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July 2015 LGBT Events in Ft Lauderdale

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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. 
Thursday, July 2 – Stonewall Celebrates One Year on Wilton Drive – 7:00pm- 9:00pm.  Stonewall Gallery, 2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Days after what is anticipated to be a “supreme” victory for marriage equality, the evening will also mark the Stonewall Gallery debut of Inside Out’s “We Do!” – part of the Broward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community, featuring images of same-sex wedding participants from the mass wedding ceremony at Wilton Manors on Valentine’s Day, 2015. Stonewall National Museuem & Archives is thrilled to partner with Inside Out, a global art project that gives communities all over the world a platform to express themselves through black and white photographs. Sponsored by: BankUnited, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and Ketel OneRSVP to David Jobin at david@stonewall-museum.org

Friday, July 10 – 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, July 11 – 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, July 14 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Location TBD . 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

Wednesday, July 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, July 16 – 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, 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/

Saturday, July 18  – 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/

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.

Sunday, July 26 – New River Orchestra benefit for Poverello Center– 4:00pm. New River Orchestra, Summer Serenade presents a 50 Member full orchestra Concert to benefit Poverello for the kick for the 2015 / 25th Annual Bowling to Fight Hunger to benefit Poverello. The event will take place at the beautiful Sunshine Cathedral Mcc in Fort Lauderdale. Advanced tickets will go on sale starting July 1st. Contact Kevin Clevenger at Poverello 954-561-3663 ext 122 or kclevenger@poverello.org for more information about tickets or sponsorship's of event. https://www.facebook.com/events/1429617014005237/

Tuesday, July 28– 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. Each luncheon is limited to 25 people, which will allow more time to get to know the attendees. http://business.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/details/lunch-learn-network-07-28-2015-14

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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/

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

Thursday, August 13 – Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Gay and Lesbian Business Xchange (GLBX) Business After Hours – 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Gilda’s Club South Florida, 119 Rose Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. 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. To ensure that our members receive their complimentary entry IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU PRE-REGISTER ONLINE OR Contact: Cristina Agnone| 954.462.6000 ext 8792 | cristina@ftlchamber.com. http://events.ftlchamber.com/sbaweb/events/events.asp?&id=3541&wpid=-101&cale_id=2078&details=true&newsession=TRUE&sid=36180185


Thursday, September 17   Equality Florida Broward Council Mixer

November 14 & 15 – Equality Florida Gala – Sponsor Appreciation Party on Saturday and Equality Florida Broward Gala on Sunday

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