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Eric Skains exiting executive director position at St. Pete Pride

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Eric Skains, who has served as the executive director of St. Pete Pride for the past five years, is stepping down from his position. Skains’ resignation is effective August 31. The Houston native is moving back to his hometown to take a job in the corporate world, an opportunity he says he can’t turn down.

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St. Pete Pride officials say they intend to move event downtown

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The St. Pete LGBT Pride Parade is moving to downtown St. Pete. But is it a done deal? Traditionally held in the Historic Kenwood neighborhood and Grand Central District, officials with the annual festival now say the parade in 2017 will move to a downtown staging location, beginning at Albert Whitted Park and proceed along Bayshore Drive to Vinoy Park. Officials say this route crosses fewer intersections than the current route, which will make it easier to secure and provides fewer points of…

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