Written by Josue Santiago Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00
Saturday, April 17 will be more extraordinary than ever! Join Miami Beach City Mayor Matti Bower, your friends, family and allies for the 2nd annual Miami Beach Gay PRIDE parade and festival. It's a celebration of the extraordinary strength, beauty and contributions of South Florida's LGBT community, and an exciting all-day event featuring a parade, a Festival with exciting celebrity presentations and musical performances, and an Expo with LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, refreshments and food, and a family-friendly playzone. The parade will be lead by award-winning actress and gay rights activist, Sharon Gless, and Lt. Dan Choi, the officer and Arabic linguist discharged from the army for being gay.
Last year's historic inaugural pride event brought out over 24,000 people from all walks of life and cities from across Florida-- and across the world-- making Miami Beach Gay Pride the city's largest one-day event. This year is sure to be even better. Mark your calendar. Tell all your friends. And make plans now to march, dance, party, come out and make history with us at our 2nd annual LGBT pride celebration, our day to celebrate, stand united and proud.
The 2nd Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade begins at noon on Saturday, April 17th at 5th Street and Ocean Drive. The parade continues along Ocean Drive, featuring festive floats and the inspiring LEGACY couples–couples who have been in committed relationships for 20 years or more. Following the parade, the Festival continues at Lummus Park, between 10th Street and 14th Street.