HIP-HIP-HOORAY: MIAMI SHORES PRIDE HOSTS ITS INAUGURAL “COMING OUT DAY” AND PRIDE DAY WITH THE BIG GAY PARADE, TEA DANCE, LOCAL LIBATIONS AND BITES, LIVE PERFORMANCES, AND MORE!
All profits will go to SAVE LGBTQ and the Point Foundation to fund a college scholarship for a local LGBTQ student who needs assistance.
Miami Shores Pride in partnership with SAVE Dade is proud to announce the first-ever Coming Out Day on October 16, 2022, from 4 pm – 8 pm, as the community celebrates equality, acceptance, and diversity. The event date was chosen to celebrate MIami-Dade Gay History Month, Barry University’s Pride Celebration and the week of National Coming Out Day. To kick things off guests are invited to meet anywhere along the Parade Route on Grand Concourse between NE 96th St. and Park Drive. The energetic vibes will be contagious as locals, neighbors and friends make their way through The Big Gay Parade and a Tea Dance. Family-friendly activities will immediately follow the parade.
Miami Shores Village will witness its first annual “Coming Out Day” with a lively parade starting at Grand Course from NE 96th St to Park Drive. Parking will be available at Park Drive south of NE 96th St. After the parade everyone is invited to join in at the tea dance located at Athletic Field at Grand Concourse and Park Drive. The tea dance known as thé dansant originated in the 1950s and continued in the 1960s. The LGBTQ community was mainly living in secret during this time. The Tea Dances were held in summer or autumn from 4-7 pm and were a safe space for the community to live freely and mingle with peers.
Coming Out Day will be a day filled with live music, special performances by Daniel Rene, Dj Music Hat, Poison Ivy and her friends. For those looking to enjoy local flavors various pop-installations will be available for all to indulge from a Miami Shores Country Club bar, Mama Jennie’s Italian Restaurant and pizza pop-up with food and drinks, Sins Gastrobar serving up signature cocktails, bites and more. Coming Out Day will also be plastic-free, in partnership with Plastic Free Initiative and Proud Source.
The event will feature special VIP appearances: The Grand Marshall is Miami Shores’ own Robert Bourne, The mayor of Miami-Dade County Daniella Levine Cava, the SAVE Foundation, North Miami councilman Scott Galvin, The county commissioner of District 3 Keon Hardemon has also been invited and more. The inaugural “Coming Out Day” is taking place with the support of Miami Shores Pride, Miami Shores Village, North Miami, Miami Dade County, SAVE LGBTQ and many more.
Guests are highly encouraged to donate a minimum of $10 at entry. All profits from the entry and event will benefit Point Foundation, the point foundation is the largest scholarship-granting, nonprofit organization for LGBTQ students. As well as SAVE, South Florida’s longest serving organization dedicated to protecting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) against discrimination.
For more information on becoming a parade participant, Tea Dance vendor or a sponsor email firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be made at www.save.lgbt/miamishores.
About Miami Shores Pride Committee
A group of residents who came together to create an event to celebrate the amazing diversity in our community. Every LGBTQ Parade celebrates all gender identities, diversity & love and, the Miami Shores Coming Out Day is no different. We love our amazing, diverse community and giving back.
About Save LGBTQ
SAVE Foundation is recognized as South Florida’s longest serving organization dedicated to protecting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) against discrimination.
About Point Foundation
Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. Since 2002, Point has awarded more than 400 scholarships, making it the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit. Point Foundation promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development and community service training.pointfoundation.org | facebook.com/pointfoundation | twitter.com/pointfoundation |instagram.com/pointfoundation