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WE WILL CHANGE TOTAL HEALTH FOR THE BETTER WE’RE HERE TO HELP! CAN Community Health is dedicated to the treatment, care and continual wellness of people living with HIV, hepatitis C and other STDs. Our clinics offer medical services to all patients, regardless of their financial situation, insurance status or ability to pay.

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mayor’s letter

Welcome to the 10th Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Week and Festival. Since its inception in 2009, Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown from a local event into a global one, with an estimated 135,000 attendees last year. This year, from April 2-8, we are proud to host a full week of events and celebrations, led by this year’s Gay Pride Grand Marshal, Olympic skier and silver medalist Gus Kenworthy and Ally Grand Marshal, NBC6’s Roxanne Vargas. We will raise our rainbow flag on Monday, light up Lincoln Road that evening to commemorate Pulse and, of course, parade down Ocean Drive as part of our annual Pride Parade on Sunday. In between all the events please enjoy our beautiful beaches and scenic beachwalk just blocks away. Our City is a one-of-a-kind destination that has something for everyone. Miami Beach is proud to host Gay Pride once again and is especially proud to support the spirit and culture of the LGBTQ community! Enjoy!

Dan Gelber Mayor of Miami Beach

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chairman’s letter WELCOME TO MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! I can’t believe it’s been a decade of Pride here in Miami Beach. From an ambitious beginning in 2009, Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown to a record 135,000 people from around the world who attended last year’s event. This year, we have a week of exciting events planned for Pride to celebrate our milestone. The official rainbow flag raising ceremony at City Hall and the Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride Pageant kick off the week on April 2rd. That Monday, we also pay tribute to the PULSE nightclub victims and their families with a “Flip the Switch” event in front of 1111 Lincoln Road when buildings throughout greater Miami will illuminate in rainbow flag colors. A Miami resident and PULSE survivor will flip the switch to initiate Pride Lights the Night. Then, the festivities continue all week culminating on world famous Ocean Drive on Sunday the 8th with the Parade and Festival. Check the event pages of this Pride Guide for a complete listing of events. On behalf of the board of directors, our committees, our tireless staff and an army of amazing volunteers, we want to thank you for attending and supporting our event. As a non-profit organization which offers a free Pride experience for everyone, we could not do it without your support and are extremely grateful. We also want to thank all of our sponsors and partners, without whose help it would not be possible to put on such a fantastic week! We could not produce Pride without the support of the City of Miami Beach and their ongoing support of the LGBTQ com-

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munity. A special thanks goes out to Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, our City Commissioners, and the Miami Beach Police and Fire Departments. We could not have Pride without their enthusiastic support. I would also like to add that being a part of Pride and helping plan this extraordinary event has given me so much joy. When I see people during this weekend expressing themselves and being who they truly are, I am overcome with happiness that Pride allows them the platform to be authentic and genuine. We should always remember, however, it is still so difficult for so many to be able to live openly and that we have to keep working hard to protect these rights. Again, welcome to fabulous Miami Beach and have an awesome time this week. Enjoy all this beautiful city has to offer, and please party responsibly. With much respect and admiration,

Mark Fernandes Chairman, Miami Beach Gay Pride

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executive director’s letter WELCOME TO THE 10TH ANNUAL MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE! It has again been an honor to serve for a third year as Executive Director for Pride. The mission of Miami Beach Gay Pride is to bring 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 LGBTQ community. Welcome to the celebration! Welcome to our 10th Anniversary Celebration! We are especially excited to celebrate this year with our fabulous returning presenting sponsor: Celebrity Cruises! Everyone at Celebrity has truly embraced Pride and we are thankful and appreciative of their support and enthusiasm. They’re bringing some surprises along as well. Let’s just say, you won’t want to miss the Opening Ceremonies at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Main Stage after the parade. Returning this year is our solemn, yet dramatic, tribute to the victims, families and friends of the PULSE Nightclub shooting in Orlando. “Pride Lights the Night” will feature nearly 50 buildings throughout Miami-Dade County awash in the rainbow flag colors beginning on Monday, April 2. Those that aren’t able to illuminate will proudly fly the rainbow flag. Thanks to all the buildings who joined us in this vivid tribute. You’re invited to our “Flip the Switch” event Monday at 7:30 pm in front of the 1111 building, when a Miami resident and PULSE survivor will literally flip the switch to illuminate the building.

