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February 26, 2014 in Bisexual, Business, Current Affairs, Florida, Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT, Media, Miami & Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, Palm Beach County, Politics, Religion, South Florida, Transgender, Weblogs, Wilton Manors, Workplace, Youth | Permalink | Comments (0)
Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs: 'Spirit of Uganda' group pledges to 'not conflict' with gay-rights ordinance
BY STEVE ROTHAUS, srothaus@MiamiHerald.com
On Monday, Miami-Dade County announced that Spirit of Uganda, which "celebrates the cultural roots and newer offshoots of this lush and diverse nation," would be performed Saturday night at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.
The announcement came the same day Uganda's president signed an anti-gay bill that punishes gay sex with up to life in prison. President Yoweri Museveni said the bill, which went into effect immediately, was needed because the West is promoting homosexuality in Africa.
Tony Lima, executive director of SAVE, Miami-Dade County's leading gay-rights group, immediately spoke with county officials about Spirit of Uganda.
"We want to make sure that everyone in Florida is sensitive to what is happening in the world from an LGBT perspective," Lima said late Tuesday.
Lima said SAVE helped facilitate a joint statement from the county's Cultural Affairs department, the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, www.Cultureshockmiami.com (the county's cultural consortium funded with a grant from The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation) and Empower African Children, the Texas-based nonprofit that tours the Uganda production.
From the statement:
Empowerment Africa receives no funding from the government of Uganda and like all of the artists engaged by the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, has signed an agreement which states they will not “conflict with any policies, rules or regulations of Miami-Dade County” which includes the Human Rights policy of Miami-Dade County.
Here's the complete joint statement:
Please accept this joint statement on behalf of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Cultureshockmiami.com and Empower African Children.
The Spirit of Uganda is a production of Empower African Children, a Dallas-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission “to create transformative and globally connected learning experiences, preparing orphaned and vulnerable children for a lifetime of influence.” Alexis Hefley, Founder and President of Empower African Children, stated "Empower African Children, producer of Spirit of Uganda, is a United States-based 501 (c) 3 non-profit and a Kampala-based NGO and does not participate in political activities. We are focused on the unique needs and opportunities facing the orphaned and vulnerable children we serve. That said, we believe in the rights of humanity, the dignity of individuals, and we support the UN resolution on Human Rights."
Empowerment Africa receives no funding from the government of Uganda and like all of the artists engaged by the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, has signed an agreement which states they will not “conflict with any policies, rules or regulations of Miami-Dade County” which includes the Human Rights policy of Miami-Dade County. The Center, along with its presenting partner, Cultureshockmiami.com, is honored to have these young ambassadors for Uganda’s 2.7 million orphans, celebrate the spirit and positive rich history of this culture.
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center continues to actively explore and pursue our connection and existing partnerships with the LGBT community through engagements, activities and collaborations with the artists who perform at the Center and look forward to continuing and building on these existing relationships.
BY STEVE ROTHAUS, srothaus@MiamiHerald.com
Fearing same-sex couples may soon be allowed to wed in Florida, conservative activists have filed a motion in Miami-Dade Circuit Court defending the 2008 state law that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.
In January, six same-sex couples in South Florida sued Miami-Dade Clerk Harvey Ruvin for the right to marry.
“This lawsuit threatens to disenfranchise millions of Floridians who voted to affirm natural marriage, and to supplant the clearly expressed will of a super majority of Florida's voters with the radical vision of homosexual activists who cannot win at the ballot box,” according to a statement by Mathew Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, a conservative First Amendment constitutional advocacy group in Orlando.
“Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized,” according to the motion filed Tuesday.
The Liberty Counsel motion is on behalf of several other conservative groups including Florida Family Action, People United to Lead the Struggle for Equality and Florida Democratic League.
"The six same-sex plaintiff couples in this lawsuit appear to be very sincere and are certainly free to self-define themselves and have private civil commitment ceremonies,” Florida Family Action President John Stemberger said in a statement. “But they, and the activists who motivated them to file this suit, are not free to redefine a fundamental human institution which has served civilization since the beginning of time.”
In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Edith Windsor, an elderly widow denied IRS recognition because of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. That ruling did not address whether Florida or other states could ban same-sex couples from marrying or whether those states had to recognize legal marriages performed elsewhere.
Miami Beach attorney Elizabeth Schwartz, one of the lawyers representing the six couples, said the Liberty Counsel motion is not a surprise.
