LGBT community and local leaders come together for State of Community Luncheon 6th annual event hosted by Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

For the sixth year in a row, the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) will convene area mayors, government dignitaries and LGBTQ community leaders to outline the successes and challenges facing LGBTQ people in the coming year. The 6th Annual “State of our Community” Networking Luncheon and Expo, presented by Morgan Stanley, will take place Tuesday, January 24, from 11 am to 2 pm at Jungle Island (1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami).

Expected to attend and share their vision for 2017 and the impact it will have on the LGBTQ community are State Representative David Richardson, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, City of Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez, Equality Florida Deputy Director Stratton Pollitzer, and SAVE Executive Director Tony Lima.

Prior to the presentations, which will take place during the luncheon portion of the event, 20 MDGLCC members will have booths at the Expo where they can showcase their products or services and engage with luncheon guests. Booth spaces are still available. Contact Jorge Richa at the Chamber to reserve one of the coveted spots — or 305-673-4440.

Tickets to the 6th Annual “State of our Community” Networking Luncheon and Expo, presented by Morgan Stanley, are $45 for Chamber members and $55 for non-members and can be purchased by clicking the event link at

Established in 1999, the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) is the largest not-for-profit corporation in the county for LGBTQ businesses. The Chamber’s mission is to promote a unified and thriving, gay and gay-friendly, business and professional community throughout Miami-Dade County. The Chamber’s goals are to promote networking within the existing gay and gay-friendly business and professional community; to promote business opportunities for Chamber members; to promote Miami as a year-round, gay and gay-friendly tourist destination; to provide resources for its members; and to provide outreach from the LGBTQ community to other organizations. Currently, MDGLCC has a roster of member companies than span 140 business categories and represents close to 600 companies and over 1,200 professionals. To become a member, or for more information on the Chamber, call 305-673-4440 or click