Celebrate 25 Years with METRO Wellness

Metro Wellness


Enjoy an open bar, dinner, and an evening of live entertainment with your host and comedian, Christine O’Leary. Dance, drink, and dine as your ticket funds so many of the services and programs our LGBTQ+ youth, seniors, and transgender community rely on. Plus, it’s 25 years of Metro Health, Wellness, and Community in Tampa Bay!

Established in 1993, Metro Wellness & Community Centers is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing quality health and wellness services that are inclusive, relevant, supportive and represent the lifetime continuum of the diverse people in our community.

With active community center locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, the centers provide premier comprehensive HIV services and medical care, social activities, classes, support groups, counseling, health and fitness programs, youth programs, substance abuse programs, older adult programs, behavioral health services and free HIV testing.

METRO strives to promote a healthy environment for all and to foster diversity within the community as a whole, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or economic status.

Ms. Ashley Brundage – Robert Pope Distinguished Leadership Award
The SMART Ride Team, (TBAC) Tampa Bay Area Cyclists – Spirit of Service Excellence Award
Infectious Disease Associates of Tampa Bay – Dr. John Barnett Service Award

For more information and Sponsorship Opportunities email JamesK@MetroTampaBay.org

Written by Rachel Covello

Rachel Covello is an award-winning speaker, writer, diversity consultant, and LGBT advocate. She is the Founder of LGBT Equality Alliance, a Chester County, PA nonprofit organization, and CEO of OUTCOAST, an online marketing and concierge platform marketing the Gulf Coast as an LGBTQ-inclusive place to VISIT, CELEBRATE, and LIVE.

Rachel is also an avid event photographer and has captured photos for LGBT organizations around the world, including the IGLTA, NGLCC, NLGJA, and Out & Equal.

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