Miami’s LGBTQ Community Thrives In Wynwood. Why Is Its First Pride Fest Controversial?

Jun 20, 2019

Dollar bills littered the dance floor at a Wynwood bar. It was a typical Thursday night.

Local drag queens and a drag king gave the people what they wanted: splits, kicks, dips and a tasteful strip tease. Despite the humidity, slight drizzle and modest pay for the gig, the drag artists sent a clear message. Queer culture thrives in Wynwood.

The artists at last Thursday’s “Double Stubble,” a weekly drag show at Northwest 24th Street bar Gramps, said they had plenty to be excited for. The performance was one of several drag shows and activities leading up to a type of event the city of Miami hasn’t experienced in years. The first Wynwood Pride begins Friday.

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