Venice MainStreet is delighted to welcome Venice Pride, Inc. as a Nonprofit Partner! Venice Pride, Inc. is an inclusive place that celebrates the diversity, visibility and strength of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.

In 2018, Venice Pride joined other activists and LGBTQ+ supporters and allies to celebrate the visibility and diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. In what started out as a vision to promote awareness of the LGBTQ+ community, SunCoast Metropolitan Community Church’s (MCC) members and friends took the initiative to provide the support needed to host the first Venice Pride Festival in November 2018. Due to the overwhelming support from the broader community, Venice Pride recognized the need for an ongoing presence and voice of the LGBTQ+ community.

In 2020, Venice Pride incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and in 2021 developed its Strategic Plan ​for 2022 to 2024 to guide the organization’s work. With community support, it plans to expand programming, build partnerships, educate and advocate — all with the goal of making a difference in the lives of its LGBTQ+ friends and allies in the Suncoast region of Florida. 

To learn more about Venice Pride, Inc., its programs and events, visit, call (941) 271-0818, or email
Located at 3276 E. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34292.