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LGBTQIA+ Friendly Spaces

Updated: Sep 25



Recently, a lot of LGBTQIA+ clients have expressed feeling isolated from the community, and having difficulty connecting with others in the community. I put together this list of LGBTQIA+ friendly spaces around town that I have confirmed (through Metro Inclusive Health and Equality Florida) are LGBTQIA+ friendly, and frequented by members of the community! I will add to it more as I confirm about additional spaces. Leave a comment or message us if you have other spaces you'd recommend!


Bars/Nightlife


Enigma St Pete

1110 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 337

http://www.enigmastpete.com/


Cocktail St Pete

2355 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

https://cocktailstpete.com/


Punky’s Bar and Grill

3063 Central Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

http://punkysbar.com/


The Dog Bar

2300 Central Ave, St. Petersburg,

https://dogbarstpete.com/


The Garage on Central

2729 Central Avenue, St Petersburg FL 33713

www.facebook.com/garageflorida/info


Coffee Shops


Black Crow Coffee Co

722 2nd St N. St. Petersburg, FL, 33703

https://www.blackcrowcoffeeco.com/


Bandit St Pete

2662 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

https://www.toasttab.com/bandit-coffee-co-2662-central-avenue-florida-

33712/v3


Grassroots Kava House

957 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

https://grassrootskavahouse.com/


Driftwood Kava and Roastery

740 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

https://www.driftwoodkavacoffeecafe.com/


Social Groups


St Pete Q & A ( Queer and Allies)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/StPeteQandA/

Tampa/St Pete Lesbian/Bisexuals Mixers, Events Acitivites

https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-St-Pete-Lesbian-Bisexual-Mixers-Events-

Activties/


LGBTQ+ Socials With Metro Inclusive Health

https://www.meetup.com/LGBTQ-Events-and-Activities-with-Metro-

Inclusive-Health/


Clearwater Lesbian Meetup

https://www.meetup.com/Clearwater-Lesbian-Meetup/


LGBTQIA+ Community Organizations & Resources


Metro Inclusive Health

3251 3rd Ave. North, Ste. 125 St. Petersburg, FL 33713

https://www.metrotampabay.org/


LGBTQ Resource Center, Gulfport Library

5501 28th Ave S, Gulfport, FL 33707, USA

https://mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources/


Metro LGBTQ Welcome Center

2227 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, FL 33713

https://www.lgbtqwelcomecenter.org/


St Pete Pride

2529 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

https://stpetepride.org/



Abby Maher is a Registered Mental Health Intern at Cypress Wellness Center. She is proudly an LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapist that understands the experiences of LGBTQIA+ people, including the challenges and barriers they face. She provides a supportive space for individuals to explore gender, sexuality, and other aspects of their identity without judgment. While not all LGBTQIA+ people seek therapy for reasons related to their identity, having an affirmative therapist means you do not have to teach your therapist what it means to be LGBTQIA+ and you don’t have to fear judgment when speaking about sex, gender, attraction, relationships, or any part of your story.

Abby earned her Masters' degree from Northwestern University where she specialized in working with the LGBTQIA+ population. Besides her clinical work, she is an active volunteer with The Trevor Project, The Human Rights Campaign, and also belongs to the Florida Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (FALGBTIC).

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