Year-round, gay tourists from all over the world come to Florida to enjoy everything from parades to film festivals to rodeo events catering to the LGBTQ community. Here are some of the most well-known gay events held in winter, spring, summer and fall at gay-friendly destinations in Florida. Held for nearly for decades running, this is a well-run and well-attended some regard it as the largest pride event in the state week-long event held in both indoor and outdoor spaces around at the War Memorial Auditorium and Holiday Park.
As one of the first LGBT film festivals of the calendar year, the Miami event will premier several films. On opening night, the festival presents the inaugural Lavender Heart Award to country singer Chely Wright. One of the films at the festival, "Wish Me Away," is a documentary about Wright's coming out.
For the festival, on Saturday, October 18th, at the Classic Gateway Theater located on Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Care Resource is sponsoring 2 films and will be giving 2 presentations — each before the film. It is a story of artistic integrity and disappointment, self-destruction, love, fortitude and musical comedy. It is the story of three teams and their journey through the tournament, and at the same time, the journey to define themselves as gay men AND athletes.
Miami's LGBT film festival celebrated their 16th year in with 64 showings from 20 different countries. Spring of will mean year number 17, and you had better believe that these folks are about to bring it. HBO has been a past presenting sponsor, and a number of the films screened in Miami theaters have made their way onto the network and its sister HBO Latino in recent years. Plan your Miami trip around this festival!
The Vanguard Award recognizes Kelly as an innovative filmmaker who pushes the boundaries of conventional storytelling and who is highly regarded among his peers. He will receive the award on Saturday, April 25, at p. The Angel Award recognizes an individual who has made unwavering contributions to the film festival.
Written and directed by Rikki Beadle-Blairthe film is an outrageous new comedy about what happens when the meanest team of the Sunday Soccer league comes up against a newly formed gay team and quickly realizes that the men in pink may be more than they can handle. Watch and wince as fledging referee Elton Glixtion struggles to control this testosterone tsunami as rude-boy meets gay-boy in a crazy gun-ho match of 5-a-side football. In addition to the days of films, the Festival will also feature events such as special presentation of the Patrick Ward Angel Award to the legendary "Teacher to the Stars" Jay W.
With a record 84 films on the slate, and audiences up 20 percent, the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival wrapped this week, finishing strong in its seventh year. The ten-day festival, which ran from April 22 — May 1, has become one of the key festivals on the GLBT circuit, as the caliber of submissions continues to rise. The man surprises Loic, throwing him off his usual routine, as he looks past the physical and insists on a connection.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. The festival open tonight and runs until May 1, with 50 films over 10 days. This year's selections include all kinds of features, from Tomboyan animated short about a queer kid, to the documentary Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger.
Coombes said that although she was flooded with calls from distributors trying to get their films into the festival, she and Laplante have decided to show roughly the same number of films 83 this year as usual, although they certainly hope to draw more than the 13, people who attended last year. Coombes added that the success of the movie has helped the year-round programming of the festival, and that the festival is now the fifth largest of its kind in the United States. Although the impact of Brokeback will be the subject of a panel discussion on Sunday in South Beach, the festival will also offer a wide variety of films, a number of which depict gay individuals who have become prominent members of their communities. Sexton is best known as the creator of It's a Fabulous Life, a theatrical parody of the James Stewart classic in which a gay man learns what his life would be like if he weren't gay.