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2023 Gala Theme: Forever Strong, Unapologetically Queer

Saturday, October 14, at the Miami Beach Convention Center

The theme of the National LGBTQ Task Force Gala sends a message about what is important to us; it sets a tone for how we need to show up right now, in this moment.

The image displays a poster for the National LGBTQ Task Force's Gala event. The event theme is Forever Strong Unapologetic Queer. The poster features a blue and gold background, with prominent text in the center that reads "National LGBTQ Task Force Gala" in gold on the blue background. Below the main text, there is additional text that reads "The 50th Anniversary of the National LGBTQ Task Force." This text is located on a gold rectangular block on top of a blue background. Towards the bottom of the image, there is a section with the text "Forever Strong Unapologetically Queer" displayed prominently on a blue background. This text is followed by "October Miami Beach Convention Center" written in smaller font. In the lower center of the image, there is a white feather displayed on a blue background. Another white feather can be seen at the top left corner of the image. Overall, the image showcases the details of the 2023 National LGBTQ Task Force Gala poster, with various text elements and visual elements displayed against a blue and gold background.

Right now, our community is under attack. In Florida, the most vulnerable and marginalized among us are on the frontlines fighting for their existence. Our opponents want to take us back 50 years – or more –and undo the progress we have made toward equality.

The National LGBTQ Task Force is here to fight alongside them and you. We will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our people, and we will not back down until this fight is won.

We are in this for the long haul. Right now is a time to shout from the mountain tops that we are here, we are queer, we will be UNAPOLOGETIC about being our fullest selves in every aspect of our lives, and we will fight back against any attempt to erase us.

Now is a time to stand tall in our power, and we are announcing our theme for the 2023 National LGBTQ Task Force Gala: Forever Strong, Unapologetically Queer

At our annual Gala kickoff event held at R House on June 7, 2023, the Task Force was proud to present the LGBTQ+ Equity Fund with a check for $215,000 to support organizations doing critical work for the LGBTQ+ community in South Florida. This donation represents a significant portion of the proceeds from the 2022 Gala and the 2023 Winter Party Festival. To date, the Task Force has donated over $3.5 million from these two events back to the local community. Your contributions at this year’s Gala will ensure that these vital resources continue to be invested in the places where they are needed most.

Join us for an evening of celebrating our community, building our power, and being absolutely unapologetic in our queerness. You will not want to miss it!

October 14, 2023 | Miami Beach Convention Center

Tickets Are Available for the National LGBTQ Task Force 50th Anniversary Gala!

Cathy Renna, Communications Director, National LGBTQ Task Force, 917-757-6123, [email protected]

The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people. We are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we have made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. Those barriers must go.