Posted to Facebook by the LGBT Visitor Center on Miami Beach:
Meet and Greet with Richard Blanco at the LGBT Visitor Center — with Tyrone Antonio, Richard Blanco Poetry Page http://www.richard-blanco.com, Steve Adkins,Shayna Marcos, Karen Brown and Jorge Richa at LGBT Visitor Center on Miami Beach (Sponsored by MetLife).
Inaugural poet Blanco -- the first gay person to be so honored -- will make several South Florida appearances this week. Click here for details.
Inaugural poet Richard Blanco -- the first gay person to be so honored -- will make several South Florida appearances this week.
Blanco, who grew up in Miami and also is the first Hispanic Inaugural poet, will speak Wednesday at the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council's Plum Blush of Dusk Soirée at the Ritz-Carleton in Palm Beach.
From Palm Beach County Human Rights Council:
The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach is honored to host the "pop star poet" on his first visit to the Palm Beaches. PBCHRC's 25th anniversary kick-off event is a perfect way to honor Mr. Blanco as an artist and celebrate the diversity of our community.
The 15 minute poetry reading and reception (cash bar) will be an intimate gathering held by the firepit on the hotel's oceanfront terrace from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 1st.
Prior to the poetry reading, a very limited capacity VIP "meet and greet" will be held in the hotel's Presidential Suite, an amazing oceanfront space designed to bring luxurious fun and cheeky character to a traditionally proper suite. A wall uniquely dedicated to "shoe art" adds to the unexpected tone of the Presidential Suite. Miami native Robert Tabor designed the shoes, all of which pay tribute to past First Ladies and other worldly dignitaries. The Hilary Clinton shoe is a high-powered blue pin stripe pump with a heel prominently spiked through a dog house (aptly labeled, Bill). The Barbara Bush shoe is a classic orthopedic wing tip in signature blue fashion with a red ribbon tie, topped by her famous three-strand pearls. The Jackie Kennedy shoe is a '60's style square toe, covered in pink wool boucle and pill box hat. Other shoes include Betty Ford, Margaret Thatcher, Marie Antoinette, Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth and, of course, Michelle Obama.
To attend the poetry reading and reception, click on the "Make a Donation with PayPal" link to your left and donate $40. (For each increment of $40 donated, a ticket will be set side under your name for the poetry reading and the reception being held from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.).
To attend the VIP event (including the poetry reading and reception), click on the "Make a Donation with PayPal" link to your left and donate $250. (For each increment of $250 donated, a ticket will be set side under your name for the VIP event being held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., as well as for the the Poetry Reading and the reception).
Checks may also be sent to PBCHRC at P.O. Box 267, West Palm Beach, Florida 33402.
Friday night, Blanco will have a reading at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 1121 Andalusia Ave. in Coral Gables.
The evening will begin with a private reception at 6pm and then the reading at 7:30pm. The cost of the reception and reading is $150 and the reading is only $50. The event is a fundraiser to benefit a documentary that is being produced about Our Little Roses, a ministry program supported by the Episcopal Diocese of Miami that helps abused girls in Honduras.
April 30, 2013 in Arts, Bisexual, Books, Business, Current Affairs, Florida, Food and Drink, Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT, Marriage, Media, Miami & Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, Politics, Religion, South Florida, Theater, Transgender, Weblogs, Wilton Manors, Workplace, Youth | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
Stonewall National Museum & Archives celebrated its 40th anniversary on Friday with a party at the museum, 1300 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.
April 13, 2013 in Arts, Bisexual, Books, Business, Current Affairs, Florida, Food and Drink, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT, Media, Miami & Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, Politics, Religion, South Florida, Television, Theater, Transgender, Weblogs, Wilton Manors, Workplace, Youth | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
Ronald Reagan's daughter talks to Howard Bragman about her new novel, growing up with a Republican father and what his thoughts might be on gay rights today.
From GLAAD blog:
On Sunday's Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC, GLAAD announced that the organization has formally dropped the words 'Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation' from its name and will be known going forward as simply GLAAD, the LGBT media advocacy organization.
Accompanying the change in name is a renewed commitment to incorporate bi and trans people, as well as allies from diverse backgrounds in GLAAD's work to shape the media narrative and build public support for the LGBT community.
I'm in Philadelphia attending the annual convening for LGBT editors and bloggers sponsored by Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund and NLGJA, the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association.
Here's the live Twitter feed so you can follow along:Tweets about "#LGBTmedia13"
February 23, 2013 in AIDS and Health, Arts, Bisexual, Books, Current Affairs, Florida, Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, Gay, Immigration, Lesbian, LGBT, Marriage, Media, Miami & Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, Military, Politics, Religion, South Florida, Transgender, Weblogs, Workplace, Youth | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
BY CONNIE OGLE, COGLE@MIAMIHERALD.COM
Blanco, who grew up in Westchester, returned to his hometown for a free public appearance for the first time since he read his poem One Today at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration in January. The Columbus High grad and Florida International University alum may live in frosty Maine now — a long, chilly way from where he grew up as the son of Cuban exile parents — but he understands how his roots have shaped him and his work.
“I realized how much of a son of Miami I am,” he told the appreciative crowd, which gave him not one but two standing ovations.
Gay inaugural poet Richard Blanco to be celebrated Friday with free reading at Adrienne Arsht Center
From the Adrienne Arsht Center:
Can a poet pack the house?
We’ll find out Friday, when the Adrienne Arsht Center throws a Miami homecoming in the Knight Concert Hall for Richard Blanco, the Cuban-American poet who was tapped last month as President Obama’s 2013 Inauguration Poet. Raised in Miami, Blanco is the youngest and the first openly gay and Hispanic poet to receive this distinction.
This Friday’s 7:30 p.m. event is FREE and open to the public. Passes must be claimed on the Arsht Center website, www.arshtcenter.org, or by calling 305-949-6722 in advance.
The evening will feature a bilingual reading of selected works, an on-stage interview and an open Q&A session that gives you the chance to ask a real live famous poet your most burning question. P. Scott Cunningham, founder of O, Miami Poetry Festival and University of Wynwood, will introduce Blanco. Books & Books will host a book signing in the lobby after the event.