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ROSS MATHEWS

CELEBRITY GRAND MARSHAL INTERVIEW

ELVIS DURAN

RETURNS TO CELEBRATE PRIDE

TOP TRAX: BEBE REXHA SHOWS US HER PRIDE

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Publisher Rafa Carvajal sits down with Miami Beach Gay Pride Celebrity Grand Marshal Ross Mathews and last year's Grand Marshal Elvis Duran to chat about this weekend's Pride celebration.

20 . MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE EVENTS SCHEDULE Wire Magazine's annual guide to Pride can help you plan your schedule to get the most out of this year's celebration.

27 . GOING OUT: PLAN YOUR OUTINGS The week's rundown of nightlife, dining and cultural events.

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TOP TRAX By DJ FR8-O

BEBE REXHA

SHOWS US HER PRIDE

e're all so quick to point the finger at others for our failures, but contrary to the title of Bebe Rexha's latest EP All Your Fault: Part 1, the Platinum-selling singer/songwriter has no one to blame for her success but herself. Before she took the world's spotlight as music's newest bad bitch, she penned hits like Eminem and Rihanna's Quadruple-Platinum smash, "The Monster," wrote and was featured on Cash Cash's "Take Me Home" and Pitbull's "This Is Not A Drill," and scripted Tinashe's "All Hands On Deck" and Selena Gomez's "Champion." She's also got a co-writing credit on the Double-Platinum "Hey Mama" by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, and Afrojack. After all those years behind the screen, Bebe's finally cutting out the middleman and giving us those hard-edged tracks directly from the tap, and we couldn't be more thirsty!

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Bebe's 2015 EP When I Grow Up was the first compilation to unveil her bold voice. It blessed us with dance floor anthems like "I Can't Stop Drinking About You" and "I'm Gonna Show You Crazy," and earned her a Billboard Music Award nomination for Top Dance/Electronic Song, for her No. 1 single "Me, Myself, & I" with G-Eazy. More recently, we got to hear her on "No Broken Hearts" with Nicki Minaj and the international juggernaut, "In The Name of Love" with Martin Garrix, which clocked over 265 million YouTube/VEVO views. Thankfully, her sophomore stint is anything but a slump. The 6-track collection features stories that are at once aggressive, raw and unapologetic. You would think that with a title like "I Got You" the lead single might be another sappy love song, until you find yourself gyrating into its mesmerizing rhythm and seductive "Oh-nana-na" chant that will be permanently engraved in your brain after just one earful. You've been warned! For those of us who can't get enough rides on the emotional rollercoaster, "Atmosphere," "Small Doses" and "Gateway Drug" do not disappoint. But don't think for one second that makes Bebe a big baby. With some help from her boys, Ty Dolla $ign and G-Eazy,

she dares her man to step up to the plate and then gives the middle finger to all those "fake friends" on "F.F.F." Lucky for us, Bebe will be celebrating her new release this week in Miami with 150,000 of her real friends at Miami Beach Gay Pride. The singing sensation who has sold over 10 million singles, racked up one billion Spotify streams, and 1.3 billion combined YouTube/VEVO views will be performing all her hits on the Pride Festival's Main Stage. "We're extremely excited to have Bebe Rexha perform for our audience," said Mark Fernandes, board chairman for Pride. "She is so of-the-moment and her songs are all extremely popular. We are thrilled that she will officially kick-off the Pride Festival on Sunday right after the Opening Ceremony." Bebe Rexha's performance will begin at 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, from the Festival's Main Stage in Lummus Park just off Ocean Drive and 12th Street in Miami Beach. Miami Beach Gay Pride 2017 is presented by Celebrity Cruises. All Your Fault: Part 1 is available now.

