The mission of the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida is to promote public understanding and acceptance of people of all gender expression or sexual orientation, regardless of race, ethnic background, nationality, spirituality, age or abilities. The center is created to foster and enhance the well-being, unity and visibility of transgendered, bisexual, lesbian, and gay persons and people with related concerns. We are committed to provide the community with education and resources with an open and supportive environment to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in our neighborhoods. Pride Community Center of North Central Florida is an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization serving Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee and Union Counties with PRIDE!
Gainesville’s newly forming chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will be working to create a better future for LGBTQ youth and adults through a partnership of parents, allies, and LGBTQ people. firstname.lastname@example.org | PFLAG Gainseville on Facebook
TranQuility’s mission is to create another space within the already awesome local community to nurture transgender individuals, their friends, families and allies by educating, providing support and celebrating diversity. Our monthly meetings feature a specific topic, which is presented by a speaker such as a licensed therapist, educator or medical professional in town. The meetings also include sharing of personal stories, occasional performance pieces, discussion on the topic afterwards, and time for getting to know each other. We tend to be a a rather decent sized group, with 40 people attending the last meeting. We meet at a UF owned building on Archer Road, called HealthStreet, but are not affiliated with UF or any others organizations in town. We are working towards connecting with the other groups in the area such as PFLAG, Trans Affairs at Wild Iris, The Pride Center and of course LGBTQ Affairs, so we can all work together to continue to provide support and resources to the trans community.