“We know that groups like this seek to intervene all the time,” Schwartz said. “Their arguments are increasingly out of step with the public and were rejected by the Supreme Court in Windsor. “We remain optimistic that Florida’s fair and open-minded courts are going to strike down this law because it does nothing but hurt families, without helping anyone,” she said.
The six couples are: Catherina Pareto and Karla Arguello of Coconut Grove; Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez and David Price of Davie; Vanessa and Melanie Alenier of Hollywood; Todd and Jeff Delmay of Hollywood; Summer Greene and Pamela Faerber of Plantation; and Don Price Johnston and Jorge Isaias Diaz of Miami. Equality Florida Institute is also a plaintiff.
“We remain focused on having our day in court,” said Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida, the state’s leading gay-rights group. “Their increasingly shrill tone and desperate arguments are just a sign that there is really no place to stand and to justify this continued discrimination. We’re not really concerned with their theatrics. We’re concerned with going to court and standing up for our spouses and our children.”
The case has been assigned to Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel.
“Our primary concern is that if the circuit judge ignores the plain language of the law of the land, then its very possible that all the plaintiffs would go to the clerk of the court and immediately get married,” Stemberger said. “We’re seeking to intervene. If there’s no opposing party, then somebody needs to defend the law.”
Neither Ruvin, nor Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, have said they will defend the 2008 Florida marriage amendment, approved by about 62 percent of voters.
“That’s why we filed the motion,” Staver said. “The clerk is not defending the law. he’s just taken a neutral position. The clerk filed a response that their just performing a ministerial function. The attorney general has not intervened. We felt it was necessary to intervene to defend the law.”
February 25, 2014 in Bisexual, Business, Current Affairs, Florida, Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT, Marriage, Media, Miami & Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, Palm Beach County, Politics, Religion, South Florida, Transgender, Weblogs, Wilton Manors, Workplace, Youth | Permalink | Comments (1)
Miami-Dade County to celebrate Uganda as 'lush and diverse' – just as antigay life-in-prison law is signed
BY RODNEY MUHUMUZA
ENTEBBE, Uganda -- Uganda's president on Monday signed an anti-gay bill that punishes gay sex with up to life in prison, a measure likely to send Uganda's beleaguered gay community further underground as the police try to implement it amid fevered anti-gay sentiment across the country.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said the bill, which goes into effect immediately, was needed because the West is promoting homosexuality in Africa.
Also Monday, Miami-Dade County announced that Spirit of Uganda, which "celebrates the cultural roots and newer offshoots of this lush and diverse nation," would be performed Saturday night at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.
Here's the news release:
SOUTH MIAMI-DADE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER AND CULTURE SHOCK MIAMI PRESENT THE SPIRIT OF UGANDA - FOR ONE SHOW ONLY ON SATURDAY, MARCH 1
A program of “joy” and “empowerment for the whole family
(MIAMI, February 3, 2014) Continuing their tradition of co-presenting top quality arts performances from around the world, the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Culture Shock Miami, the $5 ticket program for 13 to 22 year olds, collaborate to bring the best in family entertainment with the high-octane, heart-warming and inspirational SPIRIT OF UGANDA on Saturday, March 1 at 8PM on the SMDCAC Main Stage in Cutler Bay.
Designed as world-class family events, ticket prices for the show are extremely affordable at $15-$10 through www.SMDCAC.org or by calling the SMDCAC box office at 786-573-5300 and only $5 for 13-22 year olds through Culture Shock Miami at www.cultureshockmiami.org. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay. FREE parking is available.
SPIRIT OF UGANDA presents riveting programs of music and dance for audiences of all ages to the melodic tones of standing drums, with dramatic choreography, bright, layered rhythms, and gorgeous call-and-response vocals. A vibrant cast of 22 performers, ages 10-20 brings to life the sounds and movements of East Africa. With Artistic Director Peter Kasule and special guest Rachel Magoola (Afrigo Band) leading the way, SPIRIT OF UGANDA celebrates the cultural roots and newer offshoots of this lush and diverse nation.
The New York Times described SPIRIT OF UGANDA as “invigorating the stage with that elusive thing called joy.” “The audience hollered with joy,” said The New Yorker.
Ambassadors for Uganda’s 2.7 million orphans, the children of SPIRIT OF UGANDA personify the resilience and promise of Africa’s next generation when they are provided with the resources to succeed.
