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November 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, November 3 – Stonewall Museum and Archives and the Pride Center present the Screening of “Mr. Angel” for Trans Awareness Month – 7:00pm – 9:00pm. at Stonewall National Museum & Archives and ArtServe Auditorium, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. A documentary film that explores the life and transition of Pioneering Filmmaker, Speaker, and Advocate Buck Angel – Meet and Greet with Buck Angel after the screening. https://www.facebook.com/events/262103217333821/

Thursday, November 6 – GLLN CLE Luncheon – 11:45am – 1:15pm. Timpano Chop House
450 Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. “Legal Writing and Advocacy” SPEAKER: Chief Judge Dorian K. Damoorgian, Florida District Court Of Appeal, Fourth District Judge Damoorgian began his legal career in 1980 and worked as a private practice attorney until 1999. He then became a Circuit Court judge on the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida. He held this position through 2007, when he was appointed to the Court of Appeal.
http://www.glln.org/events/

Friday, November 7 – Free Spaghetti Dinner at the Pride Center for The SMART Ride 11 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, FL. Join local riders and teams for a free carb-loading to kick off the final weekend of training before the SMART Ride. Those who are NOT riders or official crew are asked to donate $10 to the SMART Ride. Please RSVP to RSVP@pridecenterflorida.org by Wednesday, November 5th.

Saturday, November 8 – South Florida Wind Ensemble – 7:00pm – 9:30pm. Broward Center – Au Rene Theater. The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble will host the LGBA in a mass concert at the Broward Center of the Performing Arts, AuRene Theater. There will be approximately 300 musicians on stage, performing famous classical and Latin music for all ages. Some of the pieces include Danzas Cubanas by Robert Sheldon and Copacabana by Barry Manillow. This will be a fun concert for all, featuring the Latin flair that makes up a large part of our community. Tickets can be purchased through one of our members, or through the Broward Center website, at $30 each. Broward Center Link for tickets:
https://www.browardcenter.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Apermalink=SFPWE_FiestaCaliente

Saturday, November 8 – National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Broward Event – 7:00pm – 9:30pm. At the home of Dr. Russell Sassani & Michael Schneider, 139 Fiesta Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Pease join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and hear from Rea Carey, Executive Director, about the Task Force’s exciting vision to achieve full LGBTQ equality. $50 suggested donation. For more information, visit www.thetaskforce.org/ftl

Monday, November 10 – Our Fund presents The 4th Annual National LGBT Leadership Forum and Reception – 5:00pm 7:00pm. Horvitz Auditorium, adjacent to the Museum of Art - Fort Lauderdale, One East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Join us for an in-depth discussion with national LGBT leaders regarding the future of equality, one week after the mid-term elections. Complimentary wines and hors d’oeuveres will be served after the Forum. http://www.our-fund.org/

Monday, November 10 – Pride Center Screening of “Just Gender” for Trans Awareness Month – 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, FL. A documentary firlm that explores the lives of Transgender people across the country. Q&A with filmmaker, George Zuber, and cast members. https://www.facebook.com/events/262103217333821/

Tuesday, November 11 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Stache 1920s Drinking Den. 109 SW 2nd Ave, Ft. 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: www.mackplanet.com


Tuesday, November 11 – Dining With Pride – 13:00pm – 10:30pm. Scarfone’s Coal Fired Pizza, 21500 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL. You must mention “The pride Center” or “Dining with Pride” to your server. A portion of your check will to The Pride Center. Good for Food and Beverages. Dine in only; excludes other promotions. http://www.pridecenterflorida.org/

Thursday, November 12 – Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Gay and Lesbian Business Xchange (GLBX) Business After Hours – 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Stonewall National Museum & Archives - Wilton Manors Gallery, 2159 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. 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

Friday, November  14 – SunServe Silver Serve Luncheon – 11:00am – 1:00pm (Second Friday of the Month). ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL. Every Second Friday of the Month. SunServe is a model 501(c)(3) nonprofit social service agency serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) community in South Florida. We provide high quality, compassionate, and progressive care for all, including those in financial need, minorities, youth, seniors, families, and those with life-challenging physical or emotional conditions. We also perform numerous education and outreach projects. Kindly RSVP by calling 954.764.5150 ext. 114.

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

Saturday, November 15 – Equality Florida's Sponsor VIP Reception – 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Home of John Evans and Steve Wozencraft. EQFL will be presenting Meryl Friedman, statewide board member and longtime Broward Gala Steering Committee member, with the Service and Leadership Award for her tireless dedication to promoting Equality Florida 24/7! Please contact Row, South Florida Development Director, at 305-335-2102 or row@eqfl.org for more information.

Sunday, November 16 – Equality Florida's Annual Broward Gala – The 12th Annual Equality Florida Broward Gala will once again be held in the beautiful Waterfront Panorama Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, November 16th. The Gala is a “must attend” event that brings together over 400 of our county’s political, business, and civic leaders to celebrate and support the work of Equality Florida, the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s LGBT community. This wonderful event that includes drinks, delicious hors d'oevres, an exciting program, including a special address by Equality Florida Deputy Director Stratton Pollitzer. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $500 - only $41.67 per month. Please contact Row, South Florida Development Director, at 305-335-2102 or row@eqfl.org for more information.

