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June 2017 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, June 1 – GLLN Social Luncheon – 11:45am - 1:15pm. Timpano’s, 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.

Saturday, June 3 SAGE of South Florida Monthly Luncheon 12:30pm – 2:00pm at the Herb Skolnic Center in Pompano Beach. Call (954) 634-7219 to reserve your space.

Friday, June 9 – 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 10 – South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble, Celebration - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Southwest 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. The Pride Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Steel Drum Band will take the stage in the Amaturo Theatre at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as they celebrate the contribution of gay and lesbian composers and the gay and lesbian band movement. Guest vocalists and dancers will be invited to join forces with the band.

Saturday, June 10 – 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.

Sunday, June 11 – Equality Rally For Unity & Pride, and Pulse Remembrance, FTL 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Huizenga Plaza, 1 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301. In solidarity with the national "Equality March For Unity & Pride," in Washington, DC, ​​those who ​celebrate​ diversity, and ​respect ​the rights of all individuals ​are​ invited to gather, join hands, raise ​​their ​voices ​and ​proclaim our ​indivisibility. A remembrance of the victims of the Pulse Nightclub massacre will include guest speaker and Pulse survivor Isaiah Henderson, a special performance by The Gay Men's Chorus, and an opportunity to "HonorThemWithAction.

Wednesday, June 14 – Dolphin Democrats Meeting – Second Wednesday of Each Month. 7:00pm. The Pride Center, 2040 A North Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL. 7:00 pm – Pizza and social. 7:30 pm – Meeting. “Further, it shall be the mission of this organization to foster good will between gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members of the Democratic Party and the community at large. We seek individual freedom in the framework of a just society and political freedom in the framework of meaningful participation by all citizens.”

Saturday, June 17 – Stonewall Festival - 2017 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM.  Wilton Manors, Florida. The parade is the main attraction of the festival. Thousands come out to watch floats and groups as they strut their stuff down Wilton Drive. The parade begins at 4:00 pm and lasts for an hour and a half. In addition to the stages, The Manor plus four stages on the Drive, and several bar stages, which will be featuring local performers and DJ’s throughout the day, we are pleased to announce iHeartRadio will have two radio stations, 93.9 MIA & Y100 Miami and one TV station, NBC 6 in the Mix South Florida  will be present on the Drive. With over 100 vendors and exhibitors, and food vendors and trucks, the Festival marketplace is always a fun way to spend the afternoon. Several of the area nonprofits and governmental agencies take part and provide a wide range of information and services to attendees. Stonewall Event & Marketplace opens at 3:00 PM.

Tuesday, June 20 GFLGLCC May Mixer 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. W Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Join us as Reyka Vodka presents the June Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce at the Living Room Lounge inside the newly renovated W Fort Lauderdale.

Wednesday, June 21 – 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

Thursday, June 22 Monthly Networking Mixer 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Himmarshee Public House, 201 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301. Join us for our next monthly networking mixer at Himmarshee Public House on Thursday, June 22nd from 5:30-8PM. Drink Specials & Free Lite Bites provided. Come and meet new friends and business contacts! This is a FREE event. Plenty of paid street parking and there is a parking garage one block away.

Monday, June 26 SAGE of South Florida Men's Night Out 5:30 pm at Tropics Piano Bar and Restaurant. Every fourth Monday of the month, SAGE men meet at Tropics for cocktails, dinner and lively conversation.

Tuesday, June 27 Equality Florida Broward Equality Connection 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Mojo’s Restaurant, 4140 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, 33308. The amazing chef at Mojo’s will prepare some delicious “lite bites” just for us to go along with Happy Hour drink specials! The local leadership team will be on hand to provide an update on the march toward full equality in Florida and how you can get engaged in our fight right here in Broward County. There is no charge for this event, so please bring a guest, or three! Equality Connections are a great way to introduce new people to the work of Equality Florida. If you stay for dinner, Anthony & Domenick of Mojo's will "give back" to Equality Florida 20% of regular priced menu items.

Tuesday, July 4  Pet Project’s 4th of July BBQ   12:00pm - 3:00pm. Mona's Cocktail Lounge, 502 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Time to gear up for our July 4th Fundraiser hosted by Mona's Bar in honor of Pizza Hut Dave.. Mark the date it is a great event!! All day prizes and giveaways all proceeds benefit Pet Project for Pets.

Save the Date:

Wilton Manors Art Expo – Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month – 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. January through March, along the 1.1 mile Wilton Drive, in the Wilton Manors Art and Entertainment District. A Showcase of local artists, craftsmen, musicians, and businesses in the Arts & Entertainment District and Dixie Village. This cultural experience brings a multitude of visitors into our numerous unique galleries, shops, bars, and restaurants on Wilton Drive and vicinity.

September – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon   11:30am - 1:30pm. TBD.

Sunday, November 12  – The 2017 Equality Florida Broward Gala  – The Panorama Ballroom at Pier 66. Celebrating 20 years of Equality Florida!