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Provincetown's "Spread Queer Cheer" Tour Lights Up South Florida with LGBTQ+ Extravaganza

Spread Queer Cheer Tour
Spread Queer Cheer Tour

Experience the 'Spread Queer Cheer' tour's vibrant celebration of LGBTQ+ pride, sweeping South Florida with dazzling drag performances and 'holigay' festivities, presented by The Crown & Anchor.

In a dazzling celebration of diversity, inclusivity, and triumph over discrimination, the renowned Crown & Anchor recently embarked on the "Spread Queer Cheer" tour in South Florida. The tour showcased a talented troupe of performers and business owners from Provincetown, Massachusetts, bringing a burst of LGBTQ+ pride to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Key West. Inspired by Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey's "Massachusetts For Us All" LGBTQIA+ Pride month billboard campaign in June 2024, the tour aimed to highlight the richness of the Bay State's LGBTQ+ community and commemorate the recent Supreme Court ruling against reinstating a discriminatory drag ban.

The tour kicked off in Miami at The Gaythering and Fort Lauderdale at the Wilton Manors' Holiday Spectacular, setting the stage for a series of dazzling drag performances, live entertainment, and community engagement events. Attendees were treated to a visual feast of color, glitter, and talent as Provincetown's finest took the stage, sharing their stories and celebrating the spirit of unity that binds the LGBTQ+ community. The events were not only a showcase of artistic expression but also an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to come together in celebration of love, acceptance, and equality.

The tour drew inspiration from Governor Maura Healey's impactful billboard campaign, which spread messages of love, acceptance, and unity throughout the state of Florida. It served as a powerful reminder that the fight for LGBTQ+ rights is ongoing and that solidarity can bridge gaps and foster understanding. The "Spread Queer Cheer" tour embodied these ideals, creating a platform for performers and participants to express themselves freely and authentically.

The grand finale of the tour took place at Havana Cabana in Key West, Florida, from December 14th to 17th. This multi-day extravaganza, titled Key West's Gay Holiday Getaway, was presented by The Crown & Anchor, Provincetown Brewing Company, and Havana Cabana. The weekend boasted a diverse lineup of 'holigay' programming, ensuring there was something for everyone.

Key West's Gay Holiday Getaway Highlights:

  • 'Anything-but-Silent Night' Holiday Sing-A-Long: Hosted by Tina Burner, this classic sing-along brought joy and laughter to attendees, spreading the holiday cheer with a twist of LGBTQ+ flair.
  • Sunset Performance by Yoli Mayor and Alexander Zenos: Against the backdrop of a Key West sunset, Yoli Mayor and Alexander Zenos delivered a mesmerizing performance, captivating the audience with their talent and charisma.
  • 'Fa La La La LAAA' Holly Folly Drag Brunch: A unique experience awaited attendees at the all live-singing drag brunch, featuring a stellar lineup of performers who left the audience in awe.
  • Ho! A Holiday Disco Pool Party: Key West's largest pool came alive with a Holiday Disco Pool Party hosted by João Santos and special guest Boomer Banks. The event featured pop-up performances, go-go dancers, an oiling station, games, and more.

For those wanting to make the weekend a true getaway, Havana Cabana offered accommodations starting at $169 per night. All events throughout the weekend were ticketed, providing an inclusive and accessible experience for both hotel guests and non-hotel attendees.

The "Spread Queer Cheer" tour succeeded in bringing together the LGBTQ+ community and its allies in South Florida for a memorable celebration of pride, acceptance, and love. The events showcased the immense talent within the LGBTQ+ community while reinforcing the importance of unity and solidarity. As the tour lights faded, its impact continued to resonate, leaving behind a legacy of empowerment, acceptance, and the enduring spirit of the LGBTQ+ community.

Join us in celebrating the vibrancy and inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community by exploring the enchanting events of the 'Spread Queer Cheer' tour, and plan your own unforgettable getaway in the Florida Keys at to continue spreading love, acceptance, and queer cheer.
Advocate Channel - The Pride StoreOut / Advocate Magazine - Fellow Travelers & Jamie Lee Curtis

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