Winter Party Festival® in Miami Beach, FL

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WINTER PARTY 2017 GUIDE

The countdown to Winter Party Festival® 2017 has begun. From Wednesday, March 1 to Monday, March 6, 2017, Miami welcomes one of the most anticipated LGBT throw downs of the year: Winter Party Festival. Over 10,000 international hotties (and I mean HOTTIES) will gather for an extended weekend of mayhem, hook-ups, and standing, posing, dancing, drinking and living out quintessential South Beach hedonism. Best of all, this circuit scene is a party with a cause, with ticket proceeds benefiting the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.



As per usual, several rotating local venues downtown and on the beach will transform ordinary spaces into late night party palladiums for Winter Party. The Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach will welcome guests as the 2016 Winter Party Festival host hotel and the Sunday Beach Party (photos) is one of the “don’t miss” events.
 
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National LGBTQ Task Force Check Presentation
The National LGBTQ Task Force recently hosted a check presentation at the Bacardi Headquarters in Miami. The Miami Foundation received check for a record $275,000 to assist South Florida LGBTQ organizations.
 
2016 Winter Party's Pulse Party at Space
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Pulse Party at Space Nightclub in Miami, FL featured DJ Deanne, DJ Isaac Escalante, and DJ Ivan Gomez.

Winter Party Festival Volunteer Appreciation Party
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival is an annual event that takes place on Miami Beach, FL. They recently hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Party at R House in Wynwood.

2016 Winter Party's Energy Party at Score
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Energy Party at Score Nightclub on Miami Beach, FL featured DJ Danny Verde and DJ Abel spinning all night long.

2016 Winter Party's WE Party at Icon
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's WE Party at Icon Nightclub on Miami Beach, FL featured DJ Sr Edu and DJ Sagi Kariv and shows from The Gods of Olympus.

NGLTF's Her Winter Party's Wet Pool Party at Dream Hotel
NGLTF's Her Winter Party Festival's Wet Pool Party at Dream Hotel on Miami Beach, FL featured the hottest ladies, DJ Vanessa Behrens and DJ Laura D as well as plenty of fun for all.

2016 Winter Party's Illuminate Block Party at Palace
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Illuminate Block Party at Palace Bar on Miami Beach, FL featured a block party filled with hotties, beats by DJ GSP and plenty of fun all around.

2016 NGLTF Winter Party Festival
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival on Miami Beach, FL featured massive beats by DJs Dan Slater & DJ Grind & Toy Armada with plenty of dancing and hotness all around.

2016 Winter Party's Sweat Party at Hunters Nightclub
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Sweat Leather Party at Hunters Nightclub in Wilton Manors, FL featured DJ Doug Jackson spinning all night with hot guys in leather gear.

2016 Women's Winter Party's ArtScape Party at Pridelines
NGLTF' Women's Winter Party Festival's ArtScape Party at Pridelines in Miami, FL featured the hottest art by local artists, DJ LaTrice, and a guest appearance by NGLTF Executive Director Rea Carey.

2016 Winter Party's Under One Sun Pool Party
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Under One Sun Pool Party at The Shelborne in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of sun-kissed hotties and DJ Jalil Z. and DJ Ralphi Rosario spinning all afternoon.

2016 Winter Party's Ignite Party at Score
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Ignite Party at Score on Miami Beach, FL featured DJ Alex Acosta and DJ Alain Jackinsky spinning all night long.

2016 Winter Party's VIP Party
NGLTF's 2016 Winter Party Festival's VIP Cocktail Party was held at The New World Symphony in Miami Beach, which featured the sponsors and major donors to The Task Force. They honored Miami Beach Detective Juan Sanchez for all his hard work and dedication to the LGBT community.

2016 Winter Party's Spark Party at Shelborne Hotel
NGLTF's 2016 Winter Party Festival held their Spark and Fuse Parties at Shelborn Hotel on Miami Beach, FL. This Kick Off Party was held in the hotel's pool garden and featured speeches from Winter Party Festival Chair Justin Bell and an an appearance by Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine.

