Pride Community Center of North Central Florida
is proud to sponsor
GAINESVILLE PRIDE DAYS 2015
Oct. 16th – 25th
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2015 Gainesville Pride Days Events
Friday, October 16th: Community Awards Dinner & Silent Auction
The Annual Spirit of Pride Community Awards Dinner & Silent Auction will officially kick off the Pride Days festivities at 6:00 pm at the Sweetwater Branch Inn, 625 E University Ave. Tickets are $45 & may be purchased at the Pride Community Center or at Wild Iris Books. We are delighted to have State Representative Clovis Watson as our keynote speaker and former Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan as our emcee. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to find out who will receive the 2015 Spirit of Pride Awards
Saturday October 17th: Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville will offer marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples at no charge in the UUFG Sanctuary and Social Hall (4225 NW 34th St, Gainesville). We have set aside Saturday, October 17, to Celebrate Marriage Equality all day long! Marriage ceremonies will begin at 11am, in 1/2 hour blocks, each followed by a gala reception! If you would like to register as one of the lucky couples, please e-mail us by October 12 at MarriageEquality@uufg.org to receive details.
Saturday October 17th, 5pm: Stonewall Democrats of Alachua County Friendraiser
Democrats and Democratic-leaning folks join us for our first Pride Days happy hour at First Magnitude Brewery (1220 SE Veitch St. Gainesville)!
Sunday October 18th, 11am: UUFG Sunday service with Rev. Dr. Maureen Killoran
Rev. Dr. Maureen Killoran’s sermon “Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are” will focus on what the human community can learn from the courage of transgender persons. The service will also include an acknowledgement of the many tragic deaths and losses transgender persons have experienced due to ignorance, hatred and violent crimes. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville ( 4225 N.W. 34th Street)
Sunday, October 18th: LGBTQ Today, a talk by Tara Lee
LGBTQ today, our recent wins and the pushback we face today after our recent wins. Tara will emphasize where the pushback is coming from and in her opinion, what we can do about it. 9-10:15am in the UUFG Common Room (4225 NW 34th St, Gainesville).
Sunday, October 18th, 11am: PFLAG Family Reunion
Join us at First Magnitude Brewing Company (1220 SE Veitch St) as we celebrate and support families of all types here in the greater Gainesville community. There will be food trucks, outdoor games, and live music in addition to First Magnitude’s locally brewed beer. Bring your family — whatever that means to you — and share the afternoon with us!
Thursday, Oct. 22nd: Celebrating Activism: The Life & Legacy of Abby Goldsmith
The Human Rights Council of North Central Florida invites you to join a lively and likely irreverent look back at the life and legacy of Abby Goldsmith, who left an enduring legacy of activism regarding human rights and social justice. HRCNCF also will present the first-ever recipient of the Abby Goldsmith Young Activist Award. At the Pride Center, 3131 NW 13th St., Gainesville 7-8:30 p.m.
Friday, October 23rd, 8pm: 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. Starts at The Jones B-Side (203 SW 2nd Ave) and ends at the University Club (18 E University Ave). $15.00 advance registration per person. $20.00 per person at the door. Tickets available at PCCNCF.
Friday, October 23rd, 9pm: “Queen of Hearts” Womyn’s Dance!
An Alice in Wonderland themed dance at the Hippodrome (25 SE 2nd Pl) for all self-identified womyn. Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door. Come dressed for an Adventure in Wonderland! Tickets available at Wild Iris Books & PCCNCF.
Saturday, October 24th, 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 1st St. Please note that the assembly area for the parade is different this year – please check the Pride website for more details.
Saturday, October 24th, 1-9pm: Celebrate Your PRIDE at the FESTIVAL
Don’t miss the annual Pride Festival in Downtown Gainesville’s! Due to renovation of the Bo Diddley Plaza the festival will take place on the lawn of the County Administration Building 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.
Sunday, October 25th: Pride Sunday
The United Church of Gainesville (1624 NW 5th Ave) will hold its annual Gay Pride Sunday Services at 9:15am and 11:15am. Pride Message “Queering The Witness” The Rev. Dr. Shelly Wilson, Sr Minister – Special Seminar at 10:45am “Sex & Gender: Beyond Binary, A Discussion Of Current Scientific Thinking” Georg Vollweiler, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Santa Fe College – Brunch to follow in the Reimer Fellowship Hall at 12:15pm.
Sunday, October 25th, 10:30am: 2nd Annual Gainesville Pride Brunch
Come celebrate with us at Emiliano’s Café and bring the 2015 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 20 – available from GCA and PCCNCF
• For details and the most up to date information, keep watching this space for updates