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Tampa's German Club, once a symbol of exclusion, now symbolizes inclusion

Metro Inclusive Health and CAN Community Health, nonprofits specializing in HIV prevention and LGBTQ services, outgrew their current location in Ybor City. They have partnered with the Capitano family to buy the German American Club, one of Ybor’s historic social clubs.

Once a symbol of Tampa’s discrimination, the German American Club Building is now a symbol of inclusion.

It was a century ago that the German American social club shuttered operations and sold its headquarters in response to citywide hatred for Germany’s lead role in World War I.

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