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February 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, February 1 – GLLN Social Luncheon – 11:45am - 1:15pm. 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, February 3 – 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, February 7 – Our Fund Foundation and ArtServe auction of The Charles L. Ross Photography Collection of Male Nudes Silent Auction  –  5:00 PM - 7: PM / Live Auction: 7”00 PM – 9:00 PM. ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. Our Fund Foundation and ArtServe are partnering on an auction of photographs, ranging in value between $100 - $12,000, that will raise funds to be distributed through Our Fund's grant program. A donor to numerous LGBT causes and organizations, Chuck is donating his extensive and impressive photography collection and a few other artworks to raise money for Our Fund Foundation in order to benefit South Florida LGBT organizations and causes at this critical time in our history. Special Appearance by David Leddick speaking about Male Nude Photography and signing his new autobiography. Bar & appetizers throughout the event. Bid and purchase NOW on-line at On-line Auction Preview. RSVP at Photography Auction at ArtServe

Friday, February 9 – 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, February 10 – 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, February 11 – Youth Pride Band of South Florida 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. Each year the Pride Wind Ensemble invites high school students from the tri-county area to apply to the Youth Pride Band whose mission is to teach inclusion and acceptance while standing up against bullying in our schools. Guest conductor and prolific composer Robert Longfield will conduct the students in the first half of the performance. Adult mentors and members of the Pride Wind Ensemble will join forces with the Youth Band on the second half of the performance with well over 120 musicians on stage. https://www.facebook.com/events/151958922115474/

Wednesday, February 14 – 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.” www.dolphindems.org

Thursday, February 15 – Latinos Salud Corozones Juntos Event – 6:30pm -8:00pm. 
Clubhouse at Wilton Station: 2605 NE 14th Ave, Wilton Manors 33334. You are cordially invited to attend a special event to learn more about Latino Salud and network with Broward LGBT community leaders! This is a FREE event but donations to support Latinos Salud services will be welcome. Drinks & snacks will be provided. (Parking just north of the complex entry at 2725 NE 14th Ave). Please RSVP Feb 9 here and register at the following link: http://bit.ly/HeartsFeb15.

Saturday, February 17  – 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

Tuesday, February 20 – GFLGLCC February Mixer at The PUB Wilton Manors 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. The PUB Wilton Manors 2283 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305.Join us as Reyka Vodka Presents the February Mixer for the GFLGLCC. Complimentary for GFLGLCC Members. $10 for Future Members. https://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/details/gflglcc-february-mixer-at-the-pub-wilton-manors-6668

Sunday, February 25  The Dolphin Democrats Active & Engaged; Bottomless Brunch  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Sea & Olive 2390 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. Join us for Brunch & Bottomless Mimosas, at a unique opportunity to meet some of the 2018 candidates as they share what motivated them to run for office.
Confirmed Speakers (Schedules Permitting):
- R. David Walker - for Commissioner of Agriculture
- Emma Collum - for State House Representative - District 93
- Justin Flippen - for Mayor of Wilton Manors
- Stephanie Myers - for State House Representative - District 93

Monday, February 26 – 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, February 27 – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon Presented by AHF  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Coastal 601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304, Join us as AHF presents the GFLGLCC- Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Networking Luncheon at the beautiful new Coastal Restaurant at the Atlantic Resort & Spa. The chef at Coastal will create a wonderful 3-course plated lunch, served with coffee or tea. We Thank our Media Partners at HotSpots Media Group, SFGN and Mark's List. https://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/details/gflglcc-quarterly-networking-luncheon-presented-by-ahf-6264

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.

April – 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: 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

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