Vote for your favorites today

Presented by the LGBT Visitors Center located on Miami Beach, the Pink Flamingo Awards honor people, places and organizations that have demonstrated a level of excellence in the South Florida community throughout the year.

Voting is conducted online at, with winners to be announced at an entertainment extravaganza on Setpember 24.      

Voting closes September 18.    

Here are the nominees

Favorite Hotel Resort

1 Hotel & Homes, South Beach
Delano South Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
The Ritz Carlton, South Beach
The Standard Spa Miami Beach

Favorite Boutique Hotel

Gale South Beach
Hotel Gaythering
The Betsy-South Beach
Vagabond Hotel

Favorite Restaurant - Fine Dining

Prime 112
Joe's Stone Crab
The Forge
Meat Market Miami

Favorite Restaurant - Casual

13 Even
Cibo Wine Bar South Beach
The Social Club at Surfcomber

Favorite Chef

Blair Wilson
Guily Booth
Mark Zeitouni
Michelle Bernstein
Todd Erickson

Favorite Fundraising Event 1-Day

AIDS Walk Miami
Give Miami Day
Pridelines Masquerade Ball
Save Halloween Ball
Task Force Gala

Favorite Fundraising Event-Weekend or longer

Aqua Girl
Celebrate Orgullo
Miami Beach Gay Pride
White Party Week
Winter Party Festival

Favorite Drag Queen

Elaine Lancaster
Rubber Child
Tiffany Fantasia
TP Lords

Favorite Singer/Band

Florenza Campos
Jane Castro
Karina Iglesias
Wilton Drive Band

Favorite Nightlife Destination

Cabaret South Beach
House Nightclub

Favorite Dance Club

Club Bailo
House Nightclub
The Manor

Favorite DJ

DJ Abel
DJ Alex Infiniti
DJ Citizen Jane
DJ Maximus 3000
DJ Sushiman

Favorite Bartender

Aquiles Oraa - Twist
Charlie Dominguez - Score
Nathan Smith - Twist
Ray Ortega - Palace
Roger Lords - Score

Favorite Media Personality

Belkys Nerey
Craig Stevens
Jaime Guirola
Lynn Martinez
Roxanne Vargas

Favorite Miami Attraction

Jungle Island
Lincoln Rd
Perez Art Museum
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Favorite Retail Store

Banana Republic - Lincoln Rd
Creative Male
Gap - Lincoln Rd

Favorite Gym

David Barton Gym, Miami
LA Fitness
Orange Theory Fitness

Favorite Spa

Bliss Spa
Lapis at Fontainebleau
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
Standard Spa, Miami Beach
Spa at Eden Roc

Favorite Promoter

Dustin Reffca
Edison Farrow
Holam Antonetti / Lesbo GoGo Events
Icandee Events - Lynn Bove
Tony Ferro

Favorite Nonprofit Organization

Aqua Foundation
Girl Noticed Project
Pridelines Youth Services
National Gay & Lesbian Taskforce
Unity Coalition

Favorite Local Hero

Dmitry Zhitov
Ederick Johnson
Herb Sosa
Sasha Westerman Kuening
Tony Lima

“The Pink Flamingo Awards party is the quintessential commemoration of ‘Community Celebrating Community. “ It’s not only an opportunity for the community to honor those who serve or entertain them year ‘round, but also to put the ‘fun’ back in fundraiser. This year’s awards celebration will include an open bar cocktail reception, three-course dinner, silent auction and live entertainment featuring the evening’s Emcee, celebrity comedian ANT.    

Situated in the historic Old City Hall on Miami Beach, the LGBT Visitor Center is internationally renowned as the first of its kind in the United States. The Center serves as a major hub of activity and programming for our local community and welcomes thousands of visitors throughout the year. Funds raised at the Pink Flamingo Awards will assist the Center in continuing to serve as a world-class model for other cities to follow in their footsteps.  

The 3rd Annual Pink Flamingo Awards dinner on September 24 attracts more than 400 attendees, including high-profile community influencers, entertainment and hospitality industry professionals, political leaders and members of the South Florida business community.  

For additional information about the 3rd Annual Pink Flamingo Awards, including voting, sponsorship opportunities and tickets for the September 24th awards show, go to, contact Lori Lynch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (305) 397-8914. 34

The LGBT Visitor Center is operated by the MDGLCC Foundation, Inc., the 501c3 nonprofit foundation of the Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

Lori Lynch is Executive Director of the LGBT Visitor Center on Miami Beach