Friday, November 15 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/
Monday, November 17 –Trans Equality Awards Ceremony for Trans Awareness Month – 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve located at 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Florida. An evening acknowledging/awarding those who have advanced Transgender equality. Suggested donation, $15. https://www.facebook.com/events/262103217333821/

Wednesday, November 19 – 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, November 19 – GLLN Happy Hour – 6:00pm – 8:00pm. TBD. Happy Hours are on the 3rd Thursday of every month at various locations. 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, November 20 –Transgender Day of Remembrance, for Trans Awareness Month – 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, FL. An evening of commemorative/call to action for those who have lost their lives due to bias and hatred based on gender identity and expression worldwide. https://www.facebook.com/events/262103217333821/

Friday, November 21 Stonewall Museum Mixer with World AIDS Museum 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Stonewall Museum – Wilton Manors Gallery, 2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Experience both of Wilton Manors’ world-class museums on the 3rd Friday of each month.  Free admission and free Hopper Shuttle Bus service to/from Stonewall Gallery, 2157 Wilton Drive and the World AIDS Museum, 1201 NE 26th Street (in Wilton Station). Galleries open & shuttle service from 7 – 11 pm. Refreshments served. http://www.stonewall-museum.org/

Tuesday, November 25 –Trans and Alternative Lifestyle Panel Discussion, for Trans Awareness Month – 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, FL. Part of The Community Collaborative Transgender Educational Series.  https://www.facebook.com/events/262103217333821/

Save the Date:

Island City Art Walk – Held on the 3rd Saturday 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/

Tuesday, December 2 – Mack Power Lunch11:30am – 1:30pm at Thasos Greek Taverna, 3330 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale. 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

Tuesday, December 2 – VIP Reception for An Evening of Celebration for the World’s AIDS Museum6:00pm. Join us in supporting the grand opening of the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center at An Evening of Celebration. The event will begin with an exclusive VIP cocktail reception at 6:00 pm in the new, waterfront Huizenga Pavilion at the Broward Center. Healthcare professionals who have dedicated their lives to helping those with HIV / AIDS will be honored. The highlight of the evening will be a concert at the Amaturo Theater by the renowned 60-piece South Florida Symphony Orchestra featuring Conductor Sebrina Maria Alfonso and an internationally acclaimed soloist. Proceeds from An Evening of Celebration will benefit the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center. Sponsorship and program advertising opportunities are available. For event information call 954.390.0550 or email worldaidsmuseum@aol.com

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.

Sunday, December 7 – Impulse Group South Florida Presents: "Rise" – TBD. Impulse Group South Florida is a non-profit organization that focuses on the sexual and overall health of the gay community in South Florida (Palm Beach, Broward, & Miami-Dade Counties). We are an organization dedicated to education about HIV, whose rates continue to rise in our demographic group in our geographic location, despite falling in other demographic groups. Impulse encourages HIV prevention by facilitating testing opportunities, providing condoms and other materials for safe or safer sex. Finally, we help promptly link any individuals that test positive with medical care. http://impulsegrp.org/chapters/south-florida/

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/

Saturday, January 3 Sunshine Cathedral Performance: Melinda Doolittle – 8:00pm. Sunshine Cathedral MCC, 1480 SW 9th Ave. Fort Lauderdale. The SOBs at Sunshine Cathedral Mcc - The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus - Tickets: $25.00
On All-Hallows’ Eve in 1938, twelve of the sweetest voices at Yale University converged at Mory’s Temple Bar to form an a cappella group unlike any other. This group went without a name until they capitalized on a backhanded compliment they heard at a party: “These SOBs are good!” And thus the Society of Orpheus and Bacchus was born. Armed with the mellifluous talents of Orpheus, the soulful minstrel of Olympus, and the care-free revelry of Bacchus, god of merry-making, our society has seamlessly fused our ancient traditions of musicianship and festivity with a professional flair for 75 years. For more information and tickets click here:
http://sunshinecathedral.org/?page_id=7898

Saturday, January 10 Sunshine Cathedral Performance: The Society of Orpheus
and Bacchus – 8:00pm. Sunshine Cathedral MCC, 1480 SW 9th Ave. Fort Lauderdale.
Melinda Doolittle became a household name on season six of American Idol continues thrilling audiences with her powerhouse vocals and charm. In 2013 alone, Melinda was featured on 5 studio albums, including her sophomore release You’re The Reason. Her latest album offers listeners a true glimpse into Doolittle as an Artist, as she wrote and performed half of the songs on the album. Melinda told the Hollywood Reporter that she approached the album “from the aspect of love. It’s what shapes my life daily. I wanted to be transparent and honest.”
Ticket Prices: $25.00 Online/$35.00 Door. All tickets sales are final. For more information and tickets click here:
http://sunshinecathedral.org/?page_id=7643

Saturday, January 23 Performing at Sunshine Cathedral: Suzanne Westenhoefer – 8:00pm. Sunshine Cathedral MCC, 1480 SW 9th Ave. Fort Lauderdale. Suzanne Westenhoefer in a word: Candid. She’s refreshingly candid, disturbingly candid and oh-my-god-she-just-said-that candid. Happily, she’s funny, too. For over two decades, this bold and brazen out lesbian comedian has been traveling the world, sharing her heart and soul with audiences. Whatever is going on in Suzanne’s life, you’ll get an earful of it. She doesn’t tell jokes. She tells the truth. Or the truth as filtered through her uniquely twisted life experience. Ticket Prices: $25.00 Online/$35.00 Door. All ticket sales are final.For more information and tickets click here:
http://sunshinecathedral.org/?page_id=7683

Saturday, February 21 – Pride Center’s Evening in Paradise – 7:00pm – 9:30pm. Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve located at 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Florida. http://eveninginparadise.org/

Thanks,
Lee Rubin
rubinlee@yahoo.com

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