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. 

When: Friday – Saturday 11 AM – 10 PM, Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM
Where: Rooms 222 – 225

Partners

Care Resource

Care Resource is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with five (5) locations located in Midtown Miami, Little Havana, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. We provide compassionate, competent, and committed healthcare and support services to address the full healthcare needs of our pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations.

Through education, prevention, research, care and treatment, and support services, Care Resource improves upon the health and overall quality of life of our diverse South Florida communities in need.

Safe Schools

Safe Schools South Florida is the only organization in South Florida comprised of education professionals committed to training other education professionals, school staff, youth service provider agencies, parents/guardians, families, and communities to create safer schools and communities where all students can learn and thrive.

Our mission is to create safer schools where all students can learn and thrive, regardless of real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, their own or that of their parents/guardians.

TransSOCIAL

TransSOCIAL was created to promote unity within the TLGBTQ+ community and to increase Trans visibility and understanding in our surrounding communities. We prioritize the “T” in TLGBQ+ to address the unique challenges faced by transgender individuals in our community.

Our organization’s mission centers on advocating for the transgender community while simultaneously serving the broader TLGBQ+ spectrum. We work to offer diverse services, spanning legal resources, medical referrals, food drives, and community groups. Regardless of the future, we are committed to the rights and well-being of our fellow Trans and GNC families. Our passion knows no bounds, and we are resolute in our mission to serve and support those who seek an authentic life free from discrimination.

OUTshine

OUTshine is a year-round cultural arts event that features monthly screenings, including our signature Cocktails & Cinema™ series, and special sneak-peek events of upcoming films from our distributors. We also cater to all of Florida with our OUTshine At-Home programming throughout the year, which includes mini-virtual festivals that complement our in-person festival editions.

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.

BryanHeart Cosplay

BryanHeart Cosplay is dedicated to fostering safe and affirming spaces for neurodivergent, LGBTQ, and allied people while celebrating creativity and passion for fandoms through the art of cosplay. Our mission is rooted in the belief that everyone deserves a place to express themselves authentically without fear of judgment or discrimination.

We strive to create content and experiences where individuals can explore their identities, build community connections, and embrace their passion for cosplay. The “Heart” of our mission is to celebrate creativity while fostering community through cosplay. We believe cosplay is more than just dressing up – it's a form of self-expression and artistry. We aim to inspire and uplift individuals as they explore their creativity and showcase their talents.

DanAsian

The DanAsian sisters, Uzi and Lena, are a Cosplaying Panelist Duo based in South Florida. We host entertaining, interactive, and informative panels at conventions based on different fandoms for geeks, nerds, dorks, and otaku alike! Our focus is to build community by providing engaging programming where participants can find a place to make lasting friendships.

Our mission is to encourage individuals to live life to the fullest by embracing the bonds cultivated by conventions. Focusing on animation, comics, science fiction, and fantasy, we strive to remind others that despite our differences, we all share commonality in the fandoms we love. We are DanAsian, Cosplayers for the people cause we’re people.

Fantasticarium

Enter the realm of the fantastic. Our mission is to bring back the old-time elegance of masquerade balls. We strive to share our love of costuming and all things fantastic. Whether a gothic ball or Renaissance festival, we aim to celebrate all realms of fantasy.

Inspired Forge 

Inspired Forge aims to revolutionize the 3D printing landscape by providing accessible and reliable resources. Through their meticulous selection process and focus on cosplay needs, Inspired Forge seeks to empower individuals, makers, and professionals with the tools they require to turn their innovative ideas into reality. Inspired Forge also strives to be a trusted partner by offering a diverse range of high-quality filaments, fostering the growth of the 3D printing industry, and supporting the community's creative endeavors.

Triple Threat Kosplay (3TK)

We are a cosplay group rooted in the core values of creativity, education, and performance. Our mission is to create educational and supportive spaces for individuals from all walks of life who share a passion for cosplay, entertainment, and community. 

Our mentorship team inspires and uplifts the community by sharing our craft and helping to develop participant skill sets while bestowing them access to educational and wellness resources. We believe in bridging the gap between entertainment and education.

FIU

The FIU Pride Center works to create an environment of empowerment, affirmation, and inclusion for all Panthers through education, support, and celebration. The Pride Center is a part of the Centers for Student Engagement, which enriches the student experience through opportunities that promote intercultural competency and a greater understanding of the individual and collective elements of our diverse student body through personal exploration, mentorship, empowerment, scholarly examination, and service as we seek to develop thought leaders among the FIU student community. The Centers for Student Engagement aspire to be spaces of knowledge, empathy, support, and community for students of all identities and the greater university community.

