Gulfport, FL: Gulfport, FL will host its inaugural Pride event on May 29, from 4-9 PM to benefit the award-winning LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Public Library.
The LGBTQ Resource Center is committed to promoting awareness of the diversity of experiences, contributions and needs of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer.
Socially distanced activities will step off with Gulfport Gecko Amalgamated Marching Band just prior to the Pride flag raising ceremony and include the ArtOut Opening Reception and vendors showcasing art, pride gear, services and resources that serve the community. Additional activities and fundraisers sponsored by Gulfport’s all-inclusive local businesses include live music, vibrator races, Drag by the Bay with Brianna Summers-Gemini, a local business décor contest and the Follow the Rainbow Challenge (taking place on Friday, May 28 from 6-9 PM.)
The Rainbow challenge combines a scavenger hunt and a local business crawl and is opened to everyone at no cost. Teams will compete by visiting local businesses and complete challenges to see which team is the funniest and the fastest. If a scavenger hunt and a pub crawl were to collide this would be it. For more info and to register visit www.localshops1.com
“Gulfport Pride will provide a much-needed positive influence for our residents and businesses who have struggled over the last year. We welcome all to celebrate our cities diversity with like-minded people safely.” ~ Paul Ray, Gulfport City Councilman
As always, admission and parking are complimentary during Gulfport special events.
Many thanks to our community supporters: City of Gulfport, OutCoast – Gay Florida Travel, Olympus Printing, Salty’s Gulfport, Neptune Grill, Gulfport Beach Bazaar, Red Hot Tiki Spicy Gourmet, Let it Be Ice Cream, Stella’s Sundries, Stella’s, Gulfport Merchant’s Chamber, LocalShops1, SIK Promotions, Inc.