Queens has the outer boroughs’ most visible lesbian and gay population. It is home to more gay bars after Manhattan and also a large gay African-American and Latino population. All of these reasons make the ever growing Gay Pride celebration in Jackson Heights the perfect reason to venture out of the city and into this friendly, exciting and fun event.
"Freedom to Be" was the theme for the eighth annual New Hope Celebrates Pride parade, which ambled, tooted and trotted down Ferry and So. Main Streets in the borough this past Saturday. The parade was filled with music from The Philadelphia Freedom Band and The Gay and Lesbian Big Apple Corps Marching Band, floats, flag-twirlers, Mummers, colorful entertainers, families and many friends of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered as well as allied community. It even included recognizing former Congressman Patrick Murphy for his efforts in repealing "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell". After the parade everyone went to Mechanic Street where the party went into full swing with local performers and some surprises. EDGE was there to capture all the festivities!
Miami Beach Gay Pride 2011 featured an extraordinary and fun Festival and Expo on the shores of South Beach. With 35,000 persons in attendance, great vendors, great stage performances and uplifting music on the dance floor, the Festival and Expo was both an opportunity to reach and market gay business and services to the LGBT community and a chance to celebrate the festive Miami Pride day! EDGE was there, here are the great pics!