Partners

Care Resource

Care Resource is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with five (5) locations located in Midtown Miami, Little Havana, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. We provide compassionate, competent, and committed healthcare and support services to address the full healthcare needs of our pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations.

Through education, prevention, research, care and treatment, and support services, Care Resource improves upon the health and overall quality of life of our diverse South Florida communities in need.

Safe Schools

Safe Schools South Florida is the only organization in South Florida comprised of education professionals committed to training other education professionals, school staff, youth service provider agencies, parents/guardians, families, and communities to create safer schools and communities where all students can learn and thrive.

Our mission is to create safer schools where all students can learn and thrive, regardless of real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, their own or that of their parents/guardians.

TransSOCIAL

TransSOCIAL was created to promote unity within the TLGBTQ+ community and to increase Trans visibility and understanding in our surrounding communities. We prioritize the “T” in TLGBQ+ to address the unique challenges faced by transgender individuals in our community.

Our organization’s mission centers on advocating for the transgender community while simultaneously serving the broader TLGBQ+ spectrum. We work to offer diverse services, spanning legal resources, medical referrals, food drives, and community groups. Regardless of the future, we are committed to the rights and well-being of our fellow Trans and GNC families. Our passion knows no bounds, and we are resolute in our mission to serve and support those who seek an authentic life free from discrimination.

OUTshine

OUTshine is a year-round cultural arts event that features monthly screenings, including our signature Cocktails & Cinema™ series, and special sneak-peek events of upcoming films from our distributors. We also cater to all of Florida with our OUTshine At-Home programming throughout the year, which includes mini-virtual festivals that complement our in-person festival editions.

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.

BryanHeart Cosplay

BryanHeart Cosplay is dedicated to fostering safe and affirming spaces for neurodivergent, LGBTQ, and allied people while celebrating creativity and passion for fandoms through the art of cosplay. Our mission is rooted in the belief that everyone deserves a place to express themselves authentically without fear of judgment or discrimination.

We strive to create content and experiences where individuals can explore their identities, build community connections, and embrace their passion for cosplay. The “Heart” of our mission is to celebrate creativity while fostering community through cosplay. We believe cosplay is more than just dressing up – it's a form of self-expression and artistry. We aim to inspire and uplift individuals as they explore their creativity and showcase their talents.

DanAsian

The DanAsian sisters, Uzi and Lena, are a Cosplaying Panelist Duo based in South Florida. We host entertaining, interactive, and informative panels at conventions based on different fandoms for geeks, nerds, dorks, and otaku alike! Our focus is to build community by providing engaging programming where participants can find a place to make lasting friendships.

Our mission is to encourage individuals to live life to the fullest by embracing the bonds cultivated by conventions. Focusing on animation, comics, science fiction, and fantasy, we strive to remind others that despite our differences, we all share commonality in the fandoms we love. We are DanAsian, Cosplayers for the people cause we’re people.

Fantasticarium

Enter the realm of the fantastic. Our mission is to bring back the old-time elegance of masquerade balls. We strive to share our love of costuming and all things fantastic. Whether a gothic ball or Renaissance festival, we aim to celebrate all realms of fantasy.

Inspired Forge 

Inspired Forge aims to revolutionize the 3D printing landscape by providing accessible and reliable resources. Through their meticulous selection process and focus on cosplay needs, Inspired Forge seeks to empower individuals, makers, and professionals with the tools they require to turn their innovative ideas into reality. Inspired Forge also strives to be a trusted partner by offering a diverse range of high-quality filaments, fostering the growth of the 3D printing industry, and supporting the community's creative endeavors.

Triple Threat Kosplay (3TK)

We are a cosplay group rooted in the core values of creativity, education, and performance. Our mission is to create educational and supportive spaces for individuals from all walks of life who share a passion for cosplay, entertainment, and community. 

Our mentorship team inspires and uplifts the community by sharing our craft and helping to develop participant skill sets while bestowing them access to educational and wellness resources. We believe in bridging the gap between entertainment and education.

FIU

The FIU Pride Center works to create an environment of empowerment, affirmation, and inclusion for all Panthers through education, support, and celebration. The Pride Center is a part of the Centers for Student Engagement, which enriches the student experience through opportunities that promote intercultural competency and a greater understanding of the individual and collective elements of our diverse student body through personal exploration, mentorship, empowerment, scholarly examination, and service as we seek to develop thought leaders among the FIU student community. The Centers for Student Engagement aspire to be spaces of knowledge, empathy, support, and community for students of all identities and the greater university community.

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