Miami Beach Gay Pride

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April 13, 2014 Welcome to the sixth annual Miami Beach Gay Pride! This year, we have nearly a week of festivities and celebrations where you can show your Pride. On behalf of the Pride Board of Directors, our committee members and the hundreds of volunteers who work tirelessly to produce an event of this magnitude year after year, I am glad you are in Miami Beach to help us celebrate the diversity of our LGBTQ community, our friends and our allies. I sincerely hope you have an unforgettable experience at this year’s Pride. As a not-for-profit organization, we have many things for which to be thankful. Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown from a one-day party to nearly a week full of events for the entire community. Our original Pride six years ago brought out 15,000 to cheer on the Parade and attend the Festival, and this year we’re anticipating well more than the 80,000 we had at last year’s event. We are also thankful to all of our sponsors and partners, listed on the pages of this Guide, who have made this event possible for you all to enjoy. We are thrilled that this year’s Grand Marshals will be international superstar and Miami icon Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed American film and television producer, director and choreographer Kenny Ortega. We also want to thank the City of Miami Beach, the City Commissioners, City Staff, and Miami Beach Police and Fire Departments who all paved the way for this event to happen. Personally, I would like to extend my gratitude to the countless people who have helped make this event possible. This Pride has been an amazing experience and I am confident that Pride will continue to grow and flourish throughout the coming years. With Pride,

Joel Stedman Chair, Miami Beach Gay Pride Board of Directors

INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR AND MIAMI ICON GLORIA ESTEFAN TOGETHER WITH MULTI-FACETED ARTIST KENNY ORTEGA TO SERVE AS 2014 MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE GRAND MARSHALS For the sixth annual installment of Miami Beach Gay Pride, the honor of Grand Marshal has been bestowed upon two extraordinary members of the entertainment industry. After selling 100 million albums worldwide, singer-songwriter, actress and entrepreneur Gloria Estefan will be joined by the acclaimed American film and television producer, director and choreographer Kenny Ortega. Estefan will lead the parade by riding in a vintage Rolls Royce convertible waving to an anticipated 80,000 fans and supporters who are expected at this year’s parade and festival. The seven-time Grammy Award winner and most successful crossover performer in Latin music history to date is expected to gather a record number of revelers along legendary Ocean Drive, given her local credentials, undeniable charisma and international celebrity. “There is nothing more Miami than Gloria. She is an intrinsic part of this city’s cultural identity,” said Stedman. “Not only is she one of the most beloved and successful symbols of the vibrant and diverse South Florida community, but also she has proven to be committed to several charitable initiatives as well as a champion for the LGBT community.” Joining Estefan as a Grand Marshal will be Ortega, the renowned artist who has choreographed Madonna, Elton John and Rod Stewart. One of the first entertainment personalities in America to “come out,” Ortega has been the recipient of three Emmy

Awards and a Director’s Guild of America Award among countless other accolades. Ortega was Michael Jackson’s director and creative partner for both the “Dangerous” and “HIStory” World Tours and also directed the King of Pop’s post-mortem documentary “Michael Jackson’s This is It.” “We are thrilled to acknowledge Kenny’s unforgettable moments of joy and sheer entertainment he has provided throughout his career” said Stedman. “Numerous generations were influenced by Kenny whether by his Cher choreographies, his collaboration with Gene Kelly for “Xanadu”, his memorable “Dirty Dancing” moves or his involvement in Disney’s “High School Musical” movies, there is no age range left uninspired by his work.”

