April 7th, from 2PM till Sunset
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
In The Standard’s ongoing commitment to providing a safe space for free expression, and its dedication to utilizing its spaces as forums for connection and open conversation, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach will host an afternoon barbeque celebrating Miami Beach Pride at the Bayside Docks on April 7th, from 2PM till Sunset. All of Miami is invited to join The Standard for Not Your Standard Pride, following the Miami Beach Pride Parade. Extra special guest DJs, drag performances, a curated zine, and a ‘queerbook’ photo experience are just a few of the activations that will take place on property during the celebration.
Not Your Standard Pride will be hosted by (F)empower & Rify Royalty. The (F)empower collective will curate a lifestyle zine, which will feature artists, designers, drag performers, photography and the culture of Miami, specific to Miami Beach Pride at The Standard. In addition to the zine, the (F)empower collective will also produce a ‘queerbook’ of the day’s celebration. Guests will be encouraged to take individual or group portraits, that will be compiled as part of the ‘queerbook,’ following the event. Founded by Helen Peña, (F)empower is a creative collective, that ‘uses art, events, programming, and the digital space to create a black and brown feminist awakening in Miami.’ The 35 person collective promotes unity in the arts and raising queer feminist consciousness in South Florida.
Rify Royalty, party promoter and nightlife personality who founded ‘Straight Acting,’ will drive inspiration from the NYC-based queer performance showcase for Not Your Standard Pride. Royalty’s ‘Straight Acting,’ a monthly event in Brooklyn, celebrates queers who want to explore a more feminine or sissy side of their gender expression in a party context. In addition to hosting the afternoon event, Rify Royalty has curated the list of queens lending their talents to the stage at The Standard. Performances by Miss Toto, Kat Wilderness, Queef Latina, Jupiter Velvet, and Sensitive.Black.Hottie will take place in between DJ sets throughout the day’s celebrations.
Throughout Not Your Standard Pride, tunes by Oscar Nñ of Papi Juice, LOKA of (F)empower, and MIN2 of Discwoman will flood the soundwaves of The Standard Spa, Miami Beach. Oscar Nñ, one half of Papi Juice, will create an all-inclusive space to come together, dance, and forget your worries. LOKA, a member of the (F)empower collective, and MIN2, of the Discwoman Collective, will follow.
During Not Your Standard Pride guests will be encouraged to show their pride with self-identifying name badges. The special “Hello, I’m ____” and “My Pronoun is _____” badges, designed by The Standard and created byPincause, will be distributed upon entrance to the daytime event. Pincause, a non-partisan approach to spreading love and uniting people around important causes, will also have buttons from its I.L.Y. (I Love You) Projectavailable for guests to enjoy.