2014 Gainesville Pride Days Oct. 17th – 26th
New! Gainesville Pride Festival has expanded to SE 1st Ave this year!
Friday, October 17th: Community Awards Dinner & Silent Auction
The Annual Spirit of Pride Community Awards Dinner & Silent Auction officially kicked off the Pride Days festivities at the Sweetwater Branch Inn – Congratulations to the 2014 Spirit of Pride Award winners!
SPIRIT OF PRIDE AWARD RECIPIENTS:
SPIRIT OF PRIDE ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR:
Tuesday, October 21st: 6 p.m. LGBTQ Bullying
LGBTQ Bullying: Understanding the Importance of School Culture by Dr. Elizabethe Payne, Director, QuERI – The Queering Education Research Institute at Cymplify 5402 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville. This event is sponsored by UF LGBT Affairs & Gainesville Equality Youth.
Wednesday, October 22nd: 7pm: LGBT Film at the HIPP: “Pride”
More information here. UF LGBT Affairs is co-sponsoring the film “Pride” with the Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the Hippodrome Box Office: Here or 25 SE 2nd Pl, Gainesville
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 $25 at the door (advance tickets are no longer available) . Make sure to come dressed in your most fierce and fun ‘80s outfit!
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). $20.00 per person at the door. Advanced tickets are no longer available. gainesvillepride.org/pubcrawl
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. (Parade Registration Route and Registration Form)
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. This event is sold out and tickets are no longer available. Tickets will not be available at the door.
Forms and Registration:
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.