If you're on the beach, start your morning on Ocean Drive. Despite Miami's rep for being one of the most gay-friendly cities in America okay, we've got nothing on San Francisco, but we're still gayer than, say, Tuscaloosa , finding a good gay bar here can sometimes be a complicated dance. There are, of course, the usual haunts. The ones that have been around for decades, that everyone knows even all our straight friends. But if you're just visiting, or even if you just came out and want to finally check out a few LGBTQ-friendly spots, it can be difficult, especially if you're searching for something a bit
Pride Month heats up across the country in earnest come June, but in the , we celebrate Pride in Miami Beach every April. Beyond being a warm weather hotspot, South Florida has a long and storied history as a tropical haven for the queer community. Right, or Miss. Miami Beach still retains its crown as the epicenter of gay nightlife in South Florida, but a number of neighborhoods -- like Wilton Manors to the north and Wynwood arts district -- have started giving South Beach a run for its money.
Lisa Cox and Caroline Clone's positions as Miami's top lesbian club promoters make them two of the most well-known members of an increasingly visible community. Gay women's prominence in the media, both nationally and locally, has raised public awareness of lesbianism and, in turn, has prompted in the lesbian community efforts to safeguard its mainstream image. When Newsweek and Vanity Fair feature lesbians on their covers, it's clear there's a new possibility of parlaying heterosexual curiosity into heterosexual acceptance of gay women and their concerns.
Seriously hot. Literally hot. The other half of the year is practically perfect, hence the busloads of Canadian tourists during the holidays.