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The month of February was one filled celebrating Black history, local philanthropists, as well as gearing up for elections in March.

- Christiana Lilly, Editor


Our Fund Honors Outstanding Leaders

By Rick Karlin

The Our Fund Foundation and Presenting Sponsor Bank of America Private Bank hosted the Fifth Annual South Florida LGBTQ Philanthropy Awards which celebrated outstanding philanthropy, volunteerism, and emerging leadership. The sold-out event, which included a cocktail reception and awards ceremony, was held at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

“We were honored to recognize these uniquely inspiring and generous leaders who lift our community and truly make a difference,” said David Jobin, president, and CEO, of The Our Fund Foundation, on their website. “They epitomize our mission of advocating for philanthropy to make South Florida the most livable and energetic community in the country for LGBTQ people.”


Keeping Up the Good Fight | LETTER

"Don and I are incredibly humbled and honored to receive the Justin Flippen Community Trailblazer Award from Human Rights Campaign. Justin was a friend and mentor, so it makes this honor even more special."

Hawaiian Heritage is Inspiration for Gay Comedy

“What if?” is a question playwright and director Kalani Whitford asks in his new play, “Sea Men,” receiving its world premiere now through March 31 at the Foundry in Wilton Manors.


Mayor Newton Gets Challenger in Upcoming Election

Local realtor Mike Sansevero has filed to run for mayor. “This city has had a lot of issues building up: aging infrastructure, a lack of development and increase of the tax base,” he said shortly after filing.

Weekly Events

TODAY: The Groove Session with Lenora Jaye

Georgie's Alibi Monkey Bar hosts its long-running Tuesday night with Lenora Jaye, whose amazing vocals cover it all.

WED: French Wine Dinner

Join Union Kitchen + Bar for a tour through the vineyards of France with a beautiful four-course menu created by Chef Christie Tenaud.

THURS: "Black Art Awakening" Closing Reception

Join Ujima Men's Collective and The Pride Center at Equality Park for your last chance to view "Black Art Awakening."

FRI: Maple Bacon Beer Dinner

Celebrate the return of Funky Buddha's award-winning porter with a beer pairing dinner, featuring culinary creations by Chef Jeff Vincent.

SAT: Our Voices: The Past 50+ Years

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Lesbian Thespians and Women With Pride are co-hosting this event, where South Florida women will share their stories about significant events in women’s history.

SUN: Ode to Joy

South Florida Symphony Orchestra presents "Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 + Great Opera Arias," featuring members from the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida.

Job Opportunities

Pharmacy Operations Manager -- Wilton Manors

Walgreens is hiring a pharmacy operations manager to serve as a full-time certified pharmacy technician, obtain patient and drug information and process prescriptions, and responsible for the selection, scheduling, and development of pharmacy technician personnel.

Receptionist -- Wilton Manors

D.O.G. Fort Lauderdale is hiring a receptionist who is friendly, engaging, customer-service oriented, experienced in sales, open to accepting various projects, has experience in a professional office environment, and proficient in Microsoft Office programs. 

Meet Your Neighbor

Krys Gordon has recently been hired as strategic program coordinator with Transinclusive Group, where she will be helping lead initiatives to promote inclusivity and advancing the rights of black transgender women in the community. 

Gordon comes from a background in marketing and recently made a career shift to the nonprofit world. 

“Being aligned with an organization that shares your values is so amazing and such a breath of fresh air, coming from corporate to nonprofit,” Gordon said. “It’s so different, it’s very rewarding.” 

She grew up an Army brat and lived abroad throughout her childhood in countries like Germany and Denmark. 

“I'm just so appreciative of the experience,” Gordon said. “I just got to experience a lot of different cultures. And I think that that definitely helps me in my work.” -- Mary Rasura


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