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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

Written by
Time Out Miami editors

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

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


Get to know gay Miami

Must-see spots in South Beach



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

The Versace Mansion

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