Shades of Pride will celebrate the history of Juneteenth while showcasing the Art and Qulture of our Black and Brown LGBTQ+ siblings. Come join us to learn more about the deep impact of Black and Brown qulture on the LGBTQ+ community as a whole and its deep roots in the evolution of Pride. We purposefully center the much too often unheard voices of the Black and Brown LGBTQ+ community by uplifting their experiences through an educational panel, “The Legends Panel: The Intersection of Pride and Juneteenth”, local entertainment, and vendors from within the community. St. Pete Pride will welcome national talent, Ts Madison, also known as Maddie, to host the “Shades of Pride '' event. Madison is a reality television personality, entrepreneur, actress, and LGBTQIA+ activist. Through her reality show, The Ts Madison Experience, she became the first Black Trans woman to star in and executive produce her own reality series.
Art and diversity play a crucial role in the lives of individuals and communities and it is our duty to fight for the authenticity of every single member of the Florida LGBTQ+ community and worldwide. Without People of Color, there would be no Pride and it is our honor and obligation to make sure that is reflected in every aspect of our celebration.
Vendors are invited to sign up through the following link. To amplify our commitment to equity, BIPOC owned and operated businesses can register for a discounted vendor space through https://one.bidpal.net/shades2022 and selecting the BIPOC Owned or Operated business option.