16th Annual Come Out With Pride
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October 8, 2020
October 10th has been proclaimed “Come Out With Pride Day” by the Mayor of Orlando, Buddy Dyer, and Commissioner Patty Sheehan!
2020 can be seen as outright surreal. When you juggle between life-altering events and the pandemic, surviving just becomes a common theme that, to most, has led to many changes and lifestyle evolutions that can fit into what is now deemed as the “new normal.” The LGBTQ+ community and Orlando’s beloved annual celebration has been no exception. Thankfully, Orlando is very much a progressive city–the very first city in Central Florida, as a matter of fact, that offered a Domestic Partner Registry to same-sex couples!
With that being said, although Orlando’s Come Out With Pride celebration has been a growing event celebrating the contributions of the community, the effects of COVID-19 has caused the event to evolve as well. Regardless of the changes, many people still remain positive and will celebrate with a different mindset: to focus on the cause and the purpose—not just the glamour of the party. The organizers have worked very hard this year to provide an in-depth, educational, entertaining, yet safe, event for everyone to enjoy.
What Events are Happening at the Come Out with Pride Festival?
Experience the Virtual Extravaganza with performances, interviews and appearances by special guest stars like Detox and Roxxxy Andrews from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Want to make an event of it? Plan your own Pride in the House Party at home with your friends! Visit their Official Website for downloadable decorations, posters, and food and beverage recipes to create your very own Pride Party!
- 5:00-6:30 pm: Kids’ Fringe Virtual Rainbow Ranch
- 6:30-8:00 pm: Pre-Party with Axel Andrews
- 8:00: Virtual Extravaganza!
This year’s parade has turned into a nearly 20-mile vehicle procession. Please note that although the route is located outside, social distancing and face masks are strongly encouraged. Also, due to health and safety concerns, vehicles are prohibited from handing out items to the crowds (i.e. swag, free materials).
If you still want to travel, then choosing a spacious suite at staySky Suites I-Drive Orlando is a perfect choice! The hotel is located just blocks away from the hustle and bustle of International Drive and is a short distance to Orlando’s world-famous theme parks like Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld. Families love the separate living room area, full kitchen and dining area as well as the free Wi-Fi so you can catch the Virtual Extravaganza! Regardless of where you choose to celebrate, you’re sure to have a fabulous time!
To get more information on Come Out With Pride, visit them on their Official Website at https://comeoutwithpride.com/