Coalition Organizations

Pride Lounge

Welcome to the Florida Supercon Pride Lounge! This year our Pride Lounge is brought to you by a coalition of nonprofit organizations working together to bring you a safe and affirming space for those who identify as LGBTQ and are allied with the community. Each of these amazing organizations works tirelessly to support and serve the community. 

Pridelines

Pridelines has been supporting and empowering South Florida’s LGBTQ+ youth and community since 1982 by creating safe and diverse spaces that promote dialogue, wellness, education, and foster social change. Pridelines offers assistance to those in need focusing on underserved and marginalized populations and communities within South Florida, they pride themselves on advocating for Social Justice on a local, national, and international level.

PRISM

Prism FL, Inc is an LGBTQ+ non-profit organization centered in South Florida. PRISM’s mission is to provide LGBTQ+ youth, especially LGBTQ+ people of color with accessible resources to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs, engineers, artists, politicians, and everything in-between. PRISM works to benefit the community by educating the youth through online resources and local events, as well as supporting student organizers through initiatives like the PRISM Student Ambassador Program and advocating for disenfranchised communities within the LGBTQ+ sphere.

Outshine

The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival started in 1998; the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in 2008. Both were brought together under one brand: OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival - underscoring our broad appeal and dynamic multi-cultural location. Critically and internationally acclaimed, it serves as a platform for numerous premiers and is the largest LGBT cultural arts event in South Florida. Outshine is everything you want in a film festival... inviting, glowing, and eclipsing all others before it. Our mission is to inspire, entertain, and educate; encouraging a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video, and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the LGBTQ+ experience.

Sabercraft

SaberCraft is your premiere LED saber combat choreography class. Our focus is on the development of students in areas from saber combat to staged choreography through methods involving Yoga, Meditation, Movement, and Saber Combat. Classes take you from learning basic fundamentals in meditation and yoga and lead up to an immersive experience at the end of class combining moves you learned with music.

Thriving In Prosperity

Thriving In Prosperity is a nonprofit that helps to support and mobilize disadvantaged communities to a prosperous future, with a focus on educating and combating the issues faced in the black community regarding all pillars of overall wellness and empowering all youth, and young adults to achieve their highest potential. Our vision is to be a premier wellness center, where people of all colors, ethnicities, and sexual orientations can come to excel in life while creating safe spaces for individuals in search of resources that allow them to empower themselves and lead them in the right direction where they can thrive in the community.

Panels & Events

LGBTQ Cosplay Inclusivity

4:00 PM (Friday, Saturday)

This panel discusses the importance of inclusivity within the convention space. It touches upon key subjects such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexuality, and body positivity. Most notedly how it impacts intersecting communities such as (POC) that identify as LGBTQ within the convention space. Cosplay is an art form and it should be accessible to everyone with no regard to race, sexuality, identity, or body shape. Join us as we touch upon key hot topics like "Cosplay is not consent!" Our primary goal is to educate and foster a safe and affirming space.

Panelist

  • Rasaki IG @Rasaki.works
  • Guppy Chi IG @guppy_chi
  • Sailor Kit-kat  IG @sailor_kit_kat
  • Mai IG @multiverseofmai
  • Lyn Star IG @Treblemaker_cosplay
  • Kelsey @puhoy
  • Radski  IG @r4dski
  • Malrosegold IG@malrosegold

LGBTQ Film/Art - Importance of Representation

2:00 PM (Friday, Saturday)

This panel includes a diverse mix of LGBTQ artists and performers within the LGBTQ. It creates the opportunity to engage with the community to discuss the importance of representation and the importance of supporting the arts. It touches upon professional and personal experiences surrounding LGBTQ artwork, film, and media.

Panelist Stage/Names

The History of Drag and Cosplay with Drag performance

6:00 PM (show Friday, Saturday)

7:00 PM (panel Friday, Saturday)

Come for the show and stay for the education! This panel features talented artists and performers that sit where the drag and cosplay communities intersect. It discusses the history of drag, the history of cosplay, and what it's like being in both scenes at once. Cosplay and drag have distinctly queer audiences and the overlap between them is unique, thriving, and proud!

Panelist and Performers

  • Kevin Dixon IG @kevindixonisking
  • Ivanna Hue IG @ivannahue
  • Maverick IG @madmaverick
  • Alain IG @itsalainsworld
  • Queen Adelaide IG @queenaddie96
  • Tyreisha IG @Tyreishajones

SaberCraft - Physical and Mental Wellness

12:00- 1:00 PM (Class on Friday, Saturday)

Learn about SaberCraft! Discuss the importance of mental and physical wellness within the nerd space. SaberCraft is your premiere LED saber combat choreography class. Our focus is on the development of students in areas from saber combat to staged choreography through methods involving Yoga, Meditation, Movement, and Saber Combat. Classes take you from learning basic fundamentals in meditation and yoga and lead up to an immersive experience at the end of class combining moves you learned with music. Who said being healthy can’t be fun!

Instructors

  • Alfred Smith IG @sabercraft_official

Anime-inspired Live Interactive Art installation

12 - 8 PM (Friday, Saturday)

Join us in the art space for your chance to take part in the creation of an Anime inspired art piece. Artist Ana Maria of #NitaStrokes sets up to give you the chance to be a part of the big picture within the community. Take part in painting a portion of a large installation or stop by to see how it's turning out! If you are a Sailor Moon fan you won't want to miss out. In the name of the moon, I will paint with you!

Artist

  • Ana Maria IG @nitastrokes

LGBTQ Tabling and Gaming Area

12 - 8 PM (Friday, Saturday)

Join us in the main tabling area to learn more about the organizations and artists that help to make this all possible. Enjoy photo opportunities, get the latest on what our team is up to, grab some LGBTQ merch, and help support the community. Meet our Drag Kings and Queens and connect with them. Engage in some fun jumbo games like community Jenga and Connect 4!

Staff

  • Maxx Fenning IG @prsim.fl @maxxfenning
  • Bryan Santos IG @Bryanheart.cosplay
  • Alexis Bosch IG @_likeabosch_

Wellness Linkage Center

12 - 8 PM (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

If you are interested in connecting with our wellness team, ask about opportunities for health and testing. Stop by and grab free condoms and wellness goodies. Ask about how you can win a free Funko pop! We are providing free and confidential HIV testing on-site to eligible individuals or those with parental consent. Meet with our team and learn more about all the linkage options you have within the community. Get info on trans support options, youth programming, wellness groups, and meetups in Miami Florida! Brought you by Pridelines and our sponsor AHF.

Operated by:

  • Pridelines IG @pridelines
  • AHF IG @ahfsouth

“Eat the Cake” Anime Ball

8 - 10 PM (Saturday Only)

Join us for the very first ANIME ball! Thriving in Prosperity a nonprofit organization that helps to serve (POC) within the Ballroom community will be showcasing an open to all Ball! In an effort to support all communities and create space to blend worlds we are excited to see the community's best! Bring it to the runway and serve your best anime looks. This is open to all ages and individuals wanting to participate. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 participants.

Staff

  • Willam Bellot AKA Tboy Prodigy IG @thrivinginprosperityinc
  • Jamal Morris AKA Lamaj Escada IG @imlamaj
  • Bella Martinez AKA Mother Gorgeous Bella Gucci IG @color_meh_beautiful

*Artist, performers, and panelists subject to change pending confirmation and scheduling

Check out more Pride Lounge content