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Palm Beach Pride Festival 2023

Palm Beach Florida Pride Festival is an annual event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in Palm Beach County and beyond. This year’s festival was on Saturday, March 25th, and Sunday, March 26th, 2023, at Bryant Park in Lake Worth Beach. The festival featured various activities, entertainment, and vendors catering to the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.

One of the festival’s highlights was the entertainment lineup, including live music, dance performances, and drag shows. Previous years’ headliners have included RuPaul’s Drag Race stars and popular local performers. This year’s lineup was as exciting, with various talented performers scheduled to take the stage.

In addition to the entertainment, the festival featured vendors selling everything from food and drinks to pride-themed merchandise and LGBTQ+ resources. Attendees sampled delicious food from local restaurants, sipped on refreshing beverages and purchased unique items that celebrate their identity.

gay pride monthPalm Beach Florida Pride Festival is not just a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community but also a platform for education and advocacy. The festival features organizations and resources that provide information and support to the LGBTQ+ community, including healthcare providers, non-profits, and social groups. Attendees can learn about the services available to them and get involved in supporting LGBTQ+ causes.

Palm Beach Florida Pride Festival was a fun and inclusive event that celebrated diversity, acceptance, and love. Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or are an ally, the festival welcomes everyone to come together and enjoy a day of entertainment, community, and celebration. The Palm Beach Pride festival offered a reprieve for many LGBTQ+ in Palm Beach who face a lot of hate and discrimination. 

Especially in the wake of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill and Florida prohibiting gender-affirming care, amongst many other things. Everyone deserves to feel safe and supported, not just for a day. This year the event went off without any issues or protests and was enjoyable. Here are some resources featured at the festival and available to LGBTQ+ people. 

LGBTQ Resources in Palm Beach County

Compass Community Center

Compass Community Center is a non-profit organization that provides resources and support for LGBTQ+ individuals in Palm Beach County, Florida. The organization was founded in 1988 and has since become a leading voice for LGBTQ+ rights and services in the region.

Compass Community Center offers a wide range of programs and services that cater to the unique needs and challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals. These services include counseling, therapy, support groups, educational programs, and community events. Compass’ programs are designed to promote personal growth, community connection, and overall well-being for LGBTQ+ individuals and their families.

Pride Center of the Palm Beaches: 

The Pride Center of the Palm Beaches is a non-profit organization that provides support and resources to the LGBTQ+ community in Palm Beach County, Florida. The organization was founded in 1993 and has since become a leading voice for LGBTQ+ rights and services in the region.

The Pride Center of the Palm Beaches offers a variety of programs and services that cater to the unique needs and challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals. These services include counseling, therapy, support groups, youth programs, and advocacy and education initiatives. The Pride Center’s programs are designed to help individuals achieve greater self-awareness, personal growth, and overall well-being.

Transgender Resource Guide of South Florida

The Transgender Resource Guide of South Florida is a comprehensive online directory of resources and services for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in South Florida. The guide was created to provide a one-stop resource for those seeking information on healthcare, legal services, support groups, and other resources that are specifically tailored to the needs of the transgender community.

The guide is an essential tool for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in the region who often face unique challenges related to discrimination, access to healthcare, and social stigma. The guide provides information on medical and mental health providers who specialize in transgender care, as well as legal resources for individuals seeking to change their name or gender marker.

Palm Beach County Human Rights Council

The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council (PBCHRC) is a non-profit organization that advocates for the rights and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community in Palm Beach County, Florida. The organization was founded in 1988 and has since become a leading voice for LGBTQ+ rights in the region.

The PBCHRC is committed to advancing equality and social justice for all LGBTQ+ individuals in Palm Beach County. The organization works to promote policies and legislation that protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination and ensure equal access to opportunities and resources. They advocate for policies that advance LGBTQ+ rights in areas such as employment, housing, healthcare, education, and public accommodations.

SunServe

SunServe is a non-profit organization that provides support and services to LGBTQ+ individuals in South Florida. The organization was founded in 1988 and has since become a leading provider of LGBTQ+ services in the region, serving thousands of individuals each year.

SunServe offers a variety of programs and services that cater to the unique needs and challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals. These services include counseling, therapy, support groups, youth programs, and advocacy and education initiatives. SunServe’s programs are designed to help individuals achieve greater self-awareness, personal growth, and overall well-being.

