Sunday brunch outdoors. Red, purple, yellow, green, and orange sky lanterns hang from a canopy above the patrons.
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Antonio “Ralph” Dumas, owner of To The Moon, has a store packed with collectibles and shelves of candies.
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Celebrity impersonator Michael L. Walters performs as Dame Edna every Monday night in the Manchester Room of the Alibi.
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Wilton Manors, called the “Island City,” is surrounded by the Middle River and that offers a variety of ways to enjoy wildlife and the outdoors like kayaking the seven-mile loop around the community.
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Wilton Manors

Wilton Manors gayborhood in Florida has a lot to offer: walkability, waterways, and wildlife.

According to the 2010 Census, Wilton Manors is the country’s “Second Gayest City” – at least in terms of couples. It has about 140 per 1,000, putting it second only to Provincetown, Mass.

The city now is home to the Pride Center, a community center that hosts “safe-space” meeting groups, activities and support for the LGBTQ community in Florida; the annual Stonewall Pride Festival and Parade, which attracts some 30,000 people yearly; and the expanded Stonewall National Museum — Wilton Manors Gallery, an LGBTQ-focused cultural institution with historic artifacts, digital archives, and visual exhibits aimed at promoting understanding.

The curving sweep of Wilton Drive is lined with cleverly — some might say, suggestively — named establishments proudly displaying their rainbow flags, figuratively and literally. 

But there’s more to Wilton Manors than food and shops. It’s home to nearly a dozen family-friendly parks, a weekend farmer’s market next to city hall, and a nature trail that winds through a mangrove-lined preserve on a raised boardwalk, offering a pristine view of primordial Florida.  

The “Island City” is surrounded by forks in the Middle River, making it a true island, and home to a host of water- and wildlife.

Wilton Manors Weather

 

Quick Facts

Wilton Drive is the epicenter of the gay community in south Florida.

Nearest Airport

LGBTQ Getaways in greater Fort Lauderdale

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