Pride Fort Lauderdale will be presenting a two-day festival to be held November 20 – 21, 2021 on Fort Lauderdale’s beautiful beach. Pride Fort Lauderdale 2021’s theme will be “Glitter and Gratitude” as they are able, once again, to celebrate with the community after a long and difficult year.
“As we enter our 44th year as Florida’s first LGBTQ Pride festival, we are reminded of how far we’ve come and how much we have to be grateful for. The LGBTQ community has seen significant changes in our community and in society and these years theme, Glitter and Gratitude, honors those accomplishments. While we still have the work to do making sure our Trans and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) communities are included and represented, our past accomplishments prove that we can do anything when we work together with love and sincerity,” said Miik Martorell, president of Pride Fort Lauderdale.
On Monday, November 15, Pride, in conjunction with the City of Fort Lauderdale, will host the opening ceremonies which includes raising the rainbow flag high above our famous beach at Las Olas Boulevard.
On Thursday, November 18, Pride will present the Pride Runway Fashion Show at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. The production will include designs by alumni from Bravo’s hit show Project Runway and local designers. Pride 2021 will culminate on November 20 & 21 with an epic two-day beach festival to include a street parade down GAY 1A (A1A), three stages of entertainment, 150 vendors, headlining performances, and sunset concerts with top DJ’s that will have you dancing on the beach into the night. Pride 2021 has partnered with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to also feature an Afro Pride stage for performances during the weekend.
Trans Pride, founded in 2018, is a special celebration within Pride Fort Lauderdale’s festival that features local Trans-led organizations, businesses and resources. A community committee meets regularly to plan the Trans Pride area and is open to Trans folks and allies that would like to volunteer their time and talents. Our 2021 festival focus is on highlighting local Trans programs and services that can assist our community in recovering from the pandemic.
We hope you will join with Pride Fort Lauderdale through your sponsorship or as an exhibitor or benefactor as we welcome LGBTQ+ visitors from across the country and around the world. A partnership package is available that details the many ways you can participate in this exciting event.
Welcoming 1.5 million LGBT+ visitors annually spending $1.5 billion, Greater Fort Lauderdale is well-suited to host Pride Fort Lauderdale. With hundreds of gay-owned and operated businesses and the highest concentration of same-sex couple households in the country, the destination is one of the most diverse and welcoming in the world.
Greater Fort Lauderdale is the LGBTQ+ capital of Florida and home to one of the largest Pride Centers in the country, the world’s first AIDS museum, the global headquarters of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and the Stonewall Museum, one of the only permanent spaces in the U.S. devoted to exhibitions relating to LGBTQ+ history and culture. The LGBTQ+ Visitor Center is co-located with the Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce in the heart of Wilton Manors.
To learn more about Pride Fort Lauderdale, volunteer opportunities and for a schedule of events, go to PrideFortLauderdale.org. On Facebook and Instagram, follow @pridefortlauderdale.