One of SunServe’s most significant contributions to the LGBTQ+ community in South Florida is its commitment to providing culturally competent and affirming care to all individuals. The organization recognizes that LGBTQ+ individuals face unique stigma, discrimination, and social isolation challenges. SunServe’s programs are designed to provide a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ individuals to explore their identities, connect with others, and achieve their goals.

LGBT Center of the Palm Beaches

The LGBTQ Center of the Palm Beaches is a non-profit organization that provides resources, support, and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community in Palm Beach County, Florida. The center was founded in 2013 and has since become a vital hub of LGBTQ+ life in the region.

The center offers a wide range of programs and services designed to meet the unique needs and challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in Palm Beach County. These services include support groups, counseling, educational programs, community events, and resource referrals. The center’s programs are designed to promote personal growth, community connection, and overall well-being for LGBTQ+ individuals and their families.

GLSEN South Florida

GLSEN South Florida is a chapter of the national organization GLSEN, which works to create safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ+ youth. The organization was founded in 1990 and has since become a leading voice for LGBTQ+ rights in education.

GLSEN South Florida offers a variety of programs and resources for educators, parents, and students to promote LGBTQ+ acceptance and inclusivity in schools. These programs include professional development opportunities for educators, student leadership programs, and parent education initiatives. The organization also provides resources and support to schools and districts looking to implement policies and practices that support LGBTQ+ youth.

Pridelines

Pridelines is a non-profit organization that provides support and services to LGBTQ+ youth in South Florida. The organization was founded in 1982 and has since become a leading provider of LGBTQ+ services in the region, serving thousands of individuals yearly.

Pridelines offers a variety of programs and services that cater to the unique needs and challenges faced by LGBTQ+ youth. These services include counseling, therapy, support groups, youth programs, and advocacy and education initiatives. Pridelines programs help individuals achieve greater self-awareness, personal growth, and overall well-being.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is a national non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth. The organization was founded in 1998 by James Lecesne, Peggy Rajski, and Randy Stone following the release of the Academy Award-winning short film “Trevor,” which tells the story of a gay teenager who attempts suicide.

The Trevor Project operates a 24/7 crisis hotline, chat, and text service, which provides free and confidential support to LGBTQ+ youth who are in crisis or contemplating suicide. The hotline is staffed by trained counselors who are equipped to provide immediate support and resources to help youth in need.

In addition to its crisis intervention services, The Trevor Project also offers a variety of resources and programs to support LGBTQ+ youth. The organization provides online resources and educational materials on mental health, suicide prevention, and coming out. The Trevor Project also promotes acceptance and inclusivity through its advocacy and education initiatives.

The National LGBT Health Education Center: The National LGBT Health Education Center provides education and resources for healthcare providers to improve the quality of care for LGBTQ+ individuals. They offer webinars, training, and other resources for healthcare professionals in Palm Beach County.

These resources and organizations offer a variety of support, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ individuals in Palm Beach, Florida. Whether you need counseling, legal aid, healthcare resources, or community connections, these organizations are here to help you live your best life.

Other Pride Activities Coming Up

  • Community Pride Shabbat

Friday, March 31st 

Join Congregation Shaarei Kodesh for a fun and informative LGBTQ+ 101 session tailored for the community. Tracey Labgold, Keshet’s Florida Education & Training Manager, will share short remarks during Shabbat morning services. Following services, Tracey will talk about Keshet’s work in Florida, including why this is holy work deeply connected to Jewish values, and she will provide concrete ways that we can all support the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida: Disney Pride in Concert

Sunday, June 25th, Fort Lauderdale

Join the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida for a spectacular new concert that celebrates LGBTQ+ life, love, family, and pride through the combination of timeless songs from the Disney songbook, curated video clips from the Disney vault, and the personal life experiences of local chorus members.

  • Eden Miami-A Miami Pride Rooftop Pool Party

Saturday April 15th-Sunday April 16th

A Miami Pride rooftop pool party for queer womxn + friends! At HIGHBAR Rooftop Pool Bar at the Dream Hotel in South Beach! A Chic rooftop pool & lounge with panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean and skyline with cabanas & lush tropical plants.

  • South Florida PRIDECHILLA Music Festival

Thursday, May 25th-Monday May 29th Fort Lauderdale

Stay tuned for more details!

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