VENICE, FLORIDA –
AUGUST 13, 2018 - SunCoast Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) announces Venice’s first Pride Festival on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 1 pm to 5 pm at 3276 E. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL. Senior Co-Pastors of SunCoast MCC, Reverend Dr. Nancy Wilson and Reverend Vickie Miller, are excited to host Venice's first Pride Celebration.
The official theme of this inaugural event is
We Are Here
. "It is time for us to engage the LGBTQ community and our allies locally because visibility and coming out helps to create safety and progress in human rights for everyone”, said Reverend Dr. Nancy Wilson. "We believe that our region has a lot to offer in the way of talent, pride, and fun and are committed to making the diversity and strength of our community visible in Venice", said Reverend Vickie Miller.
Venice FL Pride will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 1 pm to 5 pm at SunCoast Metropolitan Community Church, 3276 E. Venice Ave., Venice, Florida. Food, drinks, and entertainment will be available. Admission and parking are free.
The festivities will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30 pm, with elected officials and special guests. The roster also includes a unique “Pet Blessing” event along with a contest and a parade of pets in pride attire. A complete schedule of the day will be published soon.
We welcome sponsors and vendors as many local organizations are already expressing enthusiasm and are coming on board to make this event a success!