Miami Beach Gay Pride

Since its inception in 2009, the Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown from a neighborhood event to a global celebration. Eliot and I volunteered to walk alongside the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce float in the annual parade. There were so many young people who showed up to give out promotional materials to the crowds, we were able to actually sit down and watch the show.

We are proud to be involved in any activity that demonstrates love for others.

Photos by Eliot Hess, except the one he is in. Marcia Grand took that one.

I’ve always been attracted to tall men.

Everyone wanted to participate in photo ops.

Our jobs were to give out bubble bottles.

Marcia Grand took this photo. She should have been in it. We just weren’t complete.

The Miami Beach Chamber Of Commerce float.

Interesting choices.

It was so good to see young people getting involved.

Miami Beach Gay Pride 

Miami Beach was in full celebration this weekend and Eliot captured it. 

Miami Beach Gay Pride was a three-day event that features a beach party, a festival and a parade area.

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. 

Photos by: Eliot Hess

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