Listen Listening Gay Grassroots of Northwest Florida has its genesis in the passage of Amendment-2 in A-2 banned same-sex marriage in Florida untilwhen the U.
By Andrew Collins. Located at the northwestern tip of the Florida panhandle with miles of stunning beaches, a vibrant and historic downtown, and an LGBT population that continues to grow and thrive despite the region's comparatively conservative prevailing attitudes, Pensacola has also become an increasingly popular gay vacation spot over the years. The city is probably best known to LGBT travelers for the huge Gay Memorial Day Weekend parties that take place here in late May each year, but there's lots to see and do year-round, plus some very fun gay bars.
A local gay couple invited a group of gay friends to the beach for Independence Day. Until the mid's the gathering was held during Fourth of July weekend. This group, also known as the Emma Jones Society, hosted this gather during the inaugural years, which during the late 60's and early 70's was held at the San Carlos Hotel since demolished in downtown Pensacola.
It should be no surprise that the s was not a safe time period for the LGBTQ community—or any community that broke from social norms for that matter. Inweekly has actually interviewed Heike on this topic in relation to the recent comments made by Rep. Mike Hill. You can read that in our June 6 issue.
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A celebration of diversity and personality, Pensacola Gay Pride Week is 7-days of festive gatherings and great friends! Gay-themed bashes like Pensacola Unleashed and Sexacola Beach are for queer-folk only! The big event of Pride is the Pensacola Pride Festival in the Park, a free gathering held in gorgeous and historic Seville Square Park from 11 am until 6 pm.
Pensacola Pride is at the end of this month, who all is going?? There are many gay popular bars and clubs that will be jam packed with all walks of life. Attendees are advised to bring tents for shelter from the hot summer sun, for you will be outside most of the weekend.
The main reason this pride is so popular, of course, is the beach. Pensacola Beach Boulevard will take you where you need to go. The first section of the beach is straight even during Gay Pride but keep driving and less than a mile down you will start seeing rainbow flags and "family members" parking. Most people park on the side of the road, which is fine but you may get stuck in the sand depending on what kind of vehicle you drive.
Set sail and enjoy our the surroundings aboard a boat that is transformed into your wildest and wet dreams! The party boat cruises an amazing area between the Santa Rosa Sound and the Gulf of Mexico in one of only 10 national seashores in the nation. This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity.