The Battle of the Prides: Fort Lauderdale Vs. Key West

The recent announcement by Pride South Florida that it will hold just one weekend of festivities this year is still being processed by much of South Florida’s LGBT community, but questions are beginning to bubble to the surface.

The first inquiry involves the dates of Pride South Florida’s schedule of events, June 13-14. This weekend has traditionally been the dates for Key West Pride. Norm Kent, Co-Chairman for Pride South Florida, does not see a conflict.

“It’s 225 miles apart,” Kent said.

Matt Hon, executive director of the Key West Business Guild, which assists in the production of Key West Pride, also does not see a conflict.

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