Pride Community Center of North Central Florida is proud to sponsor GAINESVILLE PRIDE DAYS 2013
Friday, October 18th:
Awards Dinner & Auction – The Annual Community Awards Dinner & Silent Auction will officially kick off the Pride Days festivities on Friday, October 18th, at 6:00 pm at the Sweetwater Branch Inn, 625 E University Ave, in Gainesville. 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 be recognized as the 2013 Spirit of Pride Award Winners! (Buy Tickets Online!)
Saturday, October 19th:
Get Engaged Party! – Equality Florida and Pride Community Center of North Central Florida are teaming up for the Get Engaged campaign to bring marriage equality to Florida! We are inviting couples, friends, families and allies to “Get Engaged” for marriage equality. Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place Gainesville Saturday, October 19th, 7pm-9pm Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at http://gainesvillepride.org/getengaged or at the Pride Community Center
Sunday, October 20th:
Trinity MCC Pride Service – Trinity’s Pride Celebration at 10:15 a.m. will feature for the first time a liturgy written by Rev. Dr. Jim Merritt, around the colors of the rainbow flag and their implications for people of faith. Musicians from the local community will be featured throughout the liturgy. Awards for Member of the Year, Friend of the Year, Political Activist of the Year and others will be presented. The entire community is welcome. Trinity MCC is located at 11604 SW Archer Rd in Gainesville.
Tuesday October 22nd:
LGBT Film at the HIPP – UF LGBT Affairs is co-sponsoring a film with the Hippodrome Theatre: “Beautiful Boxer”. Based on the real life story of Parinya Charoenphol, a Muaythai boxer who underwent a sex change operation to become a woman. The movie chronicles her life from a young boy who likes to wear lipstick and wear flowers to her sensational career as kickboxer whose specialty is ancient Muaythai boxing moves which she can execute expertly with grace and finally her confrontation with her own gender identity.
At 8pm, the Hippodrome is located at 25 SE 2nd Place
Wednesday October 23rd:
Be More Heroic – Be More Heroic is an anti-bullying campaign dedicated to inspiring and empowering individuals and communities to stimulate positive, proactive and courageous action in their daily lives. Co-sponsored by UF APIA Affairs, UF LGBT Affairs, UF Intercultural Engagement, and The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. Please visit multicultural.ufl.edu for more information. 7pm in Ustler Hall (University of Florida campus)
Thursday, October 24th:
HRCNCF “Living History” – Human Rights Council of North Central Florida invites you to commemorate the recent passage of Alachua County’s Human Rights Ordinance and to look back 20 years to the passage of the county’s first human rights ordinance. “Living History: Passing the County’s Human Rights Ordinance Then and Now” will include county commissioners, community activists and others who were involved in the growing local LGBT movement in the early 1990s. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. at the Pride Center, 3131 NW 13th St. Suite 62
Saturday, October 26th:
Join or Watch the Pride Parade – Preceding the Festival is the Annual Pride Parade which steps off at 12:00pm at 7th Street and West University Avenue and proceeds down University Avenue to the downtown Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The Pride Parade is co-sponsored by the City of Gainesville Department of Cultural Affairs.
Celebrate Your PRIDE at the Festival – Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, October 26th for the annual Pride Festival at Gainesville’s Downtown Bo Diddley Community Plaza from 1 to 9 pm. 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 from 1 to 9pm. A “Kids Space” will also be available. The event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, October 27th:
Pride Sunday – The United Church of Gainesville, located at 1624 NW 5th Ave, will hold its annual Pride Sunday Services at 9:30 am and at 11:00 am. Special Pride services to celebrate the LGBTQ community in Gainesville and at our church and to witness to the truth that God loves us each as we are. The UCG Choir will sing and Rev. Andy Bachmann will preach. At 11:00am we will also be hosting a seminar with Mallory Wells, Public Policy Director of Equality Florida, speaking on the state of equal marriage in Florida. At 12:00pm we will host a potluck brunch.