Pride Gives Back: Let Freedom Read!

Every year Come Out With Pride, Inc. awards grants and scholarships to Central Florida LGBTQIA+ organizations and LGBTQIA+ students doing an outstanding job at providing services to our community.

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Join Come Out With Pride in supporting the Florida Freedom to Read Project! Started in January of 2022, the Florida Freedom to Read Project aims to connect parent organizations across the state of Florida and focuses our energy on defending every student’s right to access information and ideas while at school. 

Today, more than ever, diverse books written by authors that identify in the same ways as their characters have been excluded, and even removed, from schools and libraries.

Florida Freedom to Read Project has a vision of fostering a positive relationship with our schools – partnering with national and local organizations to ensure Florida public schools are forward thinking and equipped to meet the unique needs of every student.

To learn about Florida Freedom to Read Project and ways to get involved, please visit -

Please consider:

(1) Donating books on Orange, Osceola, and Seminole County Media Center wishlists from #OwnVoices authors.

(2) Hosting a storytime event featuring author Rob Sanders where he can read the book to kids and give a talk to parents and other community members about the importance of diverse books in schools. 

Help us make a real impact in the Central Florida community by providing books to schools!

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