Task Force Mixer Broward
National LGBTQ Task Force host an annual event at a residence in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The night features live entertainment as well as fundraising and talks about the latest achievements and struggles facing the LGBT community.
National LGBTQ Task Force Check Presentation at Bacardi Headquarters
National LGBTQ Task Force hosted a Check Presentation Party at the Bacardi Headquarters in Miami, FL. They presented the Miami Foundation a check for $262,769 from the 2015 Winter Party Festival.
2015 Winter Party's WE Party at Mansion
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's WE Party at Mansion Nightclub on Miami Beach, FL featured DJ Alyson Calagna and DJ Micky Friedman.
2015 Winter Party's Illuminate Block Party at Palace
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Illuminate Block Party at Palace Bar on Miami Beach, FL featured a block party filled with hotties, DJ Josh Whitaker and DJ Deanne, and plenty of fun all around.
2015 Women's Winter Party's Industry Party at Cafeina
NGLTF's Women's Winter Party Festival's Industry Party at Cafeina in Wynwood featured DJ Crush, Go-Go Girls, and of course plenty of the hot ladies.
2015 Winter Party's Energy Party at Score
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Energy Party at Score Nightclub on Miami Beach, FL featured DJ Alian Jackinsky and DJ Isaac Escalante upstairs and DJ Erez Ben Ishay downstairs.
2015 Women's Winter Party's Pa'ella Party at Hush Bar & Lounge
NGLTF's Women's Winter Party Festival's Pa'Ella Party at Hush Bar & Lounge on Miami Beach, FL. This official Latin Women's event featured Leslie Cartaya and her band performing live, Hostess Pussilla, and DJ Inaia with Latin rhythms and Latin House all night long.
2015 NGLTF Winter Party's VIP Party
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's VIP Cocktail Party on Miami Beach, FL featured the Sponsors and major donors to The Task Force, DJ Maximus 3000 and honored Bacardi's Joe Plana.
2015 Winter Party's Sweat Party at Hunters Nightclub
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Sweat Leather Party at Hunters Nightclub in Wilton Manors, FL featured DJ Ted Eiel spinning all night with hot guys in leather gear.
2015 Winter Party's Under Elevate Pool Party at the Hotel Victor
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Elevate Pool Party at Hotel Victor on Miami Beach, FL featured DJ Carlos Rojas and DJ Jalil Z and plenty of fun all around.
2015 Women's Winter Party's ArtScape Party at The Miami Beach Botanical Garden
NGLTF' Women's Winter Party Festival's ArtScape Party at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden in Miami, FL featured the hottest art by local artists and a guest appearance by NGLTF Executive Director Rea Carey.
2015 NGLTF Winter Party Festival Spark Party at Gale Hotel
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival held their Spark Party at The Gale Hotel on Miami Beach, FL. This Kick Off Party was held on the Gale rooftop and featured speeches from Winter Party Festival Chair Justin Bell and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine who welcomed Winter Party to the city.
2015 NGLTF Winter Party Festival
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival on Miami Beach, FL featured hot bodies, great views of the ocean, and plenty of fun all around.
2015 Winter Party's Under One Sun Pool Party at The Shelborne
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Under One Sun Pool Party at The Shelborne in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of sun-kissed hotties and DJ Brett Henrichsen spinning all afternoon.
2015 Winter Party's Pulse Party at Space in Miami
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Pulse Party at Space Nightclub in Miami, FL featured DJ Ralphi Rosario and DJ Able on the Terrace as well as DJ Nina Flowers and DJ Power Infiniti in the Basement.
2015 Winter Party's Ignite Party at Cameo
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Ignite Party at Cameo on Miami Beach, FL featured DJ Dan Slater from Australia and DJ Dani Toro from Barcelona.
National LGBTQ Task Force Events
National LGBTQ Task Force held an event in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The event was to bring awareness to their cause and their new directions.
NGLTF Party at Bacardi Headquarters
NGLTF held a party at the Barcardi Headquarters in Miami, FL. They rolled out the new Winter Party Logo as well as dispersed a check to The Miami Foundation.
Winter Party's Burn Block Party at Palace
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Burn Block Party at Palace in Miami Beach, FL featured a block party filled with hotties, DJ Raffelo, and plenty of fun all around.
Winter Party's WE Party Airlines Boiling Point Party at Mansion
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's WE Party Airlines Boiling Point Party at Mansion in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of hotties, WE resident DJ Isaac Escalante from Mexico, and plenty of fun all around.
Her Winter Party's Pa'Ella in Wynwood
NGLTF's Her Winter Party Festival's Pa'Ella Party at TSL Lounge in the Wynwood Art District of Miami, FL featured the hotest ladies, DJ George Ferrero as well as the critically acclaimed Spam Allstars performed, and of course plenty of fun all.
Winter Party's Under One Sun Pool Party at the National Hotel
