On June 24, 2012 Stonewall Summer Pride comes to Wilton Manors. The festival is named for the famous Stonewall Inn Riots, which many regard as the first defining moment for LGBT equal rights. The Stonewall Summer Pride festival is presented by the Rainbow Business Coalition of Greater South Florida and by the City of Wilton Manors, and is produced by Stonewall Summer Pride, Inc.
The Stonewall Summer Pride Festival
The festival begins on Sunday, June 24 2012 at noon and continues until 10 pm, with the Twilight Parade starting at 7 pm. The headliner is gay icon Andy Bell from the European duo Erasure. He’s sold over 20 million albums and has had more than twenty Top 20 hits such as “Always” and “A Little Respect.”
Comedy Writer Bruce Vilanch is the Grand Marshall for the Twilight Parade
Emmy-award winning writer and comedian Bruce Vilanch is the Stonewall Summer Pride Twilight Parade’s Grand Marshall. Vilanch is known for his TV work (as both a participant and the head writer) for Hollywood Squares and has been the head writer for the Oscars for the last decade. He’s won six Emmys, co-wrote Bette Midler’s Divine Madness, and wrote material for some of the world’s best-known comics, including Lily Tomlin, Paul Reiser, Roseanne Barr, and Robin Williams.
From noon to 6 pm, Hagen Park will become a children’s Pride Park with tons of kid-friendly events. They’ll be able to paint a Broward and Rescue fire truck, play in a bounce house, slide down the “Titanic” slide, and play video games.
Stonewall Summer Pride will have music, two entertainment stages and more. The event will last from noon until ten pm, so bring your dancing shoes and get ready to party. Entertainment includes Jonny McGovern from LOGO’s The Big Gay Sketch Show and Tony-Award winner Jennifer Holiday, best known for her role as Effie White in Dreamgirls.
If You Go
Admission to the event is free and leashed pets are more than welcome. To see a full schedule or parking details, please visit Stonewall Summer Pride.