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June 2015 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.

Wednesday, June 3 – De Colores” Of Colors presented by Arts United  6:30pm- 8:00pm. The Pride Center, 2040 N Dixie Hwy, Main Hall, Room 206, second floor, Schubert Building, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. All are welcome at our opening reception for the work of Jennifer Maria. We are partnering with Women in Network for this event. Refreshments will be served. The show runs through June. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Pride Center. https://www.facebook.com/events/467228173435830/

Wednesday, June 3 – Lambda Legal Fort Lauderdale Spring Momentum Mixer – 5:30 - 7:30 pm. J Marks 1245 N Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL. Join fellow supporters for a mix-and-mingle evening of fun, appetizers, and a recap of Lambda Legal's oral arguments at the Supreme Court! For more information or to RSVP, please contact Judi O'Kelley at jokelley@lambdalegal.org or 206-588-1938.

Thursday, June 4 – GLLN CLE Luncheon – 11:45am – 1:15pm. TIMPANO CHOPHOUSE, 450 E Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Cost: $25 Members; $30 Non-Members. Includes appetizers, entree, dessert, soda, coffee/tea, tax and tip. TOPIC: “SECRETS OF DYNAMIC COMMUNICATION” SPEAKER: Achim Nowak is an international authority on leadership presence, author, keynote speaker, C-Suite coach. His firm Influens (www.influens.com ) has helped thousands of entrepreneurs and executives around the world to show up with radiant presence and be boldly influential. Achim’s book Infectious: How to Connect Deeply and Unleash the Energetic Leader Within (Skyhorse/2013) has received acclaim in Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Forbes and Publishers Weekly. His new book The Moment: 4 Keys to a Momentous Life (New Page Books) will be out in January 2016.His popular weekly Energy Boost message is received by a wide circle of influencers around the globe. 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, 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.You may pay using a credit card, PayPal, or check: http://www.glln.org/events/

Tuesday, June 9th –GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon 11:30 am until 1:00 pm. Steak 954, 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Please join us for our GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon, presented by our Corporate Partner, HSBC Bank.You'll meet new friends, make business connections and enjoy a wonderful luncheon prepared by the renowned chef at Steak 954, located in the W Fort Lauderdale. Steak 954 will serve a 3-course lunch, choice of coffee or iced tea, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Cocktails, wine and beer are available. Members: $35. Future Members:$40. Price includes lunch, coffee or iced tea, tax and gratuity - valet parking is discounted to $5

Tuesday, June 9 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Fork & Balls
1301 E. 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! Entry $10 includes one Kettle One Cocktail. For information, visit: www.mackplanet.com

Thursday, June 11 – Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Gay and Lesbian Business Xchange (GLBX) Business After Hours – 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Morton's The Steakhouse,
500 East 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: Complimentary. Non members $10. http://www.ftlchamber.com

Friday, June 12 – United & Proud Opening Reception Art Exhibition 7:00pm- 9:00pm
The Pride Center, 2040 N Dixie Hwy, Main Hall, Schubert Building. Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. Artist Reception and Award. Show Runs June 8th to the 27th during regular Pride Center hours. Best of Show Award presented by Robin Bodiford, Attorney. $5 donation/admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/357687184424429/

Friday, June 12 – 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.

Saturday, June 13 – Pride Center Bingo – Second Saturdays of Each Month. 6:30 p.m. doors open; 7:30 p.m. games begin Main Hall, Schubert Building. Bingo; proceeds benefit The Pride Center. The cost is $15.00 for the Bingo Package.  There will be a concession stand open and there is a 50/50 raffle. In general about $1100.00 in prizes are given out. http://www.pridecenterflorida.org/

Tuesday, June 16  – Easy steps for Estate, Insurance and Gift Planning co-sponsored by Our Fund and The Pride Center – 6:00pm. The Pride Center, 2040 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305.    (Important planning steps after Marriage Equality).
Experts:
·       Andrew Jimenez, ESQ
·       Christopher Dunham, Dunham and Associates Insurance
 FREE ADMISSION - Wine and light hors d'oeuvres to follow.

