Gay Pride was born in the summer of 1969 in NYC following the Stonewall Riots. The LGBTQ community wanted to have a way to celebrate diversity and show their pride in who they are. And that is exactly what Gay Pride in Orlando is like…a celebration of the LGBTQ community.
We were invited by Funky Monkey (a local restaurant) to join their float through the parade route downtown. We had a great time throwing out candy from the float and dancing to ABBA (I mean who wouldn’t like that?). Following the parade we took a walk around Lake Eola were the party continued. Stuart Milk along with many others spoke at Disney’s Amphitheatre, booths sold cool merchandise, and there was a funnel cone place
At night we headed to the Parliament House which is the premier Gay resort in Orlando. This place is HUGE! People from all walks of life were there enjoying the multiple bars, pool, club, and outdoor patio. It was fun to see the variety of people and things to do at the P House.
Overall Gay Pride was a really fun and colorful experience!