Pride Center

  • Equality Park Garden Club Dedication

    The Equality Park Garden Club will proudly dedicate its garden on Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. This special dedication is years in the making.

  • Expo Helps Seniors Stay Healthy

    Hilary Gold likes to stay updated on her health care options. This is why she regularly attends the Pride Center’s annual Senior Health Expo.

  • Fitness Fans to Flock TheFitExpo in Fort Lauderdale

    Let’s get physical.

  • Home Sweet Home: Affordable housing development for LGBT seniors coming to Wilton Manors

    If you love The Pride Center at Equality Park so much that you want to live there, you may soon get the chance to.

  • How Visible Are Bisexuals in South Florida?

    A lack of bisexual visibility is a common complaint from bisexual organizations and activists. Just including the B in LGBT isn’t enough. Bisexual programs need to stand on their own to increase awareness and visibility.

  • Hundreds of Thousands for Brazil Gay Parade, World's Biggest

    (AP) Hundreds of thousands of revelers gathered in Sao Paulo on Sunday for one of the world's largest gay pride parades with this year's event focusing on the threat of religious fundamentalism to Brazil's LGBT community.

  • Jesse's Journal: Pride Amid Diversity

    I have a confession to make: I missed my hometown Equality Rally for Unity and Pride in Fort Lauderdale. I was on my way south from gay summer camp when I got caught in a massive tie-up that stopped my car for hours; no surprise to all who have to drive on I-95 from Jacksonville and Miami. Looking back, I could have gone to the Rally in Nashville, which was close to the camp, or even to the National March in Washington, D.C. Or I could have gone to the Rally in West Palm Beach, had I known about it. But I tried to make it home on time, and I failed.

  • Jesse’s Journal: Coffee and Conversation Report

    The Pride Center’s “Coffee and Conversation” social was in full swing when it convened on the morning of Jan. 9.

  • Letter To The Editor

    In his Dec. 19  editorial, SFGN Publisher Norm Kent rightfully reminded us of the need to support low cost housing and reminded us against the NIMBY (not in my back yard) sentiments.  

  • Letter to the Editor: Children Do Not Regularly Use the Pride Center Playground

    Dear SFGN Editor:

    In your news articles about The Pride Center, you make the assertion more than once that children regularly use the playground there. This is factually inaccurate. The reality is that children very rarely (if ever) use that playground. And any parent of a young child who would permit their child to use that small, non-fenced playground (which is located with a parking lot on two sides) without adult supervision would be negligent. Everyone who uses The Pride Center regularly knows that the playground is not much more than a public relations stunt. 

  • Letter to the Editor: Mayor Dean Trantalis Responds to Pride Center Controversy

    These past several weeks our community has been challenged by the discovery that the Pride Center in Wilton Manors had hired a sexual predator who had served time for aggravated sexual assault on a minor. This was a terrible crime and the law required the perpetrator that upon his release, he was to have no interaction with children and to live a good distance away from them. This person failed to abide by the law and misrepresented himself to the Center when he sought and maintained his employment there.

  • Letter to the Editor: Pride Center Blasts SFGN; Calls Story ‘Fake News’

    Dear Editor,

    Yesterday morning, I received a call from a local Senior we’ll call “Ed.” He’s taken part in a few Pride Center programs. He frequently visits Poverello next door. He has a witty sense of humor and bad neuropathy in his feet. He’s also about to be priced out of his long-term local housing. He wanted me to sign him up for the “wait list” for Senior affordable housing on our campus. He was quite disappointed when I told him we’re still a couple years away from a wait list.

  • Letter to the Editor: Pride Center's Senior Housing

    Dear Sal:

    I read with interest your article entitled “Pride Center Needs to Come Out of the Closet.” I myself was quite disappointed with the Pride Center’s decision to build senior housing on the Pride Campus. And indeed, I terminated my participation in the Founders Circle because of it.

  • Letter to the Editor: Reader to Pride Center- Address Our Concerns, Don’t Shrug Them Off as 'Fake News'

    To the Editor:

  • Letter to the Editor: Senior Housing at the Pride Center - More Questions Than Answers

    This e-mail is regarding the proposed low-income housing at the Pride Center. The following are some points to consider after reading the e-mail from the PC that went out recently.

  • Letter to the Editor: Update on Clarence Collins

    Dear Editor:

    Thank you for writing an updated story on Clarence Collins as incomplete as it was. Many of us who know Clarence are concerned that he has been through at least three Public Defenders in four months. That’s unconscionable to us, but unfortunately, the way the system is set up. As soon as we establish a relationship with one PD, which doesn’t always allow free flow of information due to client privilege, we must start all over in identifying the new PD and establishing a new relationship; hence, “spinning our wheels.”

    I must take issue with Mr. Kent’s assertion that, “the money should have already been used to get him out of jail.” While I, personally, have been working hard to obtain Clarence’s release, I was advised by his Public Defender to hold off on bailing him out. Doing so would force a timetable for his release. Without a proper legal residence, established in advance, Clarence would be forced to live someplace like the homeless encampment under an overpass. That is unacceptable to the people who care for Clarence. Although jail is not an ideal situation for anyone, it beats the alternative society has forced on people like Clarence (living in unsafe, indignant  places like an overpass). There are just so many legal residences for the large number of Registered Sex Offenders. As soon as we find one with an opening we will proceed with bailing Clarence out.

    Michael A Gagne

  • LGBT Groups Condemn High School Shooting in Parkland

    (WB) LGBT advocacy groups on Wednesday condemned the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., that left at least 17 people dead and more than a dozen others injured.

  • Local LGBT Community Centers Suffer Damage From Irma

    The Pride Center at Equality Park opened its doors after Hurricane Irma on Thursday four days after the storm blew through South Florida. But not without damage.

  • Men in Tights Battle it Out for Noble Cause

    Thursday nights are often an unofficial way to usher in the weekend. So when deciding on options consider this: one that will give you a high-energy visual feast while also supporting important LGBT programs in South Florida.

  • Nasty Women 101: An Activism Primer

    Sharing politically-charged articles on social media is one form of social activism, but it’s clear many women in South Florida want to do more. That’s the reason more than a hundred women and a handful of men gathered at the Pride Center on Thursday, March 16 for Nasty Women – Women’s Activism 101.