The Clark West / Elliott Mitchell

                        Family Foundation                              ​ 



​                       ​ourhousesrq@gmail.com  


OUR HOUSE of SARASOTA is a virtual resource center for the Sarasota and Manatee County areas of Southwest Florida . The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Resource Center is a branch of  The Clark West and Elliott Mitchell Family Foundation. Born of the growing diversity along the Sun Coast of Florida, the mission of the LGBTQ Resource Center is to provide resources for LGBTQ community, students and faculty for area colleges and youth groups, staff and allies, and promote and document safe spaces and allies both on area campuses and in the local community. To achieve our mission, we provide various resources or links to resources for students, faculty, and staff regarding the LGBTQ community on campuses, locally, and nationally. Part of building a healthy community is connecting LGBTQ people to the incredible resources available in and around Sarasota and beyond. If you have any resources to suggest, or any other questions, please email us at ourhousesrq@gmail.com.  

Introducing Women Out in Sarasota. Every Tuesday evening at The Purple Rhino from 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Free admission.

Jazz till 7:00 and then fun dance music. 
Full bar and non-smoking!


PrEP is a way for people who don’t have HIV to help prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day.

​PrEP stands for “pre-exposure prophylaxis,” which means the pill protects you before you get exposed to HIV and keeps the virus from finding a home in your body.

Community AIDS Network has a new PrEP program that can help you get on PrEP at LOW or NO cost to you! Visit one of their PrEP Clinics or call their PrEP Navigators and start protecting yourself from HIV with PrEP!

For an up to date list of all LGBTQ activities in the area go to SarasotaOUT.com



Gay Bowling at AMF LanesMon Nov 6th 6:30pm - 9:30pm
AMF Lanes, 7221 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231, USA map 

At  AMF Lanes in Sarasota, the League of Our Own bowling team was formed in 2012 as an LGBTQ bowling league (members are primarily gay, but anyone is welcome!) that gathers for both sport and charity:

A portion of proceeds from raffles and league events are donated to an AIDS charity of the league's discretion. League of Our Own is a member of the International Gay Bowling Organization, making them eligible to compete in gay bowling tournaments throughout the country. The League of Our Own bowling league meets weekly on Monday evenings at AMF Lanes, near downtown Sarasota.

Didn't sign up for the league? Come hang out with the teams or bowl on your own in another lane! The bar is open as well! Happy Bowling!


Beadle Media, SarasotaOUT.com and Clasico join forces to bring Sarasota a sophisticated evening of cocktails, delicious food and great conversation for the entire LGBTQ community! We are not focused on just gay men or lesbians - this night is for EVERYONE! The evening starts at 8PM. Come relax, have a bite to eat, and let the stresses of your upcoming week melt away!

Joining us for our special Kick-off is DJ Fierce Plastic spinning down-tempo music to get us in the relaxed mood and Briana Summers gemini will be our "drag therapist." Plus enjoy a game of Giant Jenga on our outdoor patio! The night is new and will progress into many things. We hope you come out and give us your valued feedback!

WHEN: Nov, 7th 2017
TIME: 8 PM to Midnight
Clasico Sarasota
1341 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236

The Harvey Milk Festival is held yearly downtown Sarasota, Florida.Stay tune in for details months before the event. Event is held in the month of May. 

Who we are and what we're about:
The Harvey Milk Festival features a variety of attractions including live music, film, performing and visual artists, speakers, and vendors designed to engage a large and diverse audience. Harvey Milk Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible.

Our Mission:
The mission of the Harvey Milk Festival is to honor the life of Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay Americans elected to public office, by fostering emerging talent in musicians and artists who support diversity and reject discrimination, and to promote equality for LGBTQ people through supporting equal rights legislation.



