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Your guide to exploring gay Miami

Get to know the many shades of gay Miami through the best of queer nightlife, events and a ton more awesome events

Miami Beach Gay Pride 2016
Photograph: Patrick Farrell

The history of gay Miami is an integral part of the Miami we know today. From this city’s first gay rights parade in 1978 to the massive annual Miami Beach Gay Pride celebration that comes to town every April, queer communities have fought hard for their right to live and thrive in South Florida. And while the progress is still ongoing, it’s undeniable that gay Miami has come a long way. Today, Miami’s queer community is once again on the forefront of the city’s nightlife, art and culture. Miami drag has never been bigger—or more inventive—than right now (shoutout to Wigwood), queer parties and queer nights are popping up all over town and the best gay clubs in Miami continue to keep the music going night after night. Now the only thing left to do is go out and explore it all. 

Best of gay Miami

Wynwood Pride
Things to do

Wynwood Pride

Miami Beach Pride went down in April, but if you missed it—or just want to do it again—come to Wynwood this summer

“Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities”
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“Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities”

This fascinating exhibit tackles 100 years of Miami queer history 

Get to know gay Miami

The best gay clubs in Miami
Clubs

The best gay clubs in Miami

They’re here. They’re queer. They’re a freaking blast. 

Meet three Miamians pushing the boundaries of our drag scene
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Meet three Miamians pushing the boundaries of our drag scene

Miami is going through a drag renaissance right now

Six Miami LGBT champions you need to know
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Six Miami LGBT champions you need to know

These Miamians are building a better, safer community 

Four Miami Beach Gay Pride regulars share their best stories
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Four Miami Beach Gay Pride regulars share their best stories

“There was a moment when the crowd got quiet because they weren’t sure if she was okay”

Must-see spots in South Beach

The best Miami beaches
Attractions

The best Miami beaches

Tip: the unofficial LGBTQ beach is at 12th Street

Palace
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Palace

Welcome to the drag brunch to end all drag brunches 

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World Erotic Art Museum
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World Erotic Art Museum

The antique penis collection is seriously impressive

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Twist
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Twist

It’s our most famous gay club and you need to check it out

The Versace Mansion
Things to do

The Versace Mansion

Though it’s now known as Villa Casa Casuarina (and you can eat inside), the Versace Mansion is a must-visit landmark

Time Out Market Miami
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Time Out Market Miami

Hungry? One of Time Out Market’s 18 concepts will satisfy 

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