Marketing Coordinator, The Pride Center
Nic Zantop currently serves as Marketing Coordinator for The Pride Center at Equality Park, one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ community centers, where they implement comprehensive communications and social media strategies to increase community visibility and provide targeted outreach. Their work at The Center also entails developing creative marketing initiatives for HIV prevention, testing, education, linkage, and interventions, while working to dismantle stigma. They facilitate extensive outreach to connect with and inform community members about available services, both at The Pride Center and from other community providers, including answering questions about sexual health, PrEP, nPEP, and more. As a lifelong advocate and activist striving to advance progressive social justice, humanitarian, and environmental causes, they have worked as a freelance photographer, documentary filmmaker, and marketing/creative development professional. After a catastrophic earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010, Nic coordinated with charities to facilitate material donations of needed supplies and compiled one of the first comprehensive directories of legitimate NGOs with an on-the-ground presence in Haiti, utilizing professional contacts and internet marketing/outreach skills to develop a website & Facebook page for charity advocacy efforts, which resulted in national media attention by major news outlets including USA Today and NPR. Later that year, Nic served as the Director of Photography for the award-winning documentary In His Own Home, which examined a culture of racism and campus militarization that led to the police shooting of an unarmed and disabled Black graduate student at the University of Florida in his own apartment. A Broward native working in Wilton Manors and living in Pompano Beach, Nic is passionate about LGBTQ+ and trans/nonbinary advocacy in South Florida. They serve on the Board of Directors for The LGBTQ+ Council, which seeks to advance equity-centered ideas and build relationships with local leaders to transform Broward County and beyond into a truly welcoming, inclusive region. Nic is also a newly appointed board member for the Dolphin Democrats, which is the oldest LGBTQ+ political organization in Florida and aims to educate voters, advocate for LGBTQ+ people, support the community, and elect pro-LGBTQ+ Democratic candidates. In their free time, Nic loves spending time in nature, freediving, camping, hiking, and traveling.