World OutGames Miami organizers raised half of their planned budget for the 10-day event — yet the group failed to stage most of the scheduled sporting events.
The iconic parking garage and office tower that bookend South Beach’s well-known shopping destination will be lit in rainbow colors at 8 p.m. April 6, opening Miami Beach Gay Pride through April 9.
Gay South Florida will take center stage this weekend when Key West's famed drag queen Sushi will descend from a balcony in a giant high-heel shoe as a cheering crowd counts down the new year.
Miami Beach earned a perfect score — among the highest in Florida — for its LGBT inclusiveness, according to a 2016 report released by the nation’s largest gay-rights group.
“The city is the progressive leader in the state,” Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine said. “We are the model for progressive causes including protecting the environment, protecting LGBT rights and ensuring a fair working wage for workers in our city.”