Palm Beach Pride 2023 Coverage from Media Partner WPTV
Palm Beach Pride 2023 was a huge success because of the support we received from our community and our sponsors!
To learn more about Palm Beach Pride, go to our Palm Beach Pride page by clicking here.
A Very Special Message from Admiral Rachel Levine
We are honored to share this very special message to Compass and our community from Admiral Rachel Levine, the 17th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). We are not alone in the fight to be seen and heard.
We will continue to provide a safe space for all of those in the LGBTQ+ community.
Kicking off Pride Month with a surprise for LGBTQ hero in Florida
We had an amazing start to Pride Month 2022! We were able to celebrate, as a community, one of our long-time volunteers Wayne Leftkowitz with the entire nation on Good Morning America!
Thank you to all who made today possible. Read our thank you by clicking here.
Palm Beach Pride 2022 Wedding Ceremony
For the 30th Anniversary of Palm Beach Pride, we wanted to do something a bit special, so when the Clerk of Courts Office told us Joseph Abruzzo wanted to do a mass wedding at Pride, we jumped at the opportunity to prove that Love is Love regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity!
Watch the video from the Clerk's office to see the amazing day we all had!
The 2022 Palm Beach Pride Parade
If you missed the Palm Beach Pride 30th Anniversary Parade, don't worry! Watch WPTV's T.A. Walker and Joel Lopez commentate on the parade with one of our favorite people Deon Jefferson!
The Palm Beach Pride Parade is always held before the park opens on the second day of Palm Beach Pride.
For more information, go to our Palm Beach Pride page by clicking here.
Compass Featured in "On the Town"
Compass was honored to be part of this episode of On the Town with Frank Licari. In this episode, Frank takes a look at Palm Beach County and its growth as a safe place for LGBTQ+ individuals.
The episode features a number of local LGBTQ+ owned and operated organizations and businesses in the county.
For the full episode, click here.
World AIDS Day 2021
Each year, on December 1st, the world remembers those we have lost to HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day is a time to gather, remember and support each other and our community.
Compass Community Center hosts the largest display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the Southeastern United States. The quilt is free to view and can be seen during Compass' regular business hours.
The CAN Health Clinic Grand Opening
On June 25, 2021 Compass Community Center and CAN Community Health celebrated the grand opening of the new CAN health clinic that was opened INSIDE of Compass.
The partnership with CAN has been in the making for years and we finally were able to reveal the result of the hard work from the leadership teams of both Compass and CAN Community Health
The clinic offers a number of in-person medical care. For a list of these services, please go to https://compassglcc.com/can-clinic/ or call (561) 867-9991.
A Heartfelt Thank You
This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, we are unable to hold our much-loved and financially important Cocktails for Compass: A Winter Dinner at Club Colette. As the virus shows no sign of abating, so do the issues affecting our LGBTQ community.
Compass and its clients need you now more than ever. In an inspiring development, a group of dedicated Compass supporters worked together to raise money for Compass in lieu of the event. We want to thank them for their continued support through the years, but also during this crucial time when we all need it most.
Thank you for the support!
30 Years of Compass: Who We Are
People always ask us what we do. It is a more difficult question to answer than you would think. We have many departments that all do amazing things.
In this video, we give a brief overview of the services we have provided to the community here at Compass for the last 30 years.
Palm Beach Pride 2019
Palm Beach Pride 2019 was our best year yet.
In this video, Julie Seaver talks about Compass' Pride festival and tells you why it's important to attend!
it gets better Project & Compass PSA
This past summer, Compass teamed with the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts to bring the it gets better Project to Palm Beach County.
This PSA was a result of the it gets better Cast working with the Compass Youth Program.
Real Convo with Alan Mednick
In November 2019, Julia Murphy and Michael Riordan, were guests on Alan Mednick's radio show RealConvo with Alan Mednick. The focus was suicide in the LGBTQ community. Together, they discussed reasons why suicide rates were so high in the community and shared resources for those struggling with suicidal ideation and depression.
If need someone to talk to, please consider the following numbers:
561-533-9699 (Compass Community Center)
Palm Beach Pride 2023 Media Mentions
Community Promise Stories
Compass in the Media
WPTV report on the "Don't Say Gay" bill featuring Compass ED Julie Seaver
Sun Sentinel Article on the 2022 Miss Palm Beach Pride Pageant: Original on SunSentinel.com | PDF
News Radio WFLA - Gender Neutral Bathrooms in Schools
Superintendent Visits Compass' Youth Program Members: WFLX | WPTV
Cocktails for Compass 2022 in Palm Beach Notables
Coverage of the CAN Community Health Clinic Grand Opening: WPBF | WPTV
Coverage of the 2021 Palm Beach Pride Market: WPBF | WPTV | South Florida Sunday | SFGN
WPTV report by Arthur Mondale on the issues facing the Transgender and Non-Binary community with a focus on those who are also people of color.
Julie Seaver's Interview by WPBF on Supreme Court Ruling on Title VII Non-Discrimination
Palm Beach Post: Minorities in Palm Beach County Look For Big Changes Under Biden
WFLX: LGBTQ+ Youth Bullying and Impact of COVID
WFLX: Story on a Federal Court ruling that Conversion Therapy could resume in Palm Beach County featuring Compass' Youth Program Director, Amanda Canete.
WPTV: Interview with Claudia Harrison, Compass' Chief Information Officer, on the importance of grants to help with funding of the center.
WLRN Interview with Adrienne Percival on the Transgender Economic Empowerment Program: Here is the article and backup audio link.
WPTV Interview with Michael Riordan on the Transgender Day of Visibility for our Transgender Economic Empowerment Program.