We need your help to turn this handsome historic house into a second home for LGBT youth and visitors. With your contributions, the house will become:
A Welcome Center
As the area’s LGBT Welcome Center, we will offer travel resources, package deals and insider tips on how visitors can get the most out of their stay in Tampa Bay.
If you’re a resident, we’ll help you discover the latest arts & cultural events, get connected to ticket locations, and access deals to dine, play and be entertained in the area.
An LGBT Coffee House
We’ll also be your local LGBT coffee house, where you can meet friends, study, hold meetings, enjoy first dates, read a book, and participate in enriching programs. We’ll specifically focus on being a safe space for LGBT youth, where they can freely be themselves in a supportive environment with their peers. This safe space is so important considering the fact that HALF of LGBT youth are bullied and 40% of homeless youth are LGBT.
By donating an amount to name a room, you’re not only supporting a great cause, but you’re getting your name in front of thousands of LGBT residents and visitors of Tampa Bay.
Front Porch: $14,214
Living Room: $39,468
Dining Room: $25,668
Reading Room: $7,314
Grand Central Office: $23,184
Conference Room: $19,872
If you’re interested in Naming a Room, contact Larry Biddle at 813-417-1225 or Click Here to Email
It is well known that the LGBT community has enormous buying power and brand loyalty, and here are some statistics:
- Total buying power of the LGBT adult population for 2012 was $790 billion 1
- 78 percent of LGBT adults and their friends, family and relatives would switch brands that are known to be LGBT-friendly 2
- 71 Percent of LGBT adults said they are likely to remain loyal to a brand they believe to be very friendly and supportive of the LGBT community 2
- 70 percent of LGBT adults stated they would pay a premium for a product from a company that supports the LGBT community 2
- Same-sex partnered households make 16 percent more shopping trips per year than the average U.S. household 3
- Same-sex partnered households spend 25 percent more money on consumer packaged goods than the average U.S. household 3
- Same-sex partnered households shop more frequently at specialty retail channels such as online retailers, electronic stores, pet stores, and health food stores 3
1 Witek Communications
2 Community Marketing Inc. & Harris Interactive
3 Nielsen study