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December 2012 LGBT Events in Ft. Lauderdale

On this Blog, I will post a highlight of some of the LGBT non-profit and political Events that are going on in Ft. Lauderdale each month, so folks who want to attend can put them on their Calendars. With that in mind, here are the events I want to highlight for December:

December Events:

Saturday, December 1 – World AIDs Day Remembrance Bike Ride – 9:30 am – Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 North Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL. 24-mile Remembrance Ride to commemorate the 24th anniversary of World AIDs Day. We suggest that riders gather Saturday morning at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. This ride is open to all cyclists of all levels. For more information,

Saturday, December 1 – World AIDs Day – 6:30 pm – Lineup, Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive. Rally: 7:45 pm, Pride Center at Equality Park, 2040 N. Dixie HWY, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. Leading the walk this year and then performing a concert the very next night at the Broward Center will be Wanda Sykes. For more information, to volunteer or sponsor, please visit

Saturday, December 1 – Red Hot Dance Party for World AIDs Day 8:00 pm (following the World AIDs Day Candlelight Vigil). Pride Center Warehouse, 2040 N. Dixie HWY, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. $20 at the Door, $15 Advance Tickets. Featuring: DJ Marcio Santos. Proceeds benefit the Pride Center and TSR Adventures, Inc., The SMART Ride. For more info,

Sunday, December5 – Broward House presents Wanda Sykes – 8pm. Tickets: $45 - $75. VIP Tickets $100*. Sykes will make her only South Florida appearance in 2012-13 in this one-night only engagement during World AID Days weekend as a benefit for Broward House, Broward County's oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community service organization. * VIP tickets include a post show meet-n-greet.

Tuesday, December 4 – MACK Power Lunch –11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Outback Steakhouse, 1801 SE 10th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Ft. Lauderdale's Most Popular Gay & Straight Friendly Professional Networking lunch. $ 33.00 Advance Registration required Online at:

Tuesday, December 4 – The Fifth Annual Holiday Celebration, A benefit for Broward House and The Pride Center at Equality Park. Sponsored by Hotspots Media Group 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. The Museum of Discovery & Science, 401 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. By invitation Only, If you are interested in attending the event, please email me at and I will get you on the Guest list.

Wednesday, December 5 – A Toy's Story 3: A Night For Giving – 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm the Manor, 2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305.  An event dedicated to giving back to the local charities that work year-round to enrich our community. This year's event features several additional local charities ranging from cancer prevention to care organizations offering everyone a reason to participate. Presale tickets are available now for $15 each, plus an unwrapped toy the day of the event. At the door, tickets will be sold for $20 plus an unwrapped toy. The evening will feature a silent auction, wreath actions, a "Room For Giving" and a few performances, including a can’t-miss live performance by Delfrida.

Thursday, December 6 – ArtServe Holiday Member Showcase 2012 - 6:00pm until 8:00pm. A holiday tradition in itself, this annual showcase is a celebration supporting the dynamic work of all ArtServe members. Exhibition runs December 3, 2012 - January 4, 2013. Go to or for details.

Friday, December 7 –  Arts United Ribbons for the Children 2012 - 6pm to 9pm
Museum of Art - Fort Lauderdale. Art Auction. Tickets $35 in Advance $50 at the Door Proceeds support Children and Families with HIV/AIDS.

Friday, December 7 –  Men's Night Out Toy Drive Event @ Bootleggers for Kids In Distress W/ Dj Jason Gonzales - 7:00pm until 11:00pm. Bootleggers 3003 NE 32nd Drive. 2nd Annual toy drive event Benefiting Kids In Distress. PLEASE bring an Unwrapped Toy/Cash Donation Or Gift Card to the event, for ages Newborn To 18 Years Old. No Cover just come and support a great cause and a great time! **Valet parking $3/Garage Parking $5 or meter parking all around.

Tuesday, December 11 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. SAIA @ B Ocean Club 
999 N Ft. Laud Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL. Fun, yet professional, cocktail socials in Fort Lauderdale. There’s no doubt MACK continues to redesign how business people create new relationships and establish friendships - regardless of sexuality. MACK aims to be the most reliable business and social network for the Gay and Lesbian Community of South Florida. Join their mailing list, register for a lunch, swing by one of the mixers, but most important - bring your friends! Everyone is welcome. MACK is less about orientation and all about discovering untapped opportunities! For location information, visit:

Tuesday, December 11 – "Gen Silent" Movie Screening – 7:00pm. Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie HWY, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. Nursing Home can push gay seniors back into the closet. Critically acclaimed film exposes prejudices and fears about the plight of gay seniors, sponsored in part by Nautilus Senior Home Care of N. Fort Lauderdale.

Thursday, December 13 – GLBX 4 Year Anniversary Celebration 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Riverside Hotel 620 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Join the Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Gay and Lesbian Business Xchange (GLBX) for their 4 Year anniversary celebration on Thursday, December 13th. Receive two complimentary drinks, appetizers, and a gift bag courtesy of bliss. For more info,

Save the Date:

Saturday, January 19th – Pride Center’s Evening in Paradise – 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Historic Richardson House, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, 33305. This will be the second year for this event, which benefits the Wilton Manors based Pride Center of South Florida. It is the Pride Center’s largest fundraiser of the year. The event will feature an open bar, food, a silent auction, and music & entertainment.

Lee Rubin


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