Miami Beach invites LGBTQ travelers to celebrate the Pride Month

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Miami Beach invites LGBTQ travelers to celebrate the Pride Month
Source: Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority
Tue June 08, 2021

Steve Adkins, President of the Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority (MBVCA) stated: "Our goal is to provide safe and inclusive events, hotels, restaurants and attractions that are specifically tailored to the LGBTQ community"

Miami Beach, a city like no other place in the world, is also recognized as one of the top tourist destinations for LGBTQ travelers. Additionally, Miami Beach is home to organizations such as the Miami Beach LGBTQ Visitor Center and the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, a testament to the city's diversity, unity, and equality for all. Celebrating pride this month and throughout the year, Miami Beach is hosting a variety of events, including the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Pride Bar Crawl, along with virtual networking events.

"Miami Beach embraces all travelers with open arms," ​​said Steve Adkins, president of the Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority (MBVCA). "Our city includes a large LGBTQ population, so our goal is to provide safe and inclusive events, hotels, restaurants and attractions that are specifically tailored to the LGBTQ community."

For those traveling to Miami Beach to celebrate pride month, there are several must-see attractions and events that are perfect options for LGBTQ travelers, including:

Virtual Discussion Panel "Faces of Pride": Working together to address social injustices affecting the LGBTQ + community will kick off the month during a free discussion on Facebook Live called "Faces of Pride." Hosted by Miami Beach Pride, the live broadcast will take place on June 8th, and viewers are encouraged to add their voices to the conversation during the broadcast.
LGBTQ + Chamber Cross Country Pride Event: The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) invites the community to a virtual networking night on June 15th via zoom. This event will bring together allied business owners, employees, and fellow LGBTQ + chambers from across the country. Places are limited and registration is currently open.
Pride Drag Bar: Celebrate Pride Month on June 16, XX, starting at 7:00 p.m., by enjoying five free drinks at the top LGBTQ bars in South Beach, including Gaythering bar, Axel Beach, Nathan Bar, Palace, and Twist. Tickets are only $ 25 and participants will receive a free drink at each bar. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to enter a drawing and win a grand prize valued at $ 1,200, which includes hotel stays, dinners, bar tabs, and VIP bottle service at destination bars.
Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Festival: Miami Beach Pride returns September 10-19, 2021 and will feature a number of events, including the Miss Miami Beach Pride Drag Queen Contest, Queer Art Pop-up Showcase, Pride Lights the Night and more. . The iconic festival and parade will also return to Lummus Park with the theme 'one'. A comprehensive COVID-19 security plan will be implemented and includes contactless transactions, larger tent sizes, open spaces, mandatory masks, temperature controls, and disinfection stations to keep attendees safe.
AxelBeach Miami - This upscale boutique hotel located in the heart of Miami Beach's Art Deco district is one of the best options for gay travelers. Just steps from the beach, travelers can enjoy a variety of amenities, including the Sky Bar overlooking Washington Avenue, the spa, and the Alibi Monkei Bar for delicious food and drinks. Additionally, guests who book seven days in advance will receive complimentary breakfast during their stay.
PALACE South Beach: As a year-round LGBTQ-friendly destination, activities at this famous restaurant are a must for locals and travelers. Enjoy great food and spectacular entertainment, including live drag shows and exclusive special guests.

"The LGBTQ community brings a vitality to Miami Beach that shines through in our arts, culture and culinary scenes," said Grisette Marcos, Executive Director of MBVCA. "Our Pride Month celebrations are second to none, and we invite locals and visitors to Miami Beach for a celebration they will not forget."


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