Craig Hudson & Mark Thompson 21 years “We have a complete Donna Summers catalouge on vinyl.” thomas Valentine & john Leyden 39 years Peter Freiberg & Joe-Tom Easley 31 years “We were introduced by a straight woman mutual friend and decided on our first date that we were meant for each other. We married in Toronto on Aug. 20, 2003, before any state allowed same-sex marriage. Our marriage was among the first gay weddings written up by the NY Times.” Paul Willis & John Barros 25 years George Franceschini & Henry Rodriguez 27 years “Henry and I met 27 years ago in NYC where we used to live and have been together ever since. We are extremely happy and proud that we were finally able to get married this year and have it legally recognized. Our ceremony took place on our 27th anniversary in NYC where we first met.” Doug Kunst & Bob Logan 27 years Mary Maguire & Jackie Emmet 52 years “We are both proud to say we are Veterans.” Frank Petrole & Mark Rudick 54 years Keith Ridler & Greg Randall 35 years “Retired from corporate life and glad to be sharing happy days with friends and families.”

Chip James & Rene Delgado 27 Years Pedro Colon-Depew & Ken Colon-Depew 32 years “We met 32 years ago in the Air Force, before, ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell!’ We are both decorated retired Air Force Veterans and have been Meritoriously Awarded for our service - we are honored to have served our country! We also have four sons that we raised together , and now we have 5 Grandkids and one on the way. We are truly blessed.” Sherry Kaplan- Roberts & Alice Randolph 31 years Josepg Morradian & Patrick Mullaney 20 years “I think a gay couple that has stayed together for over 20 years is achievement enough.” Vicki Brail & Jeanne Covert 23 years Mark Steinberg & Dennis Edwards 29 years “SAVE Dade Champions of Equality Hall of Fame, Dade Human Rights Foundation Community Service Award, National Dance Educators Organization Award, Miami Beach Arts Trust Champion of the Arts Award, Arts Advocates of the Year Award from the Arts and Business Council of Miami, ‘Dennis Edwards and Mark Steinberg Day’ proclamation from Miami-Dade County, Mark: State of Forida ‘Arts Recognition Award,’ Dennis: ‘Leave a Legacy’ award from the Planned Giving Council.” Norman King & Maurice Colton 42 years Stan Thompson & Tim Coleman 37 years “Achieving 37 years together and a great family that shares unconditional love and support,

both retiring from South Carolina State government and living in South Beach is among our most memorable achievements but there are many more of which we are proud.” Patrick Mullaney & Joseph Mooradian 20 Years Miriam & Natalie 24 years “It’s hard to believe that we have been together for 24 years. It feels like we just met yesterday. We are truly blessed to have found each other. We got legally married in 2010 in Providence town, and then in Miami in 2011 with family and friends. We have a beautiful son that we created together. He just turned 18 and is an amazing son. We have raised our niece and nephew and now they have children of there own. Its true when they say ‘Time Flies When Your Having Fun!’ Looking forward to the rest of our lives together.” Rich Burton, Jr. & Oscar Davila 15 Years Arlon Anderson & Hugh Stuckey 34 years “The two owned businesses in Nebraska and

Iowa over the years. Owning a travel agency the couple traveled the world extensively, spending winters in Florida. The couple were legally married in their home in Iowa before moving to the home they purchased in South Florida in 2010. Their family includes a son Hugh in Santa Rosa Beach and a daughter Jill moving to Florida later this year. This year marks their 35th year together.” Greg Martin & Paul Wilson 35 Years Manny Avila & Gary Iglesias 21 years “Manny was elected to public office at the age of 23 in 1981. Retired from public office 1992. Gary moved from Miami to jersey back and fourth for several years. He was h champion award wining hair style less for several years and then received his insurance license in 2010. He rated by united health as the top field rep in Florida.” Paul Riera & Enrique Trujillo • 50 years “Paul and Henry owned and sold a successful beauty salon. Paul obtained a masters degree in education and retired from the school board. Henry is also retired from the school board. Raised 2 beautiful girls one of which is in college the other is finishing high school.“

Miami Beach Gay Pride brings together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBT community. Established by former Miami Beach Mayor, Matti Bower, as an initiative of the Miami Beach Gay Business Development Council, Miami Beach Gay Pride is a not-for-profit organization that produces free, safe, quality mass-appeal events that are open to all, and that include the Parade, Festival, Expo, and adjunct, officially sanctioned Miami Beach Gay Pride events.

