MIAMI BEACH, FL – October 16, 2012 – Dress in drag, throw on a wig, or just come out and show support for Miami Beach Gay Pride as four South Beach establishments host the first “Drag Bar Crawl” fundraiser for the annual parade and festival. The progressive party takes place Thursday, October 25, beginning at 8 p.m.
“It’s important that the community comes out to support Miami Beach Gay Pride for this first fundraiser of the season,” said Babak Movahedi, chairman of the Pride board of directors. "Pride is an event produced by the community, for the community, and to keep the event free and to keep the event growing each year requires a great deal of operating capital from donations.”
The Drag Bar Crawl begins at 8 p.m. at Palace Bar, 1200 Ocean Drive, with drag superstar Tiffany Fantasia presenting the “Best Float” award from the 2012 parade to Borinquen Medical Center of Miami. At 9:30 p.m., the party moves to Mova Lounge, 1625 Michigan Avenue, for the Pride volunteer appreciation hour. After Mova, party crawlers will proceed to Score, 727 Lincoln Road, at 11 p.m. for a video showcase of party pics from last April’s parade and festival. The Drag Bar Crawl will then culminate at Twist, 1057 Washington Avenue, at 12:30 a.m. with DJ Adora spinning.
With a $20 donation to Pride, Drag Bar Crawl participants will receive a drink coupon good for one drink at each of the four participating bars. Tickets are available at the LGBT Visitor Center, sponsored by MetLife, at 1130 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach, or by emailing Pride’s Executive Director Ivan Cano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming into its fifth year, Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown into the largest, single-day event of the entire year in Miami Beach. The hugely successful event in 2012 attracted more than 60,000 people from all walks of life, all parts of the country, all age groups and all orientations. The mission of Miami Beach Gay Pride is to bring together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ community by producing free, safe, quality mass-appeal events that are open to all, including the Parade, Festival and allied Miami Beach Pride sanctioned events. For more information on the fifth annual Miami Beach Gay Pride, April 12 - 14, 2013, visit www.miamibeachgaypride.com.
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