JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There are an estimated 886,000 Floridians who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+).
June 2022 has been declared Pride Month, and Florida residents are encouraged to stand against discrimination and reject violence toward LGBTQ+ individuals.
Three presidents of the United States have officially declared a pride month. First, President Bill Clinton declared June “Gay & Lesbian Pride Month” in 1999 and 2000. Then from 2009 to 2016, each year he was in office, President Barack Obama declared June LGBT Pride Month. Later, President Joe Biden declared June LGBTQ+ Pride Month in 2021.
If you are looking to celebrate the month, check out these events happening around Northeast Florida:
Every month, Legacy selects an organization to support as part of our mission to “Make Beer Do Good.” For Pride Month, they’ve partnered with CampOUT Florida to help raise funds for their youth LGBTQ+ summer camp program.
Join them on Wednesday, June 15, for a fun and fabulous evening starting with the annual release of our Rainbow flight – a four-way treated sour flight. Proceeds of this flight will be donated along with 10% of all taproom sales for the day.
CampOUT will be on-site and we’ve got a special Drag Bingo event and show hosted by Momma Ashley Rose of the Rose Dynasty Foundation. All proceeds will help raise funds to provide a safe and fun camp for LGBTQ+ youth across Florida!
When: Wednesday, June 15 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Legacy Ale Works - Legacy Ale Works, Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville
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Rainbow Events is hosting a “Big Gay Picnic” event at Willowbranch Park on June 25. It will take place between noon and 6 p.m. Click here for more details.
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