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October 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.

Wednesday, Oct 4 – Pet Legacy Fund Kick-off  6:00pm - 8:00pm. Private Home, RSVP for Address. Your attendance is appreciated as The Pet Project and Our Fund Foundation announce the new Pet Legacy Fund, estate planning for your pets to keep them healthy and happy. Whether or not you have pets, please come and learn more about how Our Fund is making a positive difference in our community for LGBT people. Please RSVP to David Jobin at or 954-565-1090.

Thursday, Oct 5 – 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, Oct 7 – 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, Oct 6 – Sunday, Oct 15 – OUTshine Film Festival – Outshine is everything you want in a film festival... inviting, glowing, and eclipsing all others before it. Our mission is to inspire, entertain, and educate; encouraging a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video, and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. Outrageous. Outspoken. And outstanding in what we deliver. Join us from October 6-15 for our Fort Lauderdale Edition.

Wednesday, Oct 11 – Taste of Equality – 6:00pm - 9:00pm. The Village at Gulfstream Park 901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009. Once again Equality Florida and The Village at Gulfstream Park are teaming up to host a mouthwatering exciting evening, packed with great raffle prizes, tasty treats, savory sips, and an opportunity to learn about what Equality Florida is doing to bring about LGBTQ equality in Florida. Bring your friends... and make a few new ones along the way. Your ticket entitles you to a pairing at any or all of the participating hosts!

Wednesday, Oct 11 – 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.”

Thursday, Oct 12 – Puerto Rico Strong Hurricane Relief  5:00pm – 10:00pm. Modern Sixties Wine Lounge 1828 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. We are Helping Hurricane Victims! Come tonight, DONATE, Drink, Live Music. All to help Hurricane Victims and their families![%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%3A2%2C%22source%22%3A2%7D

Thursday, Oct 12 – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Breakfast  8:30am – 9:45pm. The Westin Fort Lauderdale 400 Corporate Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334. Join us as Northwestern Mutual - Striano Financial Group Presents the GFLGLCC- Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Networking Breakfast at the Westin Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy a plated breakfast with bacon, eggs, and potatoes served with pastries, muffins, orange juice and coffee. GFLGLCC Members $20. Future Members $25. Advanced Registration Required.

Friday, Oct 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.

Saturday, Oct 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.

Tuesday, Oct 17 – GFLGLCC Mixer – 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Matty's at Wilton Park 2100 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors, FL 33305. 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. RSVP Encouraged:

Wednesday, Oct 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

Saturday, Oct 21 – Boomer/Senior Health Expo – 10:00am – 2:00pm. The Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Join us for our 8th Annual Boomer/Senior Health Expo to be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10 am until 2 pm at The Pride Center, 2040 North Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. The Expo once again will provide lesbian, gay, bisexual and trangender (lgbt) adults with a unique, comprhensive overview of community healthcare resources. Booths and display spaces sold out this summer to over 60 lgbt-friendly medical, professional, support & financial providers in the fields of wellness and lifestyle who will showcase their services and products through this popular event.

Monday, Oct 27 – 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)

Tuesday, Oct 31 – Wicked Manors – 7:00 pm. Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. The Pride Center, for the  5th year will produce the largest FUNDRAISING Halloween Street Party event of the year, Wicked Manors 2017! This historic, entertaining block party will occur ALWAYS on Halloween night. This year’s theme for Wicked Manors is “HeroIcon” (Heros & Icons) and we anticipate 15,000 – 18,000 costumed revelers to gather on Wilton Drive! Traffic will be prohibited to provide a safe area for guests to celebrate and trick or treat!

Tuesday, October 31    Halloween Party presented in partnership with Luminary Couples of South Florida   6 pm - 9 pm. Stonewall National Museum - Wilton Manors Gallery
2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Come out for the event of the season - the outlandish Wicked Manors Halloween Extravaganza on Wilton Drive. Enjoy food and beverage, the comfort of air conditioning and rest rooms as you prepare to people watch in style from the comfort of this private Halloween Party Stonewall Gallery. Meet members of The Luminary Couples of South Florida and make new friends. The Luminary Couples group is composed of committed couples organized to engage in social activities and demonstrate the existence of long term LGBT relationships in the community.  In doing so the group will support and promote the Stonewall Museum and Archives.

Save the Date:

Thursday, Nov 2  – 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, Nov 5  – An Afternoon with the Task Force    4:30pm – 7:00pm. Please join us for an Afternoon with the Task Force with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Executive Director Rea Carey will share updates on the Task Force’s leadership in the resistance against the current administration and how we will persevere to win lived equality for LGBTQ people and their families. Located at the home of Marti Smye and Lisa Madden, in the Las Olas Isles area of Fort Lauderdale. Address will be provided upon RSVP. If you are not yet a donor to the Task Force, we hope you will consider becoming a supporter. Tickets $50. Host Committee currently in formation. Please contact Cindy Tomm at or 973.809.2665 with any questions or if you would like to join our Host Committee. To RSVP please visit us at

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

Monday, Nov 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. RSVP at or 954-565-1090

January – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon  11:30am - 1:30pm. Sage French Café, 2378 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305. Join us as Northwestern Mutual Striano Financial Presents the GFLGLCC- Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Networking Luncheon at Sage French Cafe.The Chef at Sage will Create a 3-course Plated Lunch, Served with a Non-Alcoholic Beverage. This event will sell out so PLEASE register today! GFLGLCC Members $35. Future Members $40. For more information:
7th Annual Pride Center Cruise - Sign up today for a 4 Day cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Cozumel, Mexico aboard Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas. Special events and preferred seating for The Pride Center group. For additional info, visit
or call Freedom Travel at 954-565-2345.

The Pride of Italy Tour - Join Robert Boo on a magical journey totaling 11 Days/10 Nights (3 Nights in Upscale Hotel in Rome + 4 Nights in Luxury Boutique Hotel in Florence + 3 Nights in Upscale Boutique Hotel in Venice). The tour features the gay history of Rome, Florence, and Venice! September 21 to October 1, 2018.