In Issue 41
Out With Pride Orlando – Orlando Gay Pride, October 8-11
Following a partnership agreement between local Clear Channel radio XL106.7FM and Come Out With Pride’s owner MBA (Metropolitan Business Association of Orlando, Florida), 3 hours of the main Sunday event will be broadcasted LIVE on XL 106.7. This broadcast coincides with the parade headed by Grand Marshal Stuart Milk.
In addition to this noticeable change, MBA also announced a total of 8 official events during the 4 day long celebration. Pride week will open with “LIGHT THE FUZE: A Heroes Ball” the official Kick-Off Party held at The History Center on Thursday October 8. The guest of honor will be Stuart Milk and the 3+ hour long event will officially start the beginning “Since its inception in 2005, Come Out With Pride, Central Florida’s signature Pride event, gets bigger and better with each passing year, continually shattering attendance records and offering exceptional entertainment, food, music, and fun!” MBA president Dr. David Baker-Hargrove said in a statement. There was a record attendance of 45,000 + in 2008. For the third year in a row Come Out With Pride festivities will be held at Lake Eola, in the heart of the city, on October 11. The additional and officially sanctioned events and parties this year will provide downtown Orlando a much needed boost. By offering a 4 day long schedule, the organizers are hoping to bring more guests from other parts of Central Florida and the U.S. They have partnered with Embassy Suites downtown Orlando and EO Inn & Spa to provide accommodations to any guests from out of town. 2009 proud sponsors include Bank of America, Esurance, Darden Restaurants, Schenck Distributors, Watermark Media, Verizon Wireless, Metropolis, Funky Monkey Wine Company, EO Inn & Spa, John Michael Weddings & Special Events, Walt Disney World Resort, Human Rights Campaign, Shelbie Press, French Gourmet Quiche, Gecko CPA Firm, Gaydays.com, OMG! Magazine, Mark’s List, Symantec, Marlannah Group, Metrocity Realty,Bio Scrip, Hope & Help of Central Florida, What’s Happening Magazine, Charles Schwab, Fuze Beverages, Cruise One, Vitamin Water, Pet Ranger’s Outpost, XL106.7FM, Bowled Over Promotions, Tastings, Olde Town Brokers, Amici Salon, Lunatic Fringe Salon, the office of district 4 Commissioner Patty Sheehan, Wells Fargo Bank, Law Office of Jonas Urba, Ikea, My Flex Radio, Carlton Fields Attorneys at Law, 5/3 Bank and Gay American Heroes.
Come Out With Pride would also like to thank U.S. Congressman Alan Grayson, Florida State Representative Scott Randolph, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, Orlando Chief of Police Val Demings, and the Downtown Development Board for their support in organizing this annual event.
Vendor Festival opens. Downtown Orlando, Lake Eola Park, Westside featuring over 100 vendors, food, live DJ. Walt Disney World Kidzone, and the Central Florida LGBT History Project.
Orlando’s Most Colorful Parade featuring Lola, The Lake Eola Swan (parade route) and starring parade Grand Marshall Stuart Milk
Heroes Entertainment Spectacular!
featuring speakers, original entertainment by local performers and Stuart Milk, LGBT activist and nephew of the late Harvey Milk. (Walt Disney World Amphitheater)
National recording artist and LGBT activist Ari Gold (Walt Disney World Amphitheater)
7 pm – 9pm
Pride Dance with DJB (Walt Disney World Amphitheater)
For more information or a listing of the entire weekend of events visit: ComeOutWithPride.org