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Join us for fun, networking & art! Everyone in the LGBTQIA+ community is welcome, but we're centering Black LGBTQIA+ history specifically!

Join us at Corner Club for Found Family Collective’s queer-focused Friday Night Mic.
Hosted by Thee Charles Hines

Charles Hines is a nationally recognized Spoken Word Poet. Earning his Bachelor of Arts in English: Creative Writing, Charles has been doing poetry professionally for ten years. He is the SlamMadness 2023 second place runner up and the Southern Fried Poetry Slam 2023 third ranked indie poet.

Currently, he is part of the Growhouse Tampa arts collective where he hosts their monthly open mic and helps curate writing workshops. Just for fun, he's also self-published two poetry books, available on Keep up to date with Charles on social media @charleshines401 or

In honor of Black History Month, we'll be centering Black LGBTQIA+ History with interactive information and we encourage Black LGBTQIA+ artists of ALL types to join us! Everyone under the rainbow is invited, but we will prioritize Black LGBTQIA+ voices.

Share your art in a brave, inclusive space! Everyone under the rainbow is invited to participate by performing and/or cheering on performers from the audience.

Feel free to share:
-Song and/or dance
-Another talent/passion!

We encourage content that focuses on the wide-ranging and beautifully complex nature of the queer experience. Unburden yourself, share your joys, find catharsis, and much more. We also encourage attendees to get to know each other and make some new friends as part of Found Family Collective’s mission to build connections within the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg LGBTQ community!

RSVP today and get ready for a night of fun, free creative expression.


DATE & TIME: Friday, February 16, 2024 at 7:00pm

LOCATION:Corner Club Tampa, 1502 E Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33610 (Directions/Map)

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Note: Corner Club is not a sober space, but there are drink alternatives to alcohol available for purchase, as well as food and pastries. If you require props or equipment, we ask that you bring them yourself and become familiar with how to operate them. A microphone and speakers will be provided by the Found Family Collective.

Who is the Found Family Collective?
We are a grassroots, multi-cultural, multi-identity collective of transgender, lesbian, gay and queer community members who believe everyone deserves love and joy. We imperfectly but intentionally operate on five core values: self-determination, honesty, anti-oppression, restorative justice, and empathy.

ACCESSIBILITY : Our goal is to make this event as accessible as possible. If you need assistance attending our event, or if we can do anything to make the space more accessible, please contact us as soon as possible. We will make all accommodations when possible and practical. If you are, or know, an ASL interpreter willing to donate their time for this event, please advise. Contact Angel at or 813-777-0742 (text first, or leave voicemail if calling) for accessibility or safety questions, concerns, or suggestions.

HARM, SAFETY & CONSENT : Our goal is to maintain the safest, most accessible space possible. There are no 100% safe spaces. In the event harm should arise at our event, when it is safe to do so, we aim to remain in community with all and transform and repair harm. However, anyone who intentionally, recklessly, and/or continuously dishonors the core values of the collective, the consent or boundaries of anyone, or the collective agreements of the space may be asked to disengage the space.

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