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January 2014 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.

Monday, January 6  – Opening Reception – Two new exhibits: Dear Abby: Letters and Advice on Homosexuality; And Snap Judgment: Morgan and Marvin Smith, Photographers of Harlem – 6:00pm. Stonewall National Museum and Archives, 1300 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL. Opening cocktail party for two new Exhibits. Find out just how ahead of her time Abigail Van Burn was on issues of LGBT compassion and understanding. And Snap Judgement: The Harlem Renaissance captured through the lens of African American twins Morgan and Marvin Smith. One was gay. The other never said. https://www.facebook.com/events/631037363619180/?previousaction=join&source=1


Tuesday, January 7 – Mack Power Lunch – 11:30am – 1:30pm at Thasos Greek Taverna, 33330 Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL.  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: www.mackplanet.com

Thursday, January 9  – 2014 January GLLN Luncheon 12:00pm – 1:30pm. Tee Jay Thai and Sushi in Wilton Manors, 2254 Wilton Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305.  The mission for the Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network is to provide a social network in which gay, lesbian and gay friendly lawyers can develop their practices through friendships, referral relationships and professional development. Our intention is to fully realize a true business and social network and to provide the opportunity to our participants to support one another in our practices, to promote ourselves within our firms, and to offer a helping hand to each other when needed. https://www.facebook.com/events/268624783288635/

Friday, January 10  – SunServe Silver Serve Luncheon – 11:00am – 1:00pm. ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL. Please join us on Friday January 10th for our first Silver Serve Luncheon of 2014 featuring: Fitness tips from our trainer, David Levison; Please join us on Friday January 10th for our first Silver Serve Luncheon of 2014 featuring: Fitness tips from our trainer, David Levison: From 'Our Fund,' Tony Timiraos and Brent Kuenning; Conversation with Betty Rossi and Doris Haas; And, Chris' Shameless SunServe Plug! We recognized and thank 'Our Fund' for sponsoring January's Luncheon! Kindly RSVP by Wednesday January 8th by simply replying to this email or by calling me direct at 954.764.5150 ext 114.

Tuesday, January 14 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Solita Las Olas, 1032 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL. 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: http://mackplanet.com

Wednesday, January 15 – The Equality Garden Club – The Equality Park Garden Club meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month except December.  It is a Gay and straight friendly garden club with a variety of plant related events.  Meetings include a guest speaker with a horticultural topic, plant exchange, raffle table, and refreshments. For more info contact for Chuck Nicholls at canick@aol.com

Thursday, January 16 –  An Evening with Megan Mullally,A Benefit for Stonewall National Museum & Archives – 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Broadway @ the parker presents
an evening with Megan Mullally two time Emmy winning star of will & grace
featuring Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsy as pianist & host produced by Mark Cortale
a special benefit for stonewall national museum & archives. $200 ticket: VIP seating, pre-show open bar, post show champagne reception and photographs with Megan
$100 ticket: pre-show open bar reception and orchestra seating for performance. Get tickets:online: http://www.stonewall-museum.org/ phone: 954-763-8565, at the museum: Monday – Friday 11 am – 8 pm, Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm 1300 east sunrise boulevard, fort Lauderdale. Thank you for your support of stonewall national museum & archives and the Stonewall National Education Project! http://www.stonewall-museum.org/support/megan-mullally/


Thursday, January 16  – GLLN Happy Hour – 6:00pm – 8:00pm. The Drive, 2390 Wilton Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305. Join the Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network for the happiest of happy hours! Come for free hors d'oeuvres and drink specials! The mission for the Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network is to provide a social network in which gay, lesbian and gay friendly lawyers can develop their practices through friendships, referral relationships and professional development. Our intention is to fully realize a true business and social network and to provide the opportunity to our participants to support one another in our practices, to promote ourselves within our firms, and to offer a helping hand to each other when needed. https://www.facebook.com/events/664576566916490/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Thursday, January 16  – Pride South Florida Casino Night Fundraiser – 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Sidelines Sports & Video Bar, 2031-A Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. On Thursday, January 16th, 2014 Pride South Florida will hold their first Casino Night fundraiser at Sidelines Sports & Video Bar in Wilton Manors. This event gives all attendees the opportunity to enjoy an evening filled with the lights, glitz, and excitement Las Vegas offers while supporting a great cause in their own backyard! Tickets for the event are $25.00 before January 2nd, 2014, each advanced purchased ticket gives party-goers the chance to use $4000.00 in "fun money” to play a variety of Las Vegas style games, including Roulette, Black Jack, Texas Hold’Em style Poker (both open play and Tournament Style), a free cocktail provided by Sidelines, access to the delicious buffet table and hors d'oeuvres and more. All pre-purchased tickets will be given a special bonus of $1000.00 in "fun money" upon arrival at the event. All proceeds from this event to benefit Pride South Florida. Each table will be hosted by a local celebrity dealer from our community. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on thousands of dollars’ worth of fabulous prizes provided by sponsors of the event in a silent auction, and participate in a 50/50 Raffle. The hors d’oeuvres and a buffet table are being supplied by local eateries. Don't want to miss a thing, have your drinks delivered to you by local Drag Celebrities while you gamble the night away. Tickets can be purchased at www.Pridesouthflorida.org

