The warehouse-size store at West Ave. The vice mayor was openly gay, people smiled at each other on the street, and living was cheap: The Pride drew tens of thousands of people. The Beach had grown more commercial. In Miami Beach, beforegay bashing was rare. If she's feeling a tad defiant, it's because the place is her old stomping ground, one of dozens of gay clubs that have been replaced by corporate chains, expensive restaurants, and designer boutiques since the s.
It's surprising when you consider South Beach's heyday as a sparkling gay playground, where oiled-up boys frolicked between wild foam parties and the hub of hedonism that was the Versace mansion.
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Info Gays in South Beach. The newcomers purchased and restored dilapidated Art Deco hotels and clubs, started numerous businesses, and built political power in city and county government. One Book Called Ulysses. It is located on Washington Ave. One victim was a European tourist who walked away with bruises. A bespectacled manager frowns and points toward the door.
Lesbiangaybisexualand transgender LGBT topics. If it happened, few spoke up. Meanwhile, a bigger scene has emerged 25 miles north. Next stop on her tour: Subscription information is available from the office at the same number. If you were a gay man walking the streets of South Beach that week, chances are a TV reporter thrust a microphone in your direction. Gay businesses were beginning to close.