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Studies in 2018 showed Cape Coral as one of America’s fastest-growing cities, but they also revealed that the city ranked low on the spectrum of diversity and acceptance. 

A group of Southwest Florida merchants and local leaders planned a celebration like no other in the region to bring the community together while sending a clear message…


Cape Coral, Florida embraces all walks of life, including the LGBTQ+ community

The first PRIDE Cape Coral was held April 6 and 7, in 2019 [link 2019 photo gallery] in the Entertainment District of Cape Coral. The event featured Southwest Florida’s first PRIDE Parade, Tutu Drag Race, street performers and live entertainment. The event also featured the largest Drag Queen Sunday Brunch, where hundreds gathered to enjoy a local fare while being entertained.

PRIDE Cape Coral is an annual two-day weekend event of education and celebration.


PRIDE Cape Coral is a Florida nonprofit with a mission to facilitate a welcoming environment for members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community through education, support and recognition.

Our six-member board is comprised of local leaders and advocates


AJ Ford



Shelly Walton



Melissa Moore



Greg Gebhard

Board Member


Paul Riley

Board Member


Marla Ogdon

Board Member

Our six-member board is comprised of local leaders and advocates

Generous top donors help further awareness and progress through annual sponsorships

PRIDE Cape Coral has the support of the South Cape Hospitality and Entertainment Association and the City of Cape Coral.

PRIDE Cape Coral’s focus is supporting the LGBTQ+ 2025 SPONSORS community along with its allies and advocates. 

Businesses and organizations who share in our vision for an inclusive community are encouraged to get involved.

The LGBTQ+ community is known for its diversity and inclusion of people from all walks of life. The annual PRIDE event attracts people of all ages and draws crowds from local, state and national communities. PRIDE Cape Coral 2025 has an expected attendance of 3,000 people. 
Place your business in front of thousands looking to have a great time and show your support today!


PRIDE Cape Coral loves shining the spotlight on event sponsors and makes an effort to include them when lining up interviews for television, newspaper and other outlets, including all of our social media platforms. 1,000,000,000 in Facebook reach alone is expected.

Ready to show your support?



Sponsorship opportunities are now available for 2025 PRIDE.


Help ensure PRIDE remains a FREE community event


Volunteers work all year to ensure the event's success

How You Can Help

Whether you attend our events, donate, or volunteer, your support is greatly appreciated!

Giving of your time, donations, or simply wanting to learn more about LGBTQ+ contribute greatly to changing the future and furthering the cause. Our success relies on the engagement of the community. We are thrilled to partner with a very diverse group of outstanding individuals and organizations that get involved and are truly passionate. We are proud to see that each year awareness grows and so do our events in support of the LGBTQ+ community in Southwest Florida.

Ready to show your support?

Get a tax break while helping to Show your dedication to support a Florida non-profit with a mission to make our community more inclusive and better place for all who work, play and visit here. No amount is too small, all are appreciated. 

Show your dedication to building a better community through first-hand involvement. There are many volunteer opportunities to meet your unique talents and help make a difference. We look forward to meeting you!



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