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PUBLISHER'S CORNER CELEBRATING PRIDE IN PARADISE: MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE 2017 Welcome to our annual Miami Beach Gay Pride special edition. This year's Pride celebration will take place April 7-9 – a full, three-day weekend that includes a Friday night VIP Reception, Saturday beach party and festival, and Sunday parade and festival. For the first time in its nine-year history, Miami Beach Gay Pride will honor as Pride Marshals four individuals who have made significant contributions to the LGBTQ community. Television personality and pop culture expert Ross Mathews will serve as Celebrity Grand Marshal; bartender and cast member of iHeart Radio's "Elvis Duran and the Morning Show," "Uncle" Johnny Pool, will serve as the Advocate Marshal; and philanthropists and advocates Liebe and Seth Gadinsky will serve as Ally Marshals. You can visit www.miamibeachgaypride. com for more information. "We are really proud to expand our Marshal program this year," said Mark Fernandes, chair of the Pride board, in a release announcing event details. "As an organization and an event, it is critical that we embody the diversity and inclusiveness of the entire community we serve. We can think of no better way to live up to that promise than by celebrating the accomplishments and efforts of these four outstanding leaders." For this week's issue, we caught up with Celebrity Grand Marshal Ross Mathews, last year's Grand Marshal Elvis Duran and headline performer Bebe Rexha. We also bring you our comprehensive Pride Events Schedule with all official and unofficial events and parties. Ross Mathews, the popular gay comedian, TV host and author will serve as Miami Beach Gay Pride's Celebrity Grand Marshal leading the loud and colorful parade that's expected to draw over 130,000 spectators this year. Ross is a strong supporter of the Human Rights Campaign, speaking at many of their nationwide events and receiving their Visibility Award in 2011. "Uncle" Johnny Pool is a legendary bartender who bartended at the world-famous Stonewall Inn in the 1960s. He was an active participant in the Stonewall Riots, widely credited as the beginning of the equal rights movement, and has since fought for the equality of all human beings regardless of sexuality or skin tone. Liebe and Seth Gadinsky have devoted over two decades to advancing social justice. Seth serves on, and formerly chaired, the board of the Anti-Defamation League in Florida. Liebe is dedicated to building community through her volunteer efforts, having distinguished herself as a strong supporter and advocate for human rights. Since its inception in 2009, Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown from a neighborhood event to a celebration on the global stage with many participating A-list celebrities, including Grand Marshals Elvis Duran, Mario Lopez and Gloria Estefan, and headline performers Adam Lambert and Jordin Sparks. Attendance has grown from an estimated 15,000 spectators for the first Pride parade in 2009 to an estimated 130,000 attendees in 2016, including not only South Floridians, but also visitors from throughout the world. In addition to Parade spectators, last year's celebration included over 65 parade contingencies, 35 floats and 2,700 participants. The Pride Festival that followed featured more than 100 LGBTQ-friendly vendors and businesses, plus refreshments, two stages of entertainment, a family-friendly play area and fireworks. This year's Pride will be another fabulous fête! Cheers,

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ROSS MATHEWS

OUT, PROUD, MAKING US LAUGH CELEBRITY GRAND MARSHAL MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE By Rafa Carvajal and Michael W. Sasser

ommunity and solidarity might fuel the spirit of Miami Beach Gay Pride 2017, but there are likely to be plenty of laughs along the way. How could there not be with Ross Mathews serving as Celebrity Grand Marshal. For the past decade-and-a-half, Ross Mathews has established himself as one of the most in-demand television personalities and purveyors of pop culture. Mathews entered the public psyche as "Ross the Intern," a correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Currently, Mathews can be seen hosting the FOX's nationally syndicated daily entertainment talk show Hollywood Today Live, which was just renewed for its second season. He's part of the E! Network's red carpet commentary team among other high-profile assignments for the openly-gay entertainer.

"PRIDE IS ESSENTIAL. I'M PROUD OF WHO I AM. I'M PROUD OF OUR COMMUNITY, NOW MORE THAN EVER." - ROSS MATHEWS

Rafa Carvajal: What are you looking forward to the most about being this year's Miami Beach Gay Pride Celebrity Grand Marshal? Ross Mathews: Meeting everyone. I love parades. I'm parade people. I like waving and In 2013, Mathews released his first book, Man hugging. Up: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence (Grand Central Publishing), which quickly RC: Besides being Grand Marshal, what else became a national bestseller. Man Up takes do you plan to do while you are in Miami readers inside Mathews' personal journey from Beach for Pride? coming out to his family, to becoming a super RM: I plan on eating lots of good food. I have fan, while revealing the most embarrassing and tons of friends in Miami, so I'll be catching up hysterical moments of his small town life and with them. I also plan on sleeping in. big city adventures. It chronicles his journey of how he managed to turn an obsession with pop RC: What does Pride mean to you? culture into one-on-one interactions with A-List RM: Pride is essential. I'm proud of who I am. I'm proud of our community, now more than celebrities. ever. It's important for us to show our strength Ross recently produced a widely hailed video and come together. response to a personally degrading comment made by Milo Yiannopoulos during his resignation press conference as senior editor at Breitbart. That was just the latest chapter for Ross, a tireless advocate for equality.

RC: Why do you think it is so important to celebrate Pride? RM: Because it sends a message that we are strong and united.

