The annual event, presented by PNC Bank for the sixth consecutive year, attracts more than 500 community, business, political and student leaders. The Gala takes place on Sunday, November 11, from 5:30-8:30 pm in The Crystal Ballroom at Pier Sixty-Six, 2301 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, 33301. Awards will be given for outstanding leaders and community advocates for the LGBTQ+ community, including the “Florida Media for Equality” Award to be presented to Norm Kent, a longtime fixture in South Florida and publisher of the South Florida Gay News.
A highlight of the gala will be the annual State of the State address by Equality Florida’s co-founder and Deputy Director, Stratton Pollitzer. He will recount and celebrate the achievements of the past year and present the course for the work yet to be accomplished. The evening, emcee’d by NBC Miami reporter, Jamie Guirola, includes sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, delicious cocktails, a live and silent auction, dancing and musical entertainment by Oriente! and DJ Karin Ward, ensuring a truly memorable and fun evening for all.
Tickets are $175 and are tax deductible to the full extent allowed under the law. A limited number of tickets of reduced priced tickets are available for those of limited means. For tickets or further information on sponsorships, please go to www.equalityflorida.org/browardgala or contact Row Iliescu at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-335-2102.