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April 2019 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.

April 1 - 7 – Miami Beach Pride– Miami Beach Pride is a weeklong celebration with special events, social mixers, dance events, a VIP gala, an incredible 2-day festival and Parade. The mission of Miami Beach Pride is to bring together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ community. https://miamibeachpride.com

Saturday, April 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, April 6 – 10th Annual Land Rover Palm Beach Int'l Gay Polo Tournament– 2PM, International Polo Club- Isla Carroll Field West 3667 120th Avenue S, Wellington, FL 33414 2019 10TH Annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament presented by RSM US. Finals of the 10th Annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament and tailgate competition. https://ev6.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=GPL&linkID=img-aeg2&shopperContext&caller&appCode&fbclid=IwAR2YkT2IF4n8xGljLFt1RZH5D9Ko3uIGM48YQtoUik_NPjRZb53dSs9DuH4

Saturday, April 6 – Equality Florida Night at Island City Stage– 8PM. Island City Stage, 2304 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. See a riveting play and help raise money for the cause! Does time heal all wounds? The Island City Stage is proud to present From White Plains, a drama about homophobic bullying, vengeance, and how it could perhaps be taken a bit too far. Join us to watch this riveting tale unfold. “They’re saying that, I’m like, a murderer, that I should be put on trial. Charged with a hate crime. For something I don’t even remember.” Watch the emotional sparks fly when Dennis Sullivan, while accepting his Oscar for best film, accuses Ethan Rice of bullying him and driving his best friend to suicide. All tickets are $41. Use PROMO code EFL and Equality Florida will receive $10 per ticket sold. Seating is limited so get your tickets today by calling (954) 519-2533 or online at www.islandcitystage.org.

Wednesday, April 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

Friday, April 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.

Tuesday, April 16 – GFLGLCC Mixer– 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. 4Ever Young, Fort Lauderdale, 4331 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. Join us as Reyka Vodka Presents the April Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce at 4Ever Young in their Fort Lauderdale Office. You'll enjoy:​
-       Complimentary Reyka Vodka & Hendrick's Gin 
-       Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres
-       A chance to win prizes
-       Giveaways to all attendees        
Complimentary Self Parking at 4Ever Young and next door at American National Bank or Baird Case Jordan Fannin Funeral Home. https://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/details/gflglcc-april-mixer-at-4ever-young-fort-lauderdale-19202

Thursday, April 18 – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Breakfast– 8:30 am – 10:00 Am. 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. This event will sell out and requires advance registration so PLEASE register today! GFLGLCC Members $25. Future Members $30. https://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/details/gflglcc-quarterly-networking-breakfast-presented-by-northwestern-mutual-striano-financial-9088


Monday, April 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/

Thursday, April 25 – SAGE USA Fort Lauderdale Party– 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Address upon RSVP. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres with SAGE supporters in Fort Lauderdale as we celebrate our community’s pioneers and honor LGBT organizer and activist Dino Georgiou. At the reception, SAGE CEO Michael Adams will share updates from our work in South Florida and nationwide. Your attendance also helps SAGE’s work, assuring that LGBT elders can continue to thrive.https://www.sageusa.org/get-involved/attend-an-event/sage-friends-fort-lauderdale-2019/


Monday, April 29 – Where Justice Ends, a new documentary by George Zuber and Mona Pittenger – 6:30 PM. The Classic Gateway Theatre. The screening will be followed by a Q&A at 7:30 PM, featuring De Palazzo, Director of Equality Florida’s Safe and Healthy Schools Project.The film focuses on the intersection of two important and timely topics of social justice — conditions within the U.S. prison system and the injustices that befall transgender people encountering the law. The film looks into why so many transgender people encounter the police, how those encounters often lead to discriminatory treatment, and the inhumane conditions that transgender people all too frequently experience. Told through the words of transgender inmates and experts, and narrated by the Tony award-winning stage, screen and TV actor Brian Stokes Mitchell, Where Justice Ends casts a light on one of the most hidden social injustices in our country. Seating is limited so click https://www.our-fund.org/WJE/to reserve your seat early for this very important documentary. Although your support is appreciated, tickets can be requested without charge by contacting buddhadogproductions@me.com

Save the Date:

May – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon– 11:30am - 1:00pm Bona Italian Restaurant, 2468 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. 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-quarterly-networking-luncheon-presented-by-ahf-aids-health-foundation-9164


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