Thursday, June 20
From today until Sunday, June 23, My Tropixxx presents their monthly Ruby Member Sale where all Ruby Members receive 40% off!
SAGE & Prime Gentlemen Film Series presents: “Mapplethorpe” at 1:30pm at The Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Highway. Robert Mapplethorpe photographed flowers, children, celebrities and himself in high contrast black-and-white that commanded attention, but what made him infamous and iconic were his portraits of nudes, often reduced to body parts. Free soda and popcorn served during the movie. (For those interested, there is an optional lunch planned at 11:30am before the movie at Galanga’s Thai Restaurant, 2389 Wilton Drive (two blocks south of Five Corners). There is a 2 for 1 lunch menu with around 20 items priced $10 to $13.)
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) invites you to its bi-monthly Spotlight Mega-Mixer at the Bacardi Headquarters (2701 Le Jeune Road, Coral Gables). Mingle and network with over 150 Chamber members, guests, visitors, and the community at large. Leverage the “Business Card Bulletin Board” for visibility. Chamber Ambassadors will assist in making connections and answer inquiries on membership & benefits. Free drawing for great prizes courtesy of various Chamber members. Open bar courtesy of Bacardi. Photography by Stephen Lang of SRL Media Inc. Admission: Members ($10 pre-pay online / $15 at door). Others ($20 pre-pay online / $25 at door.
Friday, June 21
The Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Network in conjunction with the Broward County Women Lawyers Association, the South Broward Bar Association, and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida present lunch with Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean J, Trantalis at Timpano Italian Chophouse (450 E. Las Olas Blvd) from 11:45am to 1:30pm. Tickets are $40 for members and $45 for non-members.
Starting today and going through Sunday is our Sister city in Central Florida, St Pete’s Gay Pride Weekend. The headliners will be Lisa Loeb and Rita Ora. For more information go to StPetePride.com.
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the inaugural Wynwood Pride Music Festival, however, it’s an event taking place in South Florida so I will tell you about it. It will be held at The Wynwood Marketplace located at 2250 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, on Friday, June 21 (4pm – 3am), Saturday, June 22 (12pm – 3am), and Sunday, June 23 (12pm – 10pm), and is free and open to the public. According to the press release the Festival is focused on non-profit activism, and will collaborate with three non-profit partners: Pridelines, HEALTH- Survivors Pathway, and JUSTICE- Astraea Foundation. For more information: wynwoodpride,com.
Saturday, June 22
Presented by the Miami Gay Men’s Chorus and featuring the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus and Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, Up, Rise, SING! pays tribute to those who were unafraid of speaking out for equality. They invite the community for a night of wonderful music marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion with a piece entitled Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall50. It’s a brand new choral music suite co-commissioned by New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. This piece will be performed by choruses nationwide in 2019, the largest collaboration in the history of LGBTQIA+ choruses.
The House of Alibi presents “Black: A Leather Playground” starring DJ AJ Reddy with no cover.
Featuring the voices of a group of diverse LGBTQIA+ composers including Julian Hornik (Dear Evan Hansen); Our Lady J (Pose, Transparent); Mike Shaieb (Through A Glass Darkly); Ann Hampton Callaway (singer/song-writer); Michael McElroy (Broadway Inspirational Voices, Rent); and Jane Ramseyer Miller (One Voice Chorus), Quiet No More celebrates the legacy and worldwide changes that started from the events in June 1969. The protests at Stonewall lit the fire for PRIDE, the effects of which are still as vital today as they were 50 years ago. Quiet No More marks the occasion of the first ever World Pride in New York, and is the Pride Month event you can’t miss! Quiet No More takes place at the First United Church of Coral Gables (536 Coral Way, Coral Gables) from 8-10pm.Tickets are $25 for adults, and can be purchased by going to www.mgmchorus.org or at the door on the day of the event. Children 12 and under enter for free.
Noche Latina Saturdays inside the Ivy Dance Room and Patio at The Manor Complex celebrates “Latin America and the Caribbean Unity Day” starring the talents of Lana Novva Lanudde and Erik Lopez (Mr. Noche Latina 2019), along with DJ Larry Larr. In the ballroom, they present “The Manor World: Summer” starring Brazilian DJ Eudes Freire. Doors open at 11pm to 4am, and feature NO COVER before midnight (FL Res) and only $7 for members after and $10 for non-members (18-20 – $12 all night).
Sunday, June 23
You are cordially invited to Pride Factory 23rd Anniversary & the launch of the Marrero Collection T-shirt line from 4-7pm a the Pride Factory (850 NE 13th St, Fort Lauderdale). They will feature a fashion show, demos by Michael Anthony Ferrara from blowmei Hair Products, giveaways, prizes, appetizers, and refreshments.
Ecuador has voted in favor of marriage equality in a landmark ruling on June 12. Confirming the hopes of local activists, the country’s Constitutional Court ruled to legalize same-sex marriage in the country. Today’s ruling centered on whether the Inter-American Court Ruling of January 2018, which recognized same-sex marriage, compels Ecuador to legalize same-sex marriage. Judges voted by five to four in favor.
Keeping the rainbow bright all month long, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester (the ultimate indoor playground) is recreating the iconic NYC Pride Parade – turning one of the biggest pride parades into the world’s smallest. To commemorate half a century of LGBTQ+ liberation, the site has lined its MINILAND Times Square streets with rainbow flags, “Pride” and “Love is Love” floats, and a ‘Stonewall 50’ billboard.
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Barefoot’s Besties Labels are back! The brand’s second edition of the customizable rainbow labels still feature fun compliments for you and your bestie to celebrate Pride with a colorful redesign and new charity partner. For every label made, Barefoot will donate $1 to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Additionally, consumers attending WorldPride in New York City, as well as Pride festivals in Washington D.C., Chicago, San Diego and Orlando, now have the opportunity to create a digital Barefoot label with their face on it by capturing a photo of themselves celebrating with their besties at one of Barefoot’s photo booths at their on-site activations.
Barefoot has been an ally to the LGBTQ community since 1988 and will continue to #MarchOnward with the community into the future.
Consumers can customize their own label here – barefootbestielabel.com.