The Executive Board

Albert L. Rager (President)

Albert L. Rager was born in New Smyrna beach and raised in Ocala, Florida.  He worked as a bartender in just about every gay bar in Marion County.  Albert has gained a reputation for being an all around handyman.  In his spare time. Albert loves to cook and fish.  He has been married to Caleb Velez-Rager for 4 years.  Albert has served as president of OPI since November 2016.

The Team

Natalia Dupree (Events Coordinator)

Natalia Scott Dupree spent her earlier years in and around Gainesville Florida her birthplace and where she attended local schools.  She attended Santa Fe Community College briefly before moving to Atlanta GA where she found her passion for the Art of Female impersonation.  She began to perform at local clubs before moving back home to Florida to pursue her secondary passion in Culinary/Food Industry.  Natalia has competed in several pageantry systems capturing titles.  She continues to practice, perform and perfect her craft on the entertainment circuit. 

Caleb A. Velez-Rager (Communications Director)

Caleb is a native New Yorker who moved to Ocala in 2007 and has been here ever since.  He is the backroom coordinator at TJMaxx and a licensed massage therapist.  He enjoys singing and acting in his spare time with his most recent endeavors include being a cast member of Sweeney Todd and the lead singer of No Komply.  He joined the OPI board and became communications director in November 2017.

YOU

There is always a need for more volunteers to join the team and help the LGBT community in Ocala to grow and thrive.  So take the next step and join the team!

About Us

Our Mission

Ocala Pride Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and well-being of the Ocala LGBT community.  To that end, we organize fundraisers and community events to help those in need and bring us together.

Our History

From our tumultuous beginning with the Stone Wall riots in the late 1960's to the establishment of Ocala's own Pride organization in the 2000's, the story of LGBT pride is full and rich, and we are all part of that story.

An Event for Every Occasion

Ocala Pride Inc. hosts many events throughout the year for the benefit and enrichment of the community.  Take a look at what we have in store for 2018!

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