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August 2014 LGBT Event 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.

Tuesday, August 5 – Mack Power Lunch – 11:30am – 1:30pm at Events at the Grateful Palate 3003 NE 32 Ave. Ft. 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, August 7 – GLLN CLE Luncheon – 11:45am – 1:15pm. Timpano Chop House
, 450 Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. “What Savvy Business Owners Must Know: Latest IT Trends, Tech Tips and Practicing Law in an E-World” Rapid advances in technology are presenting numerous opportunities for the legal profession and businesses along with many potential hazards. As a result, organizations are quickly shifting their approach to IT. Ilan Sredni, national IT expert, author, radio show host and President of Palindrome Consulting specializes in technology for high caliber businesses, law firms and medical practices. He has written two top technology books, “Secrets of a Technology Insider” for the Institute of Business Communications (IBCTE) and “Hassle-Free Technology Support,” teaching business owners what they need to know about the latest trends in technology to make successful IT decisions. One (1) GENERAL CLE credit. PLEASE NOTE: 

PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY, IT IS NOW GLLN POLICY THAT credit card payments or payments by check will not be accepted after 5pm on the Monday before the luncheon (Monday, August 4, 2014), but if there is space available on the day of the event, we will accept payments (cash, credit card or check) at the door which will be an additional $5. http://www.glln.org/events/

Saturday, August 9 – Poverello 24th Annual Bowling to Fight Hunger event – 11:00am – 3:00pm. Sawgrass Lanes at 8501 N University Drive Tamarac, FL 33321. Welcome to the Hunger Fighting zone! By participating in Bowling to Fight Hunger, you're making a direct impact in the lives of Broward County residents living with HIV/AIDS, who are not able to buy adequate food and nutrition. Bowling to Fight Hunger is South Florida's longest, continuous running fundraising event to benefit the local HIV/AIDS Community. To date, over 1 million dollars have been raised to fight hunger through our annual bowl-a-thon. All proceeds from Bowling to Fight Hunger go to help Poverello provide life-saving food and basic life essentials to youth, women, and men living with HIV / AIDS and who are at poverty level. http://www.poverello.org/portal/event-information

Saturday, August 9 – The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council's Summer Soirée – 8:00 - 10:00pm. Casa de Oro al Lago, the home of Christopher Caneles and Steve Nesbitt, at 207 Pershing Way in West Palm Beach. You are cordially invited to party with PBCHRC supporters, public officials and candidates for office at PBCHRC's biennial Summer Soirée.  We will be serving passed heavy hors d'oeuvres and there will be an open bar. Valet Parking will be available and the attire is Palm Beach Casual. Individual tickets are $100. Tickets and donations can be made on line at www.pbchrc.org/events.html

Monday, August 11 – VIP Reception unveiling the exhibit on the history of The Pride Center. – 7:00 - 9:00pm. Stonewall National Museum - Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL. Friends and supporters of both The Pride Center at Equality Park and Stonewall National Museum & Archives are cordially invited to a VIP reception hosted by Stonewall in celebration of the exhibit opening A Snapshot of Service: The Pride Center at Equality Park. The exhibit explores over 20 years of service provided by The Pride Center to South Florida’s LGBT community and serves to commemorate the gift of archival records and memorabilia documenting the historic work and legacy of The Pride Center at Equality Park in the Stonewall National Archives. Please RSVP by emailing RSVP@pridecenterflorida.org. The reception is free. Refreshments provided by Alibi Catering provided and Ketel One.

Tuesday, August 12 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Fork and Balls, 1301 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

Thursday, August 14 – Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Gay and Lesbian Business Xchange (GLBX) Business After Hours. – 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Morton's The Steakhouse, 500 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394. Broward County's premiere gay-friendly networking organization, maximizing our member’s business profitability. The GLBX Business After Hours receptions are a key element in creating and fostering these relationships. The GLBX meets either the second or the fourth Thursday of each month, depending on venue. Members: $10 pre registered Non members $20 pre registered add $5 at the door. http://www.ftlchamber.com/index.php?submenu=Councils&src=gendocs&ref=GLBX_home&category=Groups

Saturday, August 16th – Pridelines Masquerade Ball 7:00pm - 11:00pm. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134. An evening of elegance and romance, reminiscent of Venice’s Carnival, Pridelines' Masquerade Ball will undoubtedly be one of the community's most enjoyable events of the year. Featuring a silent auction, cocktail reception, and a formal dining experience along with entertainment and dancing, Masquerade is sure to be an unforgettable evening. This year’s Masquerade Ball will be hosted in the Country Club Ballroom at the luxurious Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 from seven to eleven in the evening. Guests must donate a minimum of $150 per person to attend. http://www.pridelinesmasquerade.com/

Sunday, August 17 – Gay Nuptials, A Wedding Showcase to benefit the Pride Center –1:00pm - 4:00pm. Hagen Park Center, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL. A Bobby Kyser - Panache Style Event. Gay Nuptials mission is to provide an intimate, scale, yet comfortable event where engaged same sex soulless can connect with hotels, vendors, and their affiliates with products, services and knowledge for their wedding. One Hundred percent of all ticket sales will be donated to The Pride Center at Equality Park. $20 donation includes: Open Bar with vodka, wine and beer, passed hors d’oeuvres, dessert and candy samples. www.mygaywedding.org

