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5/17/2018 St. Pete News

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride with Open Mic and Poetry Slam

May 15, 2018: For Immediate Release Celebrate LGBTQ Pride with Open Mic and Poetry Slam Contact: Susan Gore; GULFPORT, FLORIDA: Add your voice to a celebration of the spoken word! Slam poetry, readings and storytelling all will be part of this open mic evening. Contact Sam Obeid ( to sign up and/or get your questions answered. All are welcome to attend, and all may also sign up to participate on the evening of the event. The evening will feature a special guest appearance by Gulfport Poet Laureate Peter Hargitai. This free event takes place at Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Avenue South) on Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. The event is presented by the LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library. The Center was established in 2014 and is the first of its kind in a public library setting in Florida, providing collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. The Center is a project of the non-profit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. Find out more about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web at or on Facebook at This is one event in a full month of programs sponsored by the Center to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in June. For a full schedule of Pride events, and for more information about the Center, contact the Library at 727-893-1074 or visit the Center’s website: