The Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade & Festival is right around the corner. And this year's performers range from queens to Idols to club music legends.
Pride is more than just a parade. It's a festival celebrating the LGBT community in all its fabulous glory through a series of satellite events, from a brunch to several dance parties -- and the huge beach party after the Parade is one of the most anticipated.
Shirtless hunks, drag queens, androgynous girls, and tens of thousands of LGBT people and their supporters, will be shaking their thangs at Lummus Park, the Ocean Drive stretch between 11 and 12 Streets, and Pride organizers have brought three heavy-hitting headliners to make sure you get your groove on.
Adam Lambert, the controversial former American Idol contestant, will be headlining the event this year, performing on the main stage at Lummus Park on Sunday at 8 p.m. Lambert has always been out and proud, astonishing America when he kissed another male during his 2009 performance at the American Music Awards. We're sure he'll have plenty of loyal Glamberts to choose from if he chooses to do a repeat performance at this year's Pride.
If you prefer female eye candy, Pride has you covered with dance music sensation Crystal Waters. You couldn't step foot in a gay club in the '90s without hearing "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" or "100% Pure Love" blasting from the speakers -- and you didn't want to, either.
Celebrity drag queen, Lady Bunny, will be DJing from the main stage. Ms. Bunny is an international music, television, and film star, featured in RuPaul's Drag Race, Too Wong Foo, Sex and the City, and Another Gay Sequel, and is also founder of the epic New York City drag festival Wigstock.
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Of course, even with all the bubbly and booty shaking, the Parade is still one of the main attractions, and the Pride board of directors has honored Miami Beach mayor, Matti Herrera Bower as this year's Grand Marshall. The mayor was instrumental in bringing Pride to Miami Beach five years ago and has been a fervent supporter of the LGBT community.
For more information on the beach party as well as other Pride and Pride sanctioned events, visit miamibeachgaypride.com.
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