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Dec 31, 9:00 AM
Irvine Plaza
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3D Balls in Pride Colors

About Us

Evolve 'n Thrive Events is a nonprofit organization that hosts events for the LGBTQ community in the Southeast United States. 


​Our vision is to make the world a better place one event at a time.

Our mission is to provide fun and safe events for LGBTQ support, inspiration, and connection in the Southeastern United States, especially in small towns that may not offer access to LGBTQ resources. 

Have you ever saw an event and thought, "I'd like to do that, but I don't know if I'll be accepted?"

Everyone's welcome at Evolve 'n Thrive Events.

We currently host an annual Gay...la Masquerade Ball in Pensacola, Florida. ​

We hope to continue to expand as we grow!

Allies welcome and encouraged to participate!


Nina Rashid

Matias Flores

Art Director at Studio UnZoom 

Founder of DigiArt  

Liu Yang

Indie Illustrator  

Isaac Wright

Head of Product Design at TFS  

Image by Sharon McCutcheon

Gay...la Masquerade

The annual Gay...la is our biggest fundraiser, and it's a night of fun, connection, and wonder! We also donate part of the proceeds to a local nonprofit that benefits the LGBTQ community. The rest of the proceeds go towards future events.

This is a night packed full of fun 'n entertainment, good eats 'n cocktails, and of course, a chance to dress up 'n be yourself!


Sponsorship Opportunities

Show Your Support & Reach Our Audience

Every event that Evolve 'n Thrive hosts appeals to the LGBTQ community. As a sponsor, your business will be placed front and center with our audience, which will demonstrate your commitment to diversity & inclusion. 

Image by Robert Katzki


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    Irvine Plaza
    Dec 31, 2021, 9:00 AM – Jan 01, 2022, 12:00 AM
    Irvine Plaza, 65 Enterprise, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
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Contact Us 

Tel: 1(850)530-8088


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