Gay8

  • Gay8 and MACHO USA Invading LGBT Venues Ahead of February Festival

    In the weeks leading up to the Gay8 Festival in Little Havana on Feb. 18, Gay8 and MACHO USA are invading LGBT and LGBT-friendly venues like Molto Bar and Restaurant, Score, Azucar, Double Stubble and Kill Your Idol.

  • Gay8 Festival Rescheduled After Talks with City

    Organizers of the two-year-old Gay8 LGBTQ street festival in Miami are declaring victory after meeting with city of Miami officials late last week.

  • Gay8 Festival Shining a Light on the 'L' in LGBT

    A whole day of women's programming is being added to this year's Gay8 Festival, a Latino LGBT music, food and arts fest taking place Sunday, Feb. 18. in Little Havana.

  • Gay8 This Weekend in Miami: Gay Latin art, music and food festival is back

    The Gay8 Festival is back for another year! Gay8 is a free Latin LGBT art, music and food street festival in Miami.  The second annual one-day festival will take place on Jan. 15 where “Calle Ocho” (8th Street) in Miami’s “Little Havana” district is transformed into a grand street party where people from all backgrounds are welcome to participate with opportunities for connection.

  • Kickoff Event for Gay8 Festival Draws Supporters, Donations

    Think of the Gay8 Festival on Miami's Calle Ocho as a "Pride [celebration] on steroids." That's how organizer Damian Pardo describes the event, "which is really about bringing all parts of the community together for one day of fun in Little Havana," he said.

  • Organizers Cancel Gay8 Festival Over Scheduling Controversy

    Organizers of the two-year-old Gay8 celebration on Miami’s Calle Ocho on Tuesday cancelled the 2018 festival after city officials granted a permit to a competing event planned for the same date in January.

    The festival, founded by a group of community volunteers led by Damian Pardo and Joe Cardona, had been held during the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend in 2016 and 2017. In its first year, Gay8 attracted 17,000 people and this January drew more than 30,000 attendees to Little Havana.