Miami Beach Gay Pride

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Welcome to the 7th Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride! Since its inception, Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown from about 15,000 people to a recordbreaking 100,000 last year. With events like the Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride Pageant kicking off on April 1st, we have many exciting week-long events for the entire community, culminating on Sunday the 12th with the Parade, Festival and performances on many stages set up throughout the Ocean Drive area. On behalf of the Board of Directors, many committees, our hardworking staff, and the hundreds of volunteers who help bring Pride to you, we thank you for joining us in the festivities. We are so excited you are here!! As a non-profit organization, it is impossible to host an event like this without the help of our sponsors and partners, who we thank immensely! We also could not do this without the City of Miami Beach’s support. From former Mayor Matti Bower, whose original vision it was to create a Pride in Miami Beach, to the current administration, Mayor Philip Levine, the City Commissioners, and the City of Miami Beach Police and Fire Departments, we thank you all for being strong allies of Pride. We are also excited that LGBTQI friendly Mario Lopez will be our Grand Marshal this year to head the Parade celebration. You probably know Mario as the host of “Extra,” which airs here locally on NBC 6 South Florida. What you may not know is that he is an ardent proponent of LGBTQI issues, especially as a long-time supporter of GLAAD and several antibullying efforts. On a more personal note, I want to say as a gay man who has recently gone through a heart health scare, I am so very proud to be a part of this event and this community. Miami Beach has always been an amazing place to be. I couldn’t be more excited that our community has embraced this event and I am very happy that you continue to do so. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to look out at the crowd and see people from all walks of life, celebrating who they are. Our country and Florida have come a long way in the equality arena, and showing your Pride is the best way to prove it! I hope you have a great time whether you live here in Miami Beach or are visiting our fair city for the weekend. Whichever, be Proud!! But as always, be safe and responsible! With Warmest Regards,

Bienvenidos and Welcome to the 7th Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival and Parade! It has been an honor to be a part of Miami Beach Gay Pride for the past seven years and to serve as its Executive Director for the past three. As we plan on another record breaking event, we have expanded our Festival and Parade programming, layout and production for all Intersex, Questioning, Queer, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Straight Allies “Under the Rainbow” at Lummus Park. Here are some of our noteworthy events and programs: -Flag Raising Ceremony at Miami Beach City Hall, Monday, April 6th at 6:00 p.m. -Pride 5K Run, Saturday, April 11th, at 9:00 a.m. -Kids Activities Area presented by Jackson Memorial Hospital, Saturday & Sunday, April 11th & 12th -Vapor Shark Entertainment Stage, Friday evening, April 10th through Sunday April 12th -AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Stage Saturday, April 11th, entertainment presented by Icandee and Pandora Sunday, April 12th, “Feel the Latin Beat” (hours extend to 9 p.m. -TD Bank Grandstand Stage, Sunday, April 12th Bleacher Seat at 11:30 a.m. Grandstand Show and Parade starts at noon. Community Stage, beginning at 2:00 p.m. -Wedding Chapel presented by BB&T Bank, Sunday, April 12th -Fireworks Display presented by the Clevelander Hotel, Sunday, April 12th, 9:00 p.m. Miami Beach Gay Pride is free to the public through the generous support of our Corporate Sponsors, Angel Donors, Fundraising Events at Score, Twist, Palace, Hotel Gaythering, BB&T Bank, TD Bank, Hotel Victor, the proceeds generated by sales at Pride’s bars at Lummus Park during the Festival, and support from the City of Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Dept., Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority. In closing, I would like express my sincere thanks to Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, Miami Beach City Commisioners, City Manager Jimmy Morales, our founders, Board of Directors, staff and wonderful volunteers. It is through their continued vision, support and dedication that enables us to celebrate the spirit of unity, diversity and inclusion in Miami Beach. Enjoy with Pride,

Ivan Cano Executive Director Miami Beach Gay Pride

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 members Mark Fernandes President Steve Adkins Vice President Bruce Horwich Treasurer Herman Valverde George Neary Nelson Cardona

