“WYNWOOD PRIDE” FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES EXPANSIVE NON-PROFIT PARTNERSHIPS
Wynwood Pride will serve as a platform for an extensive awareness campaign of over 20 non-profit organizations and their respective missions, throughout the month of June.
It was recently announced Wynwood Pride, a Florida Not-for-Profit corporation will host its inaugural festival this June during National LGBTQ Pride month. Wynwood Pride will include a unique array of neighborhood activations, panels on LGBTQ issues, film screenings, and mural installations. In addition, the inaugural festival will feature a non-profit “Community Village” which will include organizations focused on LGBTQI Youth, Justice, and Health.
Activations will include HIV testing, counseling information, wardrobe donations, text-to-donate opportunities, and more. All twenty non-profits will be onsite gratis as part of the festival’s deep-rooted commitment to the local community. The Festival team has been hard at work communicating with dozens of organizations both local and national that will participate.
Aside from the twenty dynamic organizations chosen for the Community Village, Wynwood Pride will officially partner with three important local organizations that will be beneficiaries of the proceeds from the festival. These three entities were specifically chosen because of the individual missions and invaluable work that they do in the community.
Pridelines was chosen as the Youth Partner due to the organization’s grassroots approach to provide support, educate, and empower South Florida’s LGBTQI youth and the community at large. Pridelines provides services such as access to emergency housing, transportation/relocation assistance, internet access, and warm showers for queer youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Founded by LGBTQI youth for LGBTQI youth and their allies, the organization is rooted in a peer-led/adult-facilitated youth group model. With the help of Dr Marilyn Volker, Pridelines was one of the first community-based HIV testing sites in Miami-Dade County.
More than 30 years later, Pridelines continues to provide social support, skill-building, leadership development, resources for mental health, health care, and support services for LGBTQI youth and their straight allies throughout South Florida. For more information: www.pridelines.org.
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is a public foundation rooted in the LGBTQI community and movements. The group works in strategic partnership with foundations, individuals, and governments to ensure that their resources reach the activists who need them most. Most importantly those who are best positioned to make transformational impact over time.
To this end, Astraea raises and distributes funds to programs and initiatives led by and for diverse constituencies. They prioritize groups led by lesbians/queer women, trans, gender non-conforming people, intersex people, and people of color. Since their first $200 grant in 1980, Astraea has granted over $40M in over 4,500 grants to 1,700+ grantee partners in 99 countries and 48 U.S. states. They are one of the only philanthropic organizations working exclusively to advance global LGBTQI justice around the world. They are also one of the first women’s funds in the world. For more information: www.astraeafoundation.org.
Survivors’ Pathway is a non-profit organization providing services focusing on Mental Health. Too often there is a lack of focus on mental health advocacy. Survivors’ Pathway brings this to the forefront while offering a victim center serving Latino and LGBTQI victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, hate crimes, and any other type of violent victimization.
In 2017 Survivors’ Pathway delivered services to 1,421 victims of different crimes. These services were offered at their main facility as part of their program with Miami Dade County’s 11th court circuit domestic violence unit and at Hialeah court house. 268 of these victims identified as Gay, Bisexual, and lesbian.
Survivors Pathway has the largest program in the state of Florida serving Latino transgender women. Since 2012 they have served 512 transgender individuals through the organization’s Trans Latina project. Of the 1,421 victims served since 2017, 70% received trauma informed mental health services, 8% access psychological evaluation for immigration purposes, 80% received advocacy services, 15% were tested for HIV and access to medical care was facilitated. 20% attended support groups and 10 were provided with court companionship and other court related services. For more information: www.survivorspathway.org.
All three partner organizations were selected based on their exemplary work for LGBTQI Youth, Justice, and Health which are the community pillars of Wynwood Pride. The overall goal of Wynwood Pride is to serve as a catalyst for communication, education, empowerment and unification of the LGBTQ community through many different mediums.
Although informative, there will be TONS of fun to be had. The much-anticipated month-long celebration will culminate with the Wynwood Pride Music Festival on June 21- 23, showcasing local and international LGBTQ talent. The live concert series will feature international headliners such as drag-pop superstar PABLLO VITTAR, AJA, DORIAN ELECTRA, DJ CITIZEN JANE and CARMEN CARRERA as host. Additional programming includes drag shows, lip-synching battles, late-night DJs, large-scale art installations, voguing competitions, and more.
Here are two of the Phases. We cannot wait for more!
The Wynwood Pride Music Festival will be held at The Wynwood Marketplace located at 2250 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127 and is free and open to the public. Dates and times for the Festival are:
- Friday, June 21: 4pm – 3am
- Saturday, June 22: 12pm – 3am
- Sunday, June 23: 12pm – 10pm
Key festival features and events include:
- Live Music Concert featuring International & Local Talent
- Community Outreach Village
- National (RuPaul’s Drag Race) & Local Drag Performances (Wygwood and more)
- Family Zone (Drag Queen Story hour, face-painting, games, & more)
- LBT (Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans) “Women’s Programming”
- Large scale Art & Fashion Installations
- Voguing Competition
- Film/Theatre Showcases
- Wellness Activations
Wynwood Pride events will be held in June at various venues throughout the Wynwood Arts District to help inform, unite, and raise awareness of the LGBTQ resources, artists, and activists dedicated to improving our community. The Wynwood Pride Music Festival is produced by SWARM, in partnership with the Wynwood BID. Wynwood Pride is a registered Florida Not-for-Profit corporation.
To RSVP for free admission and to learn more about Wynwood Pride Music Festival and Wynwood Pride’s monthlong schedule of events, please visit WynwoodPride.com
YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLrYay34NLU564E7QVvr4og/
Tickets: FREE / RSVP for a Free Drink: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wynwood-pride-2019-lgbtq-festival-block-party-tickets-53555228129