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November 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.

Saturday, November 2 – 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.

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.

Friday, November 8 – 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, 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:

Monday, November 11 – 9th Annual National LGBTQ Leadership Forum – 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. NSU Art Museum, 1 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Our Fund Foundation, in partnership with Equality Florida, is proud to announce the 9th Annual National LGBTQ Leadership Forum. We have convened a panel of visionary leaders positioned at the forefront of the national and state LGBTQ equality movements.
Moderator: Nadine Smith, CEO - Equality Florida
- Michael Adams, CEO - SAGE
- Mara Keisling, Executive Director - National Center for Transgender Equality
- Shannon Minter, Legal Director - National Center for Lesbian Rights
Admission is free - RSVP required - Space is limited. REGISTER HERE:

Wednesday, November 13 – 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.”

Tuesday, November 19 – GFLGLCC Mixer – 5:30 PM – 7 PM. Tower Club, 100 SE 3rd Ave, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394 Join us as Reyka Vodka Presents the November Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce at Tower Club, Fort Lauderdale. You'll Enjoy:
* One Complimentary Reyka Drink
* Cash Bar with 50% off Select Wine, Beer & Spirits
* Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres
* $5 Self or Valet Parking
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, November 20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance – 7:00pm – 9:00pm. The Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors. This worldwide annual candle lighting observance honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender bigotry and violence. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, November 21 - Stonewall National Museum & Archives 46th Anniversary Celebration - 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Funky Budha, 1201 NE 38th Street, Oakland Park, FL. Join Stonewall and friends for an evening of fun and “enlightenment” as we celebrate Stonewall National Museum & Archives’ 46th Anniversary. Say hello to Hunter O’Hanian, Stonewall’s new executive director and hear about our exciting plans for the 2019-2020 Season!Your $50 ticket includes (2) two drink tickets for Funky Buddha’s award winning craft beer, wine or soda plus scrumptious passed hors d’oeuvres:Chili-Lime Ceviche Spoons ●  Smoked Salmon on Potato Gaufrette ● Carolina BBQ Pork & Sweet Onion Marmalade Crostini ● Sweet &Spicy Raspberry Habanero Glazed Chicken ●  Buffalo Meatball with Buffalo Mozzarella Candied Onion & Tomato Compote ● Hickory SmokedChicken with Black Bean & Corn Salsa ● Sweet Italian Sausage Stuffed Crimini Mushroom Caps ● Crispy Spanikopitas ● Caprese Salad Skewers.

Thursday, November 21 – GLBX Networking Mixer – 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Modern Sixties Wine Lounge, 1828 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL. Come and “wine” down for a great cause with the GLBX Council. This mixer is open to all Chamber members, but attendees MUST bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to Poverello. Please bring a least one time that will go towards putting a Thanksgiving meal on the table for families andidiviudals in need. We appreciate all of our member’s generosity and look forward to an exciting mixer with a very special mission.

Monday, November 25 – 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, December 1 – World AIDS Day Vigil and Remembrance Walk 2019 – 6:30- 8:00pm. Hagen Park/City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL. On Sunday, December 1st at 6:30 pm, we invite our community to come together for a World AIDS Day Vigil and Remembrance Walk. We will meet at Hagen Park and walk down Wilton Drive united in memory, healing, and love. The candlelit walk will culminate at The Pride Center for a few words of respectful remembrance, support, and continued vigilance. We invite the community to join us at Hagen Park to strengthen this tradition of hope and healing.

January – 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.

Sunday, February 9th, 2020 –  Outshine's Big Night Out – 7:00pm. Celebrate Hollywood's Biggest Night With Outshine Film Festival. 92nd Academy Awards, Watch Party Event. Red Carpet Attire, Entertainment, Community Awards, Passed Appetizers, Full Sit-Down Dinner, 3 Hour Open Bar. + Complimentary Valet.

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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