Hundreds of moviegoers packed the Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road Friday night for the opening of the 14th annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
The festival presented country music star Chely Wright with its first Lavender Heart Award; former festival board member Mark "Marky G" Gilbert received the festival's Angel Award.
The festival showed Kawa as its opening night presentation and a party followed at The Well on 41st Street in Miami Beach.
Click the photo to view a gallery from opening night. All photos by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald Staff.