STAFF Ivan Cano Executive Director Lynare Robbins Festival Event Coordinator Lazaro Vigoa Marketing Coordinator Kevin Cunard Parade Event Coordinator Kristen Klein Volunteer Coordinator

professional advisors Carol Coombs Richard Murry & VIP Coordinator Tandy Weems Stephanie Swanson Public Relations Exhibitor Activation The Murry Agency Coordinator Scott Bader & Amy Bloom Seth Viebrock Pride Guide Sales Web Developer Amy Bloom, Inc. LGBT Creative Wildchild World Maria Espinal Production Designer Graphic Designer (Vapor Shark & AHF Stages) ME Graphic Designer, Inc. Richard King, Peter Lazo, Jerry Torres Peter Morales, Production & Michael Mulheron Logistics Director Stage Mangers Stereo Entertainment, Inc. Kathleen Szwed Erin Stacy Visslailli Command Center General Bar Manger Coordinator Sky Hi Productions

committees Entertainment Committee Mark Fernandes Ivan Cano Luis Morera Jerry Torres Erin Stacey Visslailli Peter Morales Jose Suarez Ted Fernandez Envee Lynn BovĂŠ Yesi Leon Alison Burgos Exhibitor Committee Lynare Robbins Alex Springs Parade Committee Kevin Cunard Paolo Ambu Nataly Franqui Greg Martin Ivette Sierra Stephanie Epstein Legacy Couples Lindsey Smith Tremont Towing Festive Floats

Patron Daniel Spring and Jean Marc De Silva Archangels Mayor Philip Levine Paolo Ambu and Greg Melvin Keith Ridler and Greg Randall Ivan Cano (In Honor of World OutGames) Joel Stedman and Peter Morales Richard Trainor Charles Urstadt and David Bernard Angels Alan Beck Glenn Rosenberg Michael and Diane Rosenberg Family Foundation (In Honor of Glenn Rosenberg) Carlo Mercuri Sarah Eletto Rick Field and Antz Lewis David Leeds and Peter Casey Michael Ryan Michael Toomey Keith Hart and Nelson Robaina Jr. Ramรณn Ortega and Ronald Traub Larry Hyer Michael C. Gordon Brue Townsend Cupids Carl Rosendorf Michael C. Gongora Brue Townsend Ray Breslin and Patrick J. Pecoraro Jr. (In Honor of World OutGames)

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FIU Mobile Health Center Florida International Unviersity Equality Florida Unity on the Bay South Florida Pride Marching Band Stonewall Knights Motorcycle Group Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida Beatnix Inc. FHI 360 MDGLCC Twist Macy’s Chipotle Mexican Grill Latinos Salud The Pop Icon Johnson & Wales University LGBT Visitor Center Magic City Casino Vapor Shark Tesla Motors Twist Peace Corps Atlantic Broadband Hotspots Media Group My Gay Miami Beach (Design Suites) Brown Forman Herradura/Chambord Jackson Memorial Hospital Save Dade St John’s on the Lake United Methodist Church

Viva Travel Aqua Foundation for Women AHF (Aids Heathcare Foundation) The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast Amadeus Palace AIDS WALK MIAMI Pridelines TD Bank Telemundo-Caso Cerrado Men’s Movement K RUNNERS Safe Schools South Florida MY93.9 Nadadores The Advantaged Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami Danny Jelaca Salon Miami Beach Community Church Miami Gay Men’s Chorus Hard Rock Cafe Miami University of Miami Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ Atlantic Broadband Switchboard Miami Planned Parenthood Southeast North Florida

Vapor Shark Presenting Sponsor Tent Miami Beach Community Church SAVE Club Aqua Miami, LLC Simply Stainless HOPE, Inc - We fight housing discrimination St John’s on the Lake United Methodist Church Pandora Events Icandee Events Aqua Foundation for Women She Magazine Area Resource and Referral Organization for Women, Inc. The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast National LGBTQ Task Force Maritimo, LLC G Fox & Co USA LLC Path2Parenthood Temple Beth Am Beatnix Inc, FHI 360 Purple Sage Media Adrienne Arsht Center Talk To The Fan FCKH8 Human Rights Campaign Pridelines Latinos Salud, Inc. Carib Juice The Pop Icon All Things Pride Triverden Care Resource Peace Corps BB&T CIA NELSONINVEST INC Atlantic Broadband Hotspots Media Group

Atlantic Broadband IHeartMedia Design Suites Miami LGBT Visitor Center Bundles of Joy, LLC STI Agency (FIAT Display) Jackson Health System South Florida Gay News & Mirror Magazine Unity Coalition|Ambiente Delmay And Partners TD Bank Equality Florida Lambda Legal World Outgames Miami 2017 Aetna GAG THREADS Switchboard NBC AIDS Health Foundation Testing Unit Aids Health Foundation Source Cars 2 Go Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival GALLA Greater Miami Visitors and Tourism/City of Miami Kino Films Safe Schools Wire Magazine Stonewall Street Festival The Hive Gallery Unity on the Bay Brinkley Morgan FOOD VENDORS Toby’s La Autentica Sabor Boricua K Runners IM Catering Serenas GS5105