Wire Magazine caught up with Ross Mathews RC: What advice would you give to young people struggling with their identity, coming out to discuss Pride, his career and more. and the pressures from society? RM: It takes way more effort to hate yourself than it does to embrace who you are and love yourself.

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RC: I saw your video on Facebook confronting Milo Yiannopoulos, former senior editor at Breitbart. Why did you feel compelled to speak out against him and his ridiculous comments? RM: I want the kids to hear my message, not his. He implied that there are acceptable kinds of gay people (straight acting) and unacceptable kinds of gay people (flamboyant or butch). I insist that we are all worthy and perfectly fine just the way we are. RC: I loved watching you on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. You always made me laugh. What does it take to be successful as a comedian and to be so funny? RM: You've got to have the balls to take a risk. Comedy is always risky because you never know how it's going to land – it's all about following your gut and not getting discouraged if something doesn't work. RC: What is the best part of making people laugh? RM: Seeing them smile. RC: What is your current struggle? RM: I've recently lost 54 pounds, but I've plateaued. I'm in the 190s – I'd love to be in the 180s, but I love chips and salsa too much. RC: What else would you like to share with Wire Magazine's readers? RM: I give good social! Follow me! @HelloRoss


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ELVIS DURAN RETURNS TO CELEBRATE PRIDE By Rafa Carvajal

had the pleasure of interviewing Miami Beach Gay Pride 2016 Grand Marshal Elvis Duran for last year's special issue and hanging out with him at the VIP lounge after the parade. Elvis is the host of the most-listened-to Top 40 morning radio show in the U.S. Broadcasting live from Z100 in New York and Y100 in South Florida, "Elvis Duran and the Morning Show" consistently ranks No. 1 across multiple demographics and top markets, attracting a weekly listenership of more than 5.5 million fans who love listening to him on the radio. LGBTQ community sends such a powerful message to other cities around the world. Definitely a case that should be studied. I decided to circle back with Elvis for a quick chat about this year's Pride celebration, its RC: Why did you decide to be a part of Miami Beach Gay Pride once again this year? importance for our community, and why he is ED: When I learned of the committee's desire to honor my close friend, and morning show returning as celebrity emcee with the whole member, Uncle Johnny, I just had to be back this year. Uncle Johnny epitomizes "Pride" and fully cast of "Elvis Duran and the Morning Show" deserves the accolade. His decades long journey in the gay community helped pave the way to to officially kick off Pride at this Friday's VIP the freedoms, rights and inclusion we all enjoy today… and still to come. He should write a book! Reception at the W South Beach. RC: What advice would you give to a young gay person afraid of how society may treat them Rafa Carvajal: What did you enjoy the most or judge them? about Miami Beach Gay Pride last year? ED: Well, start with Uncle Johnny's story… or any of the millions of other stories about how far we Elvis Duran: All the sights and sounds that have advanced from the days of heavy discrimination and exclusion to a time of living openly and make us all want to be back this year. Without proud in a world that better understands us and supports us. We have a long way to go, more a doubt, Pride in Miami Beach is so unique and fights to fight… but at least we can now fight in the open surrounded by people who want us to extraordinary compared to other celebrations be treated fairly and equally. When you witness and acknowledge this support from others, as I've attended, and its citizens should be very in celebrations such as Miami Beach Pride, you gain the courage to not be afraid. Love yourself proud of that. To be able to live, work and play and understand that being L, G, B, T or Q doesn't define you. It's only a piece of your puzzle. in a colorful paradise that has embraced the Surround yourself with people who elevate you. Elevate them in return. See you at Pride!

"LOVE YOURSELF AND UNDERSTAND THAT BEING L, G, B, T OR Q DOESN'T DEFINE YOU. IT'S ONLY A PIECE OF YOUR PUZZLE. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO ELEVATE YOU. ELEVATE THEM IN RETURN." - ELVIS DURAN

