Back in 1994 the founders of Winter Party Festival decided to invite the LGBT community to a party on the sands of South Beach.
Now 20 years later that one night has turned into a Task Force produced six-day celebration that attracts people from all over the world. While many people might think the Winter Party Festival is a lot of parties, that’s not the whole picture. Sure, people come to have fun. And they do have fun – a lot of it! But the real purpose is serious.
The National Conference for LGBT Equality: Creating Change is our premier annual event. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind organizing and skills-building event for the LGBTQ community and our allies.
Creating Change was started in 1988, one year after the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The message of the 1987 March was clear: go home and get to work. It was because of this message that the Task Force soon found itself deluged with requests for resources, advice and assistance.
National LGBTQ Task Force Gala – Miami
The Task Force Recognition events were started in 1990 and they took place in Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Miami.
We created these dinners to pay tribute to the community leaders, allies, and organizations that fight for LGBTQ people through their leadership, advocacy, and action. Past honorees included Bella Abzug, Ted Kennedy, Coretta Scott King, Equality Fairfax, Margaret Cho, John Waters, and Tammy Baldwin.