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Gay Fort Lauderdale

Workshops for LGBTQ writers & their allies

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.
Two Saturdays each month
CumUnion Parties

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.
“Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” -- The New York Times

Ongoing through March 4, 2018 at the Broward Center. Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One—born with emerald green skin—is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. The story of how these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
The new film by Luca Guadagnino

Ongoing through March 15, 2018. In 1983, the precocious teenage son of an American professor of Greco-Roman culture becomes enamored of the graduate student who has come to work on his doctorate, and live with the family in their northern Italian 17th century villa. Together, they share an unforgettable summer full of music, food, and romance that will forever change them both.
Scenes from the Fin-De-Siècle-1940s - William J. Glackens and other Artists
Midnight in Paris & New York

Ongoing through October 14, 2018. Glackens (1870-1938) and colleagues Alphonso Mucha, Everett Shinn, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and others, captured the rapidly changing society of fin-de-siècle Paris and New York with drawings, paintings, photographs, and posters. The exhibition explores the period through a variety of depictions of cafés, entertainment, and various sites.
Back at the beach - Chubs In Paradise 13
CC Boy 2018

March 1-4, 2018. Annual gay men's gathering for chubs, chasers and bears - meals, cook-out, pool parties, bar hops. 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.
Alter ego of seasoned comic Roy Haylock; season 6 winner of RuPaul's Drag Race
Bianca Del Rio: Blame it on Bianca

March 6, 2018, 8pm. Self-professed "clown in a gown" hilariously hateful comic known for foul mouth and unapologetic humor. Victims hardly have time to feel the sting before she zips to the next topic. But Bianca is quick to say that she's the biggest joke of all. "The Joan Rivers of the Drag World" - NY Times. "So funny! So sharp!" - Joan Rivers.
To benefit Wilton Manors STONEWALL Pride Parade & Festival
Stonewall Skate Night Fundraising Event at Xtreme Action Park

March 21, 2018, 8-11pm at Xtreme Action Park, 5300 Powerline Rd, featuring Roller Skating, Dancing, Live DJ, Full Liquor Cash Bar, Special guests and Performances. Next dates: Apr 18th; May 16th; Jun 20th.
A Hopeful Story of Moving Toward the Future
Two Boys Kissing

March 23-24, 2018, 8pm at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave. Harry and Craig, two seventeen-year-olds are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record. As the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys lock lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teens dealing with universal questions of love, identity, and belonging.
The World Premiere production of Andrew Bergh’s new play
The Radicalization of Rolfe

March 29 - April 29, 2018. Remember Rolfe in The Sound of Music, seventeen going on eighteen, dating Liesl Von Trapp? His boyfriend isn’t too happy about that, but Herr Zeller, the local Nazi party head, uses the relationship to infiltrate the Von Trapp household. Franz the butler, and Frau Schmidt the housekeeper, become ensnared in spy games in which no one ends up the winner.
Lambda Men's Brotherhood
FurFURL Week

April 12-15, 2018. Kick-Off Party; Dungeon Party at Leater Werks; Cigar Social at Scandals + Underground Invasion at Ramrod; FurFURL Pool Party.
At 52 years old, Alex Parker finds himself at a crossroads in his life
Mr Parker

June 14 - July 15, 2018. Single, unable to adjust to social media and dating apps, a man awakes in the bed of a 27-year-old met the night before. Exploring life, death and the changes of 25 years that separate them, each takes a journey of self-discovery; one coping with being middle-aged, gay and overwhelmed in America today, as the younger man gains a new perspective on life.
Pride in Streets of Wilton Manors
Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors

June 16, 2018, 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.
You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; it’s better than Cats.” Well, it’s a lot Funnier!

August 2 - September 26, 2017. Take 6 actors, 8 playwrights, 4 directors, let them loose and get 8 short, provocative, funny, thoroughly entertaining plays exploring a vast array of LGBT-relevant experiences and humor. Brand new, never performed plays from local and nationally recognized playwrights. Up close in your face at South Florida’s hottest intimate theatrical space.
Formerly MiFo Fort Lauderdale
OUTshine: Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2018

October 12-21, 2018. 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 20-29, 2018.
South Florida's favorite LGBT Halloween event
Wicked Manors

October 31, 2018, 7pm-midnight, 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!
The 33rd annual
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2018

Early November, 2018 - 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.
Leather Men's Brotherhood
Leather Masked Ball XIII

Late November, 2018, 10pm. Premier annual South Florida charity dance party event centered around the leather community. A night of serious beats by big name DJ, bondage demonstrations by the South Florida Minotaurs, and a sea of red hot leathermen. All Access Admission includes one complimentary call drink (domestic beer, wine, water). Appetizers by Courtyard Cafe. Silent Auction.
If you like drinking, dancing & fucking, then you are a PIG!
Fort Lauderdale Pig Week

November 23 - December 2, 2018. The Piggy lifestyle is back, coming at you with full force in 2018. 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!
On the beach...
Pride Fort Lauderdale

February 10, 2019 (TBC), Fort Lauderdale Beach Parties and festival include 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.
Main Music Stage at 17th Avenue & 8th Street intersection
Gay8 Festival

February 17, 2019 (TBC), 11am - 10pm on Calle Ocho. A FREE Latino LGBT art, music and food street festival in Miami. The third annual one-day festival has yet to be confirmed blending all of South Florida’s delights into one gigantic party in the heart of Miami’s historic Little Havana - stay tuned for updates.