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.
Saturday, July 1 – 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, July 7 – 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 8 – 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/
Wednesday, July 12 – 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.” http://www.dolphindems.org/
Thursday, July 13 – Equality Means Business Luncheon – 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Sea Watch
6002 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308. Hear what top companies in Florida know about the best practices of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and what the shifting environment of equality means for your business. Registration is required. Panelists:
· Jason Altmire, Senior Vice President for Public Policy & Community Engagement for Florida Blue
· Row Iliescu, South Florida Development Director for Equality Florida
· Andy Perrott, Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Gay and Lesbian Business Xchange (GLBX) Chair
· Donna M. Kimmel, Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer at Citrix
· Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith District 49
Thursday, July 13 – GLBX After Hours Networking – 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM The Pride Center 2040 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305.Join the GLBX in conjuction with The Pride Center at their July After Hours Networker - SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE! The July event will be Sponsored by James Senior from Edward Jones and Seasons 52. Being held at The Pride Center, 2040 N Dixie Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305 from 5:30-7:00pm. Come and support the GLBX and The Pride Center by helping them with their School Supply Drive. Participate in the raffles, Mix and mingle with a diverse group of like-minded business individuals who want to meet you! Admission is complimentary (and includes 2 drink tickets). The GLBX is a council of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and can connect you and your business to a wide array of exciting business, networking and career opportunities. Not to be missed! https://www.facebook.com/events/344273952660035/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%222%22%2C%22ref_dashboard_filter%22%3A%22upcoming%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22%5B%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22dashboard%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22main_list%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%5B%5D%7D%5D%22%7D
Tuesday, July 18 – GFLGLCC July Mixer at Hunters Nightclub – 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Join us as Reyka Vodka presents the July Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce at Hunters Nightclub. Complimentary Reyka Vodka Drink. Cash Bar with Happy Hour Specials. Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres by Beehive Kitchen. https://gflglcc.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/3340
Wednesday, July 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 email@example.com
Monday, July 24 – 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.
Save the Date:
August – 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. http://www.glln.org/events/
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. http://www.wmae.org
September – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon – 11:30am - 1:30pm. TBD. http://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/
Sunday, November 12 – The 2017 Equality Florida Broward Gala – The Panorama Ballroom at Pier 66. Celebrating 20 years of Equality Florida!