“The heart of the film festival is, of course, what’s shown on the silver screen. But afterward, the festival is all about being seen,” said Mark Gilbert, chair of the FLGLFF board of directors.
The party begins at 9:30 p.m. with the burlesque performance at 10 p.m. sharp. Stache is located within Revolution Live at 109 SW 2nd Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets are $15 for the opening night film; $30 for the film and after party; $20 for the after party only and include two drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres by Chef Elisa Catering. Tickets are available now at www.flglff.com.
PLUS LOTS MORE STARS AND EVENTS AT THE MAIN SITE!
The 5th Annual FLGLFF features a dynamic lineup of feature films, documentaries and short films and includes 37 films from 10 countries, many of which are South Florida premieres. All film screenings will be held at the Classic Gateway Theater at 1820 East Sunrise Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale. The entire festival schedule and ticket purchase links are at www.flglff.com.
A new film festival app is also available from the Apple Store for iPhones and iPads and from Google Play for Android mobile devices. The FLGLFF is endorsed by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Office of Film & Entertainment.
The mission of the Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is to produce events and programs that bring the LGBT community together through film. Coming into its fifth year as a stand-alone festival, the 2013 FLGLFF will feature films by, about, and for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Dates for the 2013 Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival are October 10 -13, 2013. For more information, visit www.flglff.com, or call 305-751-6305.
In addition to housing, the money raised during the “10 in 10” campaign will allow the organization to provide daily hot meals to youth and emergency services for at-risk youth such as HIV/STI testing, suicide prevention and career services.
Pridelines youth activities also include special events such as CampOUT, Gay Disney, GSA Picnics, the annual same-sex “Youth Prom” and marching in the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade.
There are several ways to donate to Pridelines “10 in 10” fundraising campaign. Donate online at www.pridelines.org; email a pledge to Victor@pridelines.org; mail a donation check to P.O. Box 014340, Miami, Florida 33101; or call the Pridelines office to make arrangements at (305) 571-9601.
Pridelines Youth Services is a grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by gay youth for gay youth and their allies in the wake of Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” campaign. Pridelines’ mission is to support, educate and empower South Florida’s LGBTQ youth in a safe and diverse environment as well as to foster dialogue and cultivate social change. Pridelines provides safe space, social support, skills building, leadership development and referrals to mental health, health care and support services for LGBTQ youth and their straight allies between the ages of 14 and 24.
Located in Miami Shores at 9526 NE 2nd Avenue, #104, Pridelines is located off of two bus routes and is near I-95. For LGBTQ youth unable to get to Pridelines, the center offers satellite programs throughout Miami-Dade County. For more information about Pridelines, call (305) 571-9601, or visit Pridelines.org.
BeachBear Weekend has been created to showcase the healthy outdoor lifestyle enjoyed in Greater Fort Lauderdale. The events over the course of the week will focus on the beach, surf, exercise, and of course some of the hottest parties anywhere.
Proceeds from this event will benefit Sunserve- a 501 (3) (c) corporation. Their mission is to provide critical life assistance and professional mental health services with an emphasis on the economically disadvantaged, marginalized youths, and senior adults in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Additionally designated is Abandoned Pet Rescue, Broward’s largest no kill animal shelter.
The bars and events for the weekend will include Ramrod, Boom, The Manor, Wilton Bier Garden, The Depot Cabaña Bar and Grill, and Scandals. In addition to the muscle packed pool parties and bar nights, there will be alternative activities as well, including sunrise meditations on the beach, personal trainers leading fitness classes, and watersports. Also planned are boat excursions for the more adventurous, a vendor fair, and meeting space set aside for Friends of Bill W.
BeachBear Weekend was created by Chad Bush, Bob Young and Shannon Spotts. Young was a founder of the successful LazyBear Weekend at the Russian River in Northern California. The organizers hope BeachBear Weekend will have significant economic impact for Greater Fort Lauderdale.
For more information log onto: Beachbearweekend.com
The Pride Center of Greater Ft. Lauderdale is the focal point of gay life the in area. It has a variety of on- going programs and supports a broad spectrum of special events. For many, it is a regular part of gay life in south Florida. This will be the second time the Expo will be held in Ft. Lauderdale. A comprehensive list of attendees from last year will be used to promote this years show in addition to print ads, internet and other promotional items.
Show hours: 4-8 pm - FREE - Open to the public
Sunday February 12, 2012
Miami, Florida @ Moore Building
The More Building was built in 1920 and completely renovate in 2000 This four story atrium building has grandiose architecture and can accommodate 2,500. This event will be held in conjunction with the 4th Annual Explore Expo of the Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce which last year received a crowd of 1,000.
See you there!
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