Miami Beach Pride is happy to announce its legendary Festival and Parade will return on September 10-19, 2021 with the Parade and Festival weekend falling on September 18-19. Historically, Miami Beach Pride has been held the first weekend in April however, the organization chose to reschedule the dates in an effort to provide the safest environment possible for its attendees. Having a safe and COVID compliant event is the top priority for the organization with plans to implement a full-scale COVID19 Safety Plan including, touchless transactions, increased tent sizes and open spaces, mandatory masks, temperature checks, and sanitizing stations.
Miami Beach Pride made this exciting announcement on their newly launched website that went live on Feb 12, 2021. The website showcases a lot of new and exciting content and has the latest information about the Festival, Parade, Year-round programming, celebrity interviews, and much more!
" After such a challenging year for so many, we are eager to celebrate again as responsibly as possible and are hard at work on a stellar slate of performances, and programming that represents the beautiful diversity of the LGBTQ+ community," says Executive Director Rich Walczak.
As the Miami-based Pride organization continues to grow, so does the programming and services it provides. Visitors will be able to look at the full schedule of events that take place during Pride Week as well as RSVP and purchase tickets. Miami Beach Pride also continues to expand on its community programs that benefit LGBTQ youth and continues to promote diversity and inclusion. The all new "DISCOVER" tab features a wide range of fun and innovative content. Visitors can stay current with latest information on Pride week entertainment, year-round events, celebrity interviews, and local LGBTQ-centric news.
As part of MB Pride's commitment to furthering education for LGBTQ+ youth, the Angels program awards merit-based scholarships in tandem with the Point Foundation. The organization has recently expanded this scholarship program by adding the Diamond Halo level which allows an individual or business to sponsor a student for an entire year! The five previous scholarship recipients and additional information on the advantages of becoming an Angel Donor can now be found online.
Honoring those that have come before us is a critical component of our LGBTQ history. The Legacy Couples programs casts a special light in honoring those in committed relationships that have withstood social injustice, legal discrimination and an intolerant society. By hearing their stories and honoring their love and perseverance through a series of commissioned large-scale portraits, personal memorabilia and video interviews, we can not only reflect on how far we have come but what it takes to forge a lasting relationship. All 88 couples can be found online as well. And stay tuned for a full scale art-exhibition in partnership with HistoryMiami Museum bringing 400+ years of love to life.
Faces of Pride
Following a challenging year of not being able to celebrate with our loved ones and highlight the important work that's happening in the community, the Faces of Pride campaign is an outlet to highlight the beautiful diversity within our community. Putting a spotlight on all walks of life and the bond that is shared in the LGBTQ+ community through storytelling fosters a sense of belonging and the rich fabric of stories that has been woven throughout the Miami community. The Faces of Pride will do a series of collaborations with top brands and serve as ambassadors in the community to promote unity, and diversity.
TOP 5 @ PRIDE TOP 5 @ PRIDE! A top 5 list of things you need to know about the Miami Beach LGBTQ+ scene. This curated list includes riveting and newsworthy content about people, places, and things that make our community so unique and fabulous! Businesses can share things like, grand openings, new store hours, events (virtual or in person), or individuals making a difference in the community, awards and accomplishments, and much more!
We are coming off a really tough year, but we are optimistic with the vaccine distribution under way, we will be able to provide a safe environment for our attendees.