Parade & Entertainment Brings Communities Together In Wilton Manors

WILTON MANORS (CBSMiami) – The Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors brought together the LGBT community Saturday to celebrate diversity.

The event began at noon and continued until 11 p.m. Saturday night.

The festival featured vendor booths along Wilton Drive with family-friendly activities, a parade and entertainment.

“It’s a God send compared to when I was a kid in the 70’s it was a whole different story and now it’s progressed,” said John Pack. “After forty years with the same guy, I’m now married.”

It has taken place every year for the past 15-years in honor of the Stonewall Riots that took place in New York City in 1969 and has attracted more than 30 thousand people.

Among those in attendance were Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Mayor Gary Resnick.

The parade went right down Wilton Drive and Sheila E. took to the main stage at Wilton Drive and NE 6 Avenue to close out the night.

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