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September 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. 

Monday, September 2 – North Broward Democratic Club Labor Day Picnic – 1:00pm. Pompano Community Park, 1001 N. Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL. We are looking forward to see you Labor Day, Monday Sept 2nd Democratic Elected Officials and Candidates will be attending and will be given the opportunity to speak.  This is a free event but we ask that you please bring a dish to share some savory and some sweet. If you have a portable chair I recommend you bring it as well. For more information contact

Thursday, September 5 – Join Stonewall's NEW Collections Committee and Make History – 7:00pm. Stonewall National Museum and Archives 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale FL 33304. SNMA is seeking volunteers to work on growing the collection of museum artifacts and archives documents. Help tell our story by collecting LGBTQ history from our past as it quickly unfolds into our future. The Committee will target specific historic objects representing individuals and movements pivotal to the advancement of the LGBTQ civil rights movement. Volunteers will learn about Museum collecting, preservation, interpretation, care and display of important artifacts and documents. For more information please contact: or call 954-763-8565.

Saturday, September 7 – Pride Center Flea Market – 8:00am – 2:00pm. Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie HWY, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. Looking for something special? Come to the Pride Center's Flea Market - every first Saturday of the month!

Saturday, September 7 – Pre-Reverse Quinceanera Celebration at Rumors 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Rumors Bar & Grill, 2426 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL. Come out and meet this years Reverse Quinceanera Pageant Contestants and Escorts. Drink specials and Pageant Tickets available.

Saturday, September 7 – VIP Smart Ride Benefit 8:00pm.  Please join us and become an official Village Pub VIP. We are planning a night full of food, spirits, music and most of all fun. Music by Jason Gonzales. The party will continue at The Village Pub (1 block walk) following. We are a group of individuals whose goal is to raise money for the many agencies that benefit from The SMART Ride. Visit for more information. Suggested Donation $25. ***To pay using PayPal see the instructions within the invite***To confirm your attendance please go to the below link:

Monday, September 9 – Stonewall National Museum and Archives New Exhibit Opening – 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Stonewall National Museum & Archives, 1300 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. THE BIG PICTURE, Gay Movie Posters from 1953-1978 and COLOR CODING GAYS, Visible Signs for Invisible People.  Opening Night receptions are for individuals who donate are annual $250+ donors to SNMA.  If you are interested in attending, please email David Jobin at or call 954-763-8565 to be added to the guest list.  There is no commitment to become a donor, just a chance to meet supporters and learn more about Stonewall Museum.  The exhibits both run through November 3. 

Tuesday, September 10 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Timpano, 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL. Fun, yet professional, cocktail socials in Fort Lauderdale. There’s no doubt MACK continues to redesign how business people create new relationships and establish friendships - regardless of sexuality. MACK aims to be the most reliable business and social network for the Gay and Lesbian Community of South Florida. Join their mailing list, register for a lunch, swing by one of the mixers, but most important - bring your friends! Everyone is welcome. MACK is less about orientation and all about discovering untapped opportunities! For information, visit:

Wednesday, September 11 – GFLGLCC - MetLife Quarterly Networking Luncheon– 11:30am. Da Campo Osteria, 3333 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Please join us for our GFLGLCC - MetLife Quarterly Networking Luncheon. You'll meet new friends, make business connections and enjoy a 3-course luncheon prepared by the renowned da Campo Osteria, located in the Il Lugano Hotel. Luncheon Details: a Campo Osteria will serve a 3-course lunch, choice of coffee, tea or soda, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Cocktails, wine and beer are available at Happy Hour prices. Cost: $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Complimentary valet parking provided by Il Lugano Hotel.

Thursday, September 12  – Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Gay and Lesbian Business Xchange (GLBX) Council Luncheon. 11:30am - 1:00pm. Hyatt Regency Pier 66, 2301 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Connecting and building relationships is one of the major values of your Chamber Membership. The GLBX Business Luncheons are a key element in creating and fostering these relationships.

