Warm Up: 3 Spring Events for the LGBT Crowd

Forget the below-zero days, defrost the bathing suit, polish the leather harness and add these spring happenings to your calendar.

Here’s our guide to the hottest gay and lesbian spring parties of 2017:

Miami Beach Gay Pride
Miami Beach, FL
April 7 – 9, 2017

Miami. Pride. Do you really need to know more? This is one of the hottest places around to show off your LGBT pride. Imagine one fantastic party after another. Tip: You’ll need to rest up to match insane energy of this city.

Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade photo courtesy of Juan Saco Mironoff, Miami-Gay-Blog.com

Cherry Weekend
Washington, D.C.
April 20 – 23, 2017

What better way to celebrate the beginning of spring than deflowering D.C. gays? Shake your cherry blossoms at these weekend dance parties. In addition to a large circuit party, Cherry actively raises funds to support the HIV/AIDS service and prevention community. To date, they’ve raised more than $988,000. Win-win.

Cherry Fund photo by Moody Mustafa

White Party
Palm Springs, CA
May 5 – 8, 2017

The weather in Palm Springs ranges from beautifully warm to a bit too hot. Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party, going into its 26th year, is just plain sizzling. Hot. Hot. Hot. It claims to be the biggest gay circuit party in the world, and it doesn’t disappoint, assuming that’s your thing. White Party electrifies the desert with a spicy array of men, music, DJs and superstar talent. You can ogle the photos, or you can finally see (and feel) for yourself.

2013 White Party photo by Phil Lobel / Lobeline Communications