Gay Pride

Recognized today on the steps of Lake Worth’s City Hall was marriage equality.  Many many couples turned out, married and some about to be married.DSCN7772 (1) They were asked to bring a plaquards indicating where they were married and what did that union cost.   I would had estimated Florida lost approximately $250,000 upwards  in revenue from our small area alone.  Then I spotted one that cost $75,000 well lets bring those numbers right up, as I seriously started the tally what I saw.  Right up to around $500.000.   That is the amount  spent by the couples who turned up on  Lake Worth’s City Hall steps Sunday.DSCN7700  Until Florida makes the changes, there will be revenue lost that could be spent right here in our tropical paradise.  One sign had plans to travel to Hawaii anyone know the airfare for two, plus add in the immediate family.  (just goggled AA for two round trip, yikes)DSCN1065 copy Lake Worth recently opened its newly constructed Casino building by our beach that is ideal for banquets, private parties and perfect for seaside fantasea weddings.  Officiating at Sundays event was our openly gay commissioner Andy Amaroso with our Mayor Palm Triolla who read the proclamation, recognizing the LBGT community in our city. DSCN7787 Present also were political dignitaries and human rights activists.  A cake was served to the 300 some guests at the end of the event symbolizing the union,  it read  MARRY ME FLORIDA!DSCN7781The Gay Pride weekend is this coming Saturday and Sunday.  Many parties and  are already underway with a big two day musical event in Bryant Park. The parade theme this year is  Fantasea, very appropriate given our seaside location.  DSCN7759DSCN7701DSCN7698 (1)

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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2 Responses to Gay Pride

  1. Sam says:

    Absolutely support gay marriage, but I don’t know if the amount of business lost makes any difference to those who don’t. But who knows, one would think with our gay population and the fact that we are a gay tourist destination that lots of places, hotels, resorts, etc. would be supporting gay marriage for the money alone. I think if Key West, both a wedding destination and a gay tourist area, those resorts could certainly cash in.

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