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Under One Sun Pool Party at the National Hotel on Miami Beach, FL featured tons of sun-kissed hotties, DJ Gustavo Scorpio from Brasil, and plenty of fun all around.
Winter Party's Sweat Party at Hunters Nightclub
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Sweat Leather Party at Hunters Nightclub in Wilton Manors, FL featured DJ Ted Eiel spinning all night with hot guys in leather gear.
Winter Party's Flare at Score
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Flare Party at Score in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Paulo, and plenty of fun all around.
Her Winter Party's Industry Party at City Hall
NGLTF's Her Winter Party Festival's Industry Party was held at City Hall Restaurant in Miami, FL featured the hotest ladies, DJ Alex Maximus 3000, Go-Go Girls, and of course plenty of fun for all.
Winter Party's Mercury Rising at Space
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Mercury Rising Party at Space in Miami, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Rosabel, a show with Kitty Meow and Power Infiniti, and two packed dancefloors .
Winter Party's VIP Party at The James Royal Palm
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's VIP Cocktail Party at The James Royal Palm Hotel in Miami Beach, FL featured the Sponsors and major donors to The Task Force, DJ AJ Reddy, and an award to Dave Cook for all his hard work and dedicated service.
NGLTF 2014 Winter Party Festival
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival on Miami Beach, FL featured international hotties, DJ Danny Verde & DJ Grind, and plenty of sun and fun all around.
Winter Party's Ignite Party at Cameo
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Ignite Party at Cameo in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Eddie Martinez and DJ Joe Gauthreaux, and plenty of fun all around.
Her Winter Party's ArtScape Party at The Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
NGLTF's Her Winter Party Festival's ArtScape Party at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens in Miami, FL featured the hotest art by local artists, DJ LaTrice, and a guest appearance by NGLTF Executive Director Rea Carey.
NGLTF Winter Party Festival Spark Party at Gale Hotel
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival held their Spark Party at The Gale Hotel on Miami Beach, FL. This Kick Off Party was held on the Gale rooftop and featured speeches from Winter Party Festival Chair Victor Diaz-Herman and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine.
NGLTF Celebrates 40 Years
NGLTF celebrated 40 years with a party in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Executive Director Rea Carey was in attendance as well as a host of important people from around Southern Florida to give their support.
Winter Party's Under One Sun Pool Party at The Shelborne
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Under One Sun Pool Party at The Shelborne in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of sun-kissed hotties, DJ Rafael Calvente from Brazil, and plenty of fun all around.
Winter Party's Boiling Point Party at Mansion
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Boiling Point Party at Mansion in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of hotties, WE resident DJ Manuel de Diego direct from Madrid, and plenty of fun all around.
Her Winter Party's Industry Party at Safi
NGLTF's Her Winter Party Festival's Industry Party at Safi in Miami, FL featured the hotest ladies, DJ La Trice, Go-Go Girls, and of course plenty of fun for all.
Winter Party's VIP Party at The Gale
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's VIP Cocktail Party at The Gale Hotel in Miami Beach, FL featured the Sponsors and major donors to The Task Force, DJ AJ Reddy, and awards for appreciation.
Winter Party's Flare at Grand Central
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Flare Party at Grand Central in Miami, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Alyson Calagna and DJ Phil Romano, and plenty of fun all around.
NGLTF 2013 Winter Party Festival
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival on Miami Beach, FL featured international hotties, DJs Brett Henrichsen & Joe Gauthreaux, and plenty of fun all around.
Her Winter Party's Pa'Ella in Wynwood
NGLTF's Her Winter Party Festival's Pa'Ella Party at TSL Lounge in the Wynwood Art District of Miami, FL featured the hotest ladies, DJ GiGi as well as the critically acclaimed Afro-Cuban Funk band Palo performed, and of course plenty of fun all.
Winter Party's Urge: Mercury Rising at Cameo
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Urge: Mercury Rising Party at Cameo in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ duo Rosabel, and plenty of fun all around.
Winter Party's Ignite at Score
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Ignite Party at Score in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Tony Moran, and plenty of fun all around.
Winter Party's Ignite at Score
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Ignite Party at Score in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Tony Moran, and plenty of fun all around.
NGLTF Winter Party Festival
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival Kick Off Party at The Miami Beach Botanical Gardens in Miami Beach, FL featured a bathing suit fashion show by local companies.

