Come OUT St Pete and Project No Labels Host Bridging the Bay CommUnity March

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On October 14, 2017, Come OUT St Pete and Project No Labels will come together to host Bridging The Bay, an “LGBTQ+ CommUnity March Urging all Tampa Bay’s supporting LGBTQ+ businesses, individuals, and organizations to put their differences aside and join in unity and solidarity to raise visibility and awareness for the LGBTQ+ community.”

“We were doing the march to raise visibility and awareness for our community, especially with the recent military ban,” says Claire Eli, the founder of Project No Labels. “At a time with so much hate and racism, we need to rally and unite more than ever before.”

The two organizations are encouraging participants to register ahead of time. As an added incentive, they are offering free t-shirts to the first 500 people who sign up to march.

Check-in will begin at 8:00 am on the day of the march and the event will kick off at 10:00 am.

The march will start at Georgie’s Alibi, where the original St. Pete Pride Parade was launched. Marchers will walk to 31st Street, along Central Ave, continue to 22nd and then circle back.

“We’re not going to sit back,” says Eli. “This is the biggest activism portion of the seven-day Come Out St. Pete, so we encourage everyone to get involved. This event will continue the momentum set by the Trans Pride March earlier this year.”

Bridging the Bay is looking for t-shirt sponsors and supporters.

For more information, click here.

Registration will begin this week. Visit Project No Labels to register for the march.

For more PRIDE happenings, click here.

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Written by Rachel Covello

Rachel Covello is an award-winning speaker, writer, diversity consultant, and LGBT advocate. She was the Founder of LGBT Equality Alliance, a Chester County, PA nonprofit organization. She is currently the Publisher of OutCoast.com and Producer of the OutCoast TV YouTube Channel, both of which highlight LGBTQ welcoming destinations in Florida.

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