As part of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's annual Winter Party Festival, two South Florida groups held a reception Friday at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens: Gay American Heroes Foundation, which is raising money to build a memorial to GLBT people killed in hate crimes; and the Stonewall Library & Archives presenting "Days Without Sunshine: Anita Bryant's Anti-Gay Crusade."
Here are photos I took at the event:
Cynthia Davis and Donald Cavanaugh of Safe Schools South Florida.
"Anita Bryant" of the upcoming 1,000 Homosexuals.
"Anita Bryant," activist LeAnna Bradley and Octavio Campos of Camposition.
Damien Skipper and Pat and Lynn Mulder (brother and parents of Ryan Keith Skipper, who was stabbed to death a year ago in Central Florida) and Gay American Heroes Foundation founder Scott Hall.
Ryan Skipper's family and former pro baseball player Billy Bean.
Miami Beach Mayor Mattie Herrera Bower.
Jack Rutland, executive director of the Stonewall Library & Archives in Fort Lauderdale.
Donald Cavanaugh of Safe Schools South Florida.
Scott Hall introduces Chip Arndt of Amazing Race fame.
Ryan Skipper's older brother, Damien.
Ryan Skipper's stepfather, Lynn Mulder.
Activist Tom Rathburn begins a candlelight tribute to hate-crime victims.
Activist John Letson.
Activist Cynthia Davis.
Task Force board member David da Silva Cornell, also of the Dade Community Foundation.
Gay American Heroes Foundation activist Justin Michaels.
Activist LeAnna Bradley.