board of directors Joel Stedman Chairman Steve Adkins Vice-Chair Mark Fernandez Secretary Bruce Howwich Treasurer Edison Farrow George Neary Hernan Valverde Robin Schwartz Marci Lowman

STAFF Ivan Cano Executive Director Kristin Klein Development Director Dave Cook Volunteer Coordinator Guide Ad Coordinator Wade Patterson Parade Coordinator Hiram Hiffe Exhibitor Coordinator

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Hotspots Media Group is a proud Sponsor of

Miami Beach Gay Pride. Hotspots is The Voice of the Gay Community in Florida and, along with their sister publication, Genre Latino, join us in welcoming you to Pride Miami Style! As the largest gay publications in Florida, they take pride in bringing you all of the hottest events and content year after year. For nearly three decades, Hotspots Magazine has proudly been the voice of the gay community in Florida. No other gay publication can make this claim. With this comes and unsurpassed level of experience and commitment to advertisers and readers alike. Every week they focus strictly on the Gay Community across Florida. Both Hotspots Magazine and Genre Latino cover almost every single event that goes on in Florida’s gay community, and are extremely proud to Sponsor so many LGBT events and to support the fine organizations that make Florida the premier gay destination in the United States. With the support of advertisers, Hotspots donated nearly $700,000 last year directly to our Community in support of LGBT organizations throughout Florida. From Miami to Orlando, Tampa to Fort Lauderdale, Hotspots reaches every single gay market in the state, and takes pride in helping build businesses that support our community. Every Thursday, a brand new Hotspots hits the streets covering almost every topic including where to play, where to stay and where to go! They also have a very strong online presence thanks to their success in social media such as Facebook with the most likes of any LGBT media in the state. Hotspots is also the only LGBT media in Florida to be licensed

by Apple so you can access them on mobile devices including iPhones, iPads in addition to most smart phones and tablets. So if you need to stay up to the minute on almost anything impacting our community, check them out at and As you may know, the Latino community plays an important role in the cultural diversity of our great state. Genre Latino serves as The Voice of the Latino Gay Community. This monthly publication brings you some of the hottest names in the Latino Gay scene covering all of South Florida and is expanding into Central Florida. Genre Latino is the only Bi-Lingual (Spanish and English) Gay publication printed in the state. They take pride in their focus on the Latino Community, such a vibrant sector of the overall gay community in the Sunshine State. Hotspots Media Group has diversified over the years, not only with the addition of Genre Latino, but also by investing in Snap, an online couponing site designed to reach the gay community. They have also forged partnerships with Edge Media, a national online LGBT media partner. More recently they acquired a South Florida printing company now rebranded as Print Matters by Copy This, a full service printing and promotional company. Please stop by their booth here at Miami Beach Gay Pride and pick up a copy of their publications. They are proud to be actively involved in the gay community socially, intellectually and in spirit! Together with their national media partners, they are working hard to keep Florida a premier gay destination and a wonderful place to call home!

“The Miami Beach Gay Pride is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.�

[ sunday, April 6th ]

divas on stage • 10pm - 2am Twist • 1057 Washington Avenue Benefiting Miami Beach Gay Pride

[ Tuesday, April 8th ]

Spotlight Mega-Mixer • 6 - 9PM The Shore Club Hotel – Poolside 1901 Collins Avenue

For more information, go to www.facebook. com/FlingMiamiBeachGayPride2014

MDGLCC Members $10/Non-Members $20 A portion of the proceeds will be a donation to Miami Beach Gay Pride. The Shore Club will showcase some of their menu items & cocktails will be served courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka & Bacardi. Cash bar for all other beverages. bachelor auction • 10PM - 2AM mova lounge miami beach 1625 Michigan avenue Come Get Your MOVA Lounge Bachelor! Bid on your favorite MOVA Bartender and others. All proceeds benefit Miami Beach Gay Pride! Hosted by Thomas Barker.