Wednesday, September 18 – The Equality Garden Club – The Equality Park Garden Club meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month except December.  It is a Gay and straight friendly garden club with a variety of plant related events.  Meetings include a guest speaker with a horticultural topic, plant exchange, raffle table, and refreshments. For more info contact for Chuck Nicholls at

Wednesday, September 18 – Stonewall National Education Project – 6:00pm. Hear about a unique national symposium that trains educators to create safer schools for LGBTQ youth. Please RSVP to David Jobin, 954-763-8565 x 1105 or

Saturday, September 21 – SmartRide’s Dixie Longate Tupperware Party – 8:00pm. 541 NW 1st Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Join us for this fun filled night with the queen of Tupperware! Dixie returns to South Florida Friday, September 20th, 2013 to see her friends in South Florida. If you have not seen the hilarity as Dixie shows off the wonders of Tupperware from the classic’s to the modern gadgets of keeping your food fresh. She’s a Southern Bell that has traveled the world selling her colorful array of bowls, salad spinners and more. Mark your calendars, tell your friends and come out for some fun! (It’s definitely NOT your grandma’s Tupperware party!) General Admission - $35 VIP Seating - $100 (*Includes open bar compliments of The Village Pub and premier seating.)

Saturday, September 21 – Broward Bares It! IV – 8:00pm. Paradise Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314. Broward Bares It! Is one of the most fun nights you can spend in the theater. It is a night of burlesque, comedy, and overall raunchiness. It is billed as South Florida’s Sexiest HIV/AIDS fundraiser and has won accolades from the South Florida community four years in a row naming it “South Florida’s Favorite Fundraiser.”

Saturday, September 21 – Aqua Affair Cocktails and Silent Auction– 7:00pm -10:100pm. The Mondrian South Beach, Miami. Come to Aqua Foundation for Women’s iconic event, Aqua Affair, for fantastic lite fare, drinks, music, and company that will make this a night to remember! Not to mention our most fabulous silent auction yet.

Thursday, September 26  – Wilton Manors Business Association Networking Lunch. 12:00pm. Networking lunches are the fourth Thursday at 12:00 Noon from January through October at member locations.

Saturday, September 28 – Julian’s Second Annual Reverse Quinceanera to benefit SunServe – 7:00pm – 11:00pm. The Sanctuary Second Presbyterian Church, 1400 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304 Julian's Reverse Quinceanera is back and BIGGER than last year. Come watch as local celebrity damas compete for the title of Miss Reverse Quinceanera 2014 in the categories of philanthropy, presentation, silent auction item popularity, lip-syncing performance and, of course, FABULOUSNESS.

Save the Date:

Tuesday, October 1 – Mack Power Lunch – 11:30am – 1:30pm at Sun Surf Sand @ Hilton Fort Lauderdale, 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL . At the beginning of every Power Lunch we offer approx. 30 minutes to introduce yourself and chat with fellow attendees in a social setting. There may be a very brief presentation by an event sponsor to share insights and industry information. Then the rest of our time is enjoying lunch and breaking the ice to develop professional friendships with everyone around you.  $33.00, Advance Registration required:

Saturday, October 19 – National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Broward Event – 7:00pm – 9:30pm. At the home of Dr. Russell Sassani & Michael Schneider, 139 Fiesta Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Join the Task Force for an evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with Executive Director Rea Carey. $50 suggested donation. For more information, email

Saturday, October 19 – Equality Night at the Florida Panthers – Join the Pride Center for a social hour and benefit dinner as we team up to encourage equality in sports at the BB&T Center.

Saturday, November 9 - National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Miami Recognition Dinner. – 6:30pm - Midnight. The Miami Recognition Dinner is an important South Florida tradition. It not only allows the LGBT community and its supporters to celebrate our heroes, it also provides a vital source of funding for the community on the local and national levels. The 17th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner, will return to the spectacular Sparkle Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The evening features two cocktail receptions (one for VIP guests), a sit-down dinner, a silent auction, an awards ceremony, and dancing.

Saturday, February 8 – Broward House’s 25th Anniversary Gala  – 8:00pm – 11:00pm. Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, 1881 SE 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 Get ready to channel your inner Madonna, Ferris Beuler, Divine, Boy George, Cyndi Lauper, Pee Wee Herman, Don Johnson, or one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Broward House takes you through a time machine back to the 80’s.

Lee Rubin

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