Forty percent of homeless youth in America are members of the LGBTQ+ community, as reported by the True Colors Fund, an organization that seeks to aid the homeless LGBTQ+ community in any way it can. Although this is a national organization, some Gainesville locals feel the need to speak out about this issue and help raise money for those in need. Hardback Cafe, located at 211 W. University Ave., will be hosting a benefit to support this fund and its cause Friday.
Five music acts, 50 vendors and lots of Gainesville locals will celebrate Labor Day at Bo Diddley Community Plaza for the fifth annual Labor Daze Fest this weekend. The free festival, which will be held Sunday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., has quickly become a Gainesville tradition, with the focus of “by locals, for locals, about locals,” according to the event’s flier.