Thursday, February 14, 2008

FLORIDA DIGEST February 14, 2008

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Miami: Winter Party Youth Event
It is officially time to begin the process of inviting youth to the 2008Winter Party Youth Event - Hollywood Nights: You are the Star! The event isscheduled for Saturday February 23rd from 6pm to 9pm at City of Miami -Legions Park. Admission to the event is $5 (at the door); dressrequirement - totally casual. Additionally, the event will be supervisedwith 15 volunteers. South Florida LGBTQ youth and their allies (ages 13 to20) will be the stars of this red carpet event! Dance to the music of DJAngel Infiniti, enjoy great food, strut your stuff in the lip synch contest,and learn about LGBTQ happenings in your community. The National Gay andLesbian Task Force's 2008 Winter Party FestivalSM runs from Wednesday,February 27, to Monday, March 3. All net proceeds benefit the LGBTQcommunity.
Please forward this e-blast to individuals involved in with LGBTQ Youth.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email orcall me cell 954.540.6857.
Warmest Regards,
Dr. Tony Bright

2008 Stars of the Rainbow Gala &
Celebration Ticket Information
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida (GLCC) is proud toannounce the Stars of the Rainbow Crystal Ball Gala & Celebration. Thisannual and much anticipated Stars of the Rainbow event, formally recognizesremarkable individuals and organizations who contribute to the Greater FortLauderdale LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community. Stars ofthe Rainbow will be held at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, 3030 HolidayDrive in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, February 17, 2008. The event issignificant, as 2008 marks the GLCC's 15th anniversary of providing criticalprograms and services to the LGBT community. The "Crystal Ball Gala &Celebration" theme recognizes the GLCC's 15-year anniversary.
Tickets are available for $125 at the Gala level (6pm-10pm) or $195 at theVIP level (5pm-10pm). Complimentary valet parking is included.

ArtsUnited's ArtExplosion Visual Art Exhibition is on display in theJM Family Enterprises Gallery at ArtServe from February 11 through 29, 2008.
A record 85 artists submitted 240 pieces of art work for this juried, mixedmedia exhibit. A reception to meet the artists and view the work will beheld on Saturday, February 16th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The gallery is locatedat 1350 East Sunrise Blvd in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Guests at the Artists Reception will be treated to vocal and musicalperformance, short films, dramatic readings. Published authors will be onhand to read from and sign copies of their books. The public is welcome andencouraged to attend this special night. Admission is only $5, andrefreshments will be served. Admission to the exhibit at other times isfree.
The visual art exhibit and reception are sponsored by ArtServe,Georgie's Alibi and Stork's Bakery Coffee Cafe. This exhibit is thecenterpiece and ArtsUnited's two week gay and lesbian arts festivalArtExplosion 2008. ArtExplosion 2008 is made possible through the generoussupport of Tylenol PM, Comcast, AutoNation, Pride of Greater FortLauderdale, BankAtlantic Foundation, Createabilities and Pride SouthFlorida. Funding is also provided in part by the Broward County Board ofCounty Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. TheExpress newspaper and 411 magazine are the exclusive media sponsors and TheAtlantic Resort & Spa is the official hotel of ArtExplosion 2008.

From Adriane Reesey - Candidate for Broward Supervisor of Elections
Especially when I am riding a wonderful horse named "Brisco" in the 71st
Annual Orange Blossom Parade in Davie!!!
Saturday February 23rd @ 8:30am
News release:
ADRIANE REESEY RIDES "BRISCO" in the 71st Annual Orange Blossom Parade inDavie
Saturday February 23rd - 8:30am
The Town of Davie is Sponsoring the 71st Annual Orange Blossom Parade onFebruary 23, 2008. Adriane will actually be riding "Brisco" a wonderfulDemocratic horse in the parade! There will also be a booth, and plenty ofactivities for everyone. Please come join Adriane and walk with her in theparade!!!!
You may call the Town of Davie for more information on the event at954-797-1153.

ArtExplosion 2008 is in high gear, and there are programs to suit everytaste! Check the website for a complete listingand share this information with your email lists. We are expecting a bigaudience on Saturday for the Artist Reception, so you may want to park inHoliday Park's lot just west of ArtServe on Sunrise and walk the one blockto the gallery.
The finale is going to be spectacular! If you have not purchasedtickets, you need to do so now. Here's the line up that is sure to have youand your friends entertained:
The finale on Saturday, February 23rd is a night of sketch comedy in thegrand tradition of Saturday Night Live, featuring The Gay Mafia, hosted bydrag magician Cashetta and with musical guest Lisp and Havana. Tickets forthe ArtExplosion Finale featuring The Gay Mafia are $30 or $45 and availableonline at or by calling 954 462-0222.
Chuck Williams
ArtsUnited, Inc.

Broward: 2008 Dolphin Democrats Executive Officers
Justin Flippen, President - Adriane Reesey, Vice President
Bill Vayens, Treasurer - Waymon Hudson, Secretary
2008 Dolphin Democrats Board Directors
Ted Adcock, Michael Albetta, Bob Bernhardt, Julie Bruno, Ronald Catena, Edie Hambright, Mark LaFontaine
Ron Mills, Dick Rogers, Tom Runyan, Adam Sanders, Gloria Stien, Barbara Stuart


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