Pride celebration in Safety Harbor

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In what may be the first Pride celebration in Safety Harbor’s history, participants gathered at the Gazebo on Sunday morning to make art, paint faces and participate in a Rainbow Stroll hosted by the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center.

LGBTQ Pride Month began as a way to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City (Library of Congress) and over decades has grown into an event celebrated in many communities across the country, most notably locally, St. Pete Pride, which has been touted as having the largest Pride Parade in Florida.

Safety Harbor is proud to have residents organize and participate in a walk to help celebrate Pride Month. We support our LGBTQ community and and the diversity it represents in our town.

Joe Ayoub, Safety Harbor Mayor

Safety Harbor Rainbow Stroll participants were enthusiastic and Rainbow Stroll organizer Heather Richardson said she expects future Safety Harbor Rainbow Strolls will be “bigger and better!”

Kathryn Malaxos has lived in Safety Harbor since 1990. She is a mother of two grown humans and a dog who may never grow up. Kathy started teaching in 1989 and continues to work as a public school teacher. She is a student in USF St. Pete’s master’s program for Digital Journalism & Design where she has been able to pursue a life-long interest in journalism. Contact her with story ideas and suggestions at newsroom@safetyharborsun.com