(Monday, April 12, 2021) – ST. PETE PRIDE TO HOST 2PM PRESS CONFERENCE THIS AFTERNOON AT VINOY PARK TO ANNOUNCE THE DETAILS OF 2021 ST. PETE PRIDE.
Board President and Director, Nathan Bruemmer and St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman will invite members of the media to view the debut of the 2021 St. Pete Pride creative and tentative schedule. St. Pete Pride has worked diligently to design a creative and safe Pride with a twist for June of 2021. 2021 Pride will stretch throughout the month of June and feature 4 themed weeks with a signature, albeit scaled down event each weekend and community events presented by partners in different parts of the community throughout the remainder of the month. The goal being to still give the local LGBTQIA+ community the opportunity to gather, educate and celebrate but also ensure safety and wellness in the face of COVID-19. This year most events will be ticketed to enforce capacity regulations. Tickets will go on sale on May 1st. 2021 Pride is sponsored by City of St Pete, VSPC, Trulieve and AHF with Tampa General as health & safety sponsor. Pride season will unofficially kick-off on Tuesday, May 23 with the Miss St Pete Pride Pageant at Postcard Inn on the Beach. More information can be found on the St. Pete Pride website (st.petepride.org) and the SPP Facebook page.
In an effort to reinforce their commitment to Diversity, St. Pete will also present their newly adopted Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement:
St. Pete Pride was created out of a desire to ensure a safe space for all people of the LGBTQIA+ community of Tampa Bay to celebrate unity and the many things that make us similar. As we move forward into a bright new future, we do so purposefully and with intention to not just embrace those similarities but welcome, celebrate and promote respect for the many intersections of the human experience. We value and respect diversity in its many forms: race, ethnicity, ability, class, faith, age, gender identity, sexual orientation and experience. We honor the visible and invisible qualities that make each of us who we are. We center Black, Brown and Trans voices that so often go unheard because we know Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are the ultimate acts of PRIDE.
Tentative 2021 St. Pete Pride Schedule:
Official Pride Flag Raising: 6/1 10AM City Hall
PrideFest Kickoff Reception: 6/3 6PM Sirata Resort
Pride Run St Pete 5K and Diva Dash: 6/5 7AM Vinoy Pk
Pride OUTside: 6/5 6AM-2PM Vinoy Pk
We Are Family: 6/12 11AM St. Pete Pier, North Straub Park, South Straub Park
Stonewall VIP Reception: 6/18 The James
Arts + Qulture: 6/19 The Factory 11AM
Taste of PrideFest: 6/24-6/30 Various restaurants
Pride Picnic & Fireworks: 6/29 North Straub Park, South Straub Park