free and open to the public, and wristbands will be available for purchase with proceeds going towards the continued efforts of the Florida Queer History project. 1220 SE Veitch St, Gainesville 3 – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 7 pm: “Conversion Therapy” Why this discredited practice endures and what we can do about it.
The Human Rights Council of North Central Florida invites you to hear from a “conversion therapy” survivor, psychologists, mental health therapists, and faith leaders to learn more about this damaging practice that seeks to “convert” or “repair” LGBTQ youth. At the Pride Center, 3131 NW 13th St., Gainesville 7-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 21st, 12:00pm: Join or Watch the Pride Parade
Gainesville Pride Day kicks off with the Annual Pride Parade which begins at 7th St and W University Ave and proceeds east on University Ave to S 1st St. Please note that the assembly area for the parade is different this year – please check here for more details.
Saturday, Oct. 21st, 1-9pm: Celebrate Your PRIDE at the FESTIVAL
Don’t miss the annual Pride Festival in Downtown Gainesville’s Bo Diddley Plaza and on the surrounding streets. The Festival, which is co-sponsored by the City of Gainesville Department of Cultural Affairs, will have dozens of local musical acts and over one hundred vendors. A “Kids Space” will also be available. The event is free and open to the public.
We need lots of volunteers to make the festival a success. Please sign up to help at
The United Church of Gainesville (1624 NW 5th Ave) dedicates this special Sunday each year to celebrate our diverse community. We will worship at Pride-themed services at 9:15 & 11:15 a.m., led by Associate Minister Talia Raymond, followed by a potluck brunch in the fellowship hall after the 11:15 service that all are welcome to attend. Don’t miss the special Pride seminar, “Legal Implications Related to the Gender Spectrum,” at 10:15 led by Adriane Isenberg, P.A.
Sunday, Oct. 22nd, 10:30am: Annual Gainesville Pride Brunch
Come celebrate with us at Emiliano’s Café and bring the 2017 Pride Celebration to a savory and delicious conclusion. Co-hosted by Gainesville Community Alliance and PCCNCF. $23.50 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance by Oct 16th – available from GCA and PCCNCF
Sunday October 22nd, 4pm PRIDE Rocks!
Join singers Q the Sound, Nolan Hines, Blake Matchett, and Tony Canty in a concert celebrating pride! Performing favorite hits of today and yesterday! Broadway, Classical, Pop, R&B, Soul, and more! $20 suggested donation or pay what you can. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, 4225 NW 34th St, Gainesville.
Watch this space for updates and information about all of the Pride Days Events. If you would like to be in the parade check out the map and application here. PARADE. If you would like to have a vendor space at the festival click on the Vendor Forms button on the left side of this page.
New PCCNCF Business Member
The Two Amigas Realtor Team
PCCNCF is happy to welcome our newest business member
The Two Amigas Realtor Team
The Two Amigas is a dynamic Realtor Team working hard to serve our community. Amiga Trey has been a resident of Gainesville and its LGBTQ community for 25 years. Whether it’s a home on the hipster side of town or five acres in the country, Trey will go to the mat for you! You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org (352) 339-0818
Hosted by Pride Community Center on the last Friday of each month at 7:30pm, this is a free service to the LGBT community. A $2 donation is requested to cover snack and refreshment costs.
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Community Game Night
Join a diverse group of gamers for both new and classic games.
From 6pm to 8:30pm at PCCNCF 3131 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32609
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 an Education Events Coordinator, and a 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 check out the position descriptions or talk to one of our Board Members.
We can’t do it without you!