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November 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.

Thursday, November 5 – GLLN Social Luncheon – 11:45am – 1:15pm. TIMPANO CHOPHOUSE
450 E Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Monthly luncheons are on the first thursday of every month. 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. APPROVED FOR ONE (1) CLE ETHICS CREDIT FOR THIS LUNCHEON.http://www.glln.org/events/

Thursday, November 5 – Opening Reception fro Landon Woolston Trans Art Exhibith – 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Pride Center 20140 N. Dioxie Highway, Wilton Manors. The Pride Center Art Gallery is an artistic strategy used as a too of community mobilization towards empowerment, pride, and health awareness. For more information, contact. Anthony Brautigam at abrautigam@pridecenterflorida.org

Thursday, November 5 – Carlos Guillermo Smith, Democrat for Florida House District 49 Event – 6:00pm – 8:00pm. L'Hermitage in Fort Lauderdale, 3100 N Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. Come out to support Carlos Guillermo Smith, a proven fighter for our community's working families. A proud alumnus of the University of Central Florida, Carlos proudly identifies as a Latino, LGBT and forward thinking millennial who reflects the values and diversity of House District 49. He knows the issues. As a community leader, Carlos has been a champion for affordable healthcare, fully funded public education, and for social and economic equality. As an advocate for everyday Floridians, Carlos has experience organizing the public to engage in citizen activism to ensure their voices are heard in Tallahassee. As a result of that experience, Carlos knows how Tallahassee works and has the relationships to get things done. To RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15CgTuA4fsw-nAMIVft3Fk-A_9l_Z8nBV6O4eqnF-WIk/viewform

Friday, November 6 – Flash Fire Pizza fundraiser for Poverello – 11:00am – 11:00pm. Flash Fire Pizza, 2949 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306. Friday Nov 6th ALL DAY long
6-9pm International DJ/Producer Alex Ferbeyre (Dj Maximus 3000) will be spinning. All day Friday Nov 6th, Flash Fire Pizza will be hosting a kickoff fundraiser for Poverello Holiday Food Drive. By making a purchase on Nov 5, 20% of sales will go directly to Poverello to help provide food to our 2,600 clients each month. From 6-9pm International DJ/Producer Alex Ferbeyre will be spinning. So come join us on Friday Nov 6, ALL DAY and help Poverello provide a traditional holiday meal to each of our clients.
https://www.facebook.com/events/955177071219999/

Saturday, November 7 – National LGBTQ 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

Saturday, November 7  –  Pink Nail Society Awareness Event with The South Florida Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The House of the Rising Sun – 7:00pm – 9:30pm. Rumors Bar & Grill, 2426 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. This campaign is to initiate a non-profit organization (Pink Nail Society) to focus on testing uninsured men for prostate cancer. South Florida offers ample free STD and HIV testing centers, yet free prostate examinations are scarce. Paint a pinkie nail or two. Help us raise awareness in prostate cancer. LET'S GIVE PROSTATE CANCER THE FINGER! Our Promise: We Pinkie Swear to Care! The South Florida Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The House of the Rising Sun will be joining in! Make sure you say hi and get your pinkie painted!! You can donate in the meantime on our gofundme link: http://www.gofundme.com/nxhiq

Monday, November 9 – Lambda Legal Ft. Lauderdale Appreciation Breakfast– 8:30am 10:00am. Join fellow Lambda Legal Major Donor supporters for a breakfast briefing. Spend the morning filled with fun, appetizers, and a recap of Lambda Legal's recent victory for marriage equality at the Supreme Court, and learn more about the work ahead for LGBT equality! For more information or to RSVP, please contact tpham@lambdalegal.org at 646-307-7392.

Monday, November 9 – Our Fund presents The 5th 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/

Tuesday, November 10– Pride Center Founders Circle Reception – 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Pride Center 20140 N. Dioxie Highway, Wilton Manors. 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, 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. Free parking is available but limited. RSVP by Wednesday, August 19, 2015 to RSVP@PrideCenterFlorida.org or 954.463.9005 x 104.

