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, January 5 – 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.
Wednesday, January 9 – 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.”
Thursday, January 10 – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Breakfast – The Westin Fort Lauderdale, 400 Corporate Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334. Join us as Northwestern Mutual - Striano Financial Group Presents the GFLGLCC- Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Networking Breakfast at The Westin Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy a plated breakfast with bacon, eggs, and potatoes served with pastries, muffins, orange juice and coffee. GFLGLCC Members $25. Future Members $30.
Friday, January 11 – 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, January 12 – HRC South Florida - Dinner & Auction– 5:00PM. The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale. Celebrate with us for the Inaugural HRC South Florida Dinner! One-year general membership included with the purchase of a ticket to any HRC dinner. General $250.00. Federal Club $200.00. https://www.boxofficetickets.com/go/event?id=332453&fbclid=IwAR3zEHfYShyTbzf9HRAWi2q6fX0o4Q9wsmTUxHc3XBX9MTc-y5H_jmoCsAw
Saturday, January 12 – 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.
Tuesday, January 15 – GFLGLCC January Mixer at Costa Hollywood Beach Resort– 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Costa Hollywood Resort 777 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL, 33319. Join us as Reyka Vodka Presents the January Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce at Costa Hollywood Beach Resort
-One Complimentary Reyka Vodka Drink
-Cash Bar with Happy Hour Specials
-Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres
Stay for dinner and save 20% at the new Cielo Restaurant & Skybar. Complimentary Parking
Complimentary for GFLGLCC Members. $10 for Future Members. https://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/details/gflglcc-january-mixer-at-costa-hollywood-beach-resort-9152
Saturday, January 19 – Ujima Networking Social– 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Stonewall National Museum - Wilton Manors. 2157 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. The Ujima Men's Collective is hosting our first networking event to build a network of Black LGBTQ+ owned business leaders in South Florida. We are hosting the first and hoping that another group will host the second. https://www.facebook.com/events/1998811876832612/?active_tab=about
Thursday, January 24 – Discovery After Dark: Design Zone Where Math, Science & Creativity Collide– 5:30 PM to 8:00PM. Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale. JOIN US FOR AN ADULTS-ONLY NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM! Meet other curious-minded people and explore our interactive exhibits while enjoying great food and adult beverages. COME EXPLORE OUR NEW TRAVELING EXHIBIT, DESIGN ZONE. Design is everywhere we look and in everything we do. DESIGN ZONE uses hands-on activities to show how design concepts become real world experiences in the arts, entertainment, and extreme sports. Get behind the scenes and create your own skate park, dance beat, roller coaster, video game and more!Tickets $25.00. Includes one drink ticket, exhibits exploration, and science demonstration from 5:30 PM-8:00 PM. Cash bar. Drinks and lite bites available for purchase. - All attendees must be 21+. IDs checked at the door. https://www.blacktie-southflorida.com/calendar/event-details.cfm?id=15880&fbclid=IwAR3SjqM4KDTK-htehYDMS9X0ALUgYX3Fvjk9OnRkxlVpG8lHP8u-ztJKLis
Monday, January 28 – 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)
Save the Date:
Friday, February 22 – Stonewall Gala 2019 – Don't miss the premier fundraiser of the year for Stonewall National Museum & Archives! - 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Celebrate Stonewall National Museum & Archives with gourmet dinner, cocktails, live and silent auctions, entertainment and so much more! Ritz-Carlton®, Ft. Lauderdale. Complimentary valet parking. An Official Opening Event of Pride Fort Lauderdale Weekend. Tickets $300. https://www.stonewall-museum.org/gala-2019/?fbclid=IwAR2AZAEbVpXntXxPgqlc2IQ3q24_A2B-pIcfSQ4b5jtCVSC4qMleH9MQdvg
TBD March – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon– 11:30am - 1:00pm Thasos, 3330 Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. Join us as the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitor's Bureau presents the GFLGLCC- Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce Holiday Networking Luncheon at the beautiful Thasos Greek Taverna. The chef at Thasos will create a wonderful 3-course plated lunch, served with sparkling or still water. GFLGLCC Members: $40. Future Members: $45. https://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/details/gflglcc-holiday-networking-luncheon-presented-by-the-greater-fort-lauderdale-convention-visitor-s-bureau-9109
Sunday, March 31 – Lambda Legal in Fort Lauderdale– 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Join us for our annual Lambda Legal in Fort Lauderdale event at the historic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens on Sunday, March 31st, 2019. The evening will feature entertainment, cocktails & heavy hors d'oeuvres as we rally our resistance and celebrate our resolve. Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. For tickets or more information visit our event page. http://www.lambdalegal.org/fortlauderdale