Gay and straight, couples from all walks of life came to Wilton Manors to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. It was a celebration where love and support for the Gay community just flooded over onto the main street of Wilton Drive. Wilton Drive was closed to traffic for the day.
The day started with local businesses and organizations from Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas showing their support. Wilton Drive was lined with booths and tables displaying the products and services which they offer to the community. It was a time where everyone, gay or straight came to show their love and support as a community.
I was happy to be part of it. ReMax Experience showed our support with a booth on Wilton Drive. ReMax Experience tried to make everyone feel “at home” and invited our visitors to come into the living room setting which we created for them. We had a sofa, a chandelier and all the things to make our guests feel at home. We made an empty space into a home setting and spoke to as many people as we could. I personally met many new friends as well as many old ones too.
As the day progressed the excitement peaked. The highlight of the day for me was the Pride Parade. Local business, organizations, political candidates as well as many others flooded Wilton Drive. There were floats, cars and flatbeds, feathers, balloons and glitter galore. All of this just adding to the excitement. The parade is an annual event that you shouldn’t miss.