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OUT in Wilton Manors & Fort Lauderdale

Going OUT in Fort Lauderdale or #WilMa this weekend? We've got you covered on all the action with direct links to Mark's List's featured gay or gay-friendly restaurants, bars and nightclubs in Fort Lauderdale: Hunters NightclubLeBoy Strip ClubThe Manor ComplexProgress BarRosie’s Bar & Grill & Village Pub

(Photo: Hunters Fort Lauderdale)

OUT in Miami & South Beach

Going out in Miami or South Beach this weekend? We've got you covered on all the events. Check out these direct links to some of the hottest bars, events and restaurants in the area: Club Boi 3.0The Floppy RoosterHotel GaytheringPalace Bar & Restaurant

(Photo: Score Nightclub)

 

Hollywood's Heating Up: 20 Films To Watch This Fall

Moviegoers can tell when it’s fall because the big explosions and shoot ‘em up films are replaced by the award season contenders where Hollywood’s A List duke it out for a golden statue and high praise from each other. This fall is no different. There are sure to be Oscar winners among the films that star the biggest names in the business. Names like Pitt, Nyong’o, Hanks, and Adams just to name a few. Check out the 20 Films to Watch This Fall.

MTV Short Film Takes a Look at Masculinity in America

A new short film from MTV takes a gritty look at homophobia and how gender norms make it hard for us to be who we really. "American Male" explores the behaviors society expects from men and and women from the perspective of a young man who grew up trying to live up to those expectations (Photo: YouTube).



The short film follows the typical "masculine" guy during his daily activities. He can be seen working out intensely, high-fiving his bros, crushing cans of beers and agressively paddling another guy at a party while calling him a "faggot." He lists the many behavioral differences that are expected from men and women, including how they are supposed to sit, how to hold books, what they should listen to, and which alcoholic beverages to drink.

“I would like for viewers to gain a better understanding of what life feels like in the closet,” filmmaker Michael Rohrbaugh told The Huffington Post. “I also hope they’ll reflect upon their own lives and think about falsehoods that might be holding them back.”

“American Male” is the winner of MTV’s Look Different Creator Competition, which invited up-and-coming filmmakers to create work surrounding the topic of privilege.

Read more on Huffington Post.

City of Miami Beach Supports World Out Games Miami 2017

Momentum is building for World Out Games Miami 2017 with the announcement of a major commitment from the City of Miami Beach. During a recent City of Miami Beach Commission meeting, the City Commission voted unanimously to support World Out Games Miami, which will be held Friday, May 26 through Sunday, June 4, 2017.

“It is great for us to have the support of the City of Miami Beach, which fosters so many great programs that improve the quality of life for its residents and attracts visitors around the world,” said Ivan Cano, chief executive officer of World OutGames Miami. “We deeply thank Mayor Philip Levine and fellow Commissioners, City Manager Jimmy Morales and staff for their vision to recognize how the World OutGames will inspire, motivate and unify thousands of people.”

Magic and Wonder Coming to Adrienne Arsht Center

The Theatre Season in South Florida promises to be better than ever and the Adrienne Arsht Center is helping to heat things up this year with seven shows highlighting some of Broadway’s biggest recent hits with some classics thrown in for good measure. This year, Broadway Across America - Miami and Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center of Miami-Dade County present the 2016 / 2017 Broadway In Miami Season.

Fall 2016 TV Preview: What Are You Watching?

This fall season is one of the most hotly-anticipated in many years due to the sheer variety of new options: 40 different television series will be premiering in the months of September and October. We're going to give you the lowdown on 14 New Shows and Seven Returning Favorites.

