Broward County has signed off on the Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival, organizers announced this week.
Wilton Manors, host of the annual LGBT-themed event, was waiting for Florida Department of Health in Broward County officials to give the go-ahead. Word spread this week the county had signed off on the event.
“The annual parade and street festival — canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic — has been given the green light by city and county officials to take place as planned on Saturday, June 19,” read a press release by Wilton Manors Entertainment Group.
Officials are preparing for a twilight parade along Wilton Drive beginning at 7 p.m. Hours for the one-day event are 3 to 11 p.m.
Jeff Sterling, WMEG chief executive officer, is touting the event as the first post-pandemic Pride event in South Florida. Stonewall Pride is a celebration of the 1969 riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York City which sparked the modern-day gay rights movement. The Greenwich Village gay bar is now a National Monument.
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