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Travel: Gay traditions beckon in Florida

The start of the summer season means an annual tradition for many LGBT people around Georgia and the South – making a road trip to Florida for a weekend (or longer) full of sun, beaches and parties.

While Pensacola remains the unofficial gay Memorial Day mecca, in recent years the LGBT celebrations have spread throughout Florida to include Miami and Orlando as well, with Gay Days beginning just after the holiday weekend. These days, events are geared strategically for both men and women and days and nights are loaded with activities.

Owners of My Sister’s Room, the Atlanta lesbian bar, are involved in Pensacola events again this year. According to Patryce Yeiser, co-owner of the bar, last year was their maiden year sponsoring Memorial Day weekend events. She had been going to Florida on and off for the last 15 years and realized that there was only one big women’s event.

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Lydia Prim spins in ATL

Florida DJ giving away two tickets to her performance at Gay Days in June tonight at Jungle

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DJ Mike Pope brings the beats to the South

DJ Mike Pope

DJ Mike Pope keeps rooms filled with hundreds of gyrating dancers moving to the beats thumping from his booth, but he likes the attention focused on his music, not himself.