Orlando Black Pride Celebrates Equality, Diversity, Perhaps for Last Time

LGBT Pride Event Features Spectacular Parties, Entertainers and Events June 4-8

Online PR News – 23-May-2014 – Orlando, FL – Serving the LGBTQ community for more than a decade, Orlando Black Pride will take place June 4-8 at the the Stay Sky Suites, the host hotel on International Drive; Pirates Dinner Adventure; Club 369; and other venues in Orlando with a schedule that includes parties, a bowling night, a professional networking event and a commitment ceremony for the lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual community.

The event, traditionally held the first week of June, kicks off 5-8 p.m. June 4 with a Minority LGBT Business Professional Networking Event at 310 Lakeside, 301 E. Pine Street, Orlando. A free event for the professional community to make connections.

The following evening, Bowling for PRIDE, one of OBP’s signature events, will take place 8 p.m. to midnight June 5 at AMF Sky Lanes, 7401 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando. A $15 donation will provide unlimited bowling, shoes, a live DJ and other entertainment, as well as the facility’s midnight bowling experience with lane lights and sound system. Proceeds will benefit HIV agencies in the Orlando area that provide a variety of health, educational and outreach services to Orlando populations, including people with HIV/AIDS.

An official welcome reception for all Orlando Black Pride attendees will begin at 4 p.m. June 6 at the host hotel, 7601 Canada Ave., followed by Orlando’s only 21-and-up LGBT event the Juicebox VIP Party at Club 369 , 369 N. Orange Ave., admission to the party is free before 11pm with two-for-one drinks before midnight. Admission is $10 after 11 p.m. and includes entertainment by special guest radio DJ Truz from Atlanta.

Saturday afternoon fun in the sun includes a pool party 2-6 p.m. June 7 at Enclave Resort with DJ Blaze and DJ Risque’.

The maestros will also be featured at OBT’s All White Party, which will be held this year from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. June 7 at Pirates Dinner Adventure, 6400 Carrier Drive, Orlando. Everyone is invited to come out for the evening, which will benefit the Save the Ta-tas Foundation to support breast cancer research. All who care about this important goal because they are survivors themselves or know someone with breast cancer are invited to join in this celebratory PRIDE event with JuiceBox, Oohzee, Arquez, Kiala Santi and hosted by Antoinette Chanel Roberts. Tickets are $25 at the door.

Held simultaneously with Gay Disney, one of the largest LGBT events in the country, Orlando Black Pride aims to provide empowerment through unity and pride while promoting community health and wellness, and social justice to the African-American LGBT community of Central Florida and beyond.

“I am very proud of the organization I have been able to develop for the community over the years and we are very excited about the events we have planned ” said Tricia E. Duncan, founder and president of Orlando Black Pride. “We hope everyone will come out and support our activities, which may be the last for OBP under my leadership. Having developed it into a highly anticipated annual event, it’s time for me to hand the baton to someone else who would like to take what we have built and run with it for a new era of OBP starting next year. We are forever grateful to all the individuals—straight, gay, black and white—who have supported us over the years.”

Orlando Black Pride is sponsored by the Orange County Department of Health, Orbitz.com, WET Lube, Barefoot Wine and Bud Light.

For a full schedule of Orlando Black Pride 2014 events or more information, log on to orlandoblackpride.com or call 407-977-2997.