Tuesday, November 10 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Boatyard, 1555 SE 17th Street, Fort 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! Entry $10 includes one Kettle One Cocktail. For information, visit: www.mackplanet.com

Thursday, November 12 – Sunday, November 15 – SMART Ride – The SMART Ride began as a dream to create a bicycle event where 100% of pledges raised could go back to the communities to be used for direct services. What makes SMART Ride unique?  The ride is fully supported and designed to allow riders of all degrees of experience to participate. This is a ride not a race. The average rider raises over $2,020. Our participants come from across the State of Florida from as far south as Key West, as far North as Jacksonville, from Tampa to Palm Beach. We attract between 400-500 participants with each event, but we touch thousands more on the road as we travel between cities and towns, and with each donation that is made. Last year, close to 10,000 people donated to our efforts – that’s quite an impact! Riders and crew range in age from 18 to 73. To donate, participate or volunteer: https://www.thesmartride.org/

Friday, November 13 – 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.

November 14 & 15 – Equality Florida Gala – Sponsor Appreciation Party on Saturday and Equality Florida Broward Gala on Sunday. Held Sunday, November 15th, at the Panorama Ballroom at Pier Sixty Six in Fort Lauderdale, the Gala is Equality Florida's largest fundraiser of the year. It's a fun, elegant party, and an opportunity to honor important leaders of the LGBT equality movement. Last year we were delighted to honor Jazz Jennings with our Voice For Equality award. THIS year Equality Florida is so proud to be honoring James (Jim) Obergefell, whose winning case brought marriage equality to the entire nation on June 26th! http://www.eqfl.org/browardgala

Saturday, November 14 – Pride Center Bingo – Second Saturdays of Each Month. 6:30 p.m. doors open; 7:30 p.m. Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors. 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, November 17 – GFLGLCC November Mixer at GalleryOne Fort Lauderdale – GALLERYone - A DoubleTree Suites, 2670 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304.
Join us as Reyka Vodka presents the November Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. This month's location is the GALLERYone Fort Lauderdale Garden Patio on the Intracoastal. GFLGLCC Members: Free
Future-Members $10. One complimentary Reyka Vodka drink included. Happy Hour Specials. Hors D'oeuvres From Gallery One. $3 Reduced Valet Parking. Please Drink Reyka Vodka Responsibly. http://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/details/gflglcc-november-mixer-at-galleryone-fort-lauderdale-606

Wednesday, November 18 – 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 – Pride Institue – The Pride and Joy Mixer  – Dupur Asian Tapas &b Lounge, 1620 North Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33305. Join the Pride Institute at Ft. Lauderdale Hospital for an evening of delicious bites, free gift bag swag and good vibes. Celebrating healthy living and recovery within our LGBTQ community. RSVP to Patti Kowal at patti.kowal@uhsinc.com
 
Friday, November 20 – GLBX Artopia– 6:00pm – 10:00pm. NSU Art Museum. RTOPIA, presented by AUDI Fort Lauderdale, is the annual GLBX fundraising event. Expect an evening extravaganza of arts: Culinary Arts, Fashion, Visual Arts, and the Performing Arts in harmony with a wide selection of your favorite foods and beverages! Members $65, Non-Members $75.

Saturday, November 21– 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/

Monday, November 30 – Dining With Pride – 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Mellow Mushroom, 525 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. You must mention “The pride Center” or “Dining with Pride” to your server. A portion of your check will to The Pride Center. Valid for Dinner, Food only. Dine in only; excludes other promotions. http://www.pridecenterflorida.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/

Tuesday, December 1 – Mack Power Lunch – 11:30am – 1:30pm at Thasos Greek Taverna, 3330 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Fort 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.  $34.00, Advance Registration required: www.mackplanet.com

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Wednesday, Dec 2– Lambda Legal Sponsor Thank You and 2016 Kickoff Reception – 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Sonesta Hotel – Horizon Ballroom. Lambda Legal welcomes 2015 event sponsors and other invited guests to a celebration of last March’s successful event and the kickoff of the 2016 season. Cocktails and hors d’hoeuvres in a spectacular setting.

Thursday, Dec 10– GLBX Business After Hours – 5:30pm - 7:00pm. TBD. Come join us for great networking with other members of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce at one of Fort Lauderdale's finest dining establishments on Las Olas. Complimentary for members and $10 admission for nonmembers. http://www.ftlchamber.com/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&category=GLBX&refno=103801





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