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October 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.

Wednesday, October 2 - GLBX Business Community Ally Awards - 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Truluck's 2584 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Join as as we honor businesses and individuals who have built bridges between the LGBT+ and Ally communities and helped LGBT+ businesses and organizations thrive in the Greater Fort Lauderdale region.

Saturday, October 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.

October 10 - 20 – OUTshine Film Festival  Outshine is everything you want in a film festival... inviting, glowing, and eclipsing all others before it. Our mission is to inspire, entertain, and educate; encouraging a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video, and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience.

Friday, October 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.

Tuesday, October 15 – GFLGLCC October Mixer at Living Room – 5:30 PM – 7 PM. Fort Lauderdale 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Join us as Reyka Vodka Presents the October Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce at Living Room | W Fort Lauderdale
You'll enjoy:​
* One Complimentary Reyka Specialty Cocktail 
* Cash Bar
* Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres
* Giveaways for El Vez Fort Lauderdale
Valet Parking: $10. Admission: Complimentary for GFLGLCC Members with Early Registration or $5 within 24-Hours of the Event. $15 for Future Members - $10 When you Register 24-Hours Before the Event.

Wednesday, October 16 – 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, October 17 – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Breakfast – 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM. The Westin Fort Lauderdale, 400 Corporate Dr, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 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. Complimentary Parking.

Saturday, October 19 –  2019 Dolphin Democrats Awards Gala & Silent Auction – 5:30pm. The Dalmar Hotel 299 Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale. The Dolphin Democrats cordially invite you to the 2019 Awards Gala & Silent Auction.  Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:30pm  Program 5:30pm - Cocktail Hour - Silent Auction 7:00pm - Awards Gala 9:30pm - After Party  Honorees will be announced in the next 2 weeks.

Monday, October 28 – SAGE of South Florida Men's Night Out – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at The Grille On The Drive, 2000 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. 
Men's Night Out has moved to The Grille on the Drive (formerly Tropics).

Save the Date:

Sunday, November 3 – Task Force Fort Lauderdale Event – 4:30 PM – 7 PM. Please join us for dinner and cocktails at the home of Dr. Evan Dillon & Roy Waldron. We will be honoring Lee Rubin, a treasured leader in South Florida's LGBTQ Community, for his role as Senior Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at Citrix. Task Force 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. Tickets are $50 in advance, $65 at the door. To RSVP please visit us at will be provided upon ticket purchase.

Saturday, November 9 – The 17th Annual Equality Florida Broward Gala – 6:30 pm - 10:00 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 Agriculture Commissioner, Nikki Fried, and the Youth Voice for Equality Award to Z Cosmetics CEO, Zach Dishinger, the Annual State of the State Address by Equality Florida CEO and co-founder, Nadine Smith, exciting, live and silent auctions, featuring a 14-day China river cruise and much much more. Sponsorships available:

Saturday, November 9 – The Equality Florida Broward Gala Private VIP Sponsor Reception – 5:00 - 6:30 PM., Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach. By invitation only, join Equality Florida leadership, honorees, and Florida Council members (donors who give $1200+ a year) for exclusive give-aways, specialty cocktails, entertainment and more. Contact Row for details 305-335-2102

Sunday, February 23, 2020  Stonewall National Museum & Archives Gala  6:00 PM - Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. The 7th Annual Stonewall National Museum & Archives Gala will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the fabulous Conrad Hotel hailed as the new five-star beacon of luxury on Fort Lauderdale Beach.  The Gala, co-chaired by Yvonne Rohrbacher and Julio Rodriguez will offer guests an exciting evening celebrating the history and culture of the LGBTQ+ community including open bar, 3-course gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, and entertainment by Miss Coco Peru.  *Tickets on sale September 2019!  Early bird pricing in effect through December 31, 2019, increasing $25 per ticket thereafter. Regular Ticket includes open bar cocktail hour, 3-course gourmet diner, wine service with dinner and complimentary valet parking. VIP Ticket includes all the above PLUS premier VIP seating and invitation to exclusive Champagne Reception with Miss Coco Peru under the stars on the Conrad’s beautiful Sky Deck. Stay tuned for exciting announcements of the 2020 Stonewall honorees
Sponsorships available at all levels as well as Table Captain opportunities.  Call 754-206-3323 or e-mail for more information.


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