PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Thousands of LGBT tourists spent their Memorial Day weekend on Florida Panhandle beaches.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have vacationed in Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach every Memorial Day for decades. The gatherings have grown throughout the years and are an important part of the region's busy summer tourism season.   

Pensacola Beach bars, restaurants, shops and hotels are catering to the LGBT crowd by hosting special events and offering deals.   

Parties, special performances and other activities were planned throughout the holiday weekend.


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