Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade 4/16/11

“We Love a Parade”
Join the 3rd Annual
Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade
Saturday, April 16, 2011
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Bravo’s Andy Cohen To Lead Miami Beach Gay Pride

Host of “Watch What Happens,” Award-winning producer’s roster includes “Real Housewives,” “Queer Eye,” “Top Chef,” “Project Runway” and more.

Celebrate our LGBT community’s diversity, unity, and pride: Participate in this year’s Parade!
Come join the fun! We’re looking for new parade participants! Design and ride on your own float, or walk as a group down one of the most beautiful settings in the world, historic Ocean Drive, in the heart of Miami Beach’s Art Deco District. If you participated last year, join us once more as we solidify our presence and celebrate PRIDE.

Space is limited and the deadline for registration is March 15, 2011.
Our signature Legacy Couples– LBGT couples together 20 years or more–, will once again be highlighted in this year’s parade, along with our Grand Marshal(s) and many of our loyal and supportive businesses and community organizations.

10:30 am Pre-Parade Media Reception
Park Central Hotel, 640 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Expected to attend:
– Andy Cohen, Pride Parade Grand Marshal
– DJ Tracy Young
– Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower and Miami Beach City Commissioners
– Legacy Couples (LGBT partners who have been together for 20 to 67 years)
– Elvis Crespo
– Miss Richfield 1981
– Chi Chi LaRue

Noon Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Festival – 66 entrants and 1,200 participants
Ocean Drive, from 5th to 13th Streets

1 – 7 pm Pride Festival with celebrities and musical performances, 125 LGBT-friendly vendors
and businesses, refreshments and a family-friendly play area.
Lummus Park, on Ocean Drive, between 10th and 14th Streets

Latin Stage Featuring Grammy Award Winner Elvis Crespo!
Ocean Drive at 12th Street

Noon – 6 pm Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida’s LEADERS, LEGENDS & LOVELIES Exhibit & Lectures – Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive

INFO: www.miamibeachgaypride.com

Be part of a history-making event– and success!
After a highly successful event in 2010 that attracted more than 35,000 people, the City of Miami Beach is gearing up for another historic Gay Pride Parade and Festival on Saturday, April 16, 2011.

The largest single-day event of the year in Miami Beach, the Pride Parade and Festival is an extraordinary all-day event that features a loud and colorful parade followed by an enormous festival with exciting celebrities and musical performances, LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, refreshments, food and a family-friendly play area.

Again for 2011, one of the highlights of Pride will be a salute to “Legacy Couples” – committed LGBT partners who have been together for 20 or more years who will march and ride together in recognition of their commitment and in affirmation of marriage equality. To register as a Legacy Couple for the 2011 parade, email Pride Director Cindy Brown at: cindy@maimibeachgaypride.com.

Also returning for 2011 will be the 2nd Annual Miami Beach Pride Cruise to The Bahamas, April 18 – 22. For more information on the Pride Cruise, visit www.pridecruise.com.

Because of the overwhelming success of the last two Pride events, Miami Beach Gay Pride has been expanded this year to five extraordinary days OUT. From Saturday to Friday, exciting events leading up to the Pride Parade and Festival will include a Women’s Art Conference, an Interfaith Service, a film night and more.

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