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tuesday, March 31

7pm - 9pm • Women of Pride Mixer (sanctioned-free) LGBT Visitor Center • 1130 Washington Avenue Miami Beach • FREE •

Wednesday, April 1

9pm • Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride Pageant (sanctioned) Score Nightclub • 1437 Washington Avenue Hosted by Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride 2013 Tiffany Fantasia and Adora • $15 +

Saturday, April 4

8pm • Bachelor Auction • (sanctioned/free) Hotel Gaythering • 1409 Lincoln Road FREE •

Monday, April 6

6pm – 6:30pm • Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony • City Hall, 1700 Convention Drive City Officials and Miami Beach Gay Pride Board officially opens ‘Week of Pride” Sponsors and Major Donors can pick up their passes • FREE 6:30 pm • Become a volunteer! Volunteer Orientation Miami Beach Convention Center

Tuesday, April 7

6pm - 9pm • Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Spotlight Mega-Mixer benefitting Miami Beach Gay Pride (sanctioned) • Shore Club Hotel (back pool area) 1901 Collins Avenue • Mingle and network with Chamber members, guests and the community at large. Complimentary nibbles. • $10/$20 Donation •

Thursday, April 9

5pm - 7pm • Welcome Party (sanctioned/free) Hotel Gaythering, 1409 Lincoln

Road • FREE and Happy Hour Prices

Friday, April 10

6pm - 10pm • Vapor Shark Stage @ 11th Street • Festival Opening Night DJs and Entertainment • Free 7pm • Red Carpet Angels Kick-Off Reception (Angels Lounge on the beach), entrance on 11th Street and Ocean Drive $65 In advance/$75 on Apr 10/3-Day Package $100 before April 10 pm • Entourage Dance Event (sanctioned/women) Score • 1437 Washington Ave. • DJ Sherock $10/$15 •

Saturday, April 11

9am • Pride 5K Run MIAMI 2015 (sanctioned/health) Join us as we take over the sexiest beach in the world. This is your chance to be apart of the first Miami Beach Gay Pride 5K. Get geared up for this year’s exotic 3.1 mile trail as we run together along the Ocean. • $30 11am - 6pm • Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival • Lummus Park, Miami Beach (11th to 14th Streets on Ocean Dr) Exhibitors, Kid’s Area, Bounce Houses for Adults and Youth, Rock Wall Climbing, and Cash Bars (100% ticket sales go directly to Miami Beach Gay Pride) • FREE 12noon • Press Conference with Mario Lopez at Vapor Shark Stage • FREE 12noon - 5pm • Angels Lounge Open Bar $65 before April 1/$75 before April 10/$100 after • 1pm - 9pm • Vapor Shark Stage @11th Street • DJs, Entertainment, DJ Tony Moran • Free 11am - 6pm • AHF Stage @ 13th Street Women’s Village present by Icandee and Pandora Events • DJs and Entertainment : Diana Espir • Free

Evening • 8:00 PM • WALLCAST™ Concert Presented by Citi® The Organ Symphony New World Center, Miami Beach SoundScape 500 17th St, Miami Beach • Stéphane Denève, conductor, Christian Reif, conductor, Richard Haylor, narrator Honegger: Summer Pastoral Poulenc: Suite from The Model Animals Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony.” The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, invites all PRIDE attendees to an NWS WALLCAST™ concert at Miami Beach SoundScape. Immerse yourself in the experience through a striking use of visual and audio technology on a soaring, 7,000-squarefoot projection wall. Bring a blanket, share a picnic dinner and enjoy the sights and sounds with friends and family! • Free • 305.673.3331 10pm - 7am • URGE (sanctioned/men) Score, 1437 Washington Avenue, MB, FL DJs Abel & Paulo • $30 Early Bird 10pm • Menage a Trios Dance Event (sanctioned/women) LMNT • 59 NW 36th Street, Miami DJ Whitney Day, DJ Vanessa B, DJ Citizen Jane $15/$20 •

Sunday, April 12

10:30am - 1pm • Sanctioned Brunches

(sanctioned/please check with business directly)

