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JASMYN’s 16th Annual Coming Out Day Breakfast




Though in person tickets are sold out, the livestream option is still available! 

Live at the Hyatt and on LIVESTREAM. Can’t wait to see you!

Join us for Jax’s best Breakfast event! October is Pride month in our city and JASMYN will celebrate all the courage and love with the Coming Out Day Breakfast on October 18. We’re once again planning for a hybrid event and promise to create a memorable morning for our guests. With just days to go, please contact Karen Pilgrim if you are interested in tickets or Loretta Prescott if interested in sponsorship.

Click HERE for the 2022 Sponsorship Information Packet then reply with interest to Director of Development Loretta Prescott. Or click HERE if you’re ready to claim your sponsorship right now!

The Keynote

We are proud to announce our Keynote Speaker! Jacksonville native Javontae Williams, a nurse and nationally recognized public health advocate, currently serves as the HIV Prevention Program Manager at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. In this role, he engages community members impacted by health disparities and provides leadership to organizations on the frontlines of health delivery.

Sharing the keynote role is Sam Ames (they/he), who is the Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs at The Trevor Project. They are a civil rights attorney, author, and national advocate with fifteen years of experience fighting for LGBTQ rights, with a focus on transgender youth and conversion therapy. Javontae Williams and Sam Ames will speak on the theme of the Coming Out Day Breakfast, “Stand with LGBTQIA+ Young People.”

The Diamond Award

We are thrilled to present this year’s Diamond Award, our highest honor for persons who have significantly contributed to the safety, health and well-being of LGBTQ young people in Jacksonville, to VyStar Credit Union CEO Brian Wolfburg. JASMYN CEO Cindy Watson cites Mr. Wolfburg’s energy and focus on improving the lives of marginalized young people all across our City, and presenting them with a role model for success that is community-based and directed by those it serves.

Dr. Raoul Sanchez of the Carithers Pediatric Group will receive the Emerald Award for his volunteer work to enhance the lives of LGBTQIA+ young people in Northeast Florida.


Please contact Karen Pilgrim if you are interested in tickets for the Hyatt or Loretta Prescott if you are interested in sponsorship. Tickets for the livestream program will be available through October 14 via THIS LINK. As an added convenience, Eventbrite is offering guests a new payment option. Once in Checkout, you can zoom right through with Apple Pay or Google Pay.

  • 6:30 AM Registration opens at Hyatt (ballroom lobby), photos and coffee

  • 7:00 AM Ballroom doors open

  • 7:30 AM Breakfast is served for live admission guests

  • 8:00 AM Livestream begins for virtual guests

Please note: If you register for the livestream event, be sure to create an Eventbrite account if you don’t yet have one. Once you’re through Checkout, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite. Follow the steps to create an account so that you can quickly and easily sign in and join the program on the big day.

We look forward to seeing you at #CODB2022!

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Only events occurring within Downtown Jacksonville will be accepted.
If you have any questions please email lexi@dtjax.org.