ABOUT SPIRIT OF UGANDA
SPIRIT OF UGANDA is not just a show, it is model for empowerment through the arts. From January to March of 2014, SPIRIT OF UGANDA is touring to 18 cities from coast to coast. Ranging in age from 13-21 the group's 21 young artists represent the power and promise of Uganda's youth. Professional, critically recognized and publicly acclaimed, the company has performed at leading performing arts centers around the USA since 2007. Through their performances, educational activities and community exchanges, these goodwill ambassadors share their stories, promote East African culture and raise awareness to help ensure that they and their peers are fully prepared to assume leadership roles in their communities.
The troupe is a program within Empower African Children (EAC), a non-profit organization based in Dallas, TX and Kampala, Uganda. SPIRIT OF UGANDA exemplifies Empower African Children's three pillars of their mission: to provide a transformative education, to create global connections, and to prepare students for a lifetime of leadership.
Empower African Children provides scholarships to 50 young Ugandans. Each student attends a prominent boarding school in Kampala where they receive a high quality education. Each student is supported with individual counseling and programming that promotes healthy child development. Scholarship recipients also receive post-secondary education at a university or vocational school to help them meet their career goals and prepare them for a lifetime of influence.
A college-level U.S. Scholarship program makes it possible for a few of these exceptional students to deepen their education at leading colleges and universities in the Unites States. Over the last year, four students have graduated from leading universities in the U.S. Visit EmpowerAfricanChildren.org for more information and opportunities to support the education of students in Uganda.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR, Peter Kasule
Peter Kasule (Artistic Director) is a musician, composer, and choreographer. The founding Artistic Director of SPIRIT OF UGANDA, Kasule researches, creates, and arranges all repertory; he casts and rehearses the troupe, and produces the company's music recordings. Peter Kasule was born in Kampala, Uganda in 1981. Having lost his parents to AIDS, he lived at the Daughters of Charity Orphanage from 1989-96. In 1994, Kasule traveled to Germany for the International Children's Festival where his dance troupe was awarded "Best Performers." In 1996 he accepted an invitation from Alexis Hefley to attend Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas where he established himself as an award-winning musician. Supported by Empower African Children's US Scholarship Program, Peter earned a degree from the College of Santa Fe in 2007 in music technology, with a focus on composition and recording and an interest in blending African and Western music. After graduation, he worked at the World Bank in Washington, DC as an audio/visual engineer. Peter was an original member of the Children of Uganda company and served as that group's director from 2004-2006. In addition to overseeing all of Empower African Children's artistic initiatives, Peter is involved in developing other opportunities for young Ugandans . He partners with Father Joseph Luzindana, working as a sound technician during retreats and other religious events. He is also the sound technician at the YES Center (Youth Encountering the Savior). Peter has established a recording studio in Kampala. As a producer, performer, and DJ his work is seen and heard throughout Uganda. Peter is married and father to two children.
ABOUT THE BUILDING
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center serves as a showcase for the performing and media arts, welcoming people from all backgrounds and economic means. The facility includes 961 seat state-of-the- art theater, which features a fly tower, orchestra pit, front of house spaces (box office, lobby, concessions, etc.) and back of house support spaces (dressing rooms, storage and work areas, administrative offices, etc.). The site also includes an activities building which houses lab / experimental theaters, and may be used for classrooms, rehearsals, and small-scale performances. A beautiful outdoor plaza allows for festivals, art shows, and other outdoor activities. The concert lawn “back yard” slopes to the Black Creek Canal, and can host outdoor concerts, performances and events.
ABOUT CULTURE SHOCK MIAMI AND WWW.CULTURESHOCKMIAMI.COM
Culture Shock Miami was inaugurated in 2005-06 by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with a generous grant from The John S. & James L. Knight Foundation. Since then, it has sold nearly 35,000 tickets through its website www.cultureshockmiami.com. A core group of arts organizations participate regularly in the program, including Actors' Playhouse, Adrienne Arsht Center, Cleveland Orchestra Miami, Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, New World Symphony, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and ZooMiami. In 2011, Culture Shock Miami was selected and introduced as a lead partner to Florida International University’s Honors College's initiative, HEARTS - Honors Education in the Arts. HEARTS gives Honors College students the opportunity to be exposed to the arts in their courses, as well as through extra-curricular activities. In addition, HEARTS serves as a clearinghouse (and curatorial framework) for students to experience the arts on campus and in the community-at-large by providing them with information about and access to cultural activities and performances. Culture Shock Miami continues its sponsorship and support of the program for the 2013-14 season.