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What is TRUVADA for PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis)? TRUVADA is a prescription medicine that can be used for PrEP to help reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 infection when used together with safer sex practices. This use is only for adults who are at high risk of getting HIV-1 through sex. This includes HIV-negative men who have sex with men and who are at high risk of getting infected with HIV-1 through sex, and male-female sex partners when one partner has HIV-1 infection and the other does not. Ask your healthcare provider if you have questions about how to prevent getting HIV-1. Always practice safer sex and use condoms to lower the chance of sexual contact with body fluids. Never reuse or share needles or other items that have body fluids on them.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION What is the most important information I should know about TRUVADA for PrEP? Before taking TRUVADA for PrEP to reduce your risk of getting HIV-1 infection: You must be HIV-negative. You must get tested to make sure that you do not already have HIV-1 infection. Do not take TRUVADA for be HIV-negative. Many HIV-1 tests can miss HIV-1 infection in a person who has recently become infected. If you have flu-like symptoms, you could have recently become infected with HIV-1. Tell your healthcare provider if you had a flu-like illness within the last month before starting TRUVADA for PrEP or at any time while taking TRUVADA for PrEP. Symptoms of new HIV-1 infection include tiredness, fever, joint or muscle aches, headache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, night sweats, and/or enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or groin. While taking TRUVADA for PrEP to reduce your risk of getting HIV-1 infection: You must continue using safer sex practices. Just taking TRUVADA for PrEP may not keep you from getting HIV-1. You must stay HIV-negative to keep taking TRUVADA for PrEP. To further help reduce your risk of getting HIV-1: • Know your HIV-1 status and the HIV-1 status of your partners. • Get tested for HIV-1 at least every 3 months or when your healthcare provider tells you. • Get tested for other sexually transmitted infections. Other infections make it easier for HIV-1 to infect you. • Get information and support to help reduce risky sexual behavior. • Have fewer sex partners. • Do not miss any doses of TRUVADA. Missing doses may increase your risk of getting HIV-1 infection. • If you think you were exposed to HIV-1, tell your healthcare provider right away. If you do become HIV-1 positive, you need more medicine than TRUVADA alone to treat HIV-1. TRUVADA by itself is not a complete treatment for HIV-1. If you have HIV-1 and take only TRUVADA, your HIV-1 may become harder to treat over time. TRUVADA can cause serious side effects: Too much lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis), which is a serious medical emergency. Symptoms of lactic acidosis include weakness or being more tired than usual, unusual muscle pain, being short of breath or fast breathing, nausea, vomiting, stomach-area pain, cold or blue hands and feet, feeling dizzy or lightheaded, and/or fast or abnormal heartbeats. Serious liver problems. Your liver may become large and tender, and you may develop fat in your liver. Symptoms of liver problems include your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow, dark “tea-colored” urine, light-colored stools, loss of appetite for several days or longer, nausea, and/or stomach-area pain.

You may be more likely to get lactic acidosis or serious liver problems if you are female, very overweight (obese), or have been taking TRUVADA for a long time. In some cases, these serious conditions have led to death. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any symptoms of these conditions. Worsening of hepatitis B (HBV) infection. If you also have HBV and take TRUVADA, your hepatitis may become worse if you stop taking healthcare provider. If your healthcare provider tells you to stop taking TRUVADA, they will need to watch you closely for several months to monitor your health. TRUVADA is not approved for the treatment of HBV.

Who should not take TRUVADA for PrEP? Do not take TRUVADA for PrEP if you already have HIV-1 infection or if you do not know your HIV-1 status. If you are HIV-1 positive, you need to take other medicines with TRUVADA to treat HIV-1. TRUVADA by itself is not a complete treatment for HIV-1. If you have HIV-1 and take only TRUVADA, your HIV-1 may become harder to treat over time. Do not take TRUVADA for PrEP if you also take lamivudine (Epivir-HBV) or adefovir (HEPSERA).

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Serious side effects of TRUVADA may also include: Kidney problems, including kidney failure. Your healthcare provider may do blood tests to check your kidneys before and during treatment with TRUVADA for PrEP. If you develop kidney problems, your healthcare provider may tell you to stop taking TRUVADA for PrEP. Bone problems, including bone pain or bones getting soft or thin, may lead to fractures. Your healthcare provider may do tests to check your bones. Changes in body fat, which can happen in people taking TRUVADA or medicines like TRUVADA. Common side effects in people taking TRUVADA for PrEP are stomacharea (abdomen) pain, headache, and decreased weight. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

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All your health problems. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have or have had any kidney, bone, or liver problems, including hepatitis virus infection. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if TRUVADA can harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while taking TRUVADA for PrEP, talk to your healthcare provider to decide if you should keep taking TRUVADA for PrEP. Pregnancy Registry: your health and the health of your baby. There is a pregnancy registry for women who take medicines to prevent HIV-1 during pregnancy. For more information about the registry and how it works, talk to your healthcare provider. If you are breastfeeding (nursing) or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed. The medicines in TRUVADA can pass to your baby in breast milk. If you become HIV-1 positive, HIV-1 can be passed to the baby in breast milk. All the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. TRUVADA may interact with other medicines. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine. If you take certain other medicines healthcare provider may need to check you more often or change your dose. These medicines include ledipasvir with sofosbuvir (HARVONI). You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF TRUVADA FOR PrEP

