Miami Beach Gay Pride takes over South Beach this weekend

A group carries a gigantic rainbow flag during Miami Beach Gay Pride on Sunday April 14, 2013. Photo: Patrick Ferrell

On Sunday the LGBT community comes together in Miami Beach to show their pride with a rowdy and colorful parade down Ocean Drive beginning at noon with grand marshals Gloria Estefan and Kenny Ortega. On the day’s itinerary: A drag queen high-heel race, musical performances, DJs like Kevin Aviannce, Cazwell and Lady Bunny plus Courtney Act from RuPaul’s “Drag Race” and emcee extraordinaire Elaine Lancaster. South Beach will be filled with more than 100 LGBT-friendly vendors, food and refreshments, family-friendly play areas and more. The event closes at 9 p.m. with a fireworks finale. More information is available at