With 16 event filled days, there’s something for everyone
BY CHARLOTTE GRIMWADE, IMAGE BY UNSPLASH
Miami Beach Pride is back for its 15th anniversary. The event started as a parade down Ocean Drive, ultimately transforming into what it is today: two weeks of festivities focused on celebrating the LGBTQIA community.
The event’s chairman, Bruce Horwich, confirmed that there would be 16 days of excitement. He stated that Miami Beach Pride had grown “from a 15,000-person event in 2009 to now being one of the most celebrated Prides in the country with more than 170,000 attendees from all over the world”. Horwich continued to say, “our goal is to honour our community all while having the message of unwavering resilience and uniqueness on full display along Miami Beach.”
Miami Beach Pride is important, now more than ever. With Florida’s LGBTQIA community being increasingly threatened by legislation like the March 2022 Don’t Say Gay bill, these 16 days of solidarity, celebration and community are vital.
GAY TIMES has been announced as the official media partner of the festivities, sharing everything you need to know about this year’s art showcases, celebrity guests and live performances. The latter will be taking place on the event’s main weekend: 15–16 April. Both days are free for members of the public to attend. From Shangela and Inaya Day, to Mariah Angeliq and Todrick Hall, this year’s performances are sure to be showstoppers.
This year’s Pride Parade will start at midday on 16 April. It will see a celebration of the amazing work of LGBTQIA organisations and charities, with thousands marching along Ocean Drive. The public can then head to AT&T Entertainment Stage from 2pm for more live performances.
Miami Beach Pride isn’t just the weekend though, other events in the week include the Social Justice, Health and Wellness Evening, as well as a Pride Movie Night and Easter Family Picnic.
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