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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
Movie in the Park 10/12/17
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Movie in the Park
Straub Park, st petersburg Florida
Come Out Grand Central ComUnity March 10/14/17
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come Out Grand Central ComUnity March
Grand Central District, St Petersburg Florida
Grand Central Proud Festival 10/14/17
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Grand Central Proud Festival
Grand Central District, St Petersburg Florida
EQFL Family Values Picnic 10/14/17
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
EQFL Family Values Picnic
Gulfport Beach Park, Gulfport FL
TIGLFF Closing Party 10/14/17
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
TIGLFF Closing Party
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[ Come OUT St Pete News ]

Apr 2017

Shawn’s Coming Out Story

I was 24 years old, and still in the Navy during the time of...

Apr 2017

Brian’s Official Coming Out Story

I was an early bloomer sexually fooling around with the neighbor boy when we...

Apr 2017

The Grand Central District looks to celebrate coming out this October with a new event

St. Petersburg – The Grand Central District Association announced plans for a series of events...

[ 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