“In” spots for LGBT visitors can change quickly, so it’s best to get current local knowledge. In addition to places that may be presently in vogue, many of the mainstream clubs and restaurants sponsor LGBT nights and other special events for the rainbow community.
In Gainesville, connect first with the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida. Serving the entire North Central Florida region, it’s a pipeline to social events and specialty organizations catering to and for gay parents, walkers and runners, drug and alcohol concerns, helplines, advocacy, health agencies, crisis referrals, ministries, bookstores and much more. One recommended nightspot is the University Club (ages 18 and over).
In Tallahassee, the Family Tree Center has a library of resources serving every aspect of the LGBT community’s interests. Its meeting rooms and tent rentals are available to LGBT groups. Visit the centerswebsite for a calendar of current LGBT- friendly social events.