Before starting TRUVADA for PrEP to help reduce your risk of getting HIV-1 infection: • You must be HIV-1 negative. You must get tested to make sure that you do not already have HIV-1 infection. Do not take TRUVADA for PrEP to reduce

TRUVADA can cause serious side effects, including: • Those in the “Most Important Information About TRUVADA for PrEP" section. • New or worse kidney problems, including kidney failure. • Bone problems. • Changes in body fat. Common side effects in people taking TRUVADA for PrEP include stomacharea (abdomen) pain, headache, and decreased weight. These are not all the possible side effects of TRUVADA. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any new symptoms while taking TRUVADA for PrEP. Your healthcare provider will need to do tests to monitor your health before and during treatment with TRUVADA for PrEP.

• Many HIV-1 tests can miss HIV-1 infection in a person who has recently become infected. Symptoms of new HIV-1 infection include flu-like symptoms, tiredness, fever, joint or muscle aches, headache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, night sweats, and/or enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or groin. Tell your healthcare provider if you have had a flu-like illness within the last month before starting TRUVADA for PrEP. While taking TRUVADA for PrEP to help reduce your risk of getting HIV-1 infection: • You must continue using safer sex practices. Just taking TRUVADA for PrEP may not keep you from getting HIV-1. • You must stay HIV-1 negative to keep taking TRUVADA for PrEP. • Tell your healthcare provider if you have a flu-like illness while taking TRUVADA for PrEP. • If you think you were exposed to HIV-1, tell your healthcare provider right away. • If you do become HIV-1 positive, you need more medicine than TRUVADA alone to treat HIV-1. If you have HIV-1 and take only TRUVADA, your HIV-1 may become harder to treat over time. • See the “How to Further Reduce Your Risk” section for more information. TRUVADA may cause serious side effects, including: • Buildup of lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis), which is a serious medical emergency that can lead to death. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms: weakness or being more tired than usual, unusual muscle pain, being short of breath or fast breathing, nausea, vomiting, stomach-area pain, cold or blue hands and feet, feeling dizzy or lightheaded, and/or fast or abnormal heartbeats. • Severe liver problems, which in some cases can lead to death. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms: your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow, dark “tea-colored” urine, light-colored stools, loss of appetite for several days or longer, nausea, and/or stomach-area pain. • Worsening of hepatitis B (HBV) infection. If you have HBV and take TRUVADA, your hepatitis may become worse if you stop taking TRUVADA. Do

BEFORE TAKING TRUVADA FOR PrEP Tell your healthcare provider if you: • Have or have had any kidney, bone, or liver problems, including hepatitis infection. • Have any other medical conditions. • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. • Are breastfeeding (nursing) or plan to breastfeed. Do not breastfeed if you become HIV-1 positive because of the risk of passing HIV-1 to your baby. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take: • Keep a list that includes all prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist. • Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist about medicines that should not be taken with TRUVADA for PrEP.

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they will need to check your health regularly for several months. You may be more likely to get lactic acidosis or severe liver problems if you are female, very overweight, or have been taking TRUVADA for a long time.

• Take 1 tablet once a day, every day, not just when you think you have been exposed to HIV-1. • Do not miss any doses. Missing doses may increase your risk of getting HIV-1 infection. • You must practice safer sex by using condoms and you must stay HIV-1 negative.

ABOUT TRUVADA FOR PrEP (PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS)

HOW TO FURTHER REDUCE YOUR RISK

TRUVADA is a prescription medicine used with safer sex practices for PrEP to help reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 infection in adults at high risk: • HIV-1 negative men who have sex with men and who are at high risk of getting infected with HIV-1 through sex. • Male-female sex partners when one partner has HIV-1 infection and the other does not. To help determine your risk, talk openly with your doctor about your sexual health. Do NOT take TRUVADA for PrEP if you: • Already have HIV-1 infection or if you do not know your HIV-1 status. • Take lamivudine (Epivir-HBV) or adefovir (HEPSERA).

• Know your HIV-1 status and the HIV-1 status of your partners. • Get tested for HIV-1 at least every 3 months or when your healthcare provider tells you. • Get tested for other sexually transmitted infections. Other infections make it easier for HIV-1 to infect you. • Get information and support to help reduce risky sexual behavior. • Have fewer sex partners. • Do not share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.