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. The Department directs the Art in Public Places program and serves its board, the Art in Public Places Trust, commissioning, curating, maintaining and promoting the County’s art collection. The Department also manages, programs and operates the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, a campus of state-of-the-art cultural facilities in Cutler Bay, as well as Miami-Dade County Auditorium, Joseph Caleb Auditorium and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, all dedicated to presenting and supporting excellence in the arts for the entire community. Through staff, board and programmatic resources, the Department, the Council and the Trust promote, coordinate and support Miami-Dade County’s more than 1,000 not-for-profit cultural organizations as well as thousands of resident artists through grants, technical assistance, public information and interactive community planning. The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Tourist Development Council.
Video | 'Cagney & Lacey,' 'Queer as Folk' star Sharon Gless joins marriage equality fight in Florida
News release from Equality Florida:
Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sharon Gless has joined with Equality Florida Institute in its fight for marriage equality. A vocal advocate for LGBT rights, in 2013 Ms. Gless took a leading role in Equality Florida's Get Engaged campaign, a public education campaign to build support for marriage equality in the state.
On January 21, 2014, Equality Florida Institute joined with six couples in a lawsuit challenging the State of Florida’s ban on marriage equality. In recognition of her support, Equality Florida will be honoring Ms. Gless and the six plaintiff couples with the Voice for Equality Award at the organization’s Annual Miami Gala at the Pérez Art Museum on Sunday, March 16.
"There are many celebrities who call Florida home, and we applaud Sharon Gless for publicly expressing her support for LGBT equality," said Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida. "We are at a tipping point in the movement for full equality, and the voices of allies like Sharon Gless will make a huge difference."
Ms. Gless has had a home in Florida for more than 20 years and has been a steadfast ally in speaking out on behalf of the LGBT community. She served as Grand Marshal in the Miami Beach Pride Parade, received the Gay Icon Award at Philadelphia QFest, the PFLAG Ally award in Toronto and was honored by L.A.’s Gay & Elder Housing. Norman Lear’s People for the American Way recognized her for her unwavering support of human rights.
She recently recorded a video in support of Equality Florida’s campaign to “Get Engaged” in the fight for marriage equality, which may be viewed on Equality Florida’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWGEbmjcKwU.
February 23, 2014 in Arts, Bisexual, Business, Current Affairs, Florida, Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT, Marriage, Media, Miami & Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, Palm Beach County, Politics, Religion, South Florida, Television, Theater, Transgender, Weblogs, Wilton Manors, Workplace, Youth | Permalink | Comments (0)
BY STEVE ROTHAUS, srothaus@MiamiHerald.com
Twenty five years ago, a closeted Alvin Ailey died at 58 of what was said to be a rare blood disorder. The famed choreographer desperately didn't want anyone to know he had AIDS.
A generation later, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is "happy to share news" of stars Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd, the company's first married same-sex couple.
"This February is the beginning of our ninth year as a couple," Antonio says. "People started to know us as the Douthit-Boyds. They just started calling us that. When it came time to decide how we’d want to be known, especially in the program -- and eventually we will legally change our names -- but it had become so much a part of us as a couple that we just decided to go with the Douthit-Boyds."
The Douthit-Boyds and the rest of the Ailey dance company are performing through Sunday at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami.
Antonio Boyd and Kirven Douthit wed on June 7, 2013, in the New York City, just before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned part of the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling the federal government must recognize same-sex married couples.
"We got married at the clerk’s office, then threw a big party at Ailey that night. It was great. My family was there, his family was there. A lot of our close friends," Kirven says. "Since we became one so to speak, it’s just been the norm for us. When we decided to get married, everyone was so supportive and on our side. It was right before the ruling for DOMA, once we got married and that happened, it just made it seem even more amazing."
Antonio, 33 and originally from St. Louis, is in his 11 season with Ailey. Kirven, 29 and from Boston, is in his 10th.
They knew each other casually before they both danced for Ailey and became a couple about a year after Kirven joined the company.
"I don’t think there was a surprise amongst our colleagues," Kirven says. "We kind of like grew into this item, so people got used to seeing us together. It was almost like a natural progression. There wasn’t any hub-bub about it. Everyone was fairly supportive."
Kirven and Antonio spend lots of time together.
"Sometime it’s a little hard to work with him," Antonio says. "We work together all day, we live together. Sometimes it can get a little like, I feel something should go one way, he feels something should go one way. Sometimes it hard for both of us to say, 'OK, let just do it this way.' At the end of it, we work it out."
The two dance with each other at work, but never rehearse together at home.
"We make sure that whatever happens at work stays at work. We go home and let all of that go," Antonio says.
The Douthit-Boyds say some dance fans don't realize why they share a hyphenated last name.
