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The National LGBTQ Task Force and the members of our Gala committee would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make the 25th Annual National LGBTQ Task Force Gala a phenomenal success. Despite the challenges presented by planning an event during the uncertain times we are living in, we came very close to breaking the record for most money raised at the Gala. These funds will support the Task Force’s “All of Me, All the Time” campaign, designed to educate elected officials and thought leaders about the need for federal nondiscrimination protections. A significant portion of the proceeds will also be donated to The Miami Foundation’s LGBTQ Community Fund for distribution to South Florida organizations serving LGBTQ people. You can help us achieve an even bigger impact by making a donation now.
Highlights of the evening included inspiring speeches from our three honorees, Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award recipient Robin Schwartz, National Leadership Award recipient Billy Eichner and ChangeMaker Award recipient Jasmine McKenzie, as well as Task Force Executive Director Kierra Johnson; videos showcasing the Task Force’s work, trailblazers who have played a part in the progress of the community over the past several decades and advocates who are currently making change within the progressive movement; a trio of hosts who dazzled us with song and dance performances; a sprawling silent auction presented by American Airlines; and a display of the Shower of Stoles, a collection of liturgical stoles and other sacred items representing the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and gender non-conforming people of faith.