Wilton Manors, Florida: A Gay Halloween
Wilton Manors, Florida, USA
October 31, 2008
My dear trick or treaters,
Halloween is a big thing in Miami.
Sure, kids get dressed up and collect their mountains of sweets.
What I mean is that Halloween is a big thing for adults. Bars and clubs in Miami are crammed with costumed revelers.
What I really mean is that Halloween is a big thing for gay adults.
From Key West to Fort Lauderdale, thousands of gussied-up gay men and women parade the streets in creative, colorful, comely outfits.
I have never been to Key West for Halloween but I am told it's a real trip.
Ten years ago I went to Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. As I walked along the pedestrian mall I felt as though I was on the stage of a Ziegfeld Follies Broadway musical show.
Five years ago I accompanied my gay lady friend and her two friends to Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. We found an outside table at one of the many restaurants. We four had the same agenda: check out the pretty girls on display.
This year, along with my straight friends Gail and Stefan, I rode up to Wilton Manors, a town in the Fort Lauderdale area. Wilton Manors has a large gay population and they were out in style this holiday evening. The guys and girls were delighted to pose.
The costumes were flamboyant. Outrageous? A few a little revealing?
Swing gaily forward to the photo gallery. Will you find something suggestive for your own gay ensemble?
PS If you are feeling a little prudish or straight-laced, may I recommend, as an alternative, my photo shoot at the children's Halloween party in Bangkok two years ago.