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October 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 2 – GLBX Inaugural Business Community Ally 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. by Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina (2301 SE 17 Street Fort Lauderdale. This new recognition event with six award categories will showcase individuals along with business and government entities that are successfully doing business with the LGBT+ community, defining and implementing diversity and inclusion policies and supporting worthy related causes. This year’s category winners are: Business Ally (Citrix), Business Leader (Susan Renneisen/Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino), Impact (Ilene Berliner & Mark Ketcham), Advocate (City of Wilton Manors), Legacy (Steve Rothaus) and Visionary (Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau). Tickets for the GLBX BCA Awards at the Pier Top Restaurant at the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina are $45 for members and $55 for non-members and can be purchased at www.ftlchamber.com/bca

Thursday, Oct 4 – GLLN Social Luncheon – 11:45am - 1:15pm. Timpano Chophouse 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, Oct 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/

Saturday, Oct. 6 – 22nd Annual National LGBTQ Task Force Gala Miami – 6:00pm - Midnight. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140. The National LGBTQ Task Force Gala – Miami is an important South Florida tradition. It allows the LGBTQ community and its supporters to honor our heroes, while at the same time providing a vital source of funding for the community on both the local and national levels. The event is produced by the National LGBTQ Task Force, the oldest national organization dedicated to achieving equality for LGBTQ people, and also benefits dozens of organizations serving the Miami-Dade LGBTQ community. The National LGBTQ Task Force is proud to announce longtime South Florida activists and philanthropists Charles Million and Tim Nardi will receive the 2018 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award. The evening features a cocktail reception, a sit-down dinner, a silent auction, an awards ceremony, and dancing. Tickets are $450 per person. http://thetaskforcegala.org/

Sunday, Oct. 7 – Broward House 30th Anniversary Grand Brunch – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The Riverside Hotel 620 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301. Tickets: $50. https://browardhouse.org/events/upcoming-events/30-year-anniversary-grand-brunch

Wednesday, Oct. 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.” www.dolphindems.org

Thursday, Oct. 11 – A Taste of History – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Historic Stranahan House Museum335 SE 6thAve., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Join Stonewall National Museum & Archives on National Coming Out Day during LGBTQ History Month at the historic Stranahan House. Guests will enjoy tastings from local restaurants including Kilwins, New York Grilled Cheese, SideCar Kitchen, open bar, photo booth, raffles and more! Tickets $50 per person. Get tickets: https://www.stonewall-museum.org/shop/taste-of-history-ticket/

Friday, Oct. 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, Oct. 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/

Thursday, Oct. 16 – GFLGLCC Mixer – 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. W Fort Lauderdale
401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Join us as Reyka Vodka Presents the July Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce. You'll enjoy:​One Complimentary Reyka Vodka Drink. Cash Bar with Happy Hour Specials Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres. https://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com

Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Our Fund's The Howard Greenfield Memorial Lecture Series Metro Lab at the FAU Tower in Fort Lauderdale, 111 E. Las Olas Blvd.CAMP!  VAMP!  TRAMP! Female Sexuality in Pop Culture and What Gay Men Make of It. Featuring: Barclay Barrios, Director, Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Jane Caputi, Ph.D., Professor, Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Communication and Multi-Media. Please call us at (954) 565-1090 if you have any questions
Sunday, Oct. 21  – The Dolphin Democrats 2018 Annual Awards Gala – 6:00pm. The Venue Ft. Lauderdale Crystal Ballroom 2345 Wilton Drive Wilton Manors, FL 33305. HONORING: Fort Lauderdale’s Mayor Dean J. Trantalis, Verna D Johnson, Ron Mills, Michael Albetta, Emma Collum, The Pride Center, Women’s March - Broward Chapter. Event Schedule:
5:00PM VIP Cocktail Hour (Only for VIP Ticket Holders)
6:00PM General Reception
6:30PM Sit-down Dinner & Program 
TICKET PRICE: General Admission $100 Cash Bar, VIP Admission $125 Includes Valet Parking & Access to Cocktail Hour Special Entrance - Reserved Seating. Tickets: https://www.dolphindems.org/events/annual-awards-gala/

Monday, Oct. 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/

Sunday, Oct. 28 – An Afternoon with the Task Force    4:00pm – 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 At the home of Marc Martonrana and Don D’Arminio in Wilton Manors. 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 ctomm@thetaskforce.org or 973.809.2665 with any questions or if you would like to join our Host Committee. To RSVP please visit us at

Save the Date:

Saturday, Nov 10 – Equality Florida Broward Sponsor Private Reception

Sunday, Nov 11 – Equality Florida Broward gala Pier 66
Tickets $175. www.eqfl.org/browardgala

Saturday, Nov 24 – The Pet Project Push Up For Pets – 1:00 PM. Hunter's Nightclub, 2232 Wilton Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305. Join in and get sponsored for the Push-Up event of the year Register for this event today by calling (954) 568-5678. All Proceeds Benefit The Pet Project. https://www.thepetprojectfl.org/calendar.html

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