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GET MORE INFORMATION • This is only a brief summary of important information about TRUVADA for PrEP to reduce the risk of getting HIV-1 infection. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist to learn more, including how to prevent HIV-1 infection. • Go to start.truvada.com or call 1-800-GILEAD-5 • If you need help paying for your medicine, visit start.truvada.com for program information.


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THURSDAY, APRIL 6

Throwback Thursday #TBT 5 p.m. - midnight HĂ´tel Gaythering 1409 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach Admission: Free

Hoppy Hour 5-9 p.m. with $5 well drinks. At 9 p.m., get ready for Throwback Thursday #TBT with $3 local craft beers and $7 Alexander Beaverhausens. At 7 p.m., join in for inner space yoga. Donations are encouraged. #YoGay! Locals can enjoy savings with a complimentary membership! Sign up in person, or visit www.gaythering.com. *Pride Lights the Night "Flip the Switch" 8-9 p.m. Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach Lincoln Road invites you to kick off Miami Beach Gay Pride 2017 as PULSE Nightclub survivor Mario Perez "flips the switch" to illuminate the promenade in a rainbow of colors. Using 3D projection mapping, intricate design sequences will light up the facades of 407 and 111 Lincoln throughout the weekend in collaboration with "Pride Lights the Night." This beautiful display of unity and remembrance will pay tribute to the victims of PULSE and their families, as well as send a message of support to the entire LGBTQ community. *Ladies Happy Hour & Sabroso Thursdays 8-11 p.m. TWIST 1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach Admission: Free TWIST isn't only for the boys! Ladies take over on April 6 from 8-11 p.m. for a special women's happy hour with drink specials, prizes, entertainment and much more! The boys can party too at Sabroso Thursdays with music by DJ Adora & DJ Mika. Stiff drinks and beautiful dancers."Never a cover... Always a groove."

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FRIDAY, APRIL 7

SATURDAY, APRIL 8

Hoppy Hour 5-9 p.m. Hôtel Gaythering 1409 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach Admission: Free

*Pride Press Conference 12-1 p.m. Main Stage, Lummus Park Ocean Drive, 11th-14th St., Miami Beach Admission: Free

Hoppy Hour 5-9 p.m. Hôtel Gaythering 1409 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach Admission: Free

Hoppy Hour 5-9 p.m. with $5 well drinks. $6 Gordon Gingers and $7 Hunnie Bunnies. Then join Bears & Hares at 10 p.m. The animal house is open, welcoming bears & hares… and all other creatures. "On Fridays we wear flannel."

Join host Elvis Duran from Y-100's "The Morning Show" as he dishes with the Marshals and special Pride guests. Spectator Q&A will also allow people in the audience to ask special questions of the guests. Celebrity Grand Marshal Ross Mathews, Advocate Marshal "Uncle" Johnny Pool, Ally Marshals Liebe and Seth Gadinsky, and Headline Performer Bebe Rexha are expected to drop by.

Hoppy Hour 5-9 p.m. with $5 well drinks. Enjoy $3 Peroni beers.

*VIP Reception 7:30-10:30 p.m. W South Beach, Pool Deck 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach Admission: $80 in advance, $100 at the door Join celebrity emcee Elvis Duran and the whole cast of Y-100's "The Morning Show" to officially kick-off Pride with this year's headliner, Bebe Rexha. Music by DJ Tracy Young. Cocktails & light bites. Honoring Celebrity Grand Marshal Ross Mathews, Advocate Marshal "Uncle" Johnny Pool, and Ally Marshals Liebe & Seth Gadinsky. Always Packed 10 p.m. - 7 a.m. TWIST 1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach Admission: Free 2-4-1 Happy Hour, 1-9 p.m. on everything. Music by DJ Bill Hallquist. "Never a cover… Always a groove." The Lab: Over The Rainbow 10 p.m. Score 1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach Admission: Free for FL ID holders Athena Dion & Score present The Lab: Over The Rainbow hosted by NYC personality CT Hedden. A Pride theme party with music by DJ Yazz Burrell plus Marco Perez and his hot dancers. Open bar 11:30 - midnight.

*Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival 12-10 p.m. Lummus Park Ocean Drive, 11th-14th St., Miami Beach Admission: Free Beach Party with non-stop entertainment and performances from world-class DJs and local favorites. Enjoy exhibitors, community booths, family fun zones, food vendors and cash bars. *The TD Bank North Latin Stage 1-7 p.m. Lummus Park Ocean Drive & 13th St., Miami Beach Admission: Free Host/MC Marco Perez presents the Major Players Mas Carnival Band 1-2 p.m.; Josefina La Mujer De Los Globos with Kalami Mendoza and Elishaly D'Witshes 3-4 p.m.; and percussionist Angel Emilio 4:30-5:30 p.m. Music by DJ Adora 12-5 p.m. and DJ Josh Riptide 5-8 p.m.

