The 2024 Stonewall National Museum Gala is set for February 24th at The Venue in Wilton Manors, promising a night of celebration and support for the LGBTQ+ community. This year’s theme, “Standing on The Shoulders of Heroes,” highlights honorees like marathon swimmer Diana Nyad and LGBTQ+ advocate Stacy Ritter. Special guest Zander Moricz adds to the excitement. There is also a special unveiling of 2500+ gay bar logos curated by GayBarchives founder Art Smith under the ‘Raising The Bars’ program. This program, launched by joined efforts of the Stonewall National Museum Archives & Library and GayBarchives, spotlights LGBTQ+ bars’ history, culture, and representation. There is a plan to expand it to 5000 logos by LGBTQ History Month in October. ‘Raising The Bars’ also includes a gay trivia book, video interviews, exhibits, and events to honor lost bars and celebrate those still serving the community. Tickets start at $350, and Hotspots Happening Out serves as the LGBTQ+ media sponsor. Learn more at