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Training and Education

Metro LGBT Centers offer Diversity Training and Education for your Business or Organization.



LGBT Diversity Training By addressing the complexity of sexual orientation and gender identity, this program helps create a more welcoming environment for your organization, company, staff, clients, students, friends and family.


Next Community Classes This 2-hour program examines the basic definitions of the LGBTQ community, assesses current misconceptions, and gives your organization or company the ability to create a more welcoming environment for all. Certification is provided. $35/person.

Classes are held on a rolling basis. For more information or to register for the next class, email

Project Visibility


Project Visibility Creates a service-community informed about, sensitive to, and supportive of LGBT older adults. This training is designed for administrators and staff of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home care agencies, hospitals and medical offices, and other senior service-providers. LGBT Elder Initiative Tips Sheet.

Schedule A Training

Schedule Training To schedule a training, contact James Keane, Interim Director of LGBT Community Center Services: 727-321-3854 Ext 246

To download the Training Brochure, click here.

Community Resources
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Clearwater Bears A gay male brotherhood organization created to promote fellowship among hirsute men, cubs, Levi/leather men and their admirers.

Crescendo: Tampa Bay’s Women’s Chorus An inclusive women’s chorus committed to the performance of music that inspires, educates and unifies.

Equality Florida Civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s LGBT community through lobbying, grassroots organizing, education, and coalition building.

Front Runners of Tampa Bay A not-just-for-runners club, consisting primarily of gay men and women who meet to socialize in a fitness-focused environment.

Hillsborough County GLBTA Democratic Caucus “Progressive politics in support of the GLBT community.”

Krewe of Cavaliers A social organization, based inTampa Bay, of like-minded LGBT men and women committed to bringing friends together for the mutual enjoyment of the fellowship offered.

Men of Aggopa The Bay Area’s premier African- and Caribbean-American men’s group focusing on organizing and hosting positive, uplifting, and enriching events for same-gender-loving people.

Outings & Adventures Gives you the opportunity to experience a vacation with varied activities such as: road biking, sea kayaking, sunset yoga, zip lining, surf lessons, hiking, stand up paddling, mountain biking and more with like-minded gay men.

Prime Timers of Tampa Bay A social group for mature gay and bisexual men and their younger admirers.

ROTC: Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps An all volunteer, award winning performance twirling group, consisting of members from the Tampa Bay area. St. Pete Pride The City of St. Petersburg’s pride festival, promoting unity, visibility, self-esteem and a positive image of and among the LGBT community of Tampa Bay.

Stonewall Democrats Democratic organization devoted to advancing equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Tampa Bay Bears A gay, male brotherhood organization created to promote fellowship and social bonding among bears, cubs, Levis/leather men and their admirers.

Tampa Bay Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce The LGBT Chamber of Commerce serving both sides of Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Organization dedicated to fundraising for charities, safer sex outreach and the promulgation of joy.

Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival TIGLFF is Tampa Bay’s annual international LGBT film festival.

The GaYBOR District Coalition dedicated to forming representation for the various interests of LGBT-owned and friendly businesses, property owners, and residents for the purpose of promoting economic growth in Ybor City.

Trans*Action Florida Organization to create a positive change in how transgender and gender-variant persons are treated.

Una Voce: Florida Mens Chorale Group committed to expressing through excellence in men’s choral music the inherent worth and dignity of all people in order to foster a global community that celebrates and embraces diversity.

National Resources
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Centerlink The community of LGBT Centers exists to support the development of strong, sustainable, LGBT Community Centers and to build a unified center movement. 

GLAAD Formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance of Defamation, GLAAD is a U.S.non-govermental media monitoring organization which promotes the image of LGBT people in the media.

GLSEN Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network for students, parents, and teachers that tries to affect positive change in schools.

National LGBTQ Task Force A pro-LGBTQ non-profit organization whose mission is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

SAGE The Country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.

Lambda Legal National organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. 

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