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Once again, we are proud of our partnership with the Point Foundation. Proceeds from our Angels program will be donated to Point which helps LGBTQ students in Miami-Dade County and around the country with college scholarships. We are also proud to keep Miami Beach Gay Pride as a free event for everyone to attend and enjoy. As we prepare for another record-breaking event, we want to thank our many partners for their generous support. We also want to give a huge shout-out to our army of volunteers who are working tirelessly for you to enjoy this day. I would like to thank Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, our City Commissioners, City Manager Jimmy Morales, our Board of Directors, and our Committee Members. I am so proud to be part of an incredible team. With Pride,

Executive Director Miami Beach Gay Pride

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TAYLOR DAYNE See her headline the main stage on Sunday, April 8th. Board Members/Commiittee & Staff Angels & Legacy Couples Expo & Parade Participants GRAND MARSHAL Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy FESTIVAL MAP THELMA HOUSTON Pop, Disco, Motown & R&B Legend ALLY GRAND MARSHAL NBC 6’s Roxanne Vargas EVENTS SCHEDULE Don’t miss any part of it! Sponsors

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PLATINUM-SELLING SINGER/SONGWRITER TO PERFORM AS HEADLINER ON SUNDAY, APRIL 8 From platinum pop songs to chart-topping dance hits, Taylor Dayne

is one of the most popular vocalists of the past three decades. Dayne will take to the main stage at Miami Beach Gay Pride as headline performer for the Pride Festival at 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, in Lummus Park just off Ocean Drive and 12th Street in Miami Beach. She has enjoyed Top 10 hits in three consequent decades, selling a combined 75 million singles and albums along the way. Originally signed by music mogul Clive Davis in the 1980s, Dayne has become a true crossover artist, someone whose popularity spans multiple generations and many different music formats. With the release of her first two albums, 1988’s Tell It to My Heart and 1989’s Can’t Fight Fate, Dayne racked up three number 1 singles: “Tell It to My Heart,” “Love Will Lead You Back” and “Prove Your Love to Me.” Her Grammy-nominated songs could

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be heard across the radio dial, from Top 40 pop stations to adult contemporary channels. As the ‘80s gave way to the ‘90s, she began establishing herself as a film, television and stage actress, too, appearing alongside Warren Beatty in the movie “Love Affair,” starring in Elton John’s Broadway award-winning production of Aida, and playing Grizzabella in the 2013 Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival’s production of “CATS.” She also gained notice not only for her singing ability, but her songwriting skills, as well. Several of Dayne’s gold and platinum-selling solo albums featured her own compositions, and “Whatever You Want,” a song she co-wrote for Tina Turner, became a Top 40 hit in 10 different countries in 1996. More than 25 years after the release of her famous single, Dayne continues to tour the world.

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board members • committee/staff BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mark Fernandes, Chairman Bruce Horwich, Vice-Chair Nicole Alvarez, Treasurer Scott Bader, Secretary Arthur Costa, Board Member Sean Michael, Board Member Paul Thomas, Board Member Jeff Giordano, Board Member Steve Adkins, Board Member Richard Murry, Board Member Joel Stedman, Board Member Adison Heyne, Board Member Elizabeth MacKinlay, Board Member George Neary, Board Member COMMITTEE MEMBERS Matthew Leik, Production Director Robyn Ludy, Volunteer Director Peter J. Morales, Stage Director Richard Murry, Marketing & Public Relation Director Stephanie Swanson, Expo Director Yvette Fernandez, Bar Director William Hartig, Parade Director Ely lords, inventory Manager Natalie Franqui, Bar manager PRIDE CO-CHAIRS Matthew Leik Stephanie Swanson PRIDE COMMITTEE & ADVISORS Marcus Colina, Ticket & Pass Distribution Manager Dirk Allen, VIP Lounge Manager Douglass Steele, BSN-RD, First Aid Station James Nonnemaker, First Aid Station

