Miami Beach Gay Pride Legacy Couples
Spread the word! On April 14, 2013, one of the most exciting floats that Miami Beach Gay Pride will be sponsoring our LEGACY float, honoring South Florida's longstanding LBGT couples.
We are seeking the participation of "out" couples comprised of individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, and who have been and can document their committed relationship of 20 years or more and will be present on Sudnay, April 14 to participate in the 5th Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade. Couples with children - even adult-age children-are included and welcomed. Please pass this information along to your friends, clients, families, colleagues and co-workers, so that this message will have the optimum reach.
Also send both old and new photos, and number of years together to firstname.lastname@example.org
You'll have the opportunity to walk in a recognized group alongside the LEGACY couples float.
2013 Legacy Couples
Dick Dehn & Gary Payne
Frank Petrole & Marc Rudic
Bob Collier and Chuck Hunziker
We met on July 4th 1963 at Reis Park Beach in NYC. We moved in together about 2 weeks later. We have lived in Manhattan during our professional lives as well as New Jersey. Last address before retirement was Princeton NJ. Have lived in FL since 1997. Have been active with Tuesdays Angels, Gay American Heroes and The Pride Center. Have participated in Miami Beach Parade 3 times and twice in the Wilton Manors Gay Pride Parade. We are considering getting married on our 50th Anniversary after what we consider a suitable engagement period!
Bill Pease & Frank Fiorentino
Jim McNerney & Richard Leveroni
Maurice Colton & Norman King
Yolanda Attianese & Lynne Milnes
We met through mutual friends at a steak house in Greenwich Village N.Y. on December 23rd, 1972. Within 3 weeks Lynn moved in with Yolanda in a great apartment in the village. We spent our summers on Fire Island. Lynn worked in the art dept of New York Magazine. Yolanda was an officer at the Swiss Bank Corp. We spent 3 winters here in South Beach, and then burned our bridges; and this is our permanent home with our wonderful pet child, "Polo" life is good and we are grateful for all the wonderful blessings of our life
John Reid & Larry Turner
Wayne Mitteer & Stephen Cornwall
Joe de Leo & Larry Levinson
Michael Kinerk & Dennis Wilhelm
Introduced by a mutual friend in Cincinnati, Ohio, we have been partners since November 1975. Shorty after moving to Miami in 1977 we met Barbara Baer Capitman and became charter members of the Miami Design Preservation League, and have been continuously involved ever since. Our volunteer work for MDPL was cited in “Historic Preservation Has a Gay Touch,” an article by Steve Rothaus that appeared in the Miami Herald Jan. 17, 1997. In 1989 we hosted the first AIDS benefits in Miami Beach in the backyard of our Pine Tree Drive house, where we set up an Indian wedding tent for what was called – Tea in Kashmir. Admission was $50 per person and all funds were donated to Body Positive, one of South Florida’s first AIDS agencies, founded in 1986 by friend Doris Feinberg after her son, Leonard, died of AIDS. Over the years we have co-authored three books, numerous articles and lectured around the world on Art Deco, preservation and movie palaces. Quite a few of the significant pieces from our Art Deco collection are now at the Wolfsonian-FIU.
Richard Burton Jr. & Oscar Davila
Tim Coleman & Stan Thompson
Stan and I met in Columbia SC 1977. He was preppy guy in College and I was a DJ at a gay bar. Not sure how we ended up together coming from very different backgrounds, but it did. I moved in with Stan 5 days after meeting him and we have never been apart since. We both had career's with SC State Government, both retired and moved to Miami Beach in 2006. We have traveled to many countries and throughout the US and look for exciting new places for future trips. We both have family in SC and visit them many times each year for special occasions and events.
Greg Martin & Paul Wilson
Paul and I met at the Double R bar in Miami. I had just moved here after getting out of the Army and looking for a new adventure. It was December 1979. Little did I know that I would fall in love with the first hot guy I met. The rest is history. We have lived in the Miami Shores area
from the start. Our children consist of three dogs, Trooper, Princess and Itsy; Grey-White, out 3 legged cat, 2 parakeets, and 10 large goldfish that occupy what was our hot tub. What more could a gay couple need. We have participated in the Miami Beach Pride Parade the past three years and enjoyed every minute. The best part being meeting other committed partners.
Keith Ridler & Gregory Randall
We are snowbirds who spend part of the winter months in Miami Beach. We are both retired from Corporate jobs in Detroit. We are lucky to be in good health and able to enjoy our lives together with lots of great friends and family.
Place of Residence: Grosse Pointe, Michigan and Miami Beach, Florida
Tom Camerlingo & John Bariletti
Ken Depew & Pete Colon
We met 31 years ago at the NCO Club on the military base. Ken had just arrived from Korea and I was stationed at Mcguire AFB NJ. After talking with him and getting to know him, I knew we would be soulmates forever! We have raised four amazing sons and have 5 grandchildren. After successfully raising our children, we decided to explore another adventure and moved to Florida. We continue to be Best Friends and love spending time with each other. We are going to get married at the end of this year in New York City.
MIchael Nesson & George Willey
Dennis Edwards & Mark Steinberg
We met in 1985 volunteering for what was then "Health Crisis Network," Miami's first AIDS service organization. We celebrated our 25th Anniversary by getting married in Boston in 2010, then honeymooned with family and friends at the March on Washington that year. Thanks, Beach Pride, for honoring and recognizing Legacy Couples!
Chip James & Rene Delgado
George Franceschini & Henry Rodriguez
Frederick Gonzalez and Robert Nichols
We met in the city of Brotherly Love in March 1988. Living in various cities before settling in Miami 2002. Throughout the years we had the opportunity to travel to exotic countries, while building our lives together. We are looking forward to many new adventures; hopefully one being legalized marriage in Florida.
Greg Lindeblom and Michael Stiles
Greg and Michael have been together since 1988. We met at a July 4 picnic in Central Park. In 1996, we moved from New York City to Toronto as a result of Greg's transfer at work. We have lived in Fort Lauderdale since September 2001. Greg is now an economics professor at Broward College and Michael is a painter and sculptor. On July 4, 2008, we celebrated our 20th anniversary by getting married in Toronto in front of family and friends at a big church wedding. Our passions are travel, opera, the arts, and our family, friends and pets.
Michael Bacchiocchi & Bruce Noe
Ian Mcminn & Glen Mitchell
Miriam and Natalie
We have been together for 23 years and had a baby together through alternative insemination 17 years ago. We were married legally in MA in 2010 and in 2011 we had a large wedding at the Schnebly Winery in the red-lands.
Curt Dyer & Bruce Bender
We met in South Beach during the Art Deco Weekend Festival on January 21, 1990. I was already a local resident, and Bruce was here on vacation from Boston. After having dinner at the now long gone "Paparazzi Ristorante" in the Breakwater Hotel, we knew immediately that we'd stumbled onto something special. Bruce quit his family business and moved here from Boston to live with me in South Beach just a few short weeks later. Fast track 23 years later and it's still something special. Call us crazy, but we even created a business together 17 years ago and we've worked side by side everyday. One day soon we'll be able to make it legal in Florida but until that time, life is good
Laura Cadorette and Jessica Davis
We met through work and then lost touch. In 1991 a mutual friend, who we had worked with, invited us to a Christmas party. We both went to the party, not knowing the other was going, and the rest, as they say, is history!