Events Cancelled / Postponed: Equality Florida’s Response to COVID-19

(We will update this page regularly)

 

(Update: March 18, 2020) 

Equality Florida has decided to cancel or postpone additional public events for April/May, including: 

  • April 25: Equality Florida Tallahassee Gala
  • May 9: Equality Florida St. Pete Gala

(Update: March 13, 2020)

  • April 18: Equality Florida staff and volunteers will not be attending Tallahassee Pridefest. The Pride Planning Committee has decided to postpone the event.

(Update: March 12, 2020)

During this time of uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus, Equality Florida’s number one priority is the health and safety of our community.

For that reason, we have cancelled or postponed all of our public events between now and mid-April, including our upcoming large-scale fundraisers:

  • March 22: Equality Florida Palm Beach Brunch
  • March 28: Equality Florida Miami Celebration
  • April 4: Equality Florida Key West Celebration
  • April 25: Equality Florida Tallahassee Gala
  • May 9: Equality Florida St. Pete Gala

Some events may be rescheduled for later in the year and we will keep you posted on those opportunities. (See note to ticket purchasers below.)

Additionally, Equality Florida staff and volunteers will not be attending the list of events below. Several of the host organizations have already called on the postponement or cancellation.

  • March 14: Thou Art Woman Open Mic (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • March 14: Equality Voter Text Bank (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • March 14: Equality Florida Action PAC Day of Action for Ty Penserga (Palm Beach)
  • March 16: Equality Voter Text Bank (Miami)
  • March 21: Manatee Pride (Bradenton)
  • March 21: Florida AIDS Walk (Fort Lauderdale)
  • March 25: Drag Queen Bingo (Tallahassee)
  • March 28: Tampa Pride (Tampa)
  • March 28-29: Palm Beach Pride (Lake Worth)
  • April 4-5: Miami Beach Pride (Miami)
  • April 21-26: Pride of the Americas (Fort Lauderdale)

We are closely monitoring updates on the Coronavirus and we will make further decisions to cancel or postpone additional April/May Equality Florida events based on the best available information.

We have a huge election on the horizon, and the impact of the coronavirus is putting enormous pressure on the team as we remain focused on advancing the rights of LGBTQ Floridians.

Stay strong. Our community is not unfamiliar with the phenomena of stigma and epidemics. We have to remember what HIV/AIDS taught us about taking care of each other in a climate of fear and real risk. We will provide you with additional updates and resources on this page as we receive them. 

We will navigate through this challenging time, together.

Special note to those who have purchased tickets to an upcoming event:

The Coronavirus crisis is going to be very hard on us and all non-profits and we hope you will consider turning your ticket purchase into a 100% tax-deductible gift to Equality Florida. Also, if we are able to reschedule your event to later in the year your tickets will transfer. However, we are also happy to refund your ticket purchase - simply email [email protected] or call 813-966-0623 to request a refund.

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