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Come learn about PrEP and get your questions answered from The Pride Center’s PrEP Coordinator, who will discuss everything you need to know about PrEP.
Get information on the benefits, side effects, cost, and where to get it. This is a monthly chance to learn about this exciting new method of HIV prevention.

 

Hosted By: Pride Center
Saturday, May 28, 2016   12:30 PM

We are a 2 Day Ride, 165-Mile Ride from Miami to Key West, November 18th and 19th, 2016

Like many things that change us and the world in some way, it starts with a dream, a vision, and an idea. The SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride) is no different. It was born out of a dream to make a real and significant difference in the lives of those infected, affected and at risk for HIV/AIDS. In 2002, the idea was a welcome change to this kind of fundraising, but met much skepticism about the reality of meeting these goals of 100%. The ride became a reality one year later in November of 2003 with less than 100 riders and about 100 crew.  Miraculously, we raised $169,000 and returned it all to AIDS Service Organizations. Twelve years later,
$7.3 million has been distributed throughout Florida, making SMART Ride the 2nd largest AIDS bicycle ride in the country and the only one of its size to give back 100%.

Our participants come from across the State of Florida. From as far south as Key West, as far North as Jacksonville, and from Tampa to Palm Beach. Nationally, participants come from as far as Hawaii to as close as our neighboring state of Georgia, not to mention Internationally. We attract between 400-500 participants with each event, but we touch thousands more on the road as we travel between cities and towns, and with each donation that is made. Last year, close to 10,000 people donated to our efforts – that’s quite an impact! Riders and crew range in age from 18 to 73. They are involved because:

  • Some are Positive
  • Some have lost someone to HIV/AIDS
  • Some know someone living with HIV/AIDS
  • Everybody believes it is the right thing to do!

Our sponsors are Independent/Family Owned Businesses, Regional and National Companies. All believe that being involved is a life changing experience and want an opportunity to give back to the community. Sponsors donate cash, products, services and also put together riding teams. Thanks to them, we are able to produce a safe event and donate 100% of the pledges raised back to the community. So whether you ride, crew, sponsor or donate, it takes all of us to make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Our goals:

  • To raise more money than any other similar event has historically done in the State of Florida (and we have at $7.3 Million in 12 years)
  • To provide a SAFE ride
  • To bring awareness to the continued growth of HIV/AIDS worldwide
  • To help those already living with HIV & AIDS live healthier and more fulfilled lives by providing the basics to long term survival
  • To give those who have lost someone to AIDS an avenue to express, recognize, remember and celebrate these individuals
  • To include anyone who has ever felt they wanted to challenge themselves and make a difference in the world
  • To create memories that will fill your heart and soul
  • In some small but significant way, to feel we changed the lives of others for the better

 

Friday, November 18, 2016   11:00 AM

Sizzle is most revered for its mind-blowing nightlife at all of Miami's major nightclubs and venues which are among the best in America. 
 
Thursday: 11pm-5am / $24-$30

When purchased in advance, General admission rates above are discounted 50%. 35%, 25%, or 15% depending on when you buy. 

 

Thursday, May 26, 2016   07:00 PM

Wilton Manors signature event, the Wilton Manors Stonewall Festival, is held every year in June. This year’s event will feature a parade and street festival. This community-wide event draws a diverse crowd of approximately 20,000 – 30,000 individuals and families each year. The parade, street vendors, and live performances offer something for everyone and the city is proud to host this celebration.

The festival is held in honor of the Stonewall Riots. Tired of harassment from the New York Police Department, the city’s gay community staged a series of demonstrations on June 28, 1969. Each year, gay communities across the country hold events to honor the riots.

Lining the entire length of Wilton Drive will be vendor booths, food trucks, drink stations and non-profit organizations. There will be several entertainment stages, with the main stage located at Northeast 6th Avenue, providing entertainment throughout the day.

The event is made possible by our many Sponsors, vendors and parade participants.

Come and have a great time in celebrating our pride!

HAVE FUN
BE SAFE

 

Hosted By: Wilton Drive
Saturday, June 18, 2016   03:00 PM
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Equality Florida consists of two organizations - Equality Florida Institute, Inc., our 501(c)(3) educational charity and Equality Florida Action, Inc., our 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. Together, these organizations form the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Equality Florida Institute, Inc. formed in 1997 as Governor Jeb Bush took office and Florida’s state government made a hard turn to the right. In an era of setbacks for progressive causes, Equality Florida Action, Inc. was formed in 2014 and along with its predecessor organization Equality Florida Inc., (founded in 1999) has advocated for pro-LGBT legislation and defeated every piece of anti-LGBT legislation filed in Tallahassee for 16 years in a row. Our organizational objectives are clear: passing local LGBT protections at the municipal level, passing a statewide non-discrimination law, passing a statewide anti-bullying law, passing legislation to protect the transgender community, and changing public opinion in the state of Florida regarding LGBT individuals and families. 

