Proving that "Pride" is a feeling expressed year-round in South Beach, Miami Beach Gay Pride will host "Soirée," a VIP cocktail reception and auction to raise funds to help produce next April's Pride parade and festival.
"The essence of Miami Beach Gay Pride is that it's a celebration of the LGBTQ community, for the LGBTQ community and our allies," said Pride Board Chair Joel Stedman. "As the event's popularity and participation have grown exponentially in five short years, so have the expenses to produce it. We're committing to keeping 'Pride' a free event for the communities, and fundraisers throughout the year like 'Soirée' will help us achieve that commitment," he added.
The elegant event will take place Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8-11 p.m. on the rooftop of the Gale South Beach & Regent Hotel, and will be hosted by a veritable Who's Who in South Florida. Celebrities lending their support to the event include Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower; Broadway Director/Producer Richard Jay Alexander; Lea Black, of Bravo TV's "Real Housewives of Miami; WSVN-TV Anchor Craig Stevens; CBS4 Chief Meteorologist David Bernard; Nestor Paz from SBS Radio and Mega TV; Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Gongora, Univision Radio's Enrique Santos, Style Network's David Pulley and Logo TV's Rodiney Santiago.
Prominent artists contributing works for the silent auction include Marcelo Holzinger, W. Andre Allen, Pal Stock, Susan Feliciano, Laz Lmnoq, Beatricia Sager, Havi, Jose Pinto and Frank Ciliberti.
Tickets are $100 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Miami Beach Gay Pride on April 11-13, 2014.
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