This week (10/11 – 10/19), activists have the opportunity to participate in open mics, film screenings, festivals, marches and protests! Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding LGBTQ+ rights, the visual and performing arts, racial justice or farmworker’s rights.
Tue., Oct. 11, Coming Out Stories Open Mic @ 5 – 8 P.M.
2227 Central Ave, St. Pete, FL 33713
Join the LGBT Welcome Center in sharing your short stories, poetry or music in observance on National Coming Out Day. There will be light snacks and refreshments available. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook.
Thurs., Oct. 12, LGTQB+ Film Series: Other People @ 7 – 9 P.M.
Gulfport Public Library, Friends Room, 5501 28th Ave S, Gulfport, FL 33707
The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on with Other People, an independent “dramedy” about a gay son returning home to care for his dying mother. Popcorn, candy, bottled water and soda will be available. Donations will be accepted to benefit the LGBTQ Resource Center. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook.
Fri., Oct. 13, Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival @ 6:30 – 11:30 P.M.
AMC Sundial 20, 151 2nd Ave N, St. Pete, FL 33701
Come Out St Pete is a Grand Central District Association event in collaboration with neighboring districts and other non-profit organizations. This event coincides with National Coming Out Day and is a celebration of St. Petersburg’s rich LGBTQ history.
For more info, check out the event page on Facebook.
Sat., Oct. 14, LGBTQ+ Community March @ 9 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Seminole Park, 2900 3rd Ave N, St. Pete, FL 33713
Join Project No Labels and Come Out St. Pete for this march uniting the Tampa and St. Pete LGBTQ+ communities. With proposed religious freedom acts, a trans military service ban, rampant “bathroom bills” and other attacks on LGBTQ+ equality, now is the time to join together and stand for tolerance and justice. The event will begin with a conversation with elected officials from 9 – 10 A.M. followed by a 1.2-mile march from 10 A.M. – 12 P.M. For more info or to register for the event, check out projectnolabels.org or the event page: goo.gl/u3jMh5
Sat., Oct. 14, Grand Central Pride Festival @ 12 – 6 P.M.
Grand Central District, 1600-3100 Central Ave, St. Pete, FL
Celebrate the LGBTQ+ communities of South Florida during this public festival held on the sidewalks of Central Ave from 22nd to 31st Streets. Come Out St. Pete is a Grand Central District Association event in collaboration with neighboring districts and other non-profit organizations. This event coincides with National Coming Out Day and is a celebration of St. Petersburg’s rich LGBTQ+ history. For more info or a complete schedule of Come Out events check out comeoutstpete.org/event-schedule/.
Wed., Oct. 18, Film Screening: Food Chains @ 6 – 8 P.M.
The Religious Society of Friends, 3139 57th Street, Sarasota, FL 34243
Come watch the documentary “Food Chains” to learn more about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), their struggle for human rights for farm workers, and what you can do in Sarasota to help. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions after the film screening to a panel of activists involved in the fight for fair food. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook.
Thurs., Oct. 19, No Nazis at UF: Protest Richard Spencer @ 1 – 9 P.M.
University of Florida Performing Arts, 3201 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611
Join students and activists in protesting the presence of White supremacist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida on October 19. For more info, check out the event page on Facebook.