Wednesday, June 17 – 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, June 18 – June Pride Center Founders Circle Reception 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Iberia Bank – Las Olas, 200 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 3330. 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, June 18 – 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/

Saturday, June 20 – Stonewall Street Festival – Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL. Event starts at 1:00pm. the Parade is at 6:00pm. Wilton Manors signature event, the Wilton Manors Stonewall Festival, is held every year in June. This years event features an evening parade. This is a community-wide event that draws a diverse crowd of approximately 30,000 individuals and families each year. The parade, street vendors, and live performances offer something for everyone and the city is proud to host this celebration every year. Lining the entire length of Wilton Drive will be vendor booths, food trucks, drink stations and non-profit organizations. The main stage will be located at Northeast 6th Avenue providing entertainment throughout the day. Additional will be featured at the several other stages among the Drive. http://www.wiltonmanorsstonewall.com/index.htm

Tuesday, June 23 – GFLGLCC 4th Tuesday Member Spotlight Networking Luncheon 12:00pm - 1:15pm. Dapur Asian Tapas and Ultra Lounge, 1620 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305. Members: $35. Future Members: $40. Price includes a 3-course lunch, beverage, tax and gratuity. We're expanding our Lunch, Learn & Network luncheons to spotlight 3 member businesses each month. While these 3 are spotlighted, we encourage all of the attendees to promote their business. This month's speakers will feature Todd Bludworth of AMI Global Meeting Solutions. Todd will speak about his LGBT Certification success story.  Adam Alvarado of Edward Jones will speak of the "Edward Jones Advantage" program and how it is so unique from similar investment programs. Last, Kevin Clevenger of Poverello will speak about Poverello's positive impact on our community and the upcoming Bowling to Fight Hunger Fundraiser event. In addition, we welcome YOU to speak briefly about your business. Each luncheon is limited to 25 people, which will allow more time to get to know the attendees

Wednesday, June 24 – Gaytime TV Improv Show in Wilton Manors to benefit Sun Serve  – 8:00pm- 9:30pm. The Abyss Theater, 2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Come celebrate Pride with the Pride Pups' second annual Pride Show.  There has been so much progress toward equality since our troupe started.  Last year we were celebrating the ruling overturning DOMA.  With major victories like Marriage Equality in Florida the Pups thinks it is time to celebrate again!    Our troupe is so excited to bring you laughs with our TV inspired Improv show.  Tickets are $20 and with limited seating they go fast. Proceeds from the show will go to support Sun Serve and their outreach programs in Wilton Manor and Fort Lauderdale. Doors open at 7:30PM.  Show starts at 8PM.  90 Minute run time. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gaytime-tv-improv-show-in-wilton-manors-tickets-17072863394
 
Thursday, June 25 – State Of The HeART  – 6:00pm- 8:00pm. Stonewall Museum Gallery, 2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. Join supporters of the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Flirda and Stonewall National Museum & Archives as celebrate Pride month and come together for “State of the HeART” and evening celebration of LGBT art, culture and conversation. A panel moderated by Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Dean J. Trantalis, will include David Jobin, Executive Director of Stonewall National Museum & Archives, Mark B. Kent, newly appointed Executive Director of the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, and Andy Rogow, Artistic Director of Island City Stage, leading a discussion about where local LGBT arts and cultural organizations are heading in the wake of the Supreme Court’s upcoming marriage decision and how that decision will impact philanthropy in the greater South Florida arts and LGBT communities. They will be joined in the conversation by local business leader(s)  who will then open the discussion for questions from the audience. The discussion will be immediately followed by a cocktail reception. Join us for what promises to be a lively, informal and informative evening of cocktails and conversation. RSVP to david@stonewall-museum.org

Save the Date:

Art Walk On Wilton Drive – Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. 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.  Experience Stonewall Gallery, as part of the Art Walk On Wilton Drive. Free admission and festive offerings along Wilton Drive and throughout Wilton Manors. http://artwalkonwiltondrive.com/

Pride Center Bingo – Second Saturdays of Each Month. 6:30pm. doors open; 7:30pm. games begin Main Hall, Schubert Building. Bingo; proceeds benefit The Pride Center. The cost is $15.00 for the Bingo Package.  There will be a concession stand open and there is a 50/50 raffle. In general about $1100.00 in prizes are given out. http://www.pridecenterflorida.org/

Saturday, July 18  – Sidelines Casino night to benefit Poverello – 7:00pm. Sidelines, 2031 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Sidelines Sports & Video Bar will be hosting a casino night to benefit Bowling to Fight Hunger to benefit Poverello with Texas hold'em, Roulette and Black Jack. Buy in will be $25 for $2000 in chips. Lots of silent auction and raffle items available. https://www.facebook.com/events/346472655527906/

Thursday, July 23 – July Pride Center Founders Circle Reception 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Events by Grateful Palate, 3033 NE 32 AVENUE, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33308 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.

Tuesday, August 4 – Mack Power Lunch – 11:30am – 1:30pm at Outback Steakhouse
1801 SE 10th 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.  $34.00, Advance Registration required: www.mackplanet.com

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