A local gay couple invited a group of gay friends to the beach for Independence Day. Until the mids the gathering was held during Fourth of July weekend. This group, also known as the Emma Jones Society, hosted this gather during the inaugural years, which during the late s and early s was held at the San Carlos Hotel since demolished in downtown Pensacola. Events there included impersonations, skits, drag queen performances, and a male beauty pageant, Mr. These parties ended in The idea of a summer gather rejuvenated in the early 80s being focused at the beginning of the summer during Memorial Day weekend.
Queer Girl City Guide: Pensacola, FL
Memorial Day is LGBT’s Pensacola weekend to remember
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. Optimal Traveler. I'd like to know if people here think Pensacola is a gay-friendly city. Does it have a gay neighborhood? The Anti CPA. Pensacola is a conservative military town much like Jacksonville. It nearly is Alabama which is not a bastion of tolerance!
Gay Dating in Pensacola
Pensacola is a little unusual as gay travel destinations go. In late May, the city is the site of Pensacola Gay Memorial Day Weekend Celebration which draws huge crowds of gay revelers from Atlanta , New Orleans , and other major southeast destinations. The rest of the year, however, this relatively conservative small city in the Florida panhandle has a small and quiet, even discreet, gay community. The region's warm climate and beaches attract retirees and the military has a relatively small, though very significant, presence in Pensacola.
Posted on Monday May 01, Louis Cooper. The eastern end of Pensacola Beach is awash with tents, kites and rainbow flags. The sides of the beach road are stuffed with cars that bear tags from all over the South — Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee — as well as Florida.