Cape Coral Pride

Cape Coral celebrates first Pride Parade

Southwest Florida continues to show growing support for the LGBTQ community as Cape Coral celebrates its first Pride event this year. This inaugural event comes just two years after the first Naples Pride celebration. This inaugural event comes just two years after the first Naples Pride celebration, which attracted about 5,000 people and included...

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Celebrate an Evening in Wonderland & raise money for a good cause

The Center for Progress and Excellence is hosting "An Evening in Wonderland" on Saturday, Nov. 3. The event starts at 7 pm and will go “very, very late.” The Alice in Wonderland-themed Party will be at Iron DNA Fitness, 1900 Trailwinds Dr., Fort Myers. In keeping with the spirit of Wonderland, attendees are encouraged...

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SWFL Pride set for Oct. 6 at Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers

SWFL Pride is just around the corner. The event is planned for noon to 6 pm on Oct. 6 at the Alliance for the Arts. SWFL Pride is a family friendly event, the vendor market will include service organizations, local and national community organizations, social organizations, area non-profits, supportive religious organizations, games & activities,...

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Need help but not sure who to call? Dial 2-1-1

Free program offers information, referrals to SWFL agencies The 2-1-1 service is a United Way program that provides free information and referral to human/ social service agencies. United Way 211 is for non-emergency assistance only and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Clients can call and receive information and referrals...

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SWFL Makes Great Strides for Equality

There have been some great strides made for equality over the last year in Southwest Florida. The first Pride was celebrated in Naples last year with more than 5,000 people attending the inaugural event. The event raised more than $20,000 to establish a new LGBTQ Emergency Fund. The fund provides temporary financial support for...

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Keep Moving the Same Direction — Forward

We accomplish more working together for our community We have many excellent people working to make our community better. As we continue to improve equality and meet the needs of our community, it’s important that we all work together and keep things moving forward. Over the last several years, I’ve seen some obstacles that...

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Naples Pride planning under way for June 2 PRIDE

Naples will celebrate its 2nd Annual Pride on June 2 at Cambier Park. The event will include music, entertainment, food, drinks and vendors. Last year the event attracted about 5,000 and a bigger crowd is anticipated this year. The event raised money to start an LGBT emergency fund. Naples Pride has also launched a...

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First Naples Pride attracts 5,000

About 5,000 people attended the First Naples Pride on June 17 at Cambier Park in Downtown Naples. The theme for the first year, We Are ONE, encourages the entire Southwest Florida community to unite as one and recognize the importance of equal rights for every individual no matter their gender identity, sexual preference, race,...

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Orlando comes together for one-year mark after Pulse attack

The one-year mark after the mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando saw a community rally. Leaders and citizens embraces survivors of the attack and family of victims on Orlando United Day. From a ceremony at the Orange County Administration Center declaring June 12 as Orlando United Day, now an annual event in the city,...

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