Latino Boys Magazine :: Feature Stories
It's very rare in today's world of instant pleasures and “what's new” attitude to see anything last too long or be as impactful as it used to be in the “good old days.” Technologies, movies, cars and even careers and relationships aren't seeing too much longevity these days. Nightlife is no exception and for owners and managers in the industry, they always face the challenge of how to keep things fresh and exciting while maintaining their original vision or concept. Twist on South Beach is a shining example of that. Soon, they will be celebrating 17 years of providing quality nightlife in South Florida and that is quite a feat! They also remain ever dedicated to the Latino community with Bar Five, a space that offers a rich Latin experience seven days a week.
Orlando Florida's Gay Days celebration is back this year with a theme that will bring out the “Heroes” in all of us at the happiest place on earth! With its inception in 1991, the event has grown exponentially from a one day event attracting 3,000 to a week-long event with more than 135,000 celebrants from across the nation and around the globe! In its 20th year, the event continues to grow thanks to the hard work of its supporters and the GLBCC of Orlando – the birthplace of this fabulous event.
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.
Although the economy continues in a recession, there are many events taking place this month. Two of the most important ones are the Pride celebrations that happen annually in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. PrideFest Fort Lauderdale is one of the most distinguished with roots that were planted over 30 years ago. At that time, Anita Bryant began her “Save Our Children” campaign that sought to annul a Miami-Dade county law that prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation. This event was born from political motives to bring the community together, and although the damage that Anita caused with her campaign wouldn't be repaired until 20 years later, the event continued to grow until today. PrideFest Palm Beach also has a long history with more than 17 years of celebrations.
More than 6,000 people dancing on the sands of South Beach is among the many highlights that draw thousands worldwide to one of the country's premier LGBT fund-raising events: the annual Winter Party Festival, which features art and culture, shopping, cocktail receptions, pool parties and multiple dance events with world-class DJs and entertainment. This year's Winter Party Festival takes place March 3-8 and, once again, promises to deliver something for everyone. Even better, the event raises important dollars that benefit many local South Florida causes throughout the year.
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