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August 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, Aug 3 – 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, Aug 5 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.

Wednesday, Aug 9 – 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.”

Friday, Aug 11 – 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.

Thursday, Aug 11 – GLBX After Hours Networking – 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Audi Fort Lauderdale 1200 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Join the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce GLBX Council for our August after-hours mixer and the official launch party for Artopia III![%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%7B%5C%22page_id%5C%22%3A176807157504%2C%5C%22tour_id%5C%22%3Anull%7D%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D

Saturday, Aug 12 – Poverello 27th Annual Bowling to Fight Hunger 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Saturday, August 12 at 12 PM - 4 PM. Sawgrass Lanes 8501 N University Dr, Tamarac, Florida 33321The 27th Annual Bowling to Fight Hunger will take place at Sawgrass Lanes on Saturday Aug 12th. We start at a later time this year with Registration from 12-1 and the event beginning at 1pm. Online registration starts March 1st. Presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation.[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22bookmarks%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmarks_menu%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22[]%22%7D%2C%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22surface%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22dashboard%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%7B%5C%22dashboard_filter%5C%22%3A%5C%22upcoming%5C%22%7D%22%7D%2C%7B%22surface%22%3A%22dashboard%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22calendar_tab_invitation%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%7B%5C%22dashboard_filter%5C%22%3A%5C%22calendar%5C%22%7D%22%7D]%2C%22ref%22%3A46%7D

Saturday, Aug 12 – 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.

Tuesday, Aug 15 – GFLGLCC August Mixer– 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Salty Bar inside Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort 1111 N. Ocean Dr. Hollywood, FL 33019. Join us as Reyka Vodka presents the Aug Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Complimentary Reyka Vodka Drink. Complimentary for GFLGLCC Members. $10 for Future Members. Parking:  Self Parking at $3 Hourly or $10 Valet (with validation up to 3 hours).

Wednesday, Aug 16 – 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

Sunday, Aug 20 Fiddler on the Roof Sing-Along 5:00 pm. Congregation Etz Chaim: Pride Center, 2038 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Join us Sunday, August 20th at 5 pm for the Sing-Along event of the season!Congregation Etz Chaim is pleased to announce we are partnering once more with the Stonewall National Museum and Archives; this time to bring you Fiddler on the Roof: The Sing-Along!Come ready for a delicious dinner then sing along (!) with all your friends to all your favorites as we watch this classic movie. Cost:  CEC Members: $18  /  Non-Members: $25  (Dinner is included in the admission price). We must have your paid RSVP by Friday, August 18th to save your seat!

Tuesday, Aug 22  Broward House and Our Fund Foundation Cornerstone Fund Kick-off 6:00pm - 8:00 pm. BNY Mellon, 350 East Las Olas Blvd.  Suite 1400, Fort Lauderdale. For nearly 30 years Broward House has provided housing as the cornerstone of healing for those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS.  Broward House recognizes that individuals are more able to accept services and adhere to health care in a safe environment in which a variety of needs are addressed which lead to expanding services to include prevention, education, case management, collaborative medical care, mental health and substance abuse treatment. A range of vital housing services remain at the core of Broward House’s mission. Broward House has turned to Our Fund Foundation as it launches The Broward House Cornerstone Fund – a capital project fund that will be maintained and invested at Our Fund. Please RSVP to Anthony Cedeño at or 954-565-1090.

Wednesday, Aug 23  California Pizza Kitchen Dining Out Fundraiser to Support Stonewall   11:00 am – 10:00 pm. California Pizza Kitchen2301 North Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mention Stonewall National Museum & Archives when paying and California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of proceeds to SNMA.

Monday, Aug 28 SAGE of South Florida Men's Night Out 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Rumors, 2426 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Every fourth Monday of the month, SAGE men meet at Tropics for cocktails, dinner and lively conversation. Please Note: Men's Night Out has moved to Rumors on Wilton Drive (across from Rosie's)

Wednesday, Aug 30 Chipotle Dining Out Fundraiser to Support Stonewall from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Chipotle 1736 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Print or Pick up flyer at Stonewall Library or Stonewall Gallery to show the cashier when you dine to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Stonewall National Museum & Archives. To Print Flyer, visit:

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.

Saturday, September 23  Artopia   Galleria At Fort Lauderdale. Please join the GLBX as we showcase how Broward County’s professional and cultural communities unite to celebrate our unique diversity that empowers our local economy to prosper. GENERAL ADMISSION $100 (Special Performances, Interactive Artistic, Exhibits, Complimentary Gourmet Food, Complimentary Adult Beverages)VIP ADMISSION $150 (Entrance One Hour in Advance, Exclusive VIP Reception, Performer/Artist Meet and Greet, Exclusive Specialty Food, Exclusive Specialty Adult Beverages, Complimentary Valet Parking)

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

Monday, November 13  – Our Fund’s 7th Annual LGBT Leadership Forum –  6:00pm. NSU Museum of Art Horvitz Auditorium One East Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 3330. The theme is: Florida’s LGBT Future. Our Fund Foundation is gathering a panel of visionary leaders who understand the importance of coalition-buidling to advance LGBT values statewide. Using lessons learned from Colorado in the early 2000s as progressives swept into power in that state, our panel will discuss how Florida can position itself to experience a similar trend. Admission is free. Invitations will be sent early October 2017


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