Pride Announces 2018 Presenting Sponsor


For the second year in a row, Celebrity Cruises has come on board as the presenting sponsor for Miami Beach Gay Pride, continuing the modern luxury cruise brand’s commitment to the LGBTQ+ and allied communities. The announcement was made today in a special segment of the entertainment and lifestyle show “6 in the Mix” on NBC6 South Florida. The tenth annual Miami Beach Gay Pride will take place April 2 – 8, 2018.

Named one of the “Top 100 Events of the Year” for a fourth year in a row by BizBash Magazine, Miami Beach Gay Pride brings together members of the LGBTQ+ community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of their unique spirit and culture. As the presenting sponsor, Celebrity will be center stage at Pride-related events and activities leading up to the highly anticipated Festival and Parade, which welcomed more than 135,000 revelers last April.

“I couldn’t be happier to announce that we’ll be joining the Miami Beach Gay Pride team once again as the presenting sponsor for their tenth-anniversary celebration in 2018!” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “Promoting diversity, inclusion, and equality is at the heart of Celebrity Cruises’ brand values, and partnering with Miami Beach Gay Pride is one great way for us to continue showing our support for a community that means so much to our brand and to myself personally.”

“We are thrilled to have Celebrity Cruises back on board to help us celebrate our amazing tenth anniversary milestone,” said Mark Fernandes, chair of the Miami Beach Gay Pride board of directors. “Coming into our tenth anniversary year, we’re already working on some pretty big surprises for our guests. 2018 is going to be epic.”

For 2018, Miami Beach Gay Pride will be a full week event, April 2 – 8, and will include the popular Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride drag pageant, a Friday VIP Reception, Saturday beach party and festival, and Sunday parade and festival. Miami Beach Gay Pride is produced with the support of the Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority. For more information visit

About Miami Beach Gay Pride:
The mission of Miami Beach Gay Pride is to bring together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ community. Miami Beach Gay Pride organizes free, safe, quality, mass-appeal events that are open to all, including the annual parade and festival, which features community booths and expo areas, stages with entertainment, food and drink vendors and family-safe play areas. Additionally, Miami Beach Gay Pride produces educational, cultural and entertainment events and activities throughout the year and sanctions official Pride-related events in order to create a truly celebratory experience for the whole community. For more information, visit

About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises' iconic "X" is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers’ precious time. Celebrity Cruises' 12 ships offer modern luxury vacations visiting all seven continents. Celebrity also presents incredible cruise tour experiences in Alaska and Canada. Celebrity is one of five cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL). For more information, dial 1-800-437-3111, visit, or call your travel agent.

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