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Kathleen Szwed, Compound Manager Erin Stacy, Presenting Sponsor Liaison Gino Compodonico, Marketing & Public Relations Assistant Director Natalie M. Franqui, Parade Lead Assistant Sharon Valdes, Parade Assistant Shantel Brown, Parade Assistant Marley Anderson, Parade Assistant Nicole Feliciano, Parade Assistant Alisia Perez, Parade Assistant Matthew Thomas, Volunteer manager Nicolas Murillo, Proofreader Carol Coombes, Grant writer Peter J. Morales, Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride Pageant Event Producer &  Miami Beach Gay Pride Entertainment & Stage Director Jared Curry, Main Stage Manager Marco Perez, North Latin Stage Manager Michael Mulheron, Grand Stand Stage Manager PRIDE LIGHTS THE NIGHT COMMITTEE Scott Bader, Committee Chair Carol Coombes Adison Heyne Elizabeth McKinlay Teri Munro SPECIAL THANKS TO Juan Saco Mironoff, Miami-Gay-Blog.com Jim Buchanan, Affordable Pro Photo & Video Festive Floats Larios on the Beach Linette Nadarse Maria Espinal, ME Graphic Design, Inc. Miami Beach Police Department Detective Juan Sanchez Jackie Awve, Web Site Manager

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angels • legacy couples ANGEL MEMBERS

The Angels program has been revamped for our 10th anniversary and now features four levels of donors – Patron, Archangel, Angel and Cupid. Their generous support of Pride helps insure a free event for the whole community to enjoy. Proceeds from the Angels program also go toward scholarships for LGBTQ college students through our partnership with The Point Foundation. It’s Pride’s way of giving back to the community.

PATRONS Roger Thomson & Jim Tyrrell ARCHANGELS Liebe & Seth Gadinsky, Jeffrey Davis & Michael Miller, Joel Stedman & Peter J. Morales, Richard Trainor, Keith Ridler & Greg Randall, Michael Larkin ANGELS Rosy Rodriguez, Matthew Thomas, Glenn Sykes & Paul Kelly, Richard Milstein & Eric Hankin, Danny Spring & Jean Marc De Silva, Edwin Scharlau & Victor Gimenez
, Ashley Eaton & Douglas Talhelm, Danny Cabrera, Glenn Rosenberg CUPIDS Susan Miller, Judith ​​ Smedley, Luis Rodriguez, Jaques Jannett, Paul Wilson, Ed Pascoe, Sean Michael & Corey Colee-Addington, Mary Maguire & Jackie Emmett, Joseph Oroza, Alexis Roesch

Partial proceeds from the Angels programs will be donated to the Point Foundation. 2018 Angel memberships will help LGBTQ students in Miami-Dade County and around the country achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

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LEGACY COUPLES

Pride once again honors married and committed couples who have been together 10+ years as Legacy Couples. They will march in the parade or ride on the Legacy Couples float as we show our admiration and respect for their devotion. It’s our way of saying #lovealwayswins. * Years together as of April 2018. Mary Maguire & Jackie Emmett / 56* David Sendelbach & Rarael Gomez / 49* Jane Kreinberg & Trish Stypka / 43* Paul Wilson & Greg Martin / 41* Keith Ridler & Greg Randall / 39* Arlon Anderson & Hugh Stuckey / 38* Kenn Agata & Willy Frank / 38* Peter Freiberg & Joe-Tom Easley / 35* Wanda Irizarry & Albany Vergara / 34* Michael Schultz & Todd Schroeder / 33* Barbara Signer & Fran Epstein / 32* Jack Neiman & Rick (Maurice) Reder / 31* George Franceschini & Henry Rodriguez / 31* Juan Ahonen-Jover & Ken Ahonen-Jover / 31* Bob Kunst & Doug Logan / 31* Greg Griffin & Richard Murry / 30* Alex Knowlton & Frank Vecchio / 30* John Barros & Paul Willis / 29* Joy Kross & Jenn Kross / 29* Bruce Bender & Curt Dyer / 28* Natalie Pantaleon-Pagan & Miriam Pantaleon-Pagan / 28* Oscar Llorente & Gerard Nadeau / 25* Joshua Head & Douglas Bedell / 23* Ken De Loreto & Ritch Holben / 21* Dean Adams & Eddy Harris / 21* Frank Navarro & Julio Henandez / 20* Mario Casal & Oscar Simmonds / 19* Greg Walton & Marcos Andreos / 18* Jason Hagopian & Rick Fenstermacher / 18* Todd Delmay & Jeff Delmay / 15* Franklin Rhodes & Clarence Yambao / 14* Tatty Hodge & Susan Miller / 12* Hector Zuyazo & Bob Medina / 12* Matt Silver & Daniel Anzueto / 10*