Friday, January 24 – The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer, A staged reading to benefit The World AIDS Museum, Co-Presented by The World AIDS Museum and Stonewall National Museum & Archives – 7:00pm. Winner of the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award, The Normal Heart is a largely autobiographical play by Larry Kramer about the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984. The play is told through the eyes of the writer/activist Ned Weeks, the gay Jewish-American founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group. The film version will debut in the spring of 2014 on HBO, starring Julia Roberts. Directed by Michael Shayne. All proceeds benefit The World AIDS Museum. Tickets $30. For tickets call 954-559-6512 or email ed@worldaidsmuseum.org

Saturday, January 25 –  Leslie Jordan at Sunshine Cathedral – 8:00pm. The hilarious Mr. Leslie Jordan will be performing at Sunshine Cathedral on Saturday, January 25th. Click below for tickets. https://www.easytithe.com/f/?k=J3PRKLN77IL1XEJB

Monday, January 27, – Our-Fund presents the South Florida Premier of Just Gender Documentary Film  6:30 PM at The Classic Gateway Theater, 1820 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. A 30 minute panel discussion will follow. 100% of the proceeds will benefit SunServe and its programs providing support to the transgender community. https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/OurFund/justgender.html


Monday, January 27 – The Pride Center’s Dining With Pride at S3 – Lunch or Dinner. S3 Restaurant, 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Eat at S3 on January 24th for lunch and dinner and they will donate a percentage of your check to The Pride Center. https://www.facebook.com/events/628358807223796/?source=1

Save the Date:

Saturday, February 8 – Broward House’s 25th Anniversary Gala  – 8:00pm – 11:00pm. Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, 1881 SE 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 Get ready to channel your inner Madonna, Ferris Beuler, Divine, Boy George, Cyndi Lauper, Pee Wee Herman, Don Johnson, or one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Broward House takes you through a time machine back to the 80’s. http://www.browardhouse.org/events.html

Wednesday, February 12 – Body Counts by Sean Strub, Author Reading and Presentation7:00pm. Stonewall National Museum and Archives, 1300 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL. Sean Strub reads from his new memoir as part of the SNMA author series this February. Sean Strub, founder of the groundbreaking POZ magazine, producer of the hit play. http://www.stonewallnationalmuseum.org/event/body-counts-author-reading-and-presentation/

Saturday, February 22 – Pride Center’s Evening in Paradise – Carnival!  – 7:00pm – 9:30pm. Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve located at 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Florida. Enjoy An Evening that will transport you to Paradise!!!! The evening includes open bar, great food, For a preview of this year’s event, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13GuG9cSh40

March 5 -10 – National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Winter Party Festival  – Launched in 1994 as a one-time charity dance event on the sands of beautiful South Beach, Winter Party Festival has evolved into a week-long series of events benefiting the LGBT community nationally and locally.  A portion of the net proceeds of WPF support the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's efforts to take action, build power and create change for LGBT people. The majority of the proceeds are donated to local service organizations through a grant-making process administered by The Miami Foundation.  Over 10,000 guests from around the world attend our annual six-day extravaganza featuring the most spectacular venues, the most unforgettable parties and receptions and the best international DJ talent. http://www.winterparty.com/about-winter-party-festival

Sunday, March 30 – Lambda Legal Garden Party  – 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Bonnet House, 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Please join Lambda Legal for the 10th annual Fort Lauderdale Reception. This annual event, a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception among the lush grounds of the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens will bring together more than 300 of our supporters from across South Florida’s LGBT and allied community to celebrate the work of Lambda Legal.

Saturday, April 5 – 5th Annual International Gay Polo Tournament at the International Polo Club in Wellington –  Mark your calendars for the 5th Annual International Gay Polo Tournament. This year marks the organization's most ambitious event ever. We have kept the best of the best, while changing up a few things. GPL is a community that shares a love for adventure, fun and the challenging sport of polo. GPL is committed to providing members with an enjoyable, supportive and competitive experience. GPL represents a wide range of ages, backgrounds and skill levels. GPL trains and competes in mainstream matches and GPL events to share enthusiasm for the sport and change perceptions about the LGBT community. For more information about GPL visit: http://gaypolo.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f38e1c15f9659ed8a06cf68f2&id=aa9b96fd30&e=6b46ab1789.

Sunday, April 6 – 3rd Annual Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Network Fundraiser Gala benefitig Our Fund – 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Hugh’s Culinary, 4351 NE 12th Terrace, Oakland Park, FL 33334. Tickets $50 until March 24, 2014 ($100 after 3/24/14). Tickets include 2 complimentary drinks, butlered hors d’oeuvres, food stations and desserts. Also available, 2 VIP Tickets $150 until March 24, 2014 (VIP tickets include Chamgagne and Caviar Reception 3:15pm – 4:00pm. http://www.glln.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/AD-Gala2014.jpg

Thanks,
Lee Rubin
rubinlee@yahoo.com

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