Vero Pride

Pride 2021

Coming out with Pride Vero 2021!

More Information coming soon!

Our Mission

The mission of Vero Pride is to bring together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, families, and allies in celebration and support of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ community right here in Vero Beach.

Amendment One Activists are organizing this safe, spirited, and all-inclusive event with the help of community volunteers, and could not do it without the support of our local professional partners and sponsors. As of 2019, Amendment One Activists/Vero Pride is a 501(c)(4) Non Profit Organization.

Previous A1A Events
VeroPride, Thank-A-Uniform at Walking Tree Brewery, SantaCon benefitting The Healthy Start Coalition, March for Science & Lagoon Education Seminar/Poster Making, Commissioner’s Office Rally for Under Privileged Children’s Fund of IRC, Numerous Write-In’s coinciding with The Women’s March, Parkland Massacre, and more.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorships are now being considered for the 2020 Vero Pride Festival, held this coming June 2020. If you would like to sponsor VeroPride, please contact us.

Amendment One Activists are organizing this safe, spirited, and all-inclusive event with the help of community volunteers, and could not do it without the support of our local professional partners and sponsors. As of 2019, Amendment One Activists/Vero Pride is a 501(c)(4) Non Profit Organization.

Vero Pride Team


Vero Pride is organized and produced by A1A (Amendment One Activists,) a 501(c)(4) Organization.  A1A is comprised of three co-founding board members, as well as a collective of local volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts to bringing an annual Gay Pride Celebration to Vero Beach.





Stephanie LeBlanc | Co-Founder | Director 

Stephanie is Vero Pride’s financial and legal director. She resides in Vero Beach with her wife, Maude-Aimee LeBlanc, and their two cats: Chunky and Cobra.

Professionally, Stephanie is a partner at the law firm of Lawn and LeBlanc, PLLC. Stephanie’s practice areas include estate and lifetime planning, probate and trust administration, tax planning, and business law including not-for-profit organizations. Stephanie graduated from Florida International University’s Accounting Program and was able to also achieve her Masters of Law in Taxation during the course of her third year of law school through the University of Miami School of Law’s Dual Degree Program.

Through Vero Pride, Stephanie is able to contribute towards a recognition event where love and identity in its various forms is openly and joyously celebrated.






Phillip Keeling  |  Director  |  He/Him

Phillip has worked for organizations in Washington DC and in Florida, where he excelled in development and leadership positions in the nonprofit sector, he brings a wealth of knowledge in strategic planning, fundraising, organizational leadership, and event development to Vero Pride. As a proud gay man, he is honored to be a board member of Vero Pride and is excited to help continue to build and expand Vero Pride.

Phillip lives every moment to its fullest and embraces his adventurous side. When he is not working at his company Altitude Marketing and Consulting, he enjoys traveling, pursuing his love of aviation, flexing his culinary skills in the kitchen, and spending time with his, Bernedoodle Liv, close friends, and family.






Annabel Robertson | Director | Ally






Emily Fretwell | Director | She/Her

Emily Fretwell has worked with nonprofit organizations in New York and Florida, where she communicated daily with the public guiding tours, speaking on behalf of the organization, and planning large fundraising events.     Emily currently works at a Women-owned, small business as a production assistant for cruelty-free Bath and skincare products.  In her free time, she enjoys hobbies like sewing, baking, and weightlifting.     With a passion for human rights and Vero Beach being her hometown, Emily hopes to help make Vero Pride an accessible, inclusive resource for all members of the community. 






Pat Schlitt | Director | They/Them/Their

Pat is a 24-year old motivated by their undying passion to celebrate diversity, and to uplift queer individuals throughout all communities. Pat is a graduate of the University of Tampa where they received a BA in public relations and advertising while working for organizations such as Gayborhood Atlanta, Meals on Wheels, and ShiningStars Tampa Bay. While in Tampa, Pat pursued work in the service industry, and they also created the drag persona of RiPP LEE (@ripp_lee), performing throughout Central Florida and beyond. Over the past year, Pat has worked alongside Power Infiniti and Angelique Young, legends within the drag community, to create Culture Kingdom, a show focused on highlighting black, queer artists throughout the LGBTQIA+ community. After living in Tampa for six years, Pat has returned to their hometown of Vero Beach and is currently working with the Learning Alliance and serving the community at Kilted Mermaid. Pat is ecstatic to join the board of Vero Pride and to continue to serve the growing LGBTQIA+ community throughout the Treasure Coast.












Katie Gastley | Co-Founder | Marketing 

Katie Gastley is an artist, designer, and business owner, proud to lend her talents to making the inaugural and continued endeavor of Vero Pride a staple in the diverse Vero Beach community. Originally from Pennsylvania, Katie moved to New York City to obtain her BFA at Pratt Institute. There, Katie honed her craft as a designer and visual communicator working for clients such as NYLON Magazine, Penguin Publishing Group, Hugo Boss, and Martha Stewart Living, before launching her own boutique gift product company, Idlewild Co., in 2012. Since then, her company has grown into a brand distributed worldwide, including over 1000 stores in the United States, as well as a collection designed exclusively for Target Stores. In 2018, Katie launched her second company, Botanica, a candle and apothecary products with a substantial charitable component built into the business model. 

In her spare time, Katie enjoys learning about and cultivating exotic, tropical plants, working on any of the 100 projects she’s currently juggling, imbibing in a good Aperol Spritz, and planning the next Vero Pride Celebration.  



Shelley Adelle | Co-Founder 

Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Enthusiast, Experimental Human: 

Shelley has a passion for yoga, energy management, comparative philosophy and self expression. Professional highlights include NYC Studio Management, Studio Ownership, Teacher Trainings and Retreats. 
Raised a military brat, she’s farmed in the Texas Hill Country, Managed an Israeli Soap Company, spent ten years in New York pursuing acting, and other adventures that have demanded curiosity and have fostered her Inclusive spirit.  You can follow her @shelleyadelle and @yogaoagodaconcierge #86bs. 












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