Clevelander Hotel TIDES Hotel Palace Bar 11am - 6pm • Miami Beach Gay Pride Lummus Park, Miami Beach (11th to 14th Streets on Ocean Dr) • Exhibitors, Kid’s Area, Bounce Houses for Adults and Youth, Rock Wall Climbing, and Cash Bars (100% ticket sales go directly to Miami Beach Gay Pride) • FREE 11:30am -1pm • TD Bank Grandstand Stage 11th Street/Ocean Drive • Seating Area Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride 2013 Tiffany Fan-

tasia & Entertainment Reporter and Host of NBC “6 in the Mix” Roxanne Vargas hosts a pre-show & parade • $25 Limited Seats Noon – 1pm • Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade Parade Starts on 5th Street and Ocean, travels north to 15th Street • Arrive early to get your spot along Ocean Drive. Streets will be block off starting at 11:30am except for 10th Street. Once the Parade starts at noon, Ocean Drive will be closed and the only way to cross is on 5th Street or 15th Street. Mario Lopez, Grand Marshal • Free 12noon - 5 pm • Angels Lounge • Open Bar $65 before April 1/$75 before April 10/$100 after. 1pm - 9:30pm • Vapor Shark Stage @ 11th Street DJs and Entertainment throughout the day with special performances by the new Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride 2015, Crunch Dancers, WildChild World, Natalie La Rose, Erika Jane, DJ Tracy Young, Deborah Cox • Opening Ceremonies (1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. approximate) with Mario Lopez, and Mayor Phillip Levine • FREE 1pm - 8pm • AHF Stage @ 13th Street Latin Programing • DJs, Bands, Performers • FREE 1pm - 11 pm • Palace Stage @ 12th Street Performers, DJs and entertainment • FREE 2pm - 6pm • TD Bank Stage @ 11th Street and Ocean Drive • Live Community Performers Hosted by Enveé • FREE 6pm – 9pm • Pridelines Youth Dance LGBT Visitor Center on Washington Avenue 9pm • Fireworks presented by Clevelander Hotel Vapor Shark Stage @ 11th St./AHF Stage @ 13th St./ Palace Stage @ 12th St. • All stages FREE 10pm-5am • Salvation Sunday (sanctioned/men) • Score, 1437 Washington Avenue • DJs Cindel & Ivan Gomez $15 Early Bird • denotes mbgp sanctioned event

“Being Grand Marshal of the 2015 Miami Beach Gay Pride is truly an honor and a huge responsibility. It will be a privilege to lead the Pride parade as an LGBT community ally. I’m looking forward to being there and showing my support.” A man of many trades, Mario Lopez has the overwhelming desire to always keep active. Mario is the Emmy winning host of EXTRA, a nationally syndicated daily show. Concurrently, Lopez is the host of the nationwide iHeartMedia radio shows. On with Mario Lopez and iHeartRadio Countdown with Mario Lopez. Not only does Lopez have a proclivity for the entertainment industry, he is also an avid sports fan. He has taken his love for sports, specifically boxing, to the next level as a recurring commentator on HBO Boxing. In September 2014, Lopez released his first autobiography, Just Between Us. In his memoir, Lopez shares successes and disappointments, never before-told stories and family values. Lopez became a New York Times bestselling author for his healthy eating guide Extra Lean. In May 2011, he released the follow up to Extra Lean entitled Extra Lean Family. This new book featured recipes and tips that are beneficial to the entire family. Additionally, Lopez penned Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness a bestselling fitness book that offers readers a look into his impressive workout regime, and

Mud Tacos, a vibrant children’s’ book he coauthored with his sister Marissa. As a follow up to Mud Tacos, Lopez released Mario & Baby Gia, a children’s book he wrote for his daughter, Gia. The book is currently being developed into an animated series. No stranger to rigorous routines, Lopez danced his way to the finals in the third season of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars. Shortly after, in summer 2009, Lopez successfully completed his first run on Broadway. He starred in the long running hit musical A Chorus Line as the audience loved character ‘Zach. Mario was named the Alumni Ambassador of Fitness by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), while joining the ranks of some 25 other prominent alumni, including Denzel Washington and President Clinton, in the organization’s BE GREAT campaign. Mario helps bring to light the major issues affecting today’s young people, including the importance of graduating from high school and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and the key role community-based organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs play in the positive development of children.

Most recently Mario has gotten close and personal with some of today’s hottest celebrities and most influential Latino superstars on NUVOtv’s exclusive interview series, Mario One-on-One. Special guests include Eva Longoria, Mark Sanchez, George Lopez, Emilio & Gloria Estefan, Anjelah Johnson, and Kat Von D among others. Even with all his other ventures, Mario is still in love with acting. Lopez reincarnated his guest-starring role as Dr. Mike Hamoui on the final season of F/X network’s popular show Nip/Tuck. Lopez’s run on the series garnished an instant and well-deserved cult following. He previously starred in the highest rated program in ABC Family history, Holiday in Handcuffs. He also starred opposite Mark Consuelos in the made for TV movie Husband for Hire, which was the most watched program ever on the Oxygen Network. Mario currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Courtney and their daughter, Gia and son, Dominic.

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