It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: ORLANDO PRIDE

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.

2 thoughts on “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: ORLANDO PRIDE”

  1. Ridiculous that in 2019 there is still the level of discrimination against the LGBTQ community that there is. The only context where transgender discrimination might be justified is in the arena of athletic competitions, where there could be a performance advantage due to biological gender. I do not have faith in the Supreme Court to help the fired individuals in those cases. The employers look incredibly close minded and some of the “justifications” I’ve heard have been appalling.

  2. I love the link that you posted for SCOTUS update! very interesting and cant wait to here more updates 🙂

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