ybor-pride-7th-0You want to help out local non-profit organizations but you’re worried you won’t have the time to do so? Well, here’s an event where you can participate just by going out to lunch or dinner — Dining Out For Life (DOFL), a one-day international fundraiser, benefits non-profit HIV/AIDS service organizations in over 55 metropolitan areas across the United States and Canada.


 Show your Pride, Ybor – Pride on 7th Returns on April 30

On Saturday, April 30, Pride on 7th returns on Saturday, April 30 with a brighter vision and a bigger purpose. In its second year, more than 5,000 attendees are expected to attend and New York-based, gay rap/dance star Cazwell will perform. The Umbrella Management Group, which is led by entertainment visionary Jorge Alvarado, has planned a full day of activities in support of unity within our communities.

Pride on 7th has expanded it space and its offerings this year. The event will be in the heart of Ybor City along Centro Ybor and will include many more activities including an anti-bullying march; a bingo night; a Miss Pride on 7th pageant and a red carpet finale. The event will also feature a family area, business vendors, a live DJ and a special celebrity performance from Cazwell, who will perform hits “Ice Cream Truck,” “I Seen Beyonce At Burger King,” and “All Over Your Face.”

Pride on 7th will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday with the anti-bullying walk and culminate with a red carpet dance party at G-Bar. Attendees are asked to donate $10 to Pride on 7th community beneficiaries. Participants will receive an Ybor map featuring partnering businesses, a commemorative guide and an easy pass lanyard. For further information, visit their web site at Prideon7th.com

Pride on 7th
Saturday, April 30

Centro Ybor, Tampa


Is it possible that President Barrack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. read my recent article in Hotspots Magazine on why same-sex couples should be allowed to legally marry?