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Stay, Play, Shop & Eat at one of our members Support those who support our community

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LOVE WINS HAPPY PRIDE, MIAMI!

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parade & expo participants Expo and Parade Participants as of March 5, 2018.

4th Inning AIDS Healthcare Foundation Alpine Fruit Ice & Food Services American Airlines Aqua Foundation for Women Atlantic Broadband Avita Pharmacy BB&T BJ Events BLICK Borinquen Medical Centers of Miami-Dade Brown Forman CAN Community Health Capital One Care Resource Care Resource Castlebrands, Inc. Celebrity Cruises, Inc. Central Florida Arts Chan’s Chicken on a Stick Cinnamon City Club Aqua Miami Cornycopia Creative Male Crunch Fitness Culture-Cross CVS Pharmacy David Richardson for Congress Dylans Candy Bar Edge Media Network Elegant Eatz Equality Florida Faena Hotel Miami Beach Fashion Story Festive Gourmet Fiji Water Florida Atlantic University

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Florida International University Friendly’s Catering GAG THREADS Gay Vista Social Club Gayest Store on Earth GAYHILLS Inc Gender Unlimited USA Greater Miami Chapter of the ACLU Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau Gulfstream Park Hotspots / Genre Latino / Mark’s List Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc. (HOPE, Inc.) Human Rights Campaign iHeartMedia Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami Jackson Health System Jenis JP Morgan Chase Lamda Living Lasik Vision Institute Latinos Salud Lincoln Road Business Improvement District, Inc. Lyft Marriott Hotel MasterCard MDGLCC Medical Health Institute Melissa Shoes MetroPCS Miami Beach Community Healrth Center Miami New Times Mini USA Mount Sinai Medical Center

mUmY Room Miami My Boutique Pillows NBC 6 / Telemundo Nexus Radio NYS Collection Off Center OutClique Outer Peace OUTshine Film Festival Pallay Craft Perry Ellis Pridelines Rainbow Unicorns Shop Sabor Boricua SAVE SmooVe Tropical Icees South Beach Hotels Sprint Sprint by Wireless Lifestyle Stella Rosa StrangerGang.com Suzette Morrison TD Bank The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth The Colorectal Care Center of So Florida The Hartford This Free Life: The Rescue Agency Tito’s Vodka Toby’s Concessions TRUNKERS U-style28 University of Miami Virginia Key Outdoor Center Walgreen’s We The People Clothing WestCare WET!

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When the community works together, the community works A vibrant community depends on the participation of its members. The more diverse their backgrounds, experience and skills, the more unique their contributions to the community can be. Bank of America recognizes Miami Beach Gay Pride for celebrating individuality while supporting the common goals that bring progress to everyone. Visit us at bankofamerica.com/SouthFL Life’s better when we’re connected®

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2018 Grand Marshal Gus Kenworthy

Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy is proud to serve as the 2018 Grand Marshal for Miami Beach Gay Pride. Hot off his competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Gus is thrilled to lead the Sunday parade at Miami Beach Gay Pride. He will also be making a guest appearance at the VIP Gala Friday night. Gus is one of a kind. Not just for his skiing but for his personality, determination and heart. At the age of 23, he earned the privilege of representing the USA in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi Russia, and proudly brought home the silver medal in slopestyle. Gus has taken his talents to the highest accolades in his sport, earning seven World titles, and five X Games Medals to go along with his Silver medal from the Olympic Games. Gus is also credited with the first ever to perform a double cork 1080 and right side 1440 in a halfpipe, the first ever double flip on a hip jump and the first double flip off a rail! His dedication to his craft has established him as one of the top freeskiers in the world and one of the select few athletes to consistently make podium in slopestyle, halfpipe and big air events. In 2015, Gus made the bold and courageous decision to come out as a proud gay man. Never one to shy away from the camera or his fans, he chose the cover of ESPN magazine as the vehicle to deliver the news. He was met with widespread support, love and praise for his choice to reveal his true self. The caught-on-camera kiss of good luck from his boyfriend in PyeongChang went viral globally.

