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September 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.

LGBTQ Disaster Relief Fund Established for Houston – The catastrophic and historic impact of Hurricane Harvey will be felt by the LGBTQ community of Houston Texas for days, months, and potentially years to come. Our Fund Foundation has reached out to CenterLink, the international network of LGBT centers, to learn how South Floridians can help our brothers and sisters in the Houston region affected by the hurricane.  The Montrose Center, Houston's LGBTQ counseling and community center serving Houston for 39 years, has established a fund to support LGBTQ individuals and families who have been displaced or impacted by the hurricane. The LGBTQ Disaster Relief Fund will be used to help those affected rebuild their lives through counseling, case management, and direct assistance with food, housing and more. The Center’s dedicated case management team is on call to help homeless youth, seniors, people living with HIV, hate crime survivors, and those devastated by the storm. Our Fund Foundation Donor Advised Fund holders are invited to email Mark Blaylock at MBlaylock@Our-Fund.org to make a donation from your fund  Others can make donations by visiting:

Friday, Sept 1 – Pride Center Happy Hour – 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Flip Flops, 3051 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Donate $10 to the Pride Center and choose a FREE Cocktail or Appetizer. www.pridecenterflorida.org

Saturday, Sept 2 – 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. http://www.sagewebsite.org/sage-calendar/

Thursday, Sept 7 – 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/

Friday, Sept 8 – 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, Sept 9 – 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, Sept 12 – 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 DJobin@Our-Fund.org or 954-565-1090.

Tuesday, Sept 12 – Support Island City Stage at EAT  EAT, 2150 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Have dinner and drinks with friends and support South Florida’s Award-Winning, Professional LGBTQ Theater! Island City Stage will receive 10% of the proceeds. http://islandcitystage.org/

Wednesday, Sept 13 – 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/

Wednesday, Sept 13 – 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: http://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/

Thursday, Sept 14 – EQFL Broward Fall Florida Council Mixer – 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Private Home, RSVP for Address. Join Equality Florida’ Broward Council Members and the South Florida leadership team for a special evening. There will be delicious lite bites, cocktails and some important updates! With the multiple assaults on transgender rights of late, I'm especially glad that Equality Florida's Transaction Director, Gina Duncan will let us know how we are fighting back! We'll also be introducing you to the Coordinator of the brand new HIV "modernization" project, Alejandro Acosta. Our mixers are a wonderful opportunity to introduce people to the work of Equality Florida. RSVP to Row Iliescu, South Florida Development Director, Equality Florida at: row@eqfl.org

Saturday, Sept 16 – Pet Project Car Wash & Doggie Bath – 1:00pm. 2200 NW 9th Ave (Powerline Road), Wilton Manors, FL. $20 per Car, $10 Small Dog, $15 Medium Dog, $20 Large Dog. Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Soft Drinks, Dog Treats. For more info, www.ThePetProjectFL.org

Tuesday, Sept 19 – GFLGLCC Mixer – 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Shooters Waterfront Restaurant, 3033 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. 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: http://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/details/gflglcc-september-mixer-at-shooters-waterfront-restaurant-3350

Wednesday, Sept 20 – 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

Saturday, Sept 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) http://glbx.org

Saturday, Sept 23  – U-Phoric: A Game of Risk  7:00pm – 10:00pm, Richardson Historic Park & Nature Preserve, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. On Saturday September 23rd 2017, Join Impulse Group South Florida at Richardson Historic Park in Wilton Manors and come play “U-Phoric: a game of risk!” Come roll the dice, spin the wheel, and take a trip as twists and turns take your evening plans down different interesting, exhilarating and
sometimes addicting paths. Come enjoy complimentary cocktails as you satisfy your cravings and see what the odds are in your favors. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/u-phoric-a-game-of-risk-92317-tickets-37044539214

Tuesday, Sept 26 – Dining with Pride – 11:30am – 9:00pm. EAT Wilton Manors, 2150 Wilton Drive.  Help support the life-changing programs and services at The Pride Center. Must mention: “The Pride Center” or “Dining with Pride” Good for food only. www.pridecenterflorida.org

Thursday, Sept 28 – Pet Project’s “Now That’s Fine Dining!” Event – 6:00pm – 8:00pm or 9:00pm – 11:00pm. Courtyard Café, 2211 Wilton Drive. Limited Seating $45 per Plate. Five course dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, Live Jazz Music, Cash Bar, 50/50 Raffle, Prizes and Giveaways. www.ThePetProjectFL.org

Monday, Sept 25 – 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) http://www.sagewebsite.org/sage-calendar/

Saturday, Sept 30  – Julian’s Reverse Quinceanera  Join us for our 6th year of this audacious, irreverent, and musical night as we  celebrate a young Latin ‘Damas’ journey into womanhood. Time to get out those stone-washed jeans and tease that BIG hair…’cuz this year, our Valley Girls are travelling back to the 80’s! http://www.juliansrq.com

Save the Date:

Saturday, Oct 21 – Boomer/Senior Health Expo – 10:00am – 2:00pm. The Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. www.PrideCenterFlorida.org

October – GLBX After Hours Networking – TBD https://www.facebook.com/pg/glbxfortlauderdale/events/?ref=page_internal

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. Invitations will be sent early October 2017

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 http://bit.ly/2wvVjXr
or call Freedom Travel at 954-565-2345.

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