THE THIRD ANNUAL VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION FUNDRAISER
Proving that “Pride” is a feeling expressed year-round by the South Florida LGBTQ and allied community, Miami Beach Gay Pride will again present “Soirée,” the third annual VIP cocktail reception to raise funds to help produce the 2016 Pride parade and festival. The event will feature live jazz, premium open bar cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and will take place Saturday, November 14, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the newly renovated and reopened Miami Beach Women’s Club at 2401 Pinetree Drive.
In addition to mixing and mingling with Pride supporters to the sounds of a live jazz band, “Soirée” will feature live painting by local Miami artists with the artwork to be auctioned off by the end of the event. Soirée will also be the official “coming out” party for Pride’s new Executive Director Dave Cook as well as the debut announcement of Pride’s new “give back to the community initiative.”
“The essence of Miami Beach Gay Pride is that it’s a celebration of the LGBTQ community, for the LGBTQ community and our allies,” said Mark Fernandes, Pride’s Board Chair. “As the event’s popularity and participation have grown exponentially in seven short years, so have the expenses to produce it. We’re committed to keeping Pride a free event for the community and fundraisers throughout the year like ‘Soirée’ will help us continue to live up to that commitment.”
Celebrity hosts for Soiree include Lea Black, Roxanne Vargas, Craig Stevens, Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco, and Christine Klingspor. Community hosts are Edison Farrow, Cindy Brown, Billy Kemp, Luis Morera, Liebe and Seth Gadinsky, Scott Hauser, Tony Ferro, Tom Donall, Michael Gongora, Jim Tyrrell, Jason DiBiaso and Roger Thomson.
Tickets for the event are $100 with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Miami Beach Gay Pride. To purchase tickets, visit miamibeachgaypride.brownpapertickets.com.