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GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING POP, DISCO, MOTOWN AND R&B LEGEND TO PERFORM LIVE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 8 Legendary Grammy Award-winning disco, soul and R&B singer Thelma Houston (@ThelmaHoustonOfficial) will take to the main stage at Miami Beach Gay Pride 2018 (@MiamiBeachGayPride) to the delight of thousands at the Pride Festival, which promises a full day of non-stop entertainment to celebrate the LGBTQ community. As one of this year’s featured entertainers, Houston’s performance will begin at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, from the Festival’s main stage in Lummus Park just off Ocean Drive and 11th Street in Miami Beach. “Thelma Houston is a classic, and has been a good friend of the LGBTQ community throughout her storied career,” said Mark Fernandes, Pride’s Chairman of the Board. “Die-hard fans are going to be thrilled with her high-energy, electric performance and a whole new generation of Pride-goers are going to love her

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legendary sounds.” Houston has captivated audiences around the world with her signature blend of energetic dance classics and soulful ballads for decades. During her time with Motown Records, Houston claimed the top of the Pop, R&B and Dance charts with her ultimate, all-time disco anthem “Don’t Leave Me This Way.” The Gold Record classic gave Houston the distinction of being the first solo female artist at Motown to win a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1977. The legendary singer-songwriter is enjoying every moment of her success. “I still feel a tremendous excitement about performing,” says Houston. “I have so many more projects I want to do, places I want to see and fans I want to reach that I have NO plans to retire anytime soon.”

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CAN Community Health is happy to sponsor Miami Beach Gay Pride 2018!

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2018 Ally Marshal Roxanne Vargas

EMMY Award winner, host of NBC6’s “6 in the Mix,” NBC6 weekend anchor and Pride Parade Emcee, Roxanne Vargas has been an enthusiastic supporter of Pride and of the LGBTQ community for many years. She has been a vocal advocate of the LGBTQ community and continues to spread messages of diversity and inclusion from the platforms provided through her station. Vargas has more than a decade of extensive on-air news experience including consumer, health and entertainment feature reporting as well as covering local and national breaking news. She also regularly contributes reports in Spanish for NBC6’s sister station Telemundo 51. During her time at NBC6, Vargas has received various distinctions including ten EMMY® nominations. For the last 6 years, Vargas has served as host of NBC6’s entertainment show ‘6 In The Mix,’ which airs weekdays at 11:30am. Vargas has been the recipient of the coveted Pink Flamingo award for “Favorite Media Personality” three times.

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We invite you to visit our Sprint booth at Miami Beach Gay Pride on April 8, 2018.

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schedule Monday . Tuesday . Wednesday . Thursday

Monday, April 2

6:30 pm • Pride Rainbow Flag-Raising Ceremony • City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive 8 pm • Pride Lights the Night “Flip the Switch” Event • Lincoln Stage, 1111 Lincoln Road • Pride’s tribute to the Pulse shooting victims. Pulse survivor Laura Vargas, a Miami resident, will throw the switch to illuminate buildings throughout Miami-Dade County in rainbow flag colors. Many buildings will be illuminated throughout the week. 7:30 pm • Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride Pageant presented by 7:30 pm - 8:30 PM Stella Rosa Champagne Reception • Presented by CAN Community Health • 9 pm pageant Faena Theater, 3201 Collins Avenue Miami Beach Honoring Joanna James, Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride 2017. Get your drag on! The newly crowned winner for 2018 will represent Pride all year as well as perform on the Main Stage during the Pride Festival. Get tickets at: missmbgp2018.brownpapertickets.com

