Hollywood Pride: 2nd Annual My Hollywood Pride Street Festival
January 19, 2023
This past month My Hollywood Pride announced that the 2023 My Hollywood Pride Street Festival will take place on Sunday, January 29th, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Downtown Hollywood and will be followed by a Tea Dance at Karma Lounge, also located in Downtown Hollywood from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The 2023 Chair of My Hollywood Pride, Todd Delmay said “Our Inaugural My Hollywood Pride in January of 2022 struck a chord and showcased the potential of an Annual Pride for Hollywood, so we couldn’t wait to get started on building on the success of the event for 2023! Many of the innovations we created last year are returning with the support of even more sponsors and supporters.”
My Hollywood Pride is honored that Safe Schools South Florida with support from the Quadracci-Cabrera Family will be the 2023 Presenting Sponsor. Major Sponsors also include: Stoli (and its related brands), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), Hotspots Magazine/TV and The City Of Hollywood. At the time of this release, additional sponsorships have been secured by Memorial Healthcare System, Prevention 305/Q Care+ and Cleveland Clinic. More sponsorships are in process and will be added to our website as they are confirmed.
Attendees to the 2022 My Hollywood Pride will recall that the Pride 100 Bunch to celebrate The City Of Hollywood’s 100 Score on the HRC Municipal Equality Index (MEI) was held in the morning of the Street Festival; however, for 2023, the Pride will occur on Saturday, January 28th, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event includes the Presentation of the Annual “Trailblazer Award,” which will be presented to Former Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana, who grew up in Hollywood and Hallandale Beach. For more information, our Press Release about the Pride 100 Bunch can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/573xtnc7
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Enjoy My Hollywood Pride’s Signature Street Festival, which includes a number of food vendors with a focus on local Hollywood restaurants and businesses. It will also have live musical entertainment on its Main Stage, hosted by Velvet Lenore, featuring a number of drag queens and artists performing across a range of genres.
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Anniversary Park will be the site of Kids Zone where face painting, Drag Queen Storytime and other kid-friendly activities will occur. My Hollywood Pride Co-Hosts include: BIG Pride, Sunserve and The Art And Culture Center Of Hollywood.
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 20th Avenue (adjacent to Anniversary Park) will be the site of the Youth Zone where teens up to age 19 will be give a safe space to hang out, read “banned books” and enjoy a non-alcoholic Mixology station hosted by Pridelines. Safe Schools South Florida, Prism and other community organizations will be on hand to support and engage Youth and Local GSA Clubs.
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pride Cinema at Cinema Paradiso, presented by OUTshine Film Festival will feature three local short films and two panel discussions, a rotation of LGBTQ+ Short Films from the around the world and OUTshine’s “Cocktails and Cinema” following the screenings.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The fun at My Hollywood Pride continues with an exciting Tea Dance event at Karma Nightclub in partnership with the Winter Party Festival featuring a world-renowned DJ and Drag Host.
My Hollywood Pride developed as the result of advocacy by The Hollywood LGBTQ+ Council on behalf of the voices, perspectives and presence of LGBTQ+ residents in the Greater Hollywood area to build a more diverse and inclusive community. The Council was founded in 2019 by Hollywood residents and continues to be a leading advocacy group, representing over 700 members.
In 2022, members of the Hollywood LGBTQ+ Council successfully produced the Inaugural My Hollywood Pride, which was held on January 22nd, 2022. The success of the event led to the incorporation of My Hollywood Pride, Inc. later that year to take over the role of producing this annual event. The Hollywood LGBTQ+ Council continues to be an important Sponsor of My Hollywood Pride.
The 2022 Inaugural “My Hollywood Pride'' was a tremendous success and the 2023 “My Hollywood Pride” is expected to be even bigger and better. On Sunday, January 29th, 2023 we will be back on Hollywood Boulevard to greet you for the second edition of this now-annual tradition. And we have chosen the theme “Welcome Home!” to guide us. Over the last couple of years, Florida has been a leader in Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislations and as a result LGBTQ+ people, especially our youth, are the target of unfair and unequal treatment. LGBTQ+ people have long created their own chosen families in the face of adversity and marginalization. With that in mind, we are inviting you to join us as though we were welcoming you back to our home and remind everyone that we are stronger together.
Our mission is to provide a space where everyone is welcome and where you can feel proud to be who you are. And it is in that space where we can laugh, dance and learn together. In 2023, we will continue to provide a place for kids, youth and families to come together and also be a place that invites everyone in to learn more about LGBTQ+ Art and Culture and where you can celebrate.
My Hollywood Pride, Inc. is 501(c)3 Non-Profit as determined by the Internal Revenue Service and is governed by a Board Of Directors that oversees the Pride Committee, which develops programming and activities around the Annual My Hollywood Pride.
For more information about My Hollywood Pride visit: www.MyHollywoodPride.com Or to learn more about The LGBTQ+ Council go to: www.lgbtqcouncil.com Or contact Melissa Robles at: (904) 472-7838.