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Good morning, Islanders!

The time has finally come: Stonewall Pride is this Saturday.

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- Kim Swan, Editor


Stage is Set for Stonewall June 17

By John Hayden

Stonewall Pride 2022. Photo by JR Davis.

After months of preparation and angst over new, anti-LGBT laws, Stonewall Pride Parade & Street Festival is upon us.

If you’ve driven on or near Wilton Drive this week, you’ve likely seen signs of the weekend’s events. Bundles of street barricades started showing up, and pre-planning is paying off.

Stirling says 60% of the festival will be set up on Friday, allowing staff and volunteers to focus on “the little extras” on Saturday.

About 100 entries are expected to march or ride in the parade. A couple of logistical changes are designed to make the evening more accessible. About 45 minutes into the parade, the procession will pause and allow people to go from one side of the street to the other. (In past years, people have tried to dart back and forth between entrants.)

Grand Marshals are Ederick Johnson, a community service provider and HIV/AIDS advocate, and Julia Lemigova, the first LGBT cast member of Real Housewives of Miami.

Also, you will be able to go from NE 20th St. to Five Points on the same side, without crossing Wilton Drive.

A final security sweep and explosives check will start about noon, with gates opening at 3 p.m. The parade steps off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the gate at

Wilton Drive will be closed all day, and parking nearby is extremely limited. People are encouraged to use ride-share.

Seven stages and 16 bars will line The Drive. The main stage, also known as the Black Excellence stage, will be across from Alibi Plaza at NE 6th Ave. and Wilton Drive.

Outdoor activities will wind down around 11 p.m., but bars will be open until 3 a.m., like all weekend nights.

Read the full article on Out South Florida.


Wilton Manors Recognizes Pride

Recognizing struggles and celebrating success. Wilton Manors has officially recognized Pride Month ahead of this weekend’s Stonewall Pride Parade & Street Festival.

Commission Appoints 4 Members to Recreation Advisory Board

The City Commission appointed four members to the Recreation Advisory Board including, Roger Cruttenden, George DeFrance, Charles Higgins, and Dylan Salem.


Miss & Mr. Stonewall Crowned

It wasn’t your usual night (or any other night) crowd at Eagle. There were some bears and leathermen, but instead of dancing to deep beats on a dark dance floor, they were mixing with the area’s top drag entertainers and their fans.

Weekly Events

TODAY: Taylor Swift Night at Revolution Live

The Taylor Swift Party will take place at Revolution Live at 9 p.m.

SAT: Stonewall Pride

The long-awaited Stonewall Pride will take place in Wilton Manors from 3-7 p.m.

SUN: Duran Duran at FLA Live Arena

Duran Duran is bringing their FUTURE PAST Tour to FLA Live Arena with special guests Bastille, Nile Rodgers & Chic at 7 p.m.

Job Opportunities

Building Inspector -- Oakland Park

Oakland Park is hiring a building inspector to inspect structural, electrical, mechanical, or plumbing and building/developments in general to enforce compliance with the Florida Building Code.

Customer Service/Sales -- Oakland Park

Home Depot is searching for customer service/sales associates to provide fast, friendly service by actively seeking out customers to assess their needs and provide assistance. These associates learn about products using our tools, and provide information to customers in order to sell an entire project. 

Furry Friend

Looking for a sweet feline? If so, pick me…adorable Bambi (ID 667211).

I wandered into someone’s home one day and refused to leave. While the homeowner thought I was a cool cat, they were unable to keep me on a permanent basis. They brought me to the shelter and told the staff that I had been hanging around for the past several months. You see my owner moved away and dumped me. I’m approximately 3 years old and enjoy being pet. Please give me time to settle into your home and I will be your new best friend.

To meet a pet at the Humane Society of Broward County visit their website and fill out the pre-adoption application and then stop by.  The shelter is located at 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale and the adoption kennels open daily at 11 a.m. If you have questions call 954-989-3977 ext. 6.


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