Annual PrideFest To Honor Diversity Kicks Off June 6 In Key West, Florida

As one of the most popular vacation destinations for gay and lesbian couples, Key West, Florida proudly hosts an annual PrideFest to honor diversity and openness in sexuality. This year's ten-day celebration kicks off on Saturday, June 6.

Online PR News – 11-May-2009 – – KEY WEST, FL - The Gay and Lesbian Community Center in Key West, Florida, announces the annual PrideFest celebration will begin on June 6, 2009. Consistently regarded as one of the top vacation destinations for gay and lesbian couples worldwide, Key West proudly hosts the annual PrideFest to honor sexual diversity, openness and freedom.

The PrideFest celebration is a tribute to the steps towards equality that gay and lesbians have accomplished. Additionally, PrideFest is committed to promoting understanding and tolerance, and it does so through a fun-filled, action-packed itinerary that residents and visitors of all sexual orientations have come to enjoy.

"Key West is truly the city of diversity, and there is no other city better suited to hold a celebration of equality such as PrideFest. With its vast array of exciting activities available, guests visiting Key West for PrideFest will have the time of their lives. In between the PrideFest events, guests can also relax at the area's beautiful sandy beaches, or perhaps even take in some world-renowned Key West snorkeling," says Chris Gardner of Best On Key West.

The kick-off party for the ten-day celebration begins at 6 p.m. at La Te Da on Key West's famous Duval Street. At the kick-off party, attendees will enjoy festive performances from the current Miss, Mr. and Ms. PrideFest 2008, as well as scope out the possible contenders for the 2009 crowns.

Visitors to PrideFest will also want to be sure not to miss the annual CAP (Celebrating Achievement in Pride) Awards, which will be held on Monday, June 8. The event recognizes significant contributions active community members have made over the past year that have dramatically increased the Key West quality of life. Following the CAP Awards, guests will celebrate together for a rockin' good time at the world-famous Hard Rock Café.

Additional 'can't miss' activities of PrideFest 2009 include the GLCC/AIDS Help Film Festival held at the Tropic Cinema as well as the popular Pride Follies celebration where local talent gets wild and crazy. During the day, guests of PrideFest can also shop an extensive street fair, which includes three blocks of unique and exciting concessions featuring artwork, jewelry, food and more.

"Through PrideFest, thousands of visitors every year get to experience the beauty and magic that Key West offers. From quaint Key West bed and breakfast accommodations to thrilling outdoor activities, Key West is the perfect backdrop for romance, fun and excitement all in one," says Gardner.

About Best On Key West:
Best On Key West is a company offering a variety of action-packed tours in Key West, Florida, including special Key West snorkeling excursions. Whether you're looking to dive or relax on the beach, Best On Key West can help you select the perfect Key West tours for everyone in your family to enjoy.

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