Muscle Boy Saturdays 10 p.m. - 7 a.m. TWIST 1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach Admission: Free 2-4-1 Happy Hour 1-9 p.m. on everything. Incredible beats by DJ Mika. "Never a cover… Always a groove." *URGE: Love is Love 10 p.m. - 7 a.m. Score 1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach Discounted Advance Admission: $45 Score Productions and Hilton Wolman proudly present URGE: Love is Love, the Official Saturday Night Party of Miami Beach Gay Pride, featuring DJ/producers Abel and Dani Toro who will take you on an unparalleled musical journey. Advance tickets available at www.urgemiami.com. The Manor Presents Didi J 11 p.m. 2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors Admission: No cover before midnight, 21+ for FL Residents; after midnight, 21+ members $7, non-members $10; $12 all night for under 21. Have a blast with recording artist Didi J and music by DJ Paul De Leon. Enjoy sexy, beautiful dancers, $3 well drinks 11 p.m. - midnight and $150 VIP Room Bottle Special.

Bubble Gum Fridays: Viva 11 p.m. The Manor 2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors Admission: No cover before midnight, 21+ for FL Residents; after midnight, 21+ members $7, non-members $10; $12 all night for under 21. The divas take on the music of the Latin superstars. DJ JPS in the Ballroom; DJ Miik in the Ultra Lounge. $150 VIP Room Bottle Special. www.themanorcomplex.com #14 2017 WIREMAG.COM 21


SUNDAY, APRIL 9 *Pride Parade Brunch Viewing Party 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Clevelander South Beach 1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Admission: Free

*Grandstand Stage 12-2 p.m. Lummus Park Ocean Drive, between 11th & 12th St. Admission: Free

Beach Ball T-Dance 6 p.m. TWIST 1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach Admission: Free

Enjoy the Parade from the Clevelander with your Emcee TP Lords. Arrive before the Parade to enjoy a brunch menu, DJ Joseph Anthony, Beer Pong and specialty drinks. The parade will be broadcast live on the main screen and all other TVs from 12-2 p.m.

Join emcees Roxanne Vargas from NBC 6 and Tiffany T. Fantasia for all the colorful commentary on the loud and colorful parade as the floats pass by and the contingencies march onward. Sounds by DJ Smeejay.

Celebrate Pride with amazing beats by DJ Alex Infiniti and DJ Paulie. 2-4-1 cocktails in the Garden Bar with Gaiety dancers. "Never a cover… Always a groove."

*Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Lummus Park Ocean Drive, 11th-14th St., Miami Beach Admission: Free Pride Beach Party hosted by emcee Athena Dion with international DJs, exhibitors, community booths, family fun zone, food vendors and cash bars. Main Stage performances by DJ Sushiman, Rock City featuring Savannah Smith, presented by Celebrity Cruises, The Newly Crowned Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride 2017, Too Funky Drag Showcase – a Tribute to George Michael, Gigi Rowe, DJ GSP, Janice Robinson, PepperMint from RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9, and 2017 Miami Beach Gay Pride Headliner Bebe Rexha. *Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade 12-2 p.m. Lummus Park Ocean Drive, 5th-15th St., Miami Beach Admission: Free Don't miss the fun and excitement as the Pride Parade starts at noon. Grandstand seating will be available to enjoy the show between 11th and 12th street on Ocean Drive. Arrive early to get your spot along Ocean Drive. Streets will be blocked off starting at 11:30 a.m. with the exception of 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. No large bags or backpacks.

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*The TD Bank North Latin Stage 1-8 p.m. Lummus Park Ocean Drive & 13th St., Miami Beach Admission: Free Host/MC Marco Perez presents DJ Arrow, Major Players Mas Band Carnival, Dancers from Around the World, Percussionist Angel Emilio, Marytrini Latin Divas drag showcase, special guest performances by Adora & Naya Lords, and PALO! Afro-Cuban Band's headline performance 6:30-8 p.m. *Palace Presents "Rock The Block" 2-11 p.m. 12 St. & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Admission: Free Join the fun at Palace Bar's annual Rock the Block Party featuring an opening set by DJ Carlos Rojas followed by DJ Danny Verde. Hoppy Hour 5-9 p.m. Hôtel Gaythering 1409 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach Admission: Free Hoppy Hour 5-9 p.m. with $5 Well Drinks. Enjoy $3 Heinekens all night.

