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April LGBT Events in Ft. Lauderdale

April Events: 

Friday, March 29 – Equality Florida Sizzles at the Manor – 9:00pm. The Manor, 2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL. Join EQFL for a fun evening of fashion, fun and facts about Florida’s Largest LGBT Advocacy Group. Featuring exciting fashions from TFabiano Designs, special membership opportunities, and T-shirt giveaways. No Cover.

Tuesday, April 2 – Stonewall Celebrates Poetry Month with Gregg Shapiro and Neil Del La Flor – 7:00pm. Stonewall National Museum & Archives,1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. Join us for a night of poetry, laughs, and friendship. The event is Free and Open to the Public. 

Wednesday, April 3 – Stonewall Book Club – 7:00pm. Stonewall National Museum & Archives,1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. A monthly discussion of gay fiction and non-fiction. The group is open to the public and welcomes new members. April 3 - The German by Lee Thomas. Set during the height of World War II, The German examines the effect a series of ritualistic murders has on a small, Texas community. A killer preys on the young men of Barnard, Texas, leaving cryptic notes written in German. 

Saturday, April 6 – Pride Center Flea Market 8:00am – 2:00pm. Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie HWY, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. Looking for something special? Come to the Pride Center's Flea Market - every first Saturday of the month! 

Saturday, April 6th – Art Explosion 2013 Presented by ArtsUnited – 6:00pm - 8:00pm. ArtServe Gallery, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Fine Art Show and Sale. ArtsUnited is pleased to present its annual signature event ArtExplosion, which combines all forms of art from the gay and lesbian community. For more information: or

Monday, April 8 – Dancing With The South Florida Stars Season 3 6:00pm to 10:30pm - 2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL. Watch South Florida's Celebrity Business owners and entertainers compete at the Manor Complex. It's sure to be a great night of fun. Proceeds from the event go to help those living with HIV/AIDS through the Brian Neal Fitness & Health Foundation. 

Tuesday, April 9 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. VIBE@Y.O.L.O. 333 East Las Olas Drive, Ft. 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 information, visit: 

Wednesday, April 10 – National Youth HIV+ AIDS Awareness Day presented by PYP Foundation  6:00pm until 8:00pm. Chill Wine Lounge 1828 E. Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Free admission, beverages and light hors d'oeuvres also included. Come support the cause and learn more about the work being done! NYHAAD is a day to reinvigorate the conversation about HIV+AIDS with a new generation that has become complacent to the true dangers. 

Friday, April 12  Stonewall 40th Anniversary Exhibition Opening Reception – 6:00pm – 8:00 pm Stonewall National Museum & Archives, 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. Exhibit runs from April 1-May 31.

Saturday, April 13 – 4th Annual Gay Polo Tournament in Wellington, FL – 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m. Grand Champions Polo Club, 13475 Southfields Rd. Wellington, FL 33414. See and be seen as you meet & mingle at this "garden style party" at the Palm Beach Polo fields under beautiful April skies. Enjoy the "Sport Of Kings" as you nosh, drink and enjoy traveling from tent decorated with multiple themes and decors. For tickets, visit: 

Saturday, April 13 – Movies at Stonewall– 7pm. Stonewall National Museum & Archives, 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. Little Ashes (2008). In 1922, Madrid is wavering on the edge of change as traditional values are challenged by the dangerous new influences of Jazz, Freud and the avant-garde. 

Wednesday, April 17 – RBC Happy Hour5:30pm – 7:00pm – The Melting Pot, 1135 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. The primary mission of the Coalition is to unite the LGBT community by leadership and advocacy. RBC priorities include focusing on communications and networking, promoting new business opportunities, and driving sustainable economic growth while expanding market reach and share for the overall benefit of the LGBT community of Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Thursday, April 18 – The Pride Center’s Founders Circle Reception – 6:00 – 8:00pm. The Peninsula, Hollywood 5100 West Hallandale Beach Blvd Hollywood, FL 33023.The Founder's Circle are individuals who make a monthly gift of $100 to the Pride Center. If you are interested in attending the event to see what it is all about, just email me at and I will put you on the Guest list. There is no commitment to become a Founder, just a chance to meet folks and hear about the great work the Pride Center is doing. 

Saturday, April 20 Broward House's Amazing Race South Florida 8:00am - 3:00pm. The Amazing Race South Florida will have you and your teammate running to 20 different locations throughout Wilton Manors, Oakland Park and Fort Lauderdale, solving clues and solving tasks. This is not an easy day, and in some cases can be quite hair pulling!! (just ask past participants). The team over the finish line first will win an amazing prize (in September the winning team won a Holland America Cruise for two). Prizes are also given to the runners up, as well as the team who raises the most donations. Cost to enter is just $25 per team, and then TOGETHER, the team is asked to raise a minimum of $500 in donations for Broward House (we give you your own web page to do this). To Register:

Saturday, April 20 – Movies at Stonewall– 7pm. Stonewall National Museum & Archives, 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. Eternal Summer (2006 Taiwanese). Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen's sensitive tale of friendship and yearning. 

Sunday, April 21 – The Broward Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network (GLLN) 2nd Annual Fundraiser Gala Benefitting Gilda's Club & Sunserve – 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Hugh's Culinary, 4351 NE 12th Terrace, Oakland park, FL. The Gay & Lesbian Lawyer Network (GLLN) is proud to announce its Second Annual Fundraiser GALA, this year benefiting Gilda’s Club LGBT Programming and Sunserve. Tickets are $40 until April 12, 2013 ($60 after) OR $80 VIP (Including a Champagne & Caviar Reception) at 3:15 ($100 after 4/12/13). For more information, check out GLLN's website:

Thursday, April 25 – GLBX Quarterly Luncheon 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at B Ocean. 512 NE 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Gay and Lesbian Business  Xchange will present: The $35MM Tip - How Three Simple Things Transformed by Business, by Ralph Quintero of The Great Business Project. Ralph will share his wonderful story of success and three deadly sins that can keep us from achieving MASSIVE results in our business. Pre-registration is required at:

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Tuesday, May 7 – Mack Power Lunch – 11:30am – 1:30pm at Thasos Greek Taverna, 3330 E Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. At the beginning of every Power Lunch we offer approx. 30 minutes to introduce yourself and chat with fellow attendees in a social setting. There may be a very brief presentation by an event sponsor to share insights and industry information. Then the rest of our time is enjoying lunch and breaking the ice to develop professional friendships with everyone around you. $33.00, Advance Registration required:

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