Wednesdays, 5:30-8pm, Stonewall Museum/Wilton Manors. Weekly Wednesday writing group to share your work, gain valuable feedback and share the challenges and joys of writing with others in an LGBT affirming space. All genres and walk-ins welcome. Currently a mixed group of individuals meets to read a maximum of 5 pages each week.
Third Saturdays, 8pm at Clubhouse II, 2650 E. Oakland Park Blvd - indoor/ outdoor play areas, glory holes, slings, heated pool, Jacuzzi, lockers, clothes check, showers. Also: first Saturdays, 2-7pm at Inn Leather Guest House & Resort, 610 SE 19th St - with heated pool, hot tub, 2 sun decks, rest areas, outdoor showers, lockers. International Sex party for gay and bi-sexual men.
Ongoing through June 30, 2019. In the style of The Little Dog Laughed and The Goldberg Variations, Veronica’s Position is a sophisticated comedy about a fading stage star, her errant ex-husband, her fiancé who is a right-wing Senator and her gay assistant who all become embroiled in love, politics and an ill-conceived production of Hedda Gabler.
Ongoing through August 11, 2019, 6-8pm. Exhibition about the Stonewall Riots of June 28, 1969 in Greenwich Village, New York City. The event is widely considered to constitute one of the most pivotal events leading to the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States. In 2019, the world celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of those groundbreaking moments.
June 15, 2019, 3-11pm, Saturday Street Festival and 4pm parade usually from the South end of Wilton Drive at Ft. Lauderdale High School, continuing up Wilton Drive to Five Points at Dixie Hwy. Festival includes multiple stages, exciting live entertainment; exhibits, merchants, games; street performers, gourmet food trucks & beverage stations.
June 16, 2019, 12-5pm. Annual Daddy’s Day Private Pool Party - a charity event centered around the leather community. An afternoon of music food and pool activities with a sea of red hot Daddies and the boys that love them, at Inn Leather.
July 11 + August 4, 2019, THU 8pm, SUN 7pm. Two family comedies, but for god’s sake, don’t bring the kids! Drugs, sex, porn, transsexuals, nudity, camping and deer hunting - those great american traditions which have been woefully neglected of late - all piled together in one evening and two slightly disturbing comedies! Warning: contains male nudity!
July 18-21, 2019. THU 5-8pm Clothing-optional Jacuzzi Jump Off + 9pm MBB Bar Crawl. FRI 1-5pm MBB Boat Cruise w/ Them MBB Boyz Dancers + 8pm MBB Bar Crawl. SAT 2-8pm Wet N Wild Pool Party/ Swim/Underwear Fashion Show, DJ + Dancers + 8pm MBB Bar Crawl. SUN Casablanca Cafe Beachside Lunch + 1-5pm Sebastian Beach Ballz Bash + 7-11pm Penthouse Pride Penthouse Party.
August 8 - September 8, 2019. Incredibly handsome but closeted, sailor Rock Hudson craved stardom. The homely, openly gay, larger than life agent Henry Willson groomed him to create a star! With Rock’s looks and Henry’s ambition, they reached the pinnacle of success. Then Henry fell in love with his creation and a life of lies led to final credits neither would have written.
October 10-20, 2019. Screenings throughout greater Fort Lauderdale. Major cinema venues include: The Classic Gateway Theatre, 1820 E Sunrise Blvd; Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6th. International/ culturally diverse films, video and media offering historical and/or contemporary perspectives on the LGBT experience. See website for details. In Miami April 18-28, 2019.
October 31, 2019, 7pm-midnight (TBC), on Wilton Drive. Annual event of Halloween costume contests and stage entertainment, with thousands of party goers filling the streets, bars and businesses along the drive. The crowd can exceed 20,000. MAIN STAGE DIVA SHOWS!
November 2-9, 2019. Get away.... way away. Explore crystal clear waters and underwater scenery of Cozumel, the gay friendly town of Key west, and swim with the stingrays in Grand Cayman. Fort Lauderdale to: Key West; Puerto Costa Maya; Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; and back to Fort Lauderdale.
Early November, 2019 - two weeks, over 200 films from around the globe; filmmakers and celebrities attending the many screenings and events over 3 weeks. At Savor Cinema, 503 SE 6th St - art-house films all year long.
November - December, 2019. Ten days of the Piggy lifestyle, coming at you with full force in 2019 (TBC). Bigger parties, men from all over the globe who want to come to beautiful Fort Lauderdale to let their inner pig out. Huge parties/ no holds barred mentality - we want you to come! Mark your calendar and get ready to wallow!
Mid February, 2020 (TBC), 11am-10pm on Calle Ocho. A FREE Latino LGBT art, music and food street festival in Miami. The 4th annual one-day festival (yet to be confirmed) blends all of South Florida’s delights into one gigantic party in the heart of Miami’s historic Little Havana - see updates:
Late February, 2020, Fort Lauderdale Beach Parties and festival of four days with world renowned entertainers, local/ national exhibitors, a food court, family and sporting areas, History of Pride educational area, Senior Chill Zone, Sober Zone and VIP area - at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park South, adjacent to the B Ocean Hotel & Resort.
Late February, 2020. Annual 4-day gay men's gathering: chubs, chasers, bears, meals, cook-out, pool parties, bar hops. Past year host hotel: Ramada Oakland Park Inn, 3001 N Federal Hwy. Thursday evening happy hours; Friday luncheon; Friday night Belly Contest; Saturday Charity Pool Party; Sunday Ice Cream Social.