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, June 1 – 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/
Thursday, June 6 – The GLLN Monthly luncheon - 11:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (First Thursday of every month). Timpano Chophouse, 450 Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. We will be announcing the amounts raised at the Gala and presenting checks to Latinos Salud and The Pet Project. THIS LUNCHEON IS OPEN TO EVERYONE. SPEAKER: Jessica L. Geller, Esq. TOPIC: Assisted Reproductive Technology in Florida. Jessica will be speaking about Gestational Surrogacy and its impact on other practice areas. Please see the complete outline here.
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY AND BRING FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES. $30 for Members and $35 for Non-Members. https://www.glln.org/purchase-lunch-tickets/
Sunday, June 9 – Island City Stage Tony Viewing Party at The PUB–7:00 PM - 11:00 PM. The PUB, 2283 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. Join us on Sunday June 9th from 7pm-11pm. Have a drink, enjoy The Red Carpet, the Raffles, a Mini Silent Auction, and of course, the show! “It only takes a moment” to book your reservation. $125 for a table of 4 including hors d'oeuvres and our Tony Buffet Dinner $20 for bar seats includes our Tony Buffet Dinner. Book now “before the parade passes by!” https://island-city-stage.networkforgood.com/events/13088-2019-island-city-stage-tony-party. island-city-stage.networkforgood.com
Wednesday, June 12 – 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
Wednesday, June 12 – South Florida Pulse Candlelight Vigil-– 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Richardson Historic Park & Nature Preserve, 1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. Please join The Pride Center, South Florida Gay News and WHTN Productions as we present a candlelight vigil to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the Orlando Pulse Tragedy. Speakers, music by Cliff Roberts, cash bar (proceeds go to the Pride Center) and more will be on the bill as we remember and pay tribute to the 49 lives that were taken from us on June 12, 2016. This event is sponsored by Pink Sub Catering, The Grille on the Drive, The City of Wilton Manors, Stonewall Library, the Gay Men's Chorus, South Florida Gay News, The Mirror, and the Guide. https://www.facebook.com/events/427624334482550/
Friday, June 14 – 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.
Friday, June 14, 2019 – Our Night OUT 2019 Stonewall Pride Kickoff–7:00 PM - 11:00 PM. The Venue Fort Lauderdale, 2345 Wilton Dr, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305. Stonewall Pride’s most artistic and entertaining event is back, bigger and better for its 2nd consecutive year! OUR NIGHT OUT 2019 is the official Friday night event for Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors Parade & Festival. The night consists of live performances by top music talent, aerialists, artistic experiences, fashion and interactive performances that celebrate the vast array of art, culture and creative expression in the LGBT+ community. General Admission $20.00 [Event admission, free drink for first 100 attendees who take Impulse Survey, admission to Manor Nightclub Pride Party after the event]. VIP $80.00 [Event admission, exclusive access to VIP balcony for reception and performance viewing, premium open bar & passed hors d'oeuvres from 7PM - 9PM, admission to Manor Nightclub Pride Party after the event].TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!
Saturday, June 15 – Wilton Manors Pride Parade 2019–1:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, Wilton Manors, Florida. The Wilton Manors Stonewall Festival & Parade will take place on June 15, 2019. The Street Festival is an 8-hour spectacle featuring 6 stages of live music, performances and DJs. The Stonewall Pride Parade marks its 20th year and it’s sure to be the biggest parade Wilton Manors have ever seen! $5 Admission for Festival & Parade Supports Pride Safety. http://wiltonmanorsstonewall.com
Tuesday, June 18 – GFLGLCC Mixer– 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Museum of Discovery & Science, 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.
Join us as Reyka Vodka Presents the May Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce at Sparrow (new Rooftop Lounge) located on top of The Dalmar Fort Lauderdale. You'll enjoy:
- One Complimentary Reyka Vodka Drink
- Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres
Complimentary for GFLGLCC Members. $20 for Future Members. Reduced Valet Parking: $10.
Friday, June 21 – Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida presents Up, Rise, SING!– 8:00 PM – 9:45 PM. Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, Florida 33311. June 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. "Up, Rise, SING!" is this year’s Pride concert by the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida, working in collaboration with the Miami Gay Men's Chorus and the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus. This regional, music event features “Quiet No More,” a choral piece co-commissioned with the New York City Gay Men's Chorus and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles to celebrate the vast legacy and worldwide change that resulted from six days in June 1969 in the West Village of NYC. This incredibly moving and inspiring concert will have audiences celebrating the strength of the human spirit and cheering for a shared vision of tolerance and acceptance for all people. Tickets: web.ovationtix.com
Saturday, June 22 – MODS Pride Day!– 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. Join us for family-friendly fun all day long!
• Meet Honoree of the Day Mayor Dean Trantalis at noon.
•Watch the documentary Families Like Yours in IMAX.
• Listen to LGBTQ+ science speakers from various fields.
• Participate in Story Time with Drag Queens.
• Watch a special Pride edition of our explosive KABOOM! show.
• Enjoy a performance by the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida.
• Learn all about the science of rainbows.
• Create your very own spin art and take it home with you.
More programming to be announced! $5 MUSEUM ADMISSION -- City of Fort Lauderdale residents get in FREE! INFO: https://mods.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/MODS-Pride-Day_Outclique-Ad.pdf
Monday, June 24 – 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:
Thursday, July 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
Saturday, November 9 – The 17th Annual Equality Florida Broward Gala–6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Las Olas Ballroom, Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach. This fixture on South Florida's November social calendar includes entertainment, dancing, lavish hors d'oeuvres and open bar, the presentation of The Voice for Equality Award (to be announced), the Annual State of the State Address by Equality Florida CEO and co-founder, Nadine Smith, exciting, live and silent auctions, and much much more. Sponsorships available: equalityflorida.org/browardgala