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.
Tuesday, March 3 – Equality Florida Broward Equality Connection – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Whale's Bar & Grill, 3537 Galt Ocean Dr, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308. Please join us for our Broward Equality Connection on Tuesday, March 3rd at Whale's Bar & Grill. Stop by to mix, mingle, and enjoy delicious lite bites, drink specials, and a raffle. This will be a fun event, open to all! On hand will be our local South Florida leadership team to let you know what's next in the fight for full equality in the midst of this contentious legislative session. Our Equality Connections are a great way to introduce new people to the important work of Equality Florida. There is no charge for this event, so please bring a guest! Attendees will also receive a 10% dinner discount to Whale's on their next visit! https://www.eqfl.org/broward-equality-connection-0?fbclid=IwAR09GzuONvN_BTXHow63cut6QEzA4-AMKR-SUK2YTAjvhYPXQasb7Czcl4k
Saturday, March 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. www.sagewebsite.org/sage-calendar/
Friday, March 6 – Celebration of Life for Mayor Justin S. Flippen – 6:00 - 8:00pm. The Venue Fort Lauderdale, 2345 Wilton Dr, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305. Please join us in celebrating the life of Mayor Justin S. Flippen. Parking is limited. Ride sharing is encouraged. As additional information becomes available it will be added to www.wiltonmanors.com as well as the city’s official Facebook (@officialwiltonmanors) and Twitter (@WiltonManorsCty) pages. In lieu of sending flowers or gifts, Mayor Justin Flippen’s family respectfully asks for donations to be made to the Justin Flippen Memorial Fund at Our Fund or United Church of Christ Fort Lauderdale. The Justin Flippen Memorial Fund has been established through Our Fund to provide support for Florida LGBT+ students aspiring to enter public service and pursuing a degree in political science or a related field. Credit card donations can be made at:
Wednesday, March 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.” www.dolphindems.org
Friday, March 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.
Friday, March 13 – Museum of Discovery and Science 25th Annual Wine Spirits Culinary Celebration – 6:30 PM – 10 PM. Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. The event’s legendary Grand Tasting will take place from 6:30–10 p.m. VIP access starts at 5:30 p.m. Highlights include delectable fare from south Florida’s leading restaurants and a vast array of flavorful wines and spirits from around the world, as well as local craft beers. All proceeds of the event benefit the Museum. Must be 21+ to attend. CO-CHAIRS: Sal Ferradas of Bank of America, Lee Rubin of Citrix and Nicky Tesser of JetBlue. https://modtickets.com/Mod/Tickets/Tickets.aspx?id=2683
Friday, March 13 – SAGE & Friends Fort Lauderdale 2020 – 6:00 – 8:00pm. Grateful Palate, 3003 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. SAGE presents Sue Wilder with the SAGE Community Leadership award for her exceptional accomplishments and contributions to Fort Lauderdale’s LGBT community! SAGE will also be making a contribution to the South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA) to support LGBT elders in the Fort Lauderdale area and our Friendly Visitor Program which in partnership between SAGE and SoFIA will provide home visits to isolated LGBT elders in Broward County. Tickets and sponsorships are available on SAGE’s website at
Sunday, March 29 – Lambda Legal in Fort Lauderdale – 5:00 - 7:30pm. 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 29th, 2020. The evening will feature entertainment, cocktails & heavy hors d'oeuvres. 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. This annual event raises critical funds to make this important work possible. A full complement of opportunities for you or your company are available to demonstrate your support of Lambda Legal's work. For tickets or more information visit:
Save the Date:
Wednesday, April 1 – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon – 11:30 - 1:00pm. Join us as Broward Health Imperial Point presents the GFLGLCC- Greater Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Networking Luncheon at the Dalmar Hotel. The chef at The Dalmar will create a wonderful 3-course plated lunch, served with La Colombe Coffee Service and Iced Tea. Fees/Admission:
GFLGLCC Members: $40
Future Members: $45
Saturday, April 25 – Pride Fort Lauderdale and Pride of the Americas 2020 – 12:00 - 2:30pm. S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Get ready to show your colors at the very first Pride of the Americas parade along Fort Lauderdale Beach. Enjoy marching bands, floats, walking units and street entertainers at this historic parade. You'll even experience a taste of Mardi Gras, thanks to our sponsors, New Orleans. The parade steps off at Windamar and SR A1A at 12 noon. Be sure to avoid traffic and arrive early. Water Taxi, free shuttles from Wilton Manors, and ride sharing services highly recommended. www.prideoftheamericas.org