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Feel the Pride

Pride means different things to different people. To some, it’s their child’s first steps. To others, it’s a set of jiggly new breast implants. To a dwindling few, it’s Dolphins pride for life. (Yes, they still exist.) But this Saturday on Ocean Drive, pride will mean only one thing: a whole lot of really excited gay people. Miami Beach Gay Pride festivities get underway Thursday with a variety of fetes, receptions, galas, and pool parties. But Sunday is the main event: the Pride parade and festival, marching from Fifth to 14th Street on Ocean Drive with so much glitter and so many rainbows that Dorothy herself would think it might be just a bit tacky. But screw that pigtailed princess — Pride is a celebration of the flamboyant, and no icon, gay or otherwise, can bring this party down. Certainly not with Dancing With the Stars alum Chaz Bono leading the pack.
Sun., April 15, 2012
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Ciara LaVelle is New Times' arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University, moved to Florida in 2004, and landed a job as a travel writer. For reasons that seemed sound at the time, she gave up her life of professional island-hopping to join New Times' staff in 2011. She left the paper in 2014 to start a family, but two years and two babies later, she returned in the hopes that someone on staff would agree to babysit. No takers yet.
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