(Photo: Lucas Till stars as MacGuyver on CBS)

New Season of Broadway in Fort Lauderdale

Each year, some of the hottest Broadway shows make their way to South Florida, and this year is no exception. The Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale welcomes a slew of The Great White Way’s best in what promises to be one of the most jam packed theatre seasons in recent memory. Take a look at what they have in store this season: Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 

Matt Sarafa: New Clothing Line 'Edgy, Urban and Badass'

Inspired by the "Unconventional Challenge" on Project Runway: Junior, standout star Matt Sarafa took his knowledge of fashion along with his avant-garde style to create his first clothing line Hot ME$$, a unisex clothing line for men and women of all ages. This trendy line includes a variety of shirts, an amazing bomber jacket and a few accessories, including a snapback hat and backpack. Matt's line features an edgy, urban and fun style that is not afraid to push boundaries or take risks. We caught up with Matt to dish on his new clothing line Hot Me$$, fall fashion trends and his Project Runway Junior experience. Read the full interview with Matt Sarafa (Photos by Brooke Mason).

Fontainebleau Hosts National LGBTQ Task Force Gala

The National LGBTQ Task Force Gala (Miami), presented by Wells Fargo, returns to the spectacular Sparkle Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 6:30 pm to midnight. The evening features a cocktail reception, a sit-down dinner, a silent auction, an awards ceremony, and dancing.

This year's honorees are Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley (Producers, Broadway For Orlando) and Steve Rothaus (Miami Herald Staff Writer). Get all the details about the Task Force Gala and purchase tickets to the event. 

2015 Highlights:

Hillary Clinton Reaches Out to Florida's LGBT Voters

Hillary Rodham Clinton has been in the public eye for over 40 years, and for nearly 25 of those years, she has carved out her own legacy, refusing to be a mere mention alongside her husband, former President Bill Clinton. She served for eight years as United States Senator from New York, and then went on to represent our country abroad as our third female Secretary of State. In the upcoming presidential election, she will face Republican nominee Donald Trump. With just weeks before Election Day, polls show Clinton and Trump in a close battle, with each candidate boasting a loyal voting base. Like in past elections, the turnout from Florida could very well decide the end result this time around (Photo: Adam Schultz).
 
Recently Secretary Clinton sat down with Mike Halterman to talk about her proposed policies should she be elected, the legacy of the LGBT rights movement, and her vision for our country's future. Read the full interview: Hillary Clinton Reaches Out to Florida's LGBT Voters

Fall Preview: 18 Can't-Miss Events Across South Florida

This fall is going to be a great time to check out a show here in South Florida. Tons of artists come to town to put on concerts, plays, and (practically) every gay man’s favorite- musicals! If you are in the mood for a show, a concert, or a cultural event look no further. Check out our list of events taking place this autumn across Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami: 18 Events Across South Florida

MiFo LGBT Film Festival Fort Lauderdale Edition

The MiFo LGBT Film Festival, a critically acclaimed event, has two film festivals per year: Miami in April and Fort Lauderdale in October. The 8th Annual Fort Lauderdale Edition is from October 7 to October 16, 2016. Get all the details on this year's films and tickets to the event: MiFo LGBT Film Festival Fort Lauderdale Edition

(Photo: Esteros - Glow Screening on Thursday, September 15 at 7 pm at Classic Gateway Theater)

WATCH

Pride Fort Lauderdale Moves to Fort Lauderdale Beach

At  its September 20 meeting, the Fort Lauderdale City Commission approved a proposal from the Pride Fort Lauderdale board of directors to move the annual celebration to Fort Lauderdale Beach on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Read the full story: Pride Fort Lauderdale Moves to Fort Lauderdale Beach, New Date Announced

The 2016 SMART Ride Benefiting Broward House

On November 18 and 19 about 500 people will ride their bicycles along a 165 mile scenic trek from Miami to Key West in the SMART Ride 2016. They will be supported by 250 volunteer crew members.   In 2015 nearly $1,000,000 was raised and one hundred percent of this money went AIDS Service Organizations in Florida to serve individuals who are HIV positive or to prevent HIV. This was possible because 100% of the ride production was supported by donations and sponsors. Broward House is an honored participant and recipient for the SMART Ride. You could be a part of this fulfilling experience by donating, riding crewing or sponsoring.  

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