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Come OUT St Pete
Coming out of the closet and into the world!

“Come Out St. Pete’s mission is to celebrate coming out, to inspire members of the LGBTQ+ community to be honest about their sexual orientation and gender identity, to raise awareness of issues facing the community, and to encourage others to be openly supportive as allies. Come Out St. Pete advocates for community awareness and acceptance of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and encourages a sense of community through a series of events and activities that promote equality for all,”

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Come OUT St Pete

Grand Central District

1600-3100 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

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The Come OUT St Pete series of events in St. Petersburg and Gulfport in mid October will celebrate “coming out of the closet and into the world” for the area’s burgeoning LGBTQ community.

Date/Time Event
TIGLFF Movie 10/11/17
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Empath Partners In Care, St Petersburg
Pre-Movie Red Carpet Party 10/12/17
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pre-Movie Red Carpet Party
Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg
St Petersburg Preservation's Movie in the Park 10/12/17
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Petersburg Preservation's Movie in the Park
North Straub Park, St Petersburg
LGBT Elder Initiative 10/13/17
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LGBT Elder Initiative
Sunshine Senior Center, St Petersburg
Grand Central Zombie Pub Crawl 10/13/17 - 10/14/17
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Grand Central Zombie Pub Crawl
Grand Central District, St Petersburg
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[ Our Fabulous Supporters ]

Come OUT St Pete is not financially feasible without the generous support of our sponsors. Please visit and patronage this list of sponsors as they are supporting our LGBTQ community.

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- Gold Sponsors -

[ Organizing Committee Leaders ]

Organizational meetings are held at 6 pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at Empath Health located at 3150 First Avenue South.
Any interested party, gay or straight, may attend.

Come Out St Pete Committee Chair

Shawn Connelly
Committee Chair

Come Out St Pete Volunteer Coordinator

Chris Shay
Volunteer Coordinator

Come Out St Pete Sponsor Coordinator

Brian Longstreth
Sponsor Coordinator

Come Out St Pete Sponsor Coordinator

Frank Clemente
Sponsor Coordinator

Come Out St Pete Marketing

Terry Thompson

Come Out St Pete March Coordinator

Robert Shaffer (Pinky)
Logistics - March/Parade

Come Out St Pete Festival Coordinator

Mitch Faber
Logistics - Market/Festival

Come Out St Pete Merchandising

Lisa Waters

Come Out St Pete Security

Jane Byers

Come Out St Pete TIGLFF

Scott Skyberg
Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Come Out St Pete Grand Central District

Tawnee Walling
Grand Central District Association Executive Director