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 Alberto Arias and Wood Kinnard to receive 2017 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award

We're proud to announce that longtime South Florida activists and philanthropists Alberto Arias and Wood Kinnard will receive the 2017 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award at the National LGBTQ Task Force Gala - Miami on Saturday, October 7. Wood served on the Human Rights Campaign’s Board of Governors for three years, has provided pro bono services to Legal Aid of Palm Beach in the Ryan White HIV division, and chaired the 2013 Outshine Film Festival. At Care Resource, South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization formerly known as the Health Crisis Network, Alberto served as an employee, volunteer, and board member. Alberto and Wood are patrons of the arts and a range of social-service and social-justice organizations including the National LGBTQ Task Force, SAVE, Pridelines, Gay8 Festival, and Voices of Pride: The Gay Men’s Chorus of the Palm Beaches, among many others beyond the LGBTQ community.

It’s a date!


THE 21ST TASK FORCE GALA MIAMI WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017
FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH

Join us at one of Miami Beach’s most magnificent venues for a magical evening of dining, dancing, and celebrating our community, featuring an incredible silent auction. The Gala has become South Florida’s must-attend for the LGBTQ community and its allies for honoring heroes and advancing equality. Save October 7 for the Task Force because we have plans for dinner!

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20th Annual Gala Raises $650,000


Over 700 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) advocates and their allies and supporters attended this year’s National LGBTQ Task Force Gala – Miami, presented by Wells Fargo, held at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Saturday, November 19. The annual awards dinner honors people for their significant contributions to securing full equality for LGBTQ people. Sponsors and attendees helped raise approximately $650,000. The funds raised benefit South Florida programs providing direct services to LGBTQ people as well as supporting the advocacy and organizing work of the National LGBTQ Task Force.

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