Easily the single most exciting festival to ever be incepted by a city mayor, Miami Beach Gay Pride is an “everyone’s welcome” parade every bit as empowering as it is entertaining. Started in 2009 with a little over 15,000 spectators, last year’s festivities included over 130,000 participants and a slew of celebrity appearances, all well worth the almost overly stimulating stroll through Ocean Drive. A powerful testament to the strength of equality in our community, this lively debacle is always just as enjoyable for allies as the portion of the population it emancipates. Previous prominent Grand Marshals include Mario Lopez and Gloria Estefan — meaning this year’s programming is sure to be full of photo opps and social media-worthy posts; MiamiBeachGayPride.com.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we introduce you to a few of Miami’s most dynamic Latino leaders who are breaking the mold and making the city thrive
Tax attorney Suzanne DeWitt is a financial artist. She takes a canvas and paints a picture, which is the design principle of tax minimization. While she is well versed in the rules, she takes a practical, more entrepreneurial approach, passionately finding the best solution of what clients not only shouldn’t be doing, but also what they should, for each individual situation. She’s a deal maker, not a deal breaker.