Presented by Ultimate Software Xfinity East Plaza, AmericanAirlines Arena The Miami HEAT and AmericanAirlines Arena are proud to host the second annual HEAT Loud and Proud Dance Party as part of this year’s official lineup of exciting events during Miami Beach Gay Pride. The evening is dedicated to all of South Florida, especially the LGBTQ community and will provide an opportunity to dance, have fun and celebrate life and diversity. HEAT Loud and Proud will feature the best in music, entertainment, bites and blends, as well as special guest appearances by representatives of the LGBTQ community and the Miami HEAT. HEAT Loud and Proud was our response to the terrible massacre that took place at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub in June 2016. Among the survivors of the shooting was an AmericanAirlines Arena staffer which made the tragedy personal for everyone at the HEAT. HEAT Loud and Proud is FREE. Guests must RSVP at: ww.Heat.com/ LoudandProud

Tuesday, April 3

6 pm - 9 pm • MDGLCC Spotlight Mega-Mixer Benefiting Miami Beach Gay Pride Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) invites you to a networker and fundraiser for Pride. Cocktails and light bites. Tickets: $10 members, pre-paid online; $20 non-members, prepaid online $15 members at the door; $25 non-members at the door

Wednesday, April 4

9 pm - Midnight • HEAT Loud and Proud Dance Party

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Thursday, April 5

5 pm - 9 pm • PAMM Pride Night Perez Art Museum Miami 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami As part of PAMM Free Community Night, join the Pérez Art Museum Miami for a Pride celebration on the museum’s waterfront terrace with live music, Pride-themed cocktails, drag performances, art-making, and more. RSVP: pamm.org/pammpride2018

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schedule FRIDAY . SATURDAY

Friday, April 6

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm • VIP Gala Presented by the Azuri Center Faena Forum, 3300 Collins Ave, Miami Beach This year’s Gala will feature Miami Beach Gay Pride Marshals Gus Kenworthy and Roxanne Vargas and honor the Miami Beach Gay Pride founding members. Special Guest Host Julie Goldman. Tickets: $100 in advance; $125 at the door. Available at: pridegala2018.brownpapertickets.com

11 pm - 5 am Saturday • Basement – the Official Friday Night Event Basement at the Edition Hotel • 2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach #EveryoneWelcome to kick-off Pride Weekend at Miami Beach’s hottest mega-venue: Basement at the Edition Hotel — featuring a nightclub, bowling alley and ice-skating rink—with award-winning sound and lighting. After a hugely successful debut last year, Pride’s most talked-about event is back. So put on your gear, have no fear and get ready to go down to the underground.

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Jake Resnicow and Scott Hauser invite you to unleash your deepest desires and release your wildest fantasies. Get ready for over-the-top live acts and beats by Paulo Pacheco (The Week Brazil), and spinning disco in the Bowl: Deejay Smeejay. Benefiting Miami Beach Gay Pride. Presale tickets start at $20 at www.basementpride.com

Saturday, April 7

Noon to 10 pm • Miami Beach Gay Pride Beach Party and Festival Village Lummus Park, Miami Beach Two main stages of non-stop entertainment and DJs, plus over 125 community booths, food, refreshments and a Kids Zone. Main Stage opening DJ Yazz, noon to 6 pm. Headlining DJ Australia’s Dan Slater, Main Stage, 6 pm - 10 pm. Special surprise performances throughout the day.

Celebrity Cruises Main Stage Performance Schedule Noon - 6 pm • DJ Yazz Burrell 1 pm • Unscripted with Gus Kenworthy and Roxanne Vargas: An intimate Q&A with the Pride Marshals Main Stage • Lummus Park Get up close and personal with our 10th anniversary Grand Marshals. Hear firsthand about their commitment and support of the LGBTQ community and you could also get a chance

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schedule FRIDAY . SATURDAY

to ask them a question of your own in this unplugged style personal conversation. 3 pm • MBGP Dancers Continuous All Day 4 pm • Special Performance presented by Celebrity Cruises 5 pm • Emcee Athena Dion 5:45 pm • Joanna James, Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride 2017 • Farewell Performance 6 pm - 10 pm • DJ Dan Slater 9 pm • Headliner Betty Who

