The Social

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A gathering for the Trans community. Open to all LGBTQ+ young adults and allies (ages 18 & up) to get to know other members of the community. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Last month we discussed the possibility of having a movie night. Do you all have any movies you would like to see? Leave your suggestions in the comments and we will decide. There will be sodas and waters for a $1 donation (benefitting our LGBT programs). Feel free to bring a snack or a treat to share if you would like!

The Social (July)

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A gathering for the Trans community. Open to all LGBTQ+ young adults and allies (ages 18 & up) to get to know other members of the community. Everyone is welcome to attend!

This month we are going to watch a movie. Please post your suggestions below as to which movies you would like to see. You can also bring your own DVDs and we can vote on which one we would like to view that evening. There will be sodas and waters for a $1 donation (benefitting our LGBT programs). Please feel free to bring a snack or a treat to share if you would like!

MBA Orlando Networking Mixer: Mennello Museum of American Art

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Join us Wednesday July 6th for our monthly networking mixer with Orlando’s premier LGBT businesses & Allies! This month’s mixer will be catered by John Michael Weddings & Events.

Register here: http://business.mbaorlando.org/events/details/monthly-networking-mixer-july-2016-1340

Hors D’Oeuvres, Cash Bar, Individualized Networking, FREE for all of our members, and $20 for guest!

Speed Networking: The first ten members to sign up at each mixer get an exclusive chance to network with each other, group speed dating style.

This is a great way to get to know your chamber, its members and what MBA Orlando is all about. So come and join us at one of the following mixers!

Welcome To The Jungle Party – A GLBT Pride Month Event

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ONE OF THE HOTTEST NEW EVENTS TO HIT ORLANDO AND AN LGBT PRIDE MONTH EVENT….ALL BENEFITTING THE GLBT CENTER OF CENTRAL FLORIDA!!

A brand new….hot community dance party, put on by community members, and Gay Pride Month event all to benefit The GLBT Center of Central Florida!!

Dance the night away to International DJ/Producer Twisted Dee with a special concert by former PussyCat Doll Jessica Sutta……A steamy hot night you will not want to miss!!!

Sponsored by Savoy Orlando, Hunks Orlando, Barefoot Wine, Ketel One Vodka and so many others!!!!

Tickets only $65 – Costumes suggested but not required!!

Dancing * Las Vegas Style Casino * Food Stations * Plenty of Bars * Surprise Special Guest * Silent Auction * More

Tickets online at JunglePartyOrlando.com

The Social (June)

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A gathering for the Trans community. Open to all LGBTQ+ young adults and allies (ages 18 & up) to get to know other members of the community. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Last month everyone enjoyed the board games, so it was decided that this time I will bring them back this month in case anyone would like to play some again. Since it is pride month, we will be celebrating and sharing “coming out” stories as we socialize. There will be sodas and waters for a $1 donation (benefitting our LGBT programs). Feel free to bring a snack or a treat to share if you would like!

OPD: Westboro Baptist Church will not be in Orlando

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UDPATE! It now appears that Westboro is planning to protest in Orlando.

Rumors abound that Westboro Baptist Church is headed to Orlando to protest Pulse shooting victims’ funerals.

The Orlando Police Department released a statement via email to community leaders stating that the hate group, also known for protesting the funerals of service members, will not be in Orlando.

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Statement from Watermark Publishing Group regarding the mass shooting at Pulse Orlando

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Watermark isn’t just Central Florida’s LGBT news source; we are members of the local LGBT community. We live here, we work here, we love here. And now, we grieve here.

At approximately 2 a.m. June 12, a man, who police say is named Omar Mateen, entered Pulse nightclub armed with a handgun and an AR-15-type rifle. With those weapons, in cold blood, he murdered forty-nine members of our community, and injured at least fifty more.

The loss is unspeakable.

But the community is strong.

We will survive, and so we must speak.

Right now, we are focused on how to help, and how to get help. As Watermark, we will provide timely, accurate information on resources and support, both how to give them and how to get them. As members of the community, we will hold each other and cry for our friends. We will grieve this loss and we will hurt for the victims and those who loved them.

Then, we will tell the stories of strength and resilience that are already arising from this unfathomable tragedy. The survivors. The responders. The community who is working together to hold itself up, to prove that senseless violence will not destroy us. At this moment, we do not know the precise reason why the suspect chose Pulse as the target for his violence and hate, but the fact remains: he targeted gay people. Therefore, it is more important than ever that the Orlando LGBT community join together and bolster each other, as a message to those who hate us: You cannot silence us. You cannot destroy us. We aren’t going anywhere.

And finally, we will hold those responsible, accountable.

We’ve had worried friends and family, checking in, “Are you okay? Are you okay?”

No, we are not okay.

We may have personally survived the shooting, but fifty members of our close-knit, beloved community are dead. That is not okay. Nothing about this is okay.

But we will be, and here is how we know: Orlando’s LGBT community is organized, and generous, and mighty. We are a family. We will take our broken strands and weave them together, creating an even stronger tapestry of courage and life. Orlando will show the world that our LGBT community cannot be silenced, or ruined, or beaten down.

Our enduring story will not be a tragedy. The world will see our community, the care we have for each other, and how we draw strength from that love. Our story will be one of survival, and hope, and PRIDE.

EN ESPANOL: 

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MBA Orlando Networking Mixer: B Resort

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Join us this Wednesday for a very special networking mixer with Orlando’s premier LGBT businesses & Allies.

Hors D’Oeuvres, Cash Bar, Individualized Networking, FREE for all of our members, and $20 for guest!

Speed Networking: The first ten members to sign up at each mixer get an exclusive chance to network with each other, group speed dating style.

This is a great way to get to know your chamber, its members and what MBA Orlando is all about. So come and join us at one of the following mixers!

The Monkees 50th Anniversary

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The Monkees are ready to have some fun this year as the iconic band celebrates its 50th anniversary with a tour and the group’s first new album in 20 years, appropriately titled GOOD TIMES!. Original members, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork hit the road to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Monkees. Don’t miss these Rock and Roll Legends perform such hits as, I’m A Believer, Daydream Believer, Last Train to Clarksville and relive Monkee-mania!

Tickets are *$150, $102.50, $72.50, and $52.50.

Orlando Fringe 2016 Review: Master of the Rack

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Master of the Rack
Yellow venue, find showtimes

Master of the Rack is a show that is all about wordplay—literally!

A competitive Scrabble association is run by Ted (played by John Moughan), who is in need of more members to keep their group from being shut down. Not only is there that threat, but the only other active association’s leader, Pomeroy (played by Mark Davids), threatens the team’s chances of competing at regionals, thereby taking their group down, making Pomeroy’s association the only game in town.

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PHOTOS! 4th Annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast

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LGBT advocates, allies and community members packed into Dubsdread Country Club to sip coffee, eat bacon and honor heros for the 4th Annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast May 16.

Read our story here, and check out photos from the event after the jump:

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Orlando Gay Chorus is restructuring and reaching out

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The Orlando Gay Chorus wants the community to know they’re here, they’re queer and they’re ready to sing.

At their “We Are Family” concert May 14, the OGC hosted a reception after the show at the Plaza LIVE, where Artistic Director and Conductor James Rode extended an invitation to the LGBT organization representatives in attendance: The Orlando Gay Chorus is available to perform at events and fundraisers.

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