Pinky Penmark was originally created as a one-time artist/character for the Metro Health and Wellness Gala in 2016. In November of 2016 after the urging of a friend, she re-emerged on to the St Pete scene to lend her talents and voice as Host for Bingo4Charity at Punky's Bar and Grill each Wednesday night.
After more than a year of hosting Bingo4Charity and a decade of volunteering with numerous local nonprofits including St Pete Pride and Empath Partners in Care in February 2018 Pinky planned to turn her lifelong passion for following politics into an informative political blog covering the 2018 Midterm Elections from an LGBTQ+ perspective. The information, opinions,and issues talked about on her blog at https://pinkypenmarkblogs.com/... were going to offer a unique perspective of politics to the LGBTQ+ community, a point of view the LGBTQ+ community can rarely find on their current news source.
Sadly, life intervened and the complications of treatment for cancer forced Pinky to slow down, simplify and scale back her life in January 2018. She would no longer host Bingo4Charity and the political blog was put on an indefinite hold.
Now, Pinky has decided to return to blogging in May 2018 after returning from her medical hiatus. However, the blog is changing focus and will allow Pinky to have the same creative outlet without the associated stress of the deadlines involved in a political blog.
The tag line in the header of the new Pinky Penmark Blogs reads as follows:
Pinky Penmark Blogs is accessible on pinkypenmark.com and also directly at http://www.pinkypenmarkblogs.com/ .
The original plan was for Pinky Penmark Blogs to debut as a political blog from the LGBTQ perspective, but due to a medical crisis of Pinky's the blog was retooled and relaunched on Mother's Day. Occassionally, the blog still focuses on politics, but generally features LGBTQ event news, opnion pieces, day in the life of Pinky segments, and profiles of local non-profits. It's less politics, more Pinky and no deadlines.
Pinky Penmark came to be for one night only and the welcome and constant encouragement from the community grew Pinky's appeal until an idea formed for a business based on Pinky Penmark that would use its profits to give back to the community.
Our 2nd Annual Facebook Birthday Fundraiser is now live and benefits the event volunteers of Come OUT St Pete. Donations accepted in any amount thropugh midnight July 20th at https://www.facebook.com/donate/174267023247917/. Visit comeoutstpete.org for all the details. The link to the fundraiser is in the embedded Facebook post just below.
Father's Day Edition including 'Cancer-Free Card'
A no more than twice monthly newsletter detailing upcoming Pinky Penmark Speaks and Blogs events and happenings.
However, due to the nature of our business, our varied schedules and events, it's best to make an appointment when requesting a sit down to discuss your needs, event ideas and the ways we can help.
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