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.
As we all experienced the most unprecedented year in modern history, the resilient young professionals you’re about to meet withstood all the challenges that came with the pandemic, and stepped up to the plate like never before to hit the professional homeruns of their lives while inspiring the next generation to dream big and reach for the stars.
Around the world, Jackson Health System is known for saving lives. At the new, state-of-the-art Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial, they go even further: They give patients their lives back.