October/ November 2018- Edition XI-Field Freshmen

Live Your Best Life in 2019 - Miami, NYC, and Palm Springs will host some of the hottest LGBT events of the year. It goes without saying that hibernation season is right around the corner, and hoodie weather is slowly creeping upon us. And, while this makes for great cuddle weather, it can also be a bit of a drain on some of us *cough* “single”*cough* individuals who like to show out and have a good time. Spring cannot come fast enough, and it’s an exciting time to start planning your life-changing, mind-expanding, blacked-out evening, gay as hell adventures for 2019. So, ladies, don’t hesitate to head over to Fashion Nova and stock up on bikini gear. Plan your hair appointments come January, and tuck away that tax refund money in an account you know you won’t touch until the time is right. You’ll need just a couple months until some of the year’s hottest Pride events start to spark off.

The fun begins in Tampa on March 30th, as the 5th Annual Tampa Pride Diversity Festival kicks off a day long procession of food, fun, and rainbows in the sun. Tampa Pride will continue into the night and definitely keep the neighbors wide awake. You’ll want to extend your Florida stay once the Miami Beach Pride jumpstarts for a week of party & bulls*** along the coast. From April 1st-7th, enjoy live performances, the VIP Gala, a Saturday Beach Party, and the Sunday Parade and Festival. While the performer’s list has not yet been determined, the high caliber performers of the past, such as Gloria Estefan and Iggy Azalea, should hint that this event brings the heat every time.

While the East Coast may be in full throttle, the West Coast will certainly not be too far behind once the Krave Spring Break begins. Hosted at the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs during the Dinah Shore weekend, thousands of lovely women will convene from all over the world to celebrate, laugh, and love. Past A-Listers include Young M.A., Remy Ma, and Trina…so you KNOW this will be the official turn up of Cali! So, make sure you make a way out West from April 5th-8th to witness this situation in person. I know I’ll be there with bells, whistles, and a beater on to enjoy myself and make a few memories!

Back out on the East Coast, come the month of June you’ll have plenty of options once WorldPride hits NYC! Keep in mind, this will be the event’s FIRST time hitting America since it’s inception 20 years ago. To say this event will be huge is quite the understatement. For the entire month, women from all over the globe will make their way to the Big Apple to have the time of their lives. With over 50 different events to choose from during WorldPride, you might just want to tell your boss you won’t be back for a while. I’m looking forward to checking out Pride Island. Taking place in Hell’s Kitchen, there will be live performances to keep the party jumping. Screenings of some of the best LGBT underground films will be on hand for OutCinema, which is awesome for giving new directors and screenwriters a chance to shine. Education will also be a focal point during the festivities, pointing specifically to the Stonewall 50 Commemoration Ceremony on the 28th, but first network, shake hands, and expand your awareness at the Human Rights Conference from the 24th -25th. and various rooftop parties will heighten the spirits. PrideFest will kickoff on the 30th to help close out the historical celebration.

So kids, it’s a fine time to start planning your weekend getaways and Spring Break itinerary because 2019 will definitely be one for the books. I completely intend to immerse myself and maybe, hopefully, end that lonely, cuddle weather streak. But, in the meantime…POUR UP!