Gainesville PRIDE Days: Oct. 16–25

Pride Community Center of North Central Florida is sponsoring Gainesville Pride Days. For updates and more information see:

Friday Oct 16, 6pm: Community Awards Dinner & Silent Auction
Sweetwater Branch Inn, 625 E University Ave. $45 tickets at Pride Community Center and Wild Iris Books

Saturday Oct 17: Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship offers marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples at no charge, 4225 NW 34th St. Ceremonies begin at 11am, in 1/2 hour blocks, each followed by a gala reception! Interested couples e-mail by Oct. 12 to receive details

Saturday Oct 17, 5pm: Stonewall Democrats of Friendraiser
Happy hour at First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St

Sunday Oct 18, 11am: Service with Rev. Dr. Maureen Killoran
Sermon “Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are,” Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, 4225 NW 34th St

Sunday Oct 18, 9-10:15am: LGBTQ Today
A talk by Tara Lee, UUFG Common Room, 4225 NW 34th St

Sunday Oct 18, 11am: PFLAG Family Reunion
Food trucks, outdoor games, live music, First Magnitude Brewing Company, 1220 SE Veitch St

Thursday Oct. 22, 7-8:30pm: Celebrating Activism
“The Life & Legacy of Abby Goldsmith,” Pride Center, 3131 NW 13th St

Friday Oct 23, 8pm: Pride Pub Crawl
Drink and food specials at downtown establishments. Starts at The Jones B-Side, 203 SW 2nd Ave, ends at the University Club, 18 E University Ave. $15 advance reg, $20 door. Tickets at PCCNCF

Friday Oct 23, 9pm: “Queen of Hearts” Womyn’s Dance!
Alice in Wonderland themed dance at the Hippodrome, 25 SE 2nd Pl, for all self-identified womyn. Tickets $15 advance, $25 door. Tickets at Wild Iris Books & PCCNCF

Saturday Oct 24, noon: Join or Watch the Pride Parade
Begins at 7th St & W University, proceeds east on University to S 1st St.

Saturday Oct 24, 1-9pm: Celebrate Your PRIDE at the FESTIVAL
Festival takes place on the lawn of the County Administration Building and surrounding streets. Dozens of musical acts, over 100 vendors. Kids Space available. Free

Sunday Oct 25, 9:15 & 11:15: Pride Sunday
The United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5th Ave, will hold Gay Pride Sunday Services. Pride Message “Queering The Witness,” The Rev. Dr. Shelly Wilson, Sr, Minister

Sunday Oct 25, 10:45: “Sex & Gender: Beyond Binary, A Discussion Of Current Scientific Thinking”
Georg Vollweiler, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Santa Fe College. Brunch follows in the Reimer Fellowship Hall at 12:15pm

Sunday Oct 25, 10:30am: 2nd Annual Gainesville Pride Brunch
Emiliano’s Café, $23.50 (includes tax and gratuity). Tickets limited and must be purchased by Oct 20 from GCA and PCCNCF

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