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February 2024 General Meeting

Thank you to all who. attended the Rainbow Ridge Meeting in honoring our friend Paul Ritz for his three years as President and a special thanks to our guest speaker Brandon Alvarado , who is running for Lake Wales City Commissioner, a seat we need to win!!!!

MLK Parade in Lakeland, FL – Rainbow Ridge Represented

MLK Weekend – Fundraiser for Carol Gillespie Candidate For Lake Wales City Commissioner – MLK Breakfast – MLK Parade in Lake Wales, Florida

Let Us Not Forget!

RIP Senator Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein, the grande dame of California Democrats who became the mayor of San Francisco after a horrific double assassination at City Hall in 1978 and then gained national stature as an influential voice in the United States Senate for more than 30 years, died early Friday at her home in Washington.

Register to Vote

Check with the Polk County Supervisor of Elections Office to ascertain that your voter registration is in order and then sign up to Vote By Mail. The phone number for the Polk County Supervisor of Elections Office is 863-534-5888.

LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources.

https://lgbthistorymonth.com/

Polk Pride In Munn Park, Lakeland

Rainbow Ridge had two tents and the Supervisor of Elections were there to register new voter.

It rained in the morning to cool thing off allowing us to shine all afternoon. At the end of the day there were protesters, the Christian Right spreading hate. The Polk Pride Staff made a circle of love around them and the crowd yelled “LOVE WILL WIN!!”, drowning out the haters. We would like to thank the Lakeland Police and to the Polk Pride Staff for their courage and strength. Here are some pics…

Polk County School Board Meeting

The Pride Proclamation was removed from this months agenda and possible postponed to October. Looking for a good showing at the School Board Meeting to show our support. The Rainbow is here!

Highland County GAY PRIDE – Sebring FL

The Rainbows attended to support our friends in Highland County

Pride Service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Lakeland

Service at the UU Congregation celebrating Gay Pride

Anita Carson was the Guest Speaker from Equality Florida. She game a n informative address on how to stand strong , stand together and stand PROUD! Justin Neal and Karen Doutre, fellow Rainbows, sang their hearts out and we all dance to the sounds of love!

Tampa Rays vs. Teas Rangers

PRIDE Baseball Game

Our Caucus The Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Dems at the Pride Ballgame

  • MLK Weekend – Carol Gillespie Fundraiser – MLK Breakfast -MLK Parade -Lake Wales, FL

  • Harvey Milk Picnic at Lake Wales Park, FL

    Got to meet some amazing people who now I call my friends.

    National LGBTQ Task Force and The Lake Wales Pride

  • Cities Across Florida Unity in Drag Queen’sMarch

    https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/3971062-hundreds-of-drag-queens-march-on-florida-capital-to-protest-anti-lgbtq-legislation/
  • Rainbow Ridge April Meeting with Nathan Brummer

    Nathan Brummer, the President of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus, and PJ came to visit our Rainbow Ridge Caucus, April 18, 2023 at Wales Pointe Restaurant. As you can see a very informative and enjoyable evening with yummy food. Thank you to all who made this happen!

  • LGBTQ+ Rights Protest

    At Lakeland High School, Lakeland FL

    LGBTQ+ Rights ProtestAt Lakeland High School, Lakeland FL

  • Lakeland Magic vs. Long Island Nets

    March 21, 2023

    Fundraiser for Polk County Democrats and Hoops for the Hunger

  • Postcard Writing

    Reminding folks to VOTE!!!!

    Municipal Elections in April – You VOTE is Your Voice!!

  • Equality Florida at our February Meeting

    What an informative February caucus meeting. Guest Speaker, Anita Carson from Equality Florida, gave a presentation on :

    LGBTQ Advocacy in DeSantis’ Florida, How do I get involved?”

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