TD BANK NORTH LATIN STAGE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Noon - 4pm • DJ Ruben and Emcee Marco Perez 3 pm - 5 pm • Angel Emilio (LIVE Percussionist) 3:15 pm • Dancers from Around the World 3:30 pm • Angel Emilio (LIVE Percussionist) 4 pm - 8 pm • DJ Adora, Emcee Pussila 5 pm - 6 pm • Pussila’s Latin Divas Drag Showcase 5:15 pm • Naya Lords 5:30 pm • Elishaly D’Witshes 6:30 - 8 pm • Headlining performance by Fedro (Latin Pop Artist) presenting “VOX” “GARDEN OF EVE” WOMEN’S PAVILION Noon - 10 pm • Lummus Park, Miami Beach Music by DJs Musicat and Zheno with additional special performances throughout the day. The only official Miami Beach Gay Pride Women’s Party. LAMBDA LIVING LOUNGE Noon - 10 pm • Lummus Park

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Lambda Living knows it gets hot out there so they created the Lambda Living Lounge for the “more experienced” Pride goers. Stop by to get out of the sun, relax and enjoy healthy snacks and surprises. The Lounge is presented by Jewish Community Services /Lambda Living and supported by VITAS Healthcare, Seniors in Action, and Impactout International Initiative. BB&T VIP LOUNGE • 2 pm - 10 pm Enjoy front-row VIP status for the Miami Beach Pride Festival from the exclusive BB&T VIP tent located right in front of the Main Stage. You will also receive complimentary cocktails and delicious food all day long as you watch the Main Stage entertainment and browse through the Festival attractions. You will also receive exclusive meet-and-greet opportunities with Pride VIPs, celebrities and performers. Space is extremely limited. Tickets: $100, www. miamibeachgaypride.com/events

10 pm - 7 am Sunday • URGE: Proud The official Saturday night dance party Score • 1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach Direct from Spain DJ / Producer Nacho Chapado and Superstar DJ/Producer Paulo! Tickets: $35 early bird $45 discount general admission $95 VIP includes vodka open bar until 2 am and commemorative t-shirt Available at: www.seetickets.us/event/ URGE-PROUD-2018/359498

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schedule SUNDAY

Sunday, April 8

11:30 am - 2 pm • Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade Viewing Party Palace Bar • 1052 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, Florida $150, includes a fabulous Pride brunch menu and bottle of Veuve Clicquot or Moet Chandon Champagne • $80 brunch only Palace brunch guests this year can enjoy a cool and swanky seat right on Ocean Drive under our over-sized terrace, commentary throughout the parade by our host TP Lords, a delicious brunch from our special “Pride Brunch” menu and a personal bottle of chilled champagne (choose from Veuve Clicquot) as well as a few surprises throughout the seating. This event sells out every year and tables are going fast. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this year’s parade at Palace. For more information, contact: info@palacesouthbeach.com

Noon • Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade Celebrating the10th Anniversary of Pride Ocean Drive from 5th to 15th Streets The 10th Anniversary Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade will be louder and more colorful than ever! Featuring Grand Marshal Olympic medalist Gus Kenworthy and Ally Grand Marshal NBC6’s Roxanne Vargas. Including 70+ floats and over 3,000 participants. Honoring the Legacy Couples, committed couple who have been together for 10 years or longer. Noon to 2 pm • Grandstand Stage 11th Street and Ocean Drive Exciting and entertaining parade color commentary – and we do mean colorful! – from the Parade emcees Tiffany Fantasia and NBC6’s Jamie Guirola. Beats by DJ Sushiman. Best float judges will determine who takes home the “Best Float” trophy for 2018.

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schedule SUNDAY

2 pm (approximately) after the Parade concludes • Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival Opening Ceremonies Main Stage • Special Guest Emcee Julie Goldman. Featuring: Grand Marshal Gus Kenworthy • Ally Grand Marshal Roxanne Vargas • Mayor Dan Gelber • Pride Board of Directors and Special Guest Surprises. 2:15 pm - 10 pm • Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival Following the conclusion of the Parade Lummus Park, Miami Beach The 10th Anniversary excitement continues after the Parade at the Pride Festival. Two stages of non-stop entertainment and A-list performers, plus 125 vendor booths, food and cocktails, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display over the ocean.

