silkrock saidI can't believe tha gay community is so submissive there. Well it is still the south. They should since the white party is so huge and brings so much money in the city.
It has little to do with the US South. The gay community in Miami & Miami Beach went into decline when 2 things happened: 1) The gay-owned properties that had been developed when Miami Beach was run-down were bought by straight business interests. An old pattern: what gays salvage, straights exploit. The same thing is happening right now in Key West.
2) The Latino/Cubano culture that has taken over Miami is very homophobic. It's part of their machismo tradition, which is extremely intolerant of men who are in any way different from their heterosexual & Catholic view of the world.