While most American’s will be eating turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving Day, LGBT folks on the island of Curacao will be celebrating its first Exotica Festival, a 5 day LGBT party closely resembling Miami’s Winter Party.
“Exotica Festival is the hottest new international LGBT dance event in the Caribbean, the ‘Winter Party’ of the Caribbean,” said Fabian Chundro, founder. “Exotica brings you for the first time the Circuit Party concept to a true Caribbean Island, the beautiful, exotic and best kept secret island of the Caribbean.”
While most of the Caribbean is known for it’s hostile climate toward the LGBT community, Curaçao is a rare gem of gay friendliness boasting 17 members of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, more than any other island in the Caribbean.
In September the island celebrated its second annual Pride Week, which featured a white party, boat parade, beach party, cabaret dinner show and multiple drag shows.
Miami’s Tiffany Fantasia hosted the drag shows during that 5-day long festival.
Exotica takes place Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 and will include 7 international DJs, 2 international porn stars and Brazilian pop star, Nicky Valentine.
Next year’s PrideFest will take place Sept. 30 to Oct. 4.
Visit ExoticaFestival.com for more information on this week’s event. Visit GayCuracao.com and CuracaoPride.com, for other upcoming gay friendly events.