Sunday, August 17 – Dancer Underwear Auction & silent Auction benefitting The Pride Center @ Swinging Richards. – 8:00pm12:00am. Swinging Richards - Pompano, 1350 SW 2nd St, Pompano Beach, FL 33069 Swinging Richards is hosting and sponsoring a fundraiser for The Pride Center that will feature a silent auction during the night as well as a live auction featuring nude dancers. Enjoy drink specials and complimentary hors d’oeuvres as you brose a selection auction items from local businesses. And then, the main event: the dancers take the stage and offer something even better than the shirts off their backs! $10 Entry Fee. http://www.pridecenterflorida.org/2014/07/dancer-underwear-auction/

Wednesday, August 20 – 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, August 21 – GLLN Happy Hour – 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Rumors Bar and Grill, 2426 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, 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. http://www.glln.org/uncategorized/happy-hour/

Thursday, August 21 – The Pride Center’s Founders Circle Reception – 6:00 – 8:00pm. Adam’s Interiors, 3900 N. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale. 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 Roger Roa at Rroa@PrideCenterFlorida.org and he 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, August 23 – Macy’s Shop for a Cause, benefitting the Pride Center – All Macy’s Stores. Purchase a $5 coupon card to receive 25% off your entire purchase. Valid ONLY on Saturday, August 23. http://www.pridecenterflorida.org/2014/07/shop-for-a-cause/

Tuesday, August 26 – GFLGLCC Lunch, Learn & Network – Noon - 1:00pm. TBD. Join GFLGLCC for an intimate lunch of not more than 25. We'll begin at Noon and end promptly at 1 PM. https://www.facebook.com/GFLGLCC

Thursday, August 28 – Equalty Florida Host Event and Envelope Stuffing – 5:30 pm – 7:00pm. Northern Trust, 1100 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale Florida 33301. Come mingle with your friends while helping Equality Florida stuff the invites to the Broward Gala. For more info on joining the host committee, contact Row Iliescu row@eqfl.org

Sunday, August 31 – Pride Center’s Labor Day Gay Tea Cruise – 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale Intercostal
Fundraiser is hosted and sponsored by Gay Tea Cruise, Inc. Cruise will be a 3 hour ride down Fort Lauderdale intercoastal and feature DJ Greyson Jubilee and host Kitty. $30 per person. http://www.pridecenterflorida.org/2014/07/labor-day-cruise/

To see a listing of other events, check out OutClique, South Florida’s newest and most fabulous site for Gay South Florida. They feature gay and gay-friendly events. Drink specials, social events, charity functions, leather themed groups, dance parties, whatever is going on, its there. OutClique is your one-stop-shot for the gay happenings in South Florida. http://www.outclique.org/index.php/event-list

Save the Date:

Thursday, September 18 – GLLN Happy Hour – 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Stonewall Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Stonewall Museum has arranged with Scarfone’s Coal Fired Pizza to provide complimentary food and also with Ketel One to provide 1 FREE DRINK, followed by a “$5 cash bar” for additional cocktails. PLEASE JOIN US, AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS! 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. http://www.glln.org/uncategorized/happy-hour/

Saturday, September 20 – 3rd Annual Reverse Quinceanera Pageant benefiting Sunserve –6:00pm – 9:00pm. Second Presbyterian Church located at 1400 N Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 SAVE THE DATE!!! 

Tuesday, September 23 – The Pride Center’s Founders Circle Reception – 6:00 – 8:00pm. W Hotel, 401 North Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. 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 Roger Roa at Rroa@PrideCenterFlorida.org and he 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.

Thursday, October 23 – The Pride Center’s Founders Circle Reception – 6:00 – 8:00pm. Mayor’s Jewelry Store, 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 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 Roger Roa at Rroa@PrideCenterFlorida.org and he 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.

Friday, November 14 & Saturday, November 15 – SMART Ride – The SMART Ride is a 2-day, 165-mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West. What makes this ride unique is the 100% guarantee that every penny you raise as a participant will go to AIDS Service Organizations in Florida. Since 2003, The SMART Ride has raised more than $5.2 Million! Another unique aspect of this ride, is that you have some control over the distribution of the funds you raise, to AIDS Service Organizations listed. If you have questions or want additional information send us an email at info@thesmartride.org

Sunday, November 16 – Equality Florida's Annual Broward Gala – You are cordially invited to join us for this wonderful event that includes drinks, delicious hors d'oevres, an exciting program, including a special address by Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith.

December 11 – Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Holiday Party – 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Blue Martini, 2432 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. http://www.glln.org/events/

Island City Art Walk – Held on the 3rd Friday of each month, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., November through April, along the 1.1 mile Wilton Drive, in the Wilton Manors Art and Entertainment District. The official participants include galleries, eclectic stores, cafes, boutiques and upscale restaurants, which will host over 40 local artists. This is a grassroots collaboration bringing culture and business together for the public to enjoy. http://www.islandcityartwalk.com/

December 11 – Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Holiday Party – 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Blue Martini, 2432 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. http://www.glln.org/events/

Wednesday, December 3 – The Pride Center’s Founders Circle Reception – 6:00 – 8:00pm. Gallary One Hotel, 2670 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 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 Roger Roa at Rroa@PrideCenterFlorida.org and he 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.

Thanks,
Lee Rubin
rubinlee@yahoo.com

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