Monday, July 15, 2024

My Hollywood Pride Street Festival Returns in South Florida!

On January 28, 2024, the third annual My Hollywood Pride Street Festival, celebrating the South Florida LGBTQ+ community, returns to Downtown Hollywood with the theme, “Pride Starts Here!”  In case you didn’t know, Hollywood, Florida, is just a 20-minute drive north of Fort Lauderdale.

The event wouldn’t be as successful without support from the Quadraci-Cabrera family, local philanthropists who have supported My Hollywood Pride since its inception. They will be partnering with the National LGBTQ Task Force, the nation’s oldest LGBTQ advocacy organization. Their mission to advance full freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people dates back to their inception in 1973 and they have been at the forefront of the LGBTQ movement. The collaboration with community leaders like the Quadracci-Cabrera family and the Task Force continues the tradition that My Hollywood Pride has built since its inception. 

“The importance of My Hollywood Pride has grown exponentially each year,” said Todd Delmay, 2024 Chair of My Hollywood Pride. “Our focus of making the festival event inclusive for young people, families, and our allies has definitely contributed to its uniqueness and the way it is embraced as a touchstone in the Pride calendar. It isn’t just the attacks on our community that draw us together, but the opportunity to show love and acceptance for everyone, especially young people who need it the most.” 

(Photo Credit: My Hollywood Pride)
(Photo Credit: My Hollywood Pride)

“My Hollywood Pride is an important event for our community as we have successfully launched a Pride event in a city that is not known for having a large LGBTQ community,” says Fundraising Director Jeff Oliverio. “This event demonstrates that LGBTQ people and their allies are part of every community and celebrates our diversity while creating more visibility. 

The current environment is challenging for LGBTQ events due to the attacks aimed at our community through state legislation which creates fear for sponsors and local governments to continue their support of Pride events. We hope that My Hollywood Pride will grow and evolve and that our model for an inclusive, family Pride event will stand out and be a destination where everyone can feel at home!” 

Attendees will flock to Hollywood Boulevard to shop a dynamic assortment of art, apparel, and more made by local artists; savor food from local restaurants; and enjoy entertainment by a diverse mix of entertainers including globally renowned singer and songwriter Janice Robinson. 

(Photo Credit: My Hollywood Pride)
(Photo Credit: My Hollywood Pride)

The full schedule of events happening throughout the weekend includes: 

Circle of Pride Networking Event
Sponsored by Lilli Schipper Lokation Real Estate Co-Hosted by Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Friday, January 26, 2024, 5 – 7 pm
Sunset Club, 777 N Ocean Dr. Hollywood FL 33019
Description: Circle of Pride business networking event on Hollywood Beach
RSVP at: Circle of Pride Networking Event

Pride 100 Brunch
Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 11 am – 1 pm
Redwood Bar & Kitchen, 2009 Harrison St. Hollywood FL 33020 Description: Celebrate Hollywood’s 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index. The event will also recognize 2024 Trailblazer honoree Franchesca D’Amore, a Hollywood resident who is a community activist and former Board member of The Hollywood LGBTQ Council, and current Board Member of Safe Schools South Florida.
Tickets $100 at:

Pride Flag Raising Ceremony
Saturday, January 27, 2024, 12:45 -1 pm
Anniversary Park, 1945 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33020
Description: A special Progress Pride flag-raising ceremony will be led by My Hollywood Pride 2024 Chair Todd Delmay.

MHP Presents “Queer Comedy Night” 
Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 7:30 pm
Cinema Paradiso, 2008 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood Fl 33020 
Description: It’s the first Queer Comedy Night, which expands the diverse programming for the weekend.Tickets

Pride at Cinema Paradiso
Presented by Outshine Film Festival

Sunday, January 28th, 2024 at 12:45-8 pm (see schedule of events)

Cinema Paradiso, 2008 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood Fl 33020 
Description: the main Street Festival event will be co-hosted by Emmy Award-winning News Anchor Craig Stevens of WSVN Ch. 7 and host of the FayWhat Show.

My Hollywood Pride Tea Dance

Co-hosted by House of Trouble

Sunday, January 28th, 2024, 5:00-9:00 PM

Karma Lounge, 1929 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33020 
Tickets are $20 at the MHP Tea Dance at Karma Lounge

For more information visit the My Hollywood Pride website

(Photo Credit: My Hollywood Pride)
(Photo Credit: My Hollywood Pride)

About My Hollywood Pride Street Festival 
My Hollywood Pride Street Festival is the signature event of the Hollywood LGBTQ+ My Hollywood Pride celebration, a collective of events presented to showcase the City of Hollywood’s commitment to the LGBTQ+ community. The street festival is a day of exciting and creative fun, education, and entertainment in the heart of Downtown Hollywood. The celebration is open to all with entertainment, food, and lots of activities for adults and kids alike. 

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