It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Come Out With Pride. My personal plan is to watch the parade, wear as much glitter as humanly possible (if no one has put you on to Unicorn Snot yet — here ya go, you’re welcome), and maybe grab a popsicle. My very first Orlando Pride weekend, my friend showed me The Pop Parlour. Knowing that there was a dedicated space for popsicles made me realize that Orlando really got “it,” ya know? That friend also made fun of my outfit that day and he is no longer in my life (Scorpios seriously know how to hold a grudge, y’all). Fortunately, Pop Parlour is still going strong.
In anticipation of Pride, I recently attended The Center’s Stonewall Exhibition opening which was really lovely. I didn’t even realize how much they offer the community:
- Free mental health counseling every Tuesday & Friday
- Free Monthly Legal Clinic
- Free Computer Lab Access at the Cyber Center
- Free Monthly Hep A & Hep B Vaccinations
- Free Condoms
- Notary Services
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the cases pending in SCOTUS impacting the LGBTQ+ community via employment discrimination. But it’s not just about employment discrimination; the potential impact to federal civil rights could go deeper. Get a proper education here.