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The LGBTQ Center Celebrates Pride

 

Join us as we celebrate Pride Month with a special performance by RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Winner Season 4, Trinity the Tuck, who will be the Master of Ceremonies and Main Performer, joined on stage with some of Jacksonville's Top Queens: Karissa T. Wade, Miss South Florida Comedy Queen. Karissa is Jacksonville’s queen of cabaret and comedy and takes pride in being a community activist that fights for equal rights for all people. 

Local queens Cinnamon Laroche, Chasity Ross Boen and The Lady Visaya will also be taking the stage to perform. (artists are subject to change)


This may be our first Drag Queen Brunch, but we are throwing the best party in town, as we celebrate the beginning of LGBTQ+ Pride Month and the LGBTQ Film Festival: Many Sides of Pride.

Brunch and a variety of beverages will be served. Due to CDC guidelines, we are limiting attendance to 100 guests, which may change if guidelines are adjusted.

June 6, 2021 @ 11a.m. to 1p.m.
Jacksonville Main Public Library

304 N Main St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
(Next to MOCA)

 

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Trinity the Tuck

Trinity the Tuck

 

An American drag icon, Trinity is a performer and recording artist best known for competing on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and winning the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. Throughout her career, Trinity has won several national pageants, including National Entertainer of the year in 2014 and Miss National Renaissance 2016. Trinity was also named Miss Pulse by Pulse Nightclub in 2011, a club dear to her heart as a resident of Orlando. In June 2019, New York magazine placed Trinity in the top 15 on their list of "the most powerful drag queens in America." 


Karissa T. Wade

Karissa T. Wade

 

Miss South Florida Comedy Queen. Karissa is Jacksonville’s queen of cabaret and comedy and takes pride in being a community activist that fights for equal rights for all people.


Cinnamon La Roche                  Chasity Ross Boen                  the lady visaya

 Cinnamon La Roche     Chasity Ross Boen      The Lady Visaya

This event raises funds for the LGBTQ Center, to fund support educational programs, student support, scholarships, and leadership development that spread awareness and knowledge about LGBTQ issues, people, and experiences.

For more on the LGBTQ Center, or If you would like to Sponsor the 2021 Drag Queen Brunch event, or if have any questions regarding donations to the Center, please contact:

Manny Velasquez-Paredes, Director
Kathleen M. Leone, M.Ed., CFRE, Director of Development for Academic & Student Affairs


 

Our Supporters

UNF established the LGBTQ Center in 2006 to provide a much-needed safe space for LGBTQ students. Over the past decade, it has far surpassed UNF’s vision for LGBTQ support, education, and resources with a commitment to equality and respect for all people. This is thanks to the longtime support of community members and their dedicated staff. What did we accomplish with your help?

 

  • UNF ranked in the Top 50 LGBT-friendly Colleges and Universities – in the nation! 
  • UNF ranked as #1 of LGBTQ Friendly Colleges and Universities in the State of Florida & #8 in the south!
  • Certified over 300 faculty and staff as allies through the Safe Space: LGBT Identities cultural competency training program
  • Brought the first “out” transgender artist to MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF
  • Launched a community-based LGBTQ student mentoring program with support from the LGBT Community Fund for Northeast Florida, The Weaver Philanthropic Initiative, and Michael Miller
  • Increased LGBTQ visibility through Enrollment Services webinars and targeted recruitment of LGBT students

Here at UNF, we believe in developing the best citizens and leaders for our community. We need your help so that we can continue to lead, educate, and advocate for a world that welcomes, supports, and invests in LGBT people. We can’t do it without you! If you would like any further information, please contact Kathleen M. Leone, M.Ed., CFRE, Director of Development for Academic & Student Affairs


 

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2021 DRAG QUEEN BRUNCH

Thank You to Our Sponsors

 

GRAND DIVA SPONSOR
Private Partner 
 
GLAM SPONSORS
 
River City Pride Logo               Bread and Board Logo 
 
RAINBOW SPONSORS
 
Xio Photo         Martin Coffee        PRI Productions       Llovelleigh Llittle Things Logo
 
   
GLITTER SPONSOR
JASMYN Logo       PFLAG            Safe Spaces Weddings
 
 
   
Annual Support

The Brandon Choy & Dan Morgann Programming Endowment 
 LGBT Community Fund (Crop) 

 

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