Transcending Gender: Bodies and Lives
The opening reception for the exhibit — on loan from the Stonewall Museum and Archives — that presents a timeline of cultural and rights struggles by transgender people. Complimentary wine, beverages and cheese. Includes 7:30 p.m. talk by Ashley Brundage, a trans woman who fought discrimination and rose to powerful position at a major bank. Remains on display through November as the library highlights trans awareness. Free. Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave. S, Gulfport. (727) 893-1074. 7 p.m. Nov. 1.
Drag queens Adriana Sparkles and Aquarius perform followed by a strip contest for a $100 prize. Showtime at 11 p.m. G St Pete, 350 First Ave. N., St. Pete. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nov. 1.
Metro Wellness hosts a queer social meetup for ages 18 to 25. Games include “What Do You Meme?” and Cards Against Humanity. Snacks and drinks provided. Email [email protected] for more info. LGBTQ Welcome Center, 2227 Central Ave., St. Pete. 8-10 p.m. Nov. 1.
Metro Youth Night
Teens ages 13 to 18 of any gender and sexual orientation can make new friends, watch movies, play games and socialize as Metro Wellness staff offers a safe, welcoming environment. Email [email protected] or call (727) 321-3854 for info. LGBTQ Welcome Center, 2227 Central Ave., St. Pete. 6 p.m. Nov. 2.
Suncoast Softball League’s Got Talent
Area softball players start out in their uniforms before competing in categories for evening wear, swimsuits and best talent drag performances. Benefits Meals on Wheels, Athena House, Suncoast Animal League, Vets for Pets and the Ybor Youth Clinic. No cover. Bradley’s on 7th, 1510 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 241-2723. 6-10 p.m. Nov. 3.
We Won’t Be Erased rally
St. Pete Pride, Equality Florida, TransAction, Metro Wellness and Project No Labels host <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/events/555066261614864/”>a rally to support trans and nonbinary people</a> under attack by the Trump administration. Community speakers include Taylor TeMonet Burts, Samira Obeid and Nathan Bruemmer. Williams Park, 330 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 4.
Gulfport Chef’s Table
Pick a favorite menu from 11 participating restaurants and enjoy your selected four course, prix fixe dinner served at a communal dining table in the heart of Gulfport. Benefits the MY Foundation. $40-$80. Along Beach Boulevard, Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. 6-10 p.m. Nov. 5.
Don’t Let HIV Fears Control You
Whether you’re at risk, are HIV positive or don’t know, attend this confidential meeting to learn from a medical expert about prevention, testing, living a healthy life with HIV and more. Gift card, food and education tools provided. RSVP to [email protected] Metro Wellness, 3251 Third Ave. N, Suite 125, St. Pete. noon-3 p.m. Nov. 5.
Drag Queen Bingo
Gretta Gripp hosts this night of free bingo for prizes. Dress in drag and get 10-percent off your food and drink bill. Free. Caddy’s on Central, 217 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 575-7939. 8-11 p.m. Nov. 7.
Metro Wellness hosts this monthly social meetup for bisexual people of all ages to talk and play board games. Contact [email protected] for questions. Black Crow Coffee Co., 722 Second St. N, St. Pete. 6-7 p.m. Nov. 7.
PeaCocktail Party tickets
Metro Wellness’ annual fundraiser benefits youth and senior LGBTQ+ programs in Tampa Bay. Includes open bar, dancing and more on Nov. 10. Tickets are $50 at metrotampabay.org/product/peacocktail.
Red & Green Party tickets
Buy tickets in advance for St. Pete Pride’s Red & Green Party on Dec. 1. The holiday event brings together 400 LGBTQ community members and supporters at the Sunken Gardens for drinks, a silent auction, drag and more. Tickets are $41.20 at stpetepride.com.
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