The GaYBOR District Coalition is dedicated to forming a broad-based coalition, representative of the various interests of LGBTA owned and friendly businesses, property owners, and residents for the purpose of promoting economic growth in the Ybor City National Landmark Historic District and prosperity of its members
Who Is The GaYBOR District Coalition?
The GaYBOR District Coalition is a not-for profit 501c (6) organization that has supported and advocated for the Ybor City LGBTA community since 2007. The GaYBOR District Coalition is headquartered in the Ybor City Historic District Area and our membership spreads from Tampa Bay throughout the United States. Ybor City has a worldwide reputation as being the LGBTA “Main Street” for the West Coast of Florida.
Who Are GaYBOR Members?
Your individual or business membership in GaYBOR signifies that you support equal rights for all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation. You do not have to be gay to join GaYBOR! GaYBOR welcomes everyone: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and straight allies are all welcome. GaYBOR Members include individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and religious organizations from the Tampa Bay Area and across the United States. Sign up or renew your GaYBOR membership for 2014 by visiting our Membership Page.
What Does GaYBOR Do?
Since 2007, The GaYBOR District Coalition has advocated to promote the prosperity of our members while stimulating economic growth among our business members located in Ybor City. Over the past 7 years, The GaYBOR District Coalition has worked with local and national tourism bureaus and travel agents to promote the Ybor City Historic District as a LGBTA friendly business destination, attracting national conventions and seminars to the area. Additionally, the GaYBOR District now ranks as a top tourist destination in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender travel industry.
Monthly GaYBOR Meetings
GaYBOR holds regular monthly meetings on the 2nd Thursday of every month at locations that rotate among rotating GaYBOR Member locations in Ybor City. These meetings are free and open to all (members and non-members) and provide great networking opportunities for residents, business owners, and non-profit organizations. For information on our meeting locations, please “like” our “like” our Facebook Page and sign up for our email list.
GaYBOR Social Events
The GaYBOR District Coalition sponsors numerous social events every year at different Coalition Member locations throughout Ybor City. These fun filled events include holiday parties, T-Dances, fundraisers, bar crawls, and our annual spotlight event the Miss GaYBOR Pageant. These social events give our members a chance to network, socialize and enjoy themselves while supporting businesses owned by fellow GaYBOR Members.