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!”