*Fireworks 9:45 p.m. Lummus Park Ocean Drive, 11th-13th St., Miami Beach Admission: Free Hilton Wolman's Salvation Pride '17 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. Score 1437 Washington Ave., Miami Beach Discounted Advance Admission: $35 Salvation returns for a very special Pride event, featuring DJ Isaac Escalante with an opening set by Hansell Leyva. This is the official Sunday night party of Miami Beach Gay Pride. Advance tickets available at www.urgemiami.com. *8th Annual Miami Pride Cruise Miami, Bahamas, Key West April 10-14 Extend the magic of Miami Beach Pride, by joining the 8th Annual Miami Pride Cruise, a 4-night cruise sailing from Miami to the Bahamas and gay friendly Key West with special guest host and entertainer Tiffany Fantasia. Prices from $429 per person. To reserve, call 888.768.7238 or visit www.pridecruise.com.


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love Puerto Rico. It's a beautiful island with friendly people two hours away from South Florida by plane. Last year I attended the Hydro Caribbean Festival and really enjoyed my time in Puerto Rico, so I am attending the Festival again this year. I sat down with Edwin Toledo, the organizer of Hydro Caribbean Festival, to learn about this year's events and parties. Rafa Carvajal: Tell our readers about this year's Hydro Caribbean Festival. Edwin Toledo: Hydro Caribbean is a music festival showcasing several international DJs and it's taking place for the second year in a row in the Island of Enchantment, Puerto Rico. The Festival will be held April 28-30 and will attract hundreds of tourists from the U.S. and Latin America, and the largest participation of local gay "Boricuas" because it is the most important festival of its kind in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. San Juan, the Capital of Puerto Rico, will be the host city for the Festival and will offer visitors a plethora of daytime and nighttime events, in addition to many culinary, historic and cultural tourist attractions. RC: What should guests attending the Festival expect for the parties? ET: Guests will have an amazing time at circuit parties with the best music. Hydro Caribbean Festival includes three main parties this year,

"THE BEST DJ LINEUP IN A TROPICAL PARADISE WITH SUN AND A BEACH, PLUS HUNDREDS OF SEXY MEN FROM THE U.S., LATIN AMERICA AND PUERTO RICO." - EDWIN TOLEDO

a rooftop pool party with a spectacular ocean view and two after-hour parties: 1) Opening Party at Club Circo, the main gay club in San Juan: Friday, April 28, 10 p.m. - 6 a.m., DJ Ed Wood (Puerto Rico) & DJ GSP (Greece). 2) Main Party at Club Kronos: Saturday, April 29, 10 p.m. - 6 a.m., DJ Hannah (U.S.) & DJ Aron (Israel) with Beth Sack (U.S.) singing live. 3) After Hours Party at Club Circo: Sunday, April 30, 6-11 a.m., DJ Alex Acosta (México). 4) Rooftop Pool Party at Water Club Beach Hotel: Sunday, April 30, 2-7 p.m., DJ Dani Toro (Spain). 5) Closing Party at Club Kronos: Sunday, April 30, 10 p.m. - 6 a.m., DJ Nina Flowers (Puerto Rico) & DJ Ivan Gomez (Spain). 6) After Hours Party at Club Circo: Monday, May 1, 5-10 a.m., DJ Ed Wood (Puerto Rico) & DJ Rico Alexis (New York).

five minutes from the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. The Rooftop Pool Party will be held there with a spectacular view of the Caribbean sea and a gorgeous sunset. We will also be offering transportation services from the hotel to all Hydro Caribbean Festival events. The hotel is currently offering a special rate of $159 per night until April 15.

RC: What else would you like to share with Wire Magazine readers? ET: Besides offering a summer climate all year long, Puerto Rico offers visitors an affordable destination. Lots of members of the gay community have enjoyed visiting such beautiful sites as Old San Juan, Castillo del Morro, El Yunque Tropical Forest, Camuy River Caves, and Toro Verde Adventures with the world's longest zip RC: Tell us about the Festival host hotel. line, among others. Hydro Caribbean Festival ET: The host hotel is the Water Club Beach Ho- also offers the same international DJ lineup as tel (certified by Gay Travel Approved 2016 and other festivals, at a much lower cost. Proud Member of IGLTA), located oceanside,

Visit www.hydrocaribbean.com or www.facebook.com/hydrocaribbean for tickets and host hotel information. 28 WIREMAG.COM #14 2017


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