Watermark Magazine recognizes the 20 most remarkable people of 2020.
Come Out St. Pete is so honored and proud to have had 3 of our own board members being recognized! Congratulations to Chris Jones, Loralei Matisse (Co-Chairs 2020) and John Gascot (Board Member 2020).
To see the full issue of the magazine and to see everyone that was recognized, click the link below. You can also download the digital copy of Watermark Magazine, The Remarkable People Issue, which is available above.
The founding of St Pete Pride followed the controversial collapse of Tampa Bay PrideFest, the area’s primary LGBTQ celebration at the time. The Tampa-centric gathering was last held in 2002 and included no free festivities.
Come Out St. Pete hosted a "Catch The Rainbow" flag unfurling at Seminole Park in Historic Kenwood in celebration of National Coming Out Day, which is observed on October 11th each year!
Congratulations to all of the winners in the 2020 Come Out St. Pete art contest. This year's Grand Prize winner, Nelson Perez, will receive $500, and will have his winning entry, "Peek.A.Boo", featured on programs and promotional materials for Come Out St. Pete. To view all details, information and all artwork submitted by finalists and winners, click the link below.
St. Petersburg’s Black Lives Matter mural arrived on the street in front of the Carter G. Woodson African American Museum with a mix of support, enthusiasm, controversy and division.
Come Out St Pete, Project No Labels, HSN, The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum and the St. Pete LGBTQ+ community commemorates PRIDE and stands in solidarity and honors the lives of George Floyd. Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, Elijah McClain and others.
On June 27, 2020, Come Out St. Pete unfurled a 375 foot pride flag in downtown St. Pete in tribute to Pride and in honor of George Floyd. We want to thank the more than 130 volunteers that came together to make this possible. And we would like to thank Todd Wilkins for putting this video together for us.