Mova Block Party • 7PM - 2AM 1625 Michigan at Lincoln Road Party like a rock star with friends, neighbors, your favorite bartenders and new friends from across the world at MOVA Lounge’s Block Party. Streets will be closed as internationally renowned DJs play your favorite sets on the main stage and inside MOVA Lounge with special guest DJ Tracy Young. No cover

Saturday, April 12th

Miami Beach Gay Pride Beach Party 2PM – 9PM • Lummus Park • Ocean Drive & 11th Street

[ wednesday, April 9th ]

miss miami beach gay pride pageant • 10PM - 2AM • SHOW STARTS PROMPTLY AT 11PM THE NEW SCORE, 1437 WASHINGTON AVENUE Hosted by Tiffany Fantasia and Adora as Emcee, this glamorous fundraiser is the newest addition to the annual Pride line up. The winner receives $500 in cash and thousands in prizes.

[ Thursday, April 10th ]

Kick-Off VIP Celebration! W Hotel • 2201 Collins Avenue Honoring Miami Beach Gay Pride’s original Executive Director Cindy Brown. Special Appearance by 2014 Grand Marshal Gloria Estefan. Hosted by Lea Black and Elaine Lancaster.

[ Friday, April 11th ]

Entourage–Women’s Pride • 10PM - 4AM Score • 1439 Washington Avenue Produced by: Pandora and Icandee Gather your girls for a sexy night of soulful music and more. Direct from NYC DJ Sherock spinning the best in Hip Hop, R&B and top 40. Opening set By DJ Laura D at the new Score on Washington Ave.

Talk about “Fun in the Sun” … for the second year in a row, Miami Beach Gay Pride presents a Beach Party like you’ve never seen. This FREE party features sun, surf, sand, international DJs, and, of course, cocktails! Hit the beach to hear the sounds of DJ Deanne followed by Masterbeat DJ Brett Henrichsen. SuperURGE—The Official Miami Beach Gay Pride Saturday Men’s Event • 10PM - 7AM The “New” Score • 1437 Washington Avenue For the fourth consecutive year, SCORE Productions and Hilton Wolman are proud to present URGE: The Official Saturday Night Party for Miami Beach. But this time it is BIGGER and better, justifying the name SuperURGE!! Reuniting world renowned DJ ABEL and Brazilian sensation DJ PAULO PACHECO at what is sure to be

Miami Beach’s most eagerly anticipated gay party of the year. $30 - $60 • Tickets:

race performing live with emcee elaine lancaster and Lady Bunny on the turntables!

Ménage à Troi—Women’s Pride •10PM - 4AM The Vagabond • 30 NE 14th St, Miami Produced by: Pandora and Icandee For ONE NIGHT ONLY, the women completely take over the hippest club in Miami, The Vagabond for their mega dance party. Three rooms, three vibes and three great DJs. DJ Citizen Jane in the terrace with Latin & Latin Rock. DJ Bonnie Beats at the front bar with retro, nu disco, soul & more. A special guest DJ will spin in the main room. For more information, go to www.facebook. com/FlingMiamiBeachGayPride2014

[ Sunday, April 14th ]

6th Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade & Festival • 11AM - 11PM Ocean Drive from 5th to 15th Streets Featuring Grand Marshals–International Superstar and Miami Icon Gloria Estefan with Legendary Director and Choreographer Kenny Ortega. MBGP features a loud and colorful parade and more than 100 LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, exciting celebrities, musical performances, refreshments, food and a family-friendly play area. Coming into its sixth year, Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown into the largest, single-day event of the entire year in Miami Beach. The hugely successful event in 2013 drew more than 80,000 revelers from different parts of the country and all age groups. No cover for the parade, concert or stages!

pepe production presents latin stage • 1PM - 6PM • Ocean Drive at 13th Street The finest in Latin DJs and performers will put the caliente into your Pride experience! bb&t 12th Street Stage • 1PM - 11PM This free outdoor dance party features topnotch sound, lights and entertainment. Divas to the dance floor! Opening set by DJ Sushiman then direct from the Boatslip in Provincetown, DJ Maryalice. Pride Fireworks • 9PM • OVer the Ocean Gay Champions—Pride’s Official Closing Party • 10PM - 5AM • Clevelander • 1020 Ocean Drive • Free Admission Performance by Beth Sacks, DJ Cindel followed by DJ Aron.

