The Secret is Out!!
The cat was let out of the bag last week. In an article in the Tampa Bay Times. There are BIG PLANS for Ybor City. Developer Darryl Shaw has purchased 63+ million in Ybor real estate. The HOTTEST new residential area to purchase in NOW is East Ybor. Not just from 21st street to the connector but to 50th Street. Ready the full story here.
OPENING This Weekend in Ybor City
Check out their facebook page for behind the scenes fun photos and stories.
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has done it again. produce one of the finest videos of Tampa ever. #TampaTogether includes the diversity of our home and several mention of Tampa Pride. THANK YOU Mayor Bob.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Miss Judy B. Goode is performing today at the Hollander Hotel in St. Petersburg the 3rd Saturday of every month. Become Judy’s facebook friend today at
I AM PRICELESS
COME ONE, COME ALL!
The spectacular CIRQUE DE MASACARDE is in town for one night, and one night only!
Delicious cocktails, delectable hors d’oeuvres, delightful performances, dazzling art and daring ensembles are what make Pride & Passion a sold out event year after year.
Get your tickets to Cirque de Mascarade before you miss the chance to see what we have in store this year – it’s going to top them all!
Presented by Wells Fargo, the 12th annual gala benefiting the Tampa Museum of Art will take place on Saturday, April 29.
The inspiration for Cirque de Mascarade comes from the circuses, cabarets, and vibrant performance halls frequented by 19th century artists, intellectuals and writers in Paris. With Cirque de Mascarade, the Pride & Passion mantra of “dress to impress” invites guests to add a 19th century bohemian twist to your black tie attire.
See you there in all your fashion glory – and may you be so lucky to catch La Fée Verte.
ABOUT PRIDE & PASSION
Pride & Passion brings together our diverse community to raise money for engaging educational programing and world-class exhibitions at the Tampa Museum of Art.
The LGBT community has been synonymous with Arts and Culture in Tampa Bay and around the world. It’s befitting that Pride & Passion, a signature fundraising event for the Tampa Museum of Art, features our community. It’s equally befitting that the money we raise funds programs at the Museum that reduce barriers to admission, create safe places for people to experience the arts, and celebrates our local talent.
All tickets include a wide variety of delicious delicacies from local restaurants, a premium open bar and a one-year membership to the Museum.
$100 in advance at www.pridepassionart.org
$125 at the door – if there are any left!
A heartfelt thank you to our wonderful sponsors, donors and vendors. Cirque de Mascarade would not exist without your support, your generosity and your kindness. A special thank you to those who have also supported us in previous years as well.
If you are interested in becoming a Pride & Passion sponsor, please contact Bernadette Casey:
Bradley’s on 7th
Miss Joey brooks the First Lady of Ybor City is also the show director at Bradley’s on 7th. All her shows are Interest, Different and Professional. This past week the shows were all that and over the top WOW!!!! Let the photos speak for themselves .
Peter Pan & Dorothy
Tampa’s very own Peter Pan (Randy Constan) and his wife Dorothy were spotted out in Ybor City. Famous around the world for living his life as Peter Pan. We are excited to announce that Peter will be having a concert this Saturday at The Red Star Rock Bar. https://www.facebook.com/events/1956313157931323/ To learn more about this interesting celebrity visit his web site at http://pixyland.org/peterpan/ or wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Constan
Pride & Passion
TAMPA FRING Festival
Welcome to the Tampa International Fringe Festival, Tampa’s first ever un-juried, open-access fringe theatre festival! Coming to historic Ybor City in May, this year’s festival, our first annual, will feature almost a hundred performances of exciting, original, experimental work created by more than twenty companies from all around the world in four fantastic venues across four days!
The Tampa International Fringe Festival; Let’s Get Fringey!
Browse the Shows
Learn how to SEE THE FRINGE
5.11.17 – 5.14.17 TAMPA, FL
Dine Out For Life
Sexy Aaron Rodges Tattoo
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NBC Out Inaugural Pride 30 List
NBC Out are looking for the top 30 LGBT people in America who have made a difference. You need to submit your person before THIS SATURDAY.
Carrie has no idea that I have nominated him. Please if you agree…. nominated Carroll “Carrie” West by sending an email to PRIDE30@nbcuni.com
I am Mark Bias. I am a journalist, bartender, Gay Non Profit officer and proud husband to Carroll “Carrie” West.
I want to nominate Carrie for all the attributes, energy, hard work and visionary ideas that he has done and continually has done for the Tampa Bay LGBTA area.
Carrie is from a large supporting family in the Midwest. 5 sisters and a big brother. We live in Tampa, Florida for over 37 years now.
Accomplishments start as a loving caring individual and thinks of others first. Be it family, associates, friends, residents and local leaders, Carrie has time to talk and engage with anyone. Any age, any ethnicity, any diversity, any thought or agenda.
Carrie’s philosophy he lives by is, ” to meet 1 new person a day! ”
We closed our MC FILM FESTIVAL, LGBTA Pride Retail Gift Stores in Tampa, St Petersburg, & Orlando after 27 years in 2016.
Some of his accomplishments and activities.
Carrie was a member of the United States Air Force, Canine Drug Squadron.
He is/was a Board member or started some of these great local organizations.
* The Tampa Gay & Lesbian Community Center, 1992
* Founding group with Digital Queers that established Gay Days at Disney, 1990
* Journalist and writer, “Dishing with Mark & Carrie”,1996-present MCFilmfest.com
* 1st openly gay candidate for Tampa City Council 1998, 2011
* Selected to be on the National Marine Safety Council
* Founding member of St. Pete Pride 2003
* Founder & President of GaYBOR District Coalition 2007
* Went to China as Gay U.S. Ambassadors for China Olympics Bid 1998
* Co-Chair for State of Florida Equal Marriage 2012
* Florida LGBT Business of the Year Award 2011
* Selected University of South Florida GLBT Alumni of the Year 2011
* Founder & President -2014- present, Tampa Pride, Inc
* Community photographer, 1980- present
On many Local Government & Civic Groups boards;
* Barrio Latino Commissioner in Ybor City, Tampa City Government
* Ybor City Development Corp, City of Tampa
* Hillsborough County Historic Preservation
* Ybor Youth Clinic
Carrie’s email is C.West@tampapride.org
address: 1917 West North A Street, Tampa, Florida 33606
Thank You for your time and letting me tell you about my great husband of 40 years and wonderful community leader. (Just ask the Tampa Mayors)
Mark Bias, Loving Spouse