Your LGBT Resource


Contact a
​PrEP Navigator:

David White
PrEP Navigator - CAN

941-366-0461 ext. 11153 

1231 N Tuttle Ave,
Sarasota, FL 34237

This group is designed as a peer support group for parents who are LGBTQ+ as well as parents with LGBTQ+ children. Group members are welcome to come and speak about what they might be going through, and find support through other parents with similar situations.

This group meets every Tuesday, beginning November 28th from 6-7:30, the same time and location where youth aged 13-18 have a SAFE Supper Group.



Beginning on January 10, 2018, there will be an LGBTQ Discussion Group, held at The Senior Friendship Center 1888 Brother Geenen Way Sarasota, Fl. 34236,  held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. This will be a topic oriented group with topics of interest for the LGBTQ Community. Please join  us beginning  from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Contact Robert Rogers for more information at 941-955-2122.

ALSO Youth 

1470 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 951-2576 executive.director@alsoyouth.org

From the Creator of Cream Thursdays and Elevate - Level 2 at Starlite comes a brand new LGBTQ night in the heart of Downtown Sarasota!

Therapy - Tuesday nights at Clásico

THERAPY will be a relaxed atmosphere with no judgements, hand crafted cocktails and quality bites that will soothe your soul! "Don't start your week without going to THERAPY - we all need it!

November 28, 2017 – November 20, 2018
52 Upcoming Times

1315 East 7th Avenue, Ste. 201 Tampa, FL

The Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.


People in the Sarasota area looking for LGBT-friendly resources now have a one-stop shop for their needs thanks to Sarasota OUT, Sarasota’s new LGBT directory of events and businesses.
“I think Sarasota OUT could be the driving force to help make the LGBT community come together,” Sarasota OUT manager Josh Beadle says.
Beadle says he and Al Ferguson, owner of Al and Chuck Travel, have discussed the issue of unification within the Sarasota LGBTQ community. Beadle says he and Ferguson noticed that several LGBT organizations were going in separate directions and no one was coming together to support each other.
“I wanted to give us the one place to go to see what’s going on in Sarasota,” Beadle says. “And Al (Ferguson) lit the candle under my ass to do that.”

The website launched on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2016, and is already getting up to 2,000 hits per week. The site is self-sustaining – people can log on and post their own events, businesses, and blogs. Beadle says user-controlled content will ultimately lead to the website’s success. John Secor, Sarasota Film Festival director, is writing cinema-related content for the site.
“Before I moved to Sarasota, I kept my eye on LGBT events going on and the options were slim,” Secor says. “There was one gay bar in town and no true gatherings. It wasn’t until I moved down here and found out about Gay Guy Happy Hour that I really felt connected. The website will be a great resource for all of us.”
Tyler Butler, leader of Sarasota’s “Out and About” community segments, is helping Beadle with media interviews. Butler says by contributing to the site, he saw a great opportunity to network his services with Beadle’s and support the community.
“It’s going to be the first and only of its kind,” Butler says. “It’s the only entertainment blog and directory for the gay community. And it would be great to see Sarasota OUT branch out and become a directory all over.”
Beadle says the website took two years from start to finish; his biggest challenge was that he had difficulty maintaining it on his own. Now that the website is active, he says the biggest challenge will be getting people to participate since it’s new and people aren’t used to using it.
Butler says Sarasota OUT will be collaborating with the Sarasota Film Festival to show films, discuss and review them, and make the films publications of Beadle Media. He says a gossip column is also in the works in which writers will be discussing gay events around town.
Sarasota OUT’s tagline is “The Pulse of Sarasota’s LGBT Community,” which Beadle says stems from a conversation in which Ferguson said, “If we as a community let the tragedy in Pulse act as a coming together, raising money and going back to our everyday lives, what good came out of it?”
“Ever since Orlando, I think we should keep in mind that we have a really big tent, and everyone should feel welcome and safe in that tent,” Secor says. “It bothered me to hear there was divisiveness in that tent. Let’s work to heal that division and remind people about the safe tent that is there for all of us.”