A Big Gay Parade

Since Bill Clinton decreed it so in 2000, June has been Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. And there are few places better to celebrate than Wilton Manors — with an LGBT population more than 1000 percent higher than the national average.

Sunday, the town is holding its annual Stonewall Street Festival & Parade to commemorate the scrappy queers who revolted against police oppression on New York’s Christopher Street during the same month in 1969. It starts at 4 p.m. on Wilton Drive, the main drag. And we do mean drag. The community’s most fabulous cross-dressers and trans-performers will be gracing stages set up along the street and emceed by celebrities: ex-MTV writer Doria Briddle, former Daily Show film critic Frank De Caro, and comic Keith Price, who are all now radio personalities on Sirius OutQ. The parade kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts serving as grand marshal. As usual, there will be drinks and grub galore from local vendors, food and wine tastings, exhibits, booming dance music, and tipsy, scantily clad masses milling about excitedly. Turnout could top 30,000.

The 12th Annual Stonewall Street Festival & Parade is from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday along Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Admission is free. Visit stonewallwiltonmanors.com.
Sun., June 19, 4 p.m., 2011

 
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11 comments
Billy Ray Sumbich
Billy Ray Sumbich

Whats the celebration about?

Did someone FINALLY find the elusive queer gene?

Tropical Mis99t
Tropical Mis99t

Yay! The parade is on Fathers Day!  I'm meeting my 3 sons there ( all three served our country in th U.S. NAVY)  to celebrate!!

CHUNCONEY
CHUNCONEY

THIS A DISGRACE TO HAVE SUCH A THING ON FATHER'S DAY, BUT IT ONLY GOES TO SHOW WHAT THE WORLD IS COMING TO.

ItzMe
ItzMe

Get over it, you self-hating homophobe.

CHUNCONEY
CHUNCONEY

ONLY THING I HATE IS FAGS LIKE YOU. GUESS YOU WANT TO SAY "O THEY/WE ARE BORN THAT WAY AND HAVE A RIGHT TO SLLEP WITH WHO WE WANT" SO I GUESS ITS OK FOR A 30 YR OLD TO SLEEP WITH A 10YR OLD? BUT THEN AGAIN YOU MAY THINK THATS OK BECAUSE ANY MAN WHO FCKS ANOTHER MAN IS SUBJECTED TO DO ANYTHING....... NASTY BASTARDS!

Seve
Seve

ironic it's on father's day

Rfsmail
Rfsmail

and that irony would be....?

CHUNCONEY
CHUNCONEY

THAT WAS THE REASON THEY DID IT ON FATHER'S DAY. THERE FATHE'S PRETTY MUCH HATE THEM IM SURE. THERE WHOLE PLAN IS TO MAKE NORMAL PEOPLE FEEL LIKE THERE WINNING. LOL, SO FUNNY HOW HELL HAS A VIP FOR THEM.

ItsMe
ItsMe

Sounds like Hell has a reservation for you, Chunky Cone.  You sound like a self-hating homophobe still stuck in the closet.  :-)

 
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