The Pride Center at Equality Park celebrates 23 years of service in 2016. Our mission is: “We provide a welcoming, safe space–an inclusive home–that celebrates, nurtures and empowers the LGBTQ communities and our friends and neighbors in South Florida.” The Pride Center meets the distinct health, social, educational, socio-economic and safety needs for the LGBTQ community and our allies.
Last year, more than 35,000 adult and youth attended activities at The Center. The Center hosts more than 65 regularly-meeting groups each month. Support, social and educational groups focus on seniors, youth, women, men, transgender individuals, recovery, health, the arts, athletics, spirituality, games and more. Outreach activities over the past year directly impacted over 125,000 residents and visitors to South Florida.
Stop in and learn about all we provide: a community Flea Market; women’s health initiatives; parenting workshops; transgender education series; family outreach days; Bingo; unique exercise classes; cultural competency trainings; a playground for children and families; Wicked Manors; healthcare navigation; financial investment series; art gallery openings; Bingo; couples counseling; a rentable auditorium; social media outreach; Diversity Honors with the Harvey Milk Foundation; a beautiful courtyard; music, movies and live theater presentations; a variety of health fairs; and a spectrum of creative symposiums, speakers, forums and events for the entire community.
The Pride Center is a major site for HIV testing, prevention, outreach, education, healthcare linkage, support, holistic health and counseling. Our popular Senior Services activities include: weekly Coffee and Conversation events with over 200 LGBTQ Seniors; individual linkage services, wellness workshops, daily Enhance Fitness senior exercise classes; SAGEWorks technology and job skills courses; a speaker series; recreational activities; healthy aging seminars; cultural events; and our annual Senior Health Expo. The Center also spearheads the three-county collaboration to organize, develop and market the current online health directory of culturally competent providers for LBTQ women at LBTHealth.org.
We own five-and-a-half acres of property at Equality Park with 30,000 square feet of meeting and office space for individuals, programs and services, as well as synergy among organizations.Our Vision is to be the premier point of connection for our community.
For 23 years, The Pride Center has provided a welcoming, safe space–an inclusive home–that celebrates, nurtures and empowers the LGBTQ communities and our friends and neighbors in South Florida. The Pride Center’s programs and services meet the distinct socio-economic, health, spiritual, and safety needs of the LGBT community.
We host more than 60 regularly-meeting groups each month. Support, social and educational groups focus on women, Seniors, youth, men, transgender, recovery, health, the arts, athletics, spirituality, games and more. More than 35,000 adults and youth attend activities at the Center each year. Outreach activities over the past year directly impacted 26,262 residents and visitors to South Florida. The Pride Center is a major site for HIV testing and prevention, education and counseling. It also offers holistic and comprehensive support programs for persons living with HIV/AIDS, including the nationally acclaimed PALS Project.
Stop in and learn about all we do: a community Flea Market, Senior exercise classes, Bingo, art gallery openings, women’s speaker series, Coffee and Conversation gatherings, music events and adult education opportunities through Pride University, including ballroom dancing and conversational Spanish classes. Activities we’ve organized and hosted this year include: Breast Fest; Happy Hiney Health; Latino HIV/AIDS Leadership Summit; Kwanzaa Celebration; Women’s MusicFest; Family Health Fair; Women’s Spirituality Conference; Male on Male Sexual Assault Seminar; Sex Esteem workshop; Black Gay Pride; LGBTQ Youth Halloween Dance; Transgender Health Symposium; Senior Health Expo and many more.
The Pride Center owns six acres of property with 30,000 square feet of office space in Wilton Manors. As a cornerstone in the advancement of LGBTQI communities locally and beyond, Equality Park provides a home for individuals, programs and services, as well as synergy among organizations. Equality Park further establishes the Pride Center as a leader in LGBTQ unity, inclusiveness and pride.
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