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December 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.

Saturday, Dec 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, Dec 7 – GLLN Holiday Party – 6:00 pm - 09:00 pm. Mind your manors, 2045 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Please join us for our holiday party. Free hors d’oeuvres and two free drinks will be provided (including premium liquors). Please register early and invite your friends and colleagues before we are sold out! Remember to either pay online, by check in advance, or bring checks/cash at the door. If paying by cash, exact change is appreciated. Event cost is $20. You may pay using a credit card, Paypal, or check at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eeuaq8nf77be2118&oseq=&c=&ch=

Thursday, Dec 7 – Pride Center Founders Circle Reception – 6:00pm - 8:00pm. The Westin Fort Lauderdale 400 Corporate Drive, Fort Lauderdale. The Founder's Circle are individuals who make a monthly gift of $100 to the Pride Center. If you are interested in attending the event to see what it is all about, there is no commitment to become a Founder, just a chance to meet folks and hear about the great work the Pride Center is doing. Free parking is available but limited. RSVP to RSVP@PrideCenterFlorida.org or 954.463.9005 x 104.

Friday, Dec 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, Dec 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/

Sunday, Dec 10 – OutClique Sunday Tea Benefiting Poverello– 2:00 PM – 2:00 AM. Southern Nights, 2209 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Our SECOND, monthly Sunday Tea Dance BENEFIT! The first one was so awesome - we're doing them every month!  
-Free Entry!
-Free Food
-Drag Spectacular
-Pick-A-Trick
-Live Dancers
-Drink Specials

Monday, Dec 11 – Dean Trantalis for Mayor Fundraiser – Please join Dean Trantalis and the campaign team for a special fundraising reception at the home of Scott Bennett. We will be enjoying an evening of delicious hors d'oeuvres and refreshments while discussing Fort Lauderdale's many important issues. We'll get to meet Dean and talk with him as he shares what he plans to do to get Fort Lauderdale's government working for its residents again. Let's work together to build an even more wonderful city to live, work and play. Suggested contribution is $100. Checks may be made out to DEAN TRANTALIS CAMPAIGN. Credit cards accepted at the event. Visit www.ElectDeanTrantalis.com to learn more about Dean and the campaign's platform. Please call Jason King at (954) 323-2233 to RSVP.

Tuesday, Dec 12 – GFLGLCC Holiday Networking Luncheon – 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM. Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach, 551 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Join us as the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitor's Bureau presents the GFLGLCC- Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Holiday Networking Luncheon at the beautiful new Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. The chef at the Conrad will create a wonderful 3-course plated lunch, served with sparkling or still water. Contact Ronny Nadiv for Details. GFLGLCC Members: $40 Future Members:$45 Includes: Luncheon, complimentary valet parking, taxes and gratuity. Please Register Today - Space is Limited and this will Sell Out. https://gflglcc.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register?cid=6R8EKSQF5Y3Y76684Y2139n95GWC2Z4125BQye1H7W84xl173429p87LfiNY2g7w

Wednesday, Dec 13 – Hotspots' Annual Holiday Celebration – 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. W Fort Lauderdale, 401 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Join Hotspots Media Group for the 9th Annual Holiday Celebration. Starring internationally acclaimed DJ Tracy Young, please join us as business and community leaders come together in the spirit of the season. This year will feature guests, surprises and food stations, all included when you purchase your ticket! Cash bar and specialty drinks will also be available for purchase. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. This event serves as a benefit for The Pride Center and Latinos Salud. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hotspots-annual-holiday-celebration-tickets-40916538468?aff=es2

Wednesday, Dec 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/

Sunday, December 17, 2017 – Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida with Tony Award-Winner Alan Cumming – 7:00 PM, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL. Alan Cumming -Tony Award-winner ("Cabaret") and Emmy nominated ("The Good Wife") - will join the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida for music and laughter in Holidays at Hard Rock Live. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0D005325DBF5B891?brand=hrseminole

Monday, Dec 18 – 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/

Tuesday, Dec 19 – GFLGLCC Holiday Mixer on the River Queen – 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM. We'll remain dockside from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Optional Complimentary River Cruise from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Jungle Queen Riverboat, 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316. Join us as Reyka Vodka presents the December Holiday Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce on the new River Queen Riverboat.Dress: Cool and casual. You'll enjoy:?
* Open Bar with Reyka Vodka Drinks 5:30 - 7:00
* Cash Bar for all Other Drinks
* Hors d'oeuvres (while Docked) by Beehive Kitchen
* Wonderful Desserts on the Cruise

Save the Date:

January, Jan 4 – 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. www.glln.org/events

Saturday, January 18 – Gamma Mu Foundation Celebration Event – 6:30pm. Shore club Condominium Clubhouse, 1901 N. Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Please plan to join the Gamma Mu Foundation for our CELEBRATION 18 event and will include premium open bar,
top caliber food, and elegant music. For this year’s event, we are asking for a sponsorship of $150 (same as last year) per person. This means a nice tax deduction for you in addition to having a fun evening in a beautiful Fort Lauderdale beachfront facility. Please click on the link below to go to the website and download the registration information or register on line. https://gammamufoundation.org/celebration-18-save-date/

Friday, January 19 & Saturday, January 20 – Smart Ride 14 – Miami to Key West - The SMART Ride began as a dream to create a bicycle event where 100% of pledges raised could go back to the communities to be used for direct services. Thirteen years later, over $8.5 million has been distributed throughout Florida, making SMART Ride the 2nd largest AIDS bicycle ride in the country and the only one of its size to give back 100%. http://thesmartride.org

January – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon – 11:30am - 1:30pm. Sage French CafĂ©, 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/

March 15-18  – 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.

Thursday, April 12  – SAGE & Friends Ft. Lauderdale – SAGE will be honoring Bruce Williams from the Pride Center for his amazing work on behalf of LGBT older adults in Broward.

September 21 to October 1, 2018 – 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! http://nadasitaly.com/tours/99

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

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