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December 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.

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.

Saturday, December 7 – 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, December 8 –  South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble and Sunshine Cathedral – 7 PM – 9 PM. Sunshine Cathedral 1480 SW 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315. Please join the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble as we present "Simple Gifts", a special holiday concert, at the Sunshine Cathedral.  The evening will be filled with festive music and holiday classics.  Tickets are only $25 and can be purchased through the link below. For more information, call 954-667-9228 or email info@pridewindensemble/org

Wednesday, December 11 – 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.”

Friday, December 13 – 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.

Sunday, December 15 – GMCSF Holidays @ Hard Rock Live with Jordin Sparks – 7 PM. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, Florida 33314. Buy your tickets NOW using the 20% off Code CARGIA. CLICK THE LINK BELOW, ENTER THE CODE AND THEN CLICK ON THE "LOCK SYMBOL."

Tuesday, December 17 – GFLGLCC Holiday Mixer on the River Queen – 5:30 PM – 8 PM. Jungle Queen Riverboats, 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316. Join us for the December Holiday Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce on the River Queen Riverboat. Dress:  Cool and casual 
You'll enjoy:​
* Open Bar with Reyka Vodka Drinks 5:30 - 7:00
* Cash Bar for all Other Drinks
* Heavy Passed Hors d'oeuvres by Pride Catering FTL
We'll remain dockside from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Optional Complimentary River Cruise from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
 $7 at Bahia Mar - Free to those who attended our September Mixer and received a membership card.
* Members: Complimentary with Early Registration or $5 within 24-Hours of the Event
* Future Members: $25 with Early Registration or $30 Within 24-hours of the Event
Fees are not refundable for this event. This Sold Out Last Year - Register Now.

Wednesday, December 18 – GFLGLCC Holiday Networking Luncheon  11:30 AM – 1 PM. Thasos Fine Greek Cuisine, 3330 E Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 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.

Monday, December 23 – 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:

Saturday, January 11 – HRC South Florida - 2020 Dinner & Silent Auction –  6 PM – 10 PM. 
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Join us for the annual HRC South Florida Gala & Silent Auction -  Our annual black-tie fundraiser that consists of an evening of live and silent auctions, dinner and special speakers to celebrate our accomplishments and progress towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality, and to refocus on the work ahead.

January – GLBX Networking Mixer – 5:30pm – 7:00pm. 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.

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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