About Gay and Lesbian West Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, FL

Author: 
Mark Haines
Curator: 
Troy Maillis
West Palm Beach is once again a growing city. The skyline of the city beautiful is constantly changing. New residential buildings, condos and attractions are common downtown and an increasing number are being built. The city recently built a new convention center, downtown library and city hall. This is all apart of a City Center, that also includes a waterfront park, photographic & arts center and new shops.
 
CityPlace, is an upscale mixed-use shopping mall complex, including apartments and offices, located in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida along South Rosemary Avenue. Macy's and the Muvico 20 movie theatre are among the anchors. Besides shopping and movies, CityPlace is now at the forefront of West Palm Beach nightlife, in conjunction with the establishments located on nearby Clematis Street.  The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and the Dreyfoos School of the Arts are located within walking distance of CityPlace, as is the newly-built Palm Beach County Convention Center. A trolley-bus circles downtown between CityPlace and Clematis Street. CityPlace also consists of The Harriet Himmel Theater. One of the most popular LGBT events in Palm Beach County is the annual Gay Polo Tournament in nearby Wellington.

Palm Beach's most spectacular hotels include The Breakers Resort, a world renowned historic hotel, the iconic Four Seasons Palm Beach Resort and Grandview Gardens. Serious Asian foodies will want to check out Imoto. It's on everyone's restaurant bucket list!
 
Although Palm Beach and West Palm Beach are the more recognized cities, smaller Lake Worth to the south is home to the vast majority of the County's Gay and Lesbian population. Lake Worth is home to Palm Beach PrideFest and Compass, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center is one of the oldest and largest in the United States, originally funded by grants from Palm Beach County.

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Palm Beach Zoo is rated high for Variety of Animals, Affordable Family Entertainment and Humane Display & Care of Animals.
Palm Beach's Year In Review: 2017
South Florida's 2017 Year in review features event photos from some of the hottest LGBT hangouts in Palm Beach.
 
Voltaire in West Palm Beach
Voltaire Nightclub in West Palm Beach is a fun and fabulous venue on Clematis Street featuring great cocktails and fierce drag shows headlined by Daisy Deadpetals.
 
Camelot in West Palm Beach
Camelot Bar and Restaurant in West Palm Beach is a fun and fabulous place featuring great cocktails and live entertainment. They held a Birthday Party Drag Extravaganza to celebrate Host Chris Ab Fab's Birthday with many shows and plenty of dancing.
 
Camelot in West Palm Beach
Camelot Bar and Restaurant in West Palm Beach, FL hosts a weekly Sunday Tea Dance. This week was a benefit for Jon Elu's mother, Nancy "Mama Elu," who is going through chemotherapy. Hosted by Daisy Deadpetals, the evening featured shows by Rianna Petrone, Nicole Sapphire and Tayonna Love.

Camelot in West Palm Beach
Camelot Bar and Restaurant in West Palm Beach, FL is a fun and fabulous place that features great cocktails and live entertainment. The evening is a Chris Ab Fab Rhodes Production and featured shows by hostess Daisy Deadpetals with special guests Rianna Petrone and Angie Ovahness and DJ Joshua Atom spinning all night long.
Camelot in West Palm Beach
Camelot Bar and Restaurant in West Palm Beach, FL is a fun and fabulous place that features great cocktails and live entertainment. They hosted a Season Ending Party with special guest entertainers Noel Leon and Rianna Petrone.
Camelot in West Palm Beach
Camelot Bar and Restaurant in West Palm Beach, FL is a fun and fabulous place that features great cocktails and live entertainment. Sundays are Jon Elu's night featuring Hostess Daisy Deadpetals and her girls taking to the streets entertaining the crowds.
Gay Marriage at Palm Beach County Courthouse
Gay Marriage ceremonies happened at Palm Beach County Courthouse in DelRay , Florida and featured hundreds of residents finally legally registering and being married by the County Clerk in their grand auditorium.
Sunday Tea Dance at Suri Loft
Suri Loft in Lake Worth, FL started a new Sunday Tea Dance featuring hostess Nicole Saphire with some great shows, cold drinks, and a DJ spinning all night.
Ibiza Wednesdays at Pure Lounge
Pure Lounge is a new nightclub in Lake Worth, Florida. They are bringing back the well-known Ibiza for their Wednesday parties featuring great priced drinks, drag performances, and DJs spinning all night long.

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