CELEBRITY CRUISES MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE • NOON - 10PM Lummus Park • Emcee: iHeart Radio’s GiGi Diaz Noon - 6 pm • Deejay Smeejay

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3:15 pm • Miami Beach Gay Pride Dancers Continuous All Day 4 pm • Special performance presented by Celebrity Cruises 5 pm • Special celebrity guest comedian Julie Goldman, TP Lords and the newly-crowned Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride 2018. Emcee Tiffany T. Fantasia 5:45 pm • Emcee GiGi Diaz from 93.9MIA presents I Am What I Am Drag Showcase featuring SOBE Royalty 6 pm - 10 pm • DJ Hector Fonseca, 20 Time Official Billboard #1 Remixer for Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Sia & others. 6 pm • Emcees GiGi Diaz and Tiffany T. Fantasia 7 pm • Natascha Bessez, Eurovision Finalist

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& Audio4play Artist 8 pm • Emcee TP Lords 8 pm • Thelma Houston, Pop, R&B and Disco Grammy-Award Winning Music Icon 9 pm • Headliner Taylor Dayne, Platinum-Selling Singer/Songwriter TD BANK NORTH LATIN STAGE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Noon - 4 pm • DJ Juan Carlos 3 pm • Emcee Marco Perez 3 - 5 pm Angel Emilio (LIVE Percussionist) 4 pm • DJ Josh Riptide & Angel Emilio (LIVE Percussionist) 4:15 pm • Dancers from Around the World 4:30 pm • Angel Emilio (LIVE Percussionist), Emcee Poizon Ivy 5 pm • Poizon Ivy’s Latin Drag Showcase w/ Teresita La Caliente & Adora 7 pm • Headlining performance by Lucy Grau. Emcees Poizon Ivy and 93.9 MIA’s GiGi Diaz.

NOON - 10 PM • “GARDEN OF EVE” WOMEN’S PAVILION Lummus Park, Miami Beach Music by DJs Jenni Foxx and Miss M. Special guest appearances by Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard from Bravo’s “The People’s Couch” and the Dumb Gay Politics podcast at 5 pm. The only official Miami Beach Gay Pride Women’s Party. NOON - 10 PM • LAMBDA LIVING LOUNGE Lummus Park, Miami Beach Lambda Living knows it gets hot out there so they created the Lambda Living Lounge for the “more experienced” Pride goers. Stop by to get out of the sun, relax and enjoy healthy snacks and surprises. The Lounge is presented by Jewish Community Services /Lambda Living and supported by

VITAS Healthcare, Seniors in Action, and Impactout International Initiative.

2 PM - 10 PM • BB&T VIP LOUNGE Enjoy front-row VIP status for the Miami Beach Pride Festival from the exclusive BB&T VIP tent located right in front of the Main Stage. You will also receive complimentary cocktails and delicious food all day long as you watch the Main Stage entertainment and browse through the Festival attractions. You will also receive exclusive meet-and-greet opportunities with Pride VIPs, celebrities and performers. Space is extremely limited. Tickets: $100 • Available at: www.miamibeachgaypride.com/events 9:45 PM • FIREWORKS! Sponsored by Morgan Stanley Over the ocean 10 PM • 10TH ANNIVERSARY GRAND FINALE SURPRISE PERFORANCE • Main Stage THE PRIDELINES YOUTH DISTRICT & SAFE ZONE is a new, fun, interactive Pride zone dedicated just to LGBTQ young people and their allies, ages 14-20. The District is a safe space packed with activities and surprises, including fantasy makeup, special guests, selfie opportunities with Miami’s top drag queens, neon dance parties, a graffiti wall, contests, prizes, and more. There will be free food, and round-the-clock snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. You can also stop in to charge your devices, to cool off, to get information and resources, or just to hang out with friends. Come by the Youth District 12pm-8pm on both days of Pride, or visit @PridelinesYouth on IG to see a full lineup of activities!

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Miami Beach Gay Pride 2018 Guide  

All you need to know about Miami Beach Gay Pride 2018 edition, as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary!

Miami Beach Gay Pride 2018 Guide  

All you need to know about Miami Beach Gay Pride 2018 edition, as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary!

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