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January 2018 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, January, Jan 4 – GLLN Social Luncheon – 11:45am - 1:15pm.
Tee Jay Thai Sushi, 2254 Wilton Drive ,Wilton Manors, FL 33305. 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, Jan 6 – 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/

Wednesday, Jan 10 – 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/

Friday, Jan 12 – 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, Jan 13   PBCHRC's 30th Anniversary Winter Fête Home of James Berwind and Kevin Clark. 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Palm Beach County Human Rights Council supporters will be celebrating PBCHRC’s 30th Anniversary Winter Fête at Tarpon Cove, the Palm Beach home of James Berwind and Kevin Clark. Since tickets to both the 2016 and 2017 Winter Fêtes sold out long before we had the opportunity to send out invitations, we were not surprised that tickets to our 2018 Winter Fête also sold out without our having to spend money on printing and mailing invitations. Sold Out!

Saturday, Jan 13 – 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, Jan 16 – Fort Lauderdale Primary Election – If you live in Fort Lauderdale, remember to vote in the Primary Election. Three people are running for the mayor, as Mayor Jack Seiler steps down because of term limits. Three of the four city commissioner seats are contested. Dean Trantalis: A current commissioner, longtime gay-rights activist and attorney is running for Mayor. And, local Gay attorney, George W. Castrataro is running for Dean Trantalis’  current seat on the Commission. For more info: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-sb-election-primary-fortlauderdale-20171109-story.html

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/

Thursday, January 18 – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Breakfast 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM EST. The Westin Fort Lauderdale 400 Corporate Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334. NOTE:  This is NOT the Beach Location. Complimentary Parking. Enjoy a plated breakfast with bacon, eggs, and potatoes served with pastries, muffins, orange juice and coffee. This event will sell out so PLEASE register today! GFLGLCC Members $20. Future Members $25For more information: http://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/

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

Saturday, Jan 20  – 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

Monday, Jan 22 – 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/

Save the Date:

TBD – Pride Center Founders Circle Reception – 6:00pm - 8:00pm. 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.

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

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