Tampa Bay LGBTQ events for Nov. 15-21

Events this week include Transgender Day of Remembrance vigils, Daniel Franzese standup, Pride-Zoo-La and more.
Pride flags for the transgender and queer communities fly in St. Petersburg. Martha Asencio Rhine  |  tbt*
Pride flags for the transgender and queer communities fly in St. Petersburg. Martha Asencio Rhine | tbt*
Published November 15

The Tampa Bay area is full of LGBTQ-related events this week. Here are a few to check out.

At the End of the Day screening

Catch an encore presentation of the Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival’s audience favorite. Local director-writer Kevin O’Brien filmed the PG movie in Lakeland. $15. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 7:15 p.m. Nov. 15.

TSN Friendsgiving Potluck

Metro’s Trans Support Network celebrates the community. Attendees are asked to bring side dishes to share; turkey is provided. Includes 50/50 raffle. Free. Metro Wellness, 3251 Third Ave. N, Suite 125, St. Petersburg. 6-9 p.m. Nov. 17.

2018 Trans Fashion Expo

LGBTQ+ folks can learn about local resources, safety, styles, win clothing and more. Workshops include job skills, mental health awareness, financial health and social justice. Contact [email protected] for info. Free. MCC Tampa, 408 E Cayuga St., Tampa. noon-6 p.m. Nov. 17.

Pride-Zoo-La

See animals and enjoy an intimate evening with drinks, food, silent auction and an art show. Benefits Tampa Pride. $55. ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 17.

Transgender Day of Remembrance service

King of Peace MCC and the Trans Ministry invite all to join in remembrance and share God’s love. King of Peace MCC, 3150 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 18.

Daniel Franzese

Maybe best known as Damian on Mean Girls, the Italian American actor, comedian and LGBTQ advocate is behind the viral You Tube video, S*** Italian Moms Say. 21+ $20. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com. 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

St. Petersburg’s Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil

Candlelight procession starts at Sunshine Senior Center (330 Fifth St. N) and ends at City Hall (175 Fifth St. N) for a memorial. Speakers include members of the trans community, allies and local leaders. Candles are provided, but you can bring your own. Mayor Rick Kriseman last week officially proclaimed the day as Transgender Day of Remembrance. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

The national day memorializes slain trans people and brings awareness to violence and discrimination against them. California’s trans activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith started the day to honor trans woman Rita Hester, killed in 1998. Typically, TDOR involves vigils that recall those lost in the previous year. Nov. 20.

Queerly Ever After

Join Naomi Arjomand-Kermani, MPH, for an open discussion on love and relationships. Email [email protected] for info. Free. Mad Hatters Ethnobotanical Kava Bar, 4685 28th St. N, St. Petersburg. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

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