[ April 14 - 18 ]

azucar High Heel Race • 11:30AM - 12PM 7th street and Ocean Drive Come out and watch your favorite drag queens & divas make a dash for the finish line … in stilettos! Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade • 12PM - 1PM Ocean Dr., 7th - 15th Street td bank festival Concert stage • 1PM - 9PM • Lummus Park at 11th Street Featuring courtney act from “RuPaul’s Drag

Forth Annual Pride Cruise Aboard Norwegian Sky Miami Beach Gay Pride 2014 is setting sail with Source Events immediately following the last of the MBGP festivities. A portion of all tickets sold through Source Events will again be donated back to MBGP. The Pride Cruise is a four-night/ five-day voyage aboard the popular Norwegian Sky with stops in Grand Bahamas Island, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island and the site of our spectacular beach party. Prices begin at $469 pp, based on double occupancy, plus taxes and fees. For reservations visit, call (888) SOURCE8 or www.MiamiBeachGayPride. com/travel and click on the link to the cruise.

Pinnacle Vodka is proud to be a sponsor of the 2014 Miami Beach Gay Pride event. As a brand with a fun and innovative personality, Pinnacle is thrilled to support the organization and celebrate the spirit and culture of the LGBT community. An award-winning imported premium vodka brand, Pinnacle Vodka offers a clean, smooth five times distilled French vodka in an array of fun and indulgent flavors at an accessible price. Pinnacle is committed to creating unique, first-to-market innovations that delight consumers and reaffirm the brand’s role as a leading flavor pioneer. The most recent example of this is the successful launch of Pinnacle® Cinnabon® Vodka. To find a store or recipe, visit, “LIKE” Pinnacle Vodka on Facebook, or follow the brand on Twitter @PinnacleVodka.

Wire Magazine is the best lifestyle magazine for the LBGT community and their friends in South Florida. Wire Magazine is a beautiful, glossy, modern, sophisticated and sexy publication that you can read weekly in print and online at www. Wire publishes first class, compelling lifestyle content every week and has more readers and celebrity interviews than ever before. Wire Magazine is distributed in Miami,

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Wire Magazine’s broad range of lifestyle content is published with you in mind every week. 1) Celebrity Interviews: exclusive interviews with famous celebrities; 2) Going Out: weekly calendar of events with listings for nightlife, arts, community and dining events; 3) Dining: the best restaurants in town to satisfy the foodie in you; 4) Looking Good: fitness tips to get in shape; 5) Flix: great movie reviews; 6) Shopping Bag: products to improve your life; 7) Arts & Culture: the best of shows and in-depth interviews; 8) Photo pages: satisfy the inner paparazzi in you by finding yourself and your friends in our photos; 9) Top Trax: music reviews and celebrity updates; 10) Gorgeous models: eye candy for your viewing pleasure; 11) Destination: travel ideas and vacation destinations; plus lots more content published to enrich your life. Find us online at, “wiremagazine” on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, and “wiremediagroup” on YouTube. As a proud sponsor of Miami Beach Gay Pride 2014 we will publish our annual Pride Collector’s Edition during this year’s festival, an extensive Pride Photo Album issue the week after, plus fantabulous Pride photo albums from all the events and parties on our website and Facebook page. Contact us at or 305-520-WIRE to reach our readers and to benefit from Wire Magazine’s value added editorial support.

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