Equality Florida Action has always existed in a hostile political climate. We know how to carve our victories despite strong opposition. In addition to our work in Tallahassee, we work with our local partners, providing resources and helping to build coalitions that have passed pro-equality laws across the state. We are not a direct-service organization and but rather an advocacy arm for the LGBT community of this state. We provide leadership trainings, volunteer opportunities, and sponsorship opportunities to engage and grow the LGBT and straight-ally community involved in this fight. 

With marriage equality finally the law of the land, it is critical we capitalize on the momentum we have gained in this state to continue the march towards full equality. In 40% of the state, you can still be legally fired for being LGBT, and without a statewide nondiscrimination law we cannot guarantee these critical protections. The transgender community faces extreme challenges we must address, and we must also ensure that our LGBT students do not simply survive in their school but thrive, and that LGBT seniors enter their golden years fully supported in senior centers. Full equality in Florida will not simply come legislatively, but also through education and public opinion, and it is critical that this state has a robust LGBT advocacy organization that can always fight for this community.

 

3708 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 870-3735

Stonewall Library began in 1973 as the brainchild of Mark Silber who was a student at Florida Atlantic University. He traveled widely and collected as many books as possible, storing them at the family home in Hollywood, Florida. The name “Stonewall” was chosen to honor the significance of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City in the early years of the modern gay movement.

Silber moved to New York in 1984 and the collection had grown too large to move so Silber organized his friends into a corporation which would grant borrowing privileges to members and conduct regular meetings.

The collection was first moved to the Metropolitan Community Church, giving the collection a permanent home. From 1987 to 1994 the library grew and eventually filed as a tax-exempt status. Joel Starkey had been collecting periodicals, correspondence, and other materials he called “The Southern Archives."  When he became ill and offered his collection to the library, the corporation reorganized as Stonewall Library & Archives , Inc. and in 1990 , the IRS granted the new combined 401 status, making all contributions tax deductible.

When Dr. John C. Graves began his tenure on the Board of Directors in 1994, he made fund-raising a top priority for the Library. In 1997 Stonewall rented space from the Gay and Lesbian Community in Ft. Lauderdale.

In the following three years, Stonewall grew not only in numbers of books and archives, but in accessibility and diversity of programming. In May of 2000 Stonewall moved to 1717 North Andrews Avenue in Ft. Lauderdale as a tenant of the GLCCSF.

In its new location the entire collection including the archives was first housed under one roof. Patrons could also enjoy a new reading room named after Dr. John C. Graves, where they could peruse national LGBT periodicals and hold meetings and discussion groups. Historians and other scholars could pursue more serious research in the new organized archives.

 

1300 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 763-8565

A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Deliver the Dream was founded by Pat Moran, past chairman of JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and one of South Florida's top business women. After many years of seeing families struggle to stay together as they coped with crisis, Pat dreamed of a program that would allow families facing illness or crisis to alleviate stress, enhance coping skills and enjoy being together again as a family.

 In 2002, her realization came true when Deliver the Dream held its first retreat for families who have a parent with cancer. Since then, Deliver the Dream has brought hope and healing to nearly 6,000 family members across the South East United States. 

 

3223 NW 10th Terrace #602, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 564-3512

Since 1988 the Poverello Center has provided life-saving food and basic essentials for low-income, Broward County residents living with HIV/AIDS.

Operating one of the oldest and largest specialty food pantries in the region, Poverello serves nearly 2,600 individuals each year, providing them with food for nearly 1.5 million meals.

Your support of Poverello - either financially, through donations to our thrift store, or by volunteering - provides food, nutrition and wellness services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

Thank you very much for your support.

 

2056 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
(954) 561-3663

Dream South Beach Miami was designed to offer more than just a connection to the authentic ambiance and vibrant energy of South Beach (although we achieved that along the way.) By combining high-design architecture and décor, world-class service, unique dining and entertainment, and ultra-modern accommodations, we invite you – our guest – to discover the other side of yourself. To become better acquainted with the mischievous you who thrives in those most-exciting hours between “I’m off the clock!” and “Another day. Another dollar.” To come to terms with the part of you that secretly believes socks with sandals might someday become fashionable, and that day drinking is (really) perfectly fine. This is your dream, after all. 

 

1111 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-4747

Nova Singers is a 120-member community choir sponsored by Nova Southeastern University. The choral organization is dedicated to performing quality choral music throughout Southeastern Florida. Founded by Peggy Joyce Barber in 1976, the singers embrace the community with the warmth and joy of music performing 9 to 12 concerts annually. The group has performed in local, national and international venues including Carnegie Hall in New York City, St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City/Rome and Esterházy Palace in Vienna, Austria.

 

3301 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale , FL 33314
(954) 262-2135

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