St Pete Pride 2012
|Written by Hotspots on June 27 2012|
St Pete Pride commemorates the bravery of the Stonewall rioters with a parade on the last Saturday of June. The tradition of commemorating Stonewall started in a couple large cities – New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago – in 1970 and has since become a focal point for the solidarity of our community across the nation. The City of St. Petersburg has been celebrating its LGBT community with a Pride Parade since 1993; this being the10th. Within this relatively short amount of time, St. Pete Pride has grown into one of the largest Pride events in the southeast and is the largest Pride event in the state of Florida.
What started as a few thousand native Floridians and a couple city blocks on beautiful Central Avenue has become an international attraction, spanning seven blocks and attracting tens of thousands of people. In 2011, attendance broke all records with an estimated 85,000-90,000 people. In 2012, St. Pete Pride will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with "Carnivale - 10 Years of Pride in Paradise." Celebrate Central Florida's LGBT community and the history of the LGBT movement. St. Petersburg has much to be proud of and this is their time to celebrate their diversity, come together as one and look to the future!
This year St Pete Pride returns to its popular 2 stage format as it presents local and national entertainment throughout the day. There will be lots of entertainment all day long on the Jagermeister Main Stage at Central Avenue and 21st Street. The schedule at press time is:
10:30am – National Anthem performed by Miss Gay Florida USofA, Anjila Cavalier
10:45am – Reading of city proclamation
11:15am - Mr. & Miss St. Pete Pride 2011 Jeada Fuentes and Aiden Taylor
11:30am – Jennifer real sings
Noon – Mr. & Miss St. Pete Pride 2012 (unknown at press time)
12:15pm – Karmic Tattoo perform
12:45pm – Miss USofA at Large Desiree Demornay and Miss ASAP Aspen Love
1pm – National Recording Artist DEBRA COX performs
1:30pm – Alisa Summers and Alexis Mateo of RuPauls Drag race
2pm – Halcyon performs
2:30pm – Iman Travieso, empress of the Flamingo Resort
2:40pm - Miss Gay Florida USofA, Anjila Cavalier
At the Detour Pride Stage on Central Avenue and 26th street, the schedule is:
11:15am – DJ Skittles
Noon – Alexis De La Mer
12:15pm – Franki Markstone
12:30pm – Jasmine Skies, Miss Carolina Continental
1:45pm – Talent Quest Florida
3pm – DJ Skittles
For more information on St ete Pride check out their website at STPetePride.com.
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