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.
Friday, March 1 – Winter Party VIPCocktail– 7:30 PM - 11 PM. The Carlton Hotel at The Betsy 1433 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Bigger. Better. More VIP than ever! Join us for the jewel of Winter Party Festival’s Social Event line-up, the VIP Cocktail Reception, presented by The Art of Shaving, this year hosted by renowned actor and musician Jai Rodriguez (best known as the culture guide on the Emmy-winning reality show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), with special guest performance by singer Carla Bordonada. Enjoy exquisite hors d’oeuvres and open bar provided by Bacardi as you mingle with la crème de la crème of Winter Party guests: community leaders, celebrities, influencers and the most VIPs, while you learn more about the Task Force’s work, its champions and its impact not only on the LGBTQ community of South Florida, but the whole nation. This year, Winter Party Festival is proud to honor Russell Roybal, former Deputy Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, nationally recognized LGBTQ activist and "CIRCUIT SUPREME."https://www.facebook.com/events/1998992556882088/
Saturday, March 2 – Island City Stage's Gala with Sharon McNight –7:30 - 10:30 PM. Pier 66 Hotel & Marina, 2310 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale. Island City Stage presents its 3rd Annual Signature Cabaret. Island City Stage cordially invites you and guest(s) to attend
Island City Stage's 3rd Annual Signature Cabaret*. This year's entertainment features the incomparable Tony Nominee and celebrated Cabaret Singer, Sharon McNight! The evening includes: bountiful hors d'oeuvres, decadent desserts, signature drinks, along with silent and live auctions. It's sure to be a spectacular evening of entertainment. https://island-city-stage.networkforgood.com/events/10011-2019-island-city-stage-signature-cabaret
Saturday, March 2 – Thou Art Woman-Open Mic & Performance Night– 7 PM - 10 PM, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. There is no other night like this! LGBTQ women and their allies share their talent and their stories during an open mic night at the Amaturo Theatre. Come enjoy poetry, spoken word, dance, comedy, music and everything else that can happen during the night! Hosted by G of and Nik Harris. Performers include Inez Barlatier, May Reign the Poet, Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns, TheePoeticTruth, and creative dance group Da Haus. Doors open at 6pm... make sure to arrive early for pre show activities and entertainment! Thou Art Woman is a project sponsored in part by SunServe Social Services, with funding provided by a grant from Our Fund. This program was made possible by a grant from Our Fund, an LGBT Community Foundation. Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Thou Art Woman is also sponsored by the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Equality Florida, Reese Visioncare, Dragonfly Wellness, Cruise Planners - Gardanttravel.com, #realestateologist Amy McGrotty, JD, Very G TV, DAVIDiPhoto and the Law Offices of Megan D. Widmeyer. https://www.facebook.com/events/382837802450990/
Saturday, March 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. http://www.sagewebsite.org/sage-calendar/
Friday, March 8 – SunServe Silver ServeLuncheon – 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, March 10 – Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida's Gala Brunch– 11:00 AM. Pier 66 Hotel & Marina, 2310 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale. The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida’s Gala Brunch has become one of the most highly anticipated social events of the season. The brunch welcomes nearly 500 guests to a lively, engaging and entertaining morning of food, fun and music. Silent and live auctions offer great prizes for bidders, while also raising funds to support the Chorus’s operations and outreach work in the community.
Wednesday, March 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.” www.dolphindems.org
Thursday, March 14 – ADL of Florida Transgender Awareness Event– 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Bailey Hall at Broward College, 3501 Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314. Join the ADL of Florida to learn how people experience gender differently and how to be allies to the transgender community. Panelists:
· Gina Duncan, Director of Transgender Equality, Equality Florida
· Jeanette Jennings, Founder, TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation, featured on the TLC docu-series, “I Am Jazz”
· Eli Sage Rosenberg, Jewish, Biracial, Gender Non-conforming, Mental Health Advocate, Drag King
· Sarah McBride, National Press Secretary Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality
· Dana Delgardo, Man of Trans Experience, Veteran in the Air Force, Family Nurse,Practitioner with a focus on Trans Health
Tuesday, March 19 – GFLGLCC Mixer– 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, 1617 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Join us as Reyka Vodka Presents the March Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce at Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel.
- One Complimentary Reyka Vodka Drink
- Cash Bar with Happy Hour Specials
- Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres
Stay for dinner and save 10% at the Bistro 17 restaurant
Monday, March 25 – 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/
Saturday, March 30 - Pride Center Diversity Honors- 7:00 PM. Seminole Hardrock & Casino, Hollywood. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will be the setting for the Diversity Honors gala that kicks off Harvey Milk Day events across the nation and will benefit the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park. This highly anticipated event will showcase those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness.
Sunday, March 31 – Lambda Legal in Fort Lauderdale– 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Join us for our annual Lambda Legal in Fort Lauderdale event at the historic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens on Sunday, March 31st, 2019. The evening will feature entertainment, cocktails & heavy hors d'oeuvres as we rally our resistance and celebrate our resolve. Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. For tickets or more information visit our event page. http://www.lambdalegal.org/fortlauderdale
Save the Date:
Saturday, April 6 – 10th Annual Land Rover Palm Beach Int'l Gay Polo Tournament –2PM, International Polo Club- Isla Carroll Field West 3667 120th Avenue S, Wellington, FL 33414 2019 10TH Annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament presented by RSM US. Finals of the 10th Annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament and tailgate competition. https://ev6.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=GPL&linkID=img-aeg2&shopperContext&caller&appCode&fbclid=IwAR2YkT2IF4n8xGljLFt1RZH5D9Ko3uIGM48YQtoUik_NPjRZb53dSs9DuH4
May – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon– 11:30am - 1:00pm Bona Italian Restaurant, 2468 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. 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. GFLGLCC Members: $40. Future Members: $45. https://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/details/gflglcc-quarterly-networking-luncheon-presented-by-ahf-aids-health-foundation-9164
TBD – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Breakfast– 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. GFLGLCC Members $25. Future Members $30. https://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/details/gflglcc-quarterly-networking-breakfast-presented-by-northwestern-mutual-striano-financial-9087