"A lot of people have been reading through programs and wondering if we’re brothers, but no one has actually asked either of us if we’re brothers," Antonio says. "It’s just what we hear people saying from the audience.There was a picture on Facebook and I’m on one end of the picture and Kirven is on the other end. And someone was like, ‘Oh, the two brothers are on each end.’"
IF YOU GO
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
8 p.m. Friday - “Lift”, D-Man in the Waters”, “Revelations”
2 p.m.Saturday - Ailey/Ellington “Night Creature”, “Pas de Duke”, “The River”, “Revelations”, followed by Q&A with Ailey dancers
8 p.m. Saturday - “Chroma”, “Four Corners”, “Revelations”
2 p.m. Sunday - “Lift”, D-Man in the Waters”, “Revelations”
Ziff Ballet Opera House, Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Tickets $25 to $120 at arshtcenter.org or 305-949-6722
From Brigitte Andrade aka 'Bibi':
Celebrating Equality and Miami Beach as a Honeymoon Destination with the LBGT Visitor Center! Join us by promoting your business or becoming a comic character in the new issue! Visit www.bibiadventures.com for more information.
Richardson became Florida's first openly gay lawmaker when he was first elected without Republican opposition in 2012.
Here's SAVE Action PAC's announcement:
SAVE Action PAC Announces Endorsement of State Representative David Richardson in 2014 Election for Florida's 113th State House District
In its first major move of the 2014 election cycle, SAVE Action PAC announced its endorsement of Florida's first elected openly gay state legislator, State Representative David Richardson of Florida's 113th House District.
"Representative Richardson exceeded all expectations after his historic election in 2012. He has served in Tallahassee admirably on behalf of not only the 113th District but also the greater South Florida LGBT community," said SAVE board chairman, Christian Ulvert.
"David has been a shining light for equality in the legislature and has been a breath of fresh air in our state capital," added SAVE Executive Director, Tony Lima.
As a member of the Florida House of Representatives, Richardson fought to provide state funding to tackle the problem of homelessness among LGBT youth. He also spearheaded changes that have added protections for LGBT children and teenagers in the state foster care system.
"I am humbled and honored by the outpouring of support from the community, but especially from SAVE and the South Florida LGBT community. I look forward to continuing my work with SAVE so together we can achieve full equality in all aspects of our lives in the State of Florida," said Richardson, in response to SAVE's announcement.
SAVE Action PAC's endorsement of David Richardson is the first of what is sure to be many to be issued by the organization on behalf of pro-equality candidates during the 2014 election season. SAVE plans to kick off its campaign efforts in an all-inclusive volunteer canvass event on Saturday, March 29th. An army of volunteers will come together in South Dade to engage the community on LGBT issues and demonstrate the public's commitment to equality.
For more information on SAVE's 2014 campaign kickoff, or to find out how to donate or volunteer, find SAVE online at savedade.org/2014.
News release from SAVE:
SAVE announces Christian Ulvert as new chairman of Board of Directors; former chair Brian Adler named as SAVE Foundation Board chairman
Today, SAVE is pleased to announce that Christian Ulvert, president and founder of the political consulting firm EDGE Communications, will assume the chairmanship of the organization's Board of Directors effective immediately.
"I am humbled by the vote of confidence by my colleagues on the Board and excited about the work ahead on behalf of South Florida's LGBT community," said Ulvert, in response to the announcement. "We have celebrated many great victories over the last couple of years, but we have much work to do to ensure that we achieve full equal rights and marriage recognition in Florida."
Ulvert will bring with him to the helm of SAVE a diverse background in strategic communications, media management, campaign management, and public affairs. SAVE looks forward to implementing his vision for the organization over the coming election cycle.
Simultaneously, departing chairman Brian Adler, of the law firm Bilzin Sumberg, will continue to serve the local LGBT community by assuming the chairmanship of the Board of Directors of SAVE Foundation, the educational arm of the organization. He is eager to put his new ideas for SAVE Foundation to work in the months ahead.
"I believe the change in leadership will start a new era here at SAVE," said SAVE Executive Director, Tony Lima. "With our new chairman Christian and Foundation chairman Brian, and with the kickoff of our 2014 effort on the horizon, I couldn't be more optimistic for the future of equality for our local LGBT community."
Change is good. Aqua Foundation for Women is changing our host hotel for Aqua Girl.
Due to a construction delay at the Marseilles Hotel we are moving Aqua Girl to The National.
We couldn't be more excited since the National was our host hotel in 2013 and the guests gave the hotel rave reviews. At the time of signing with the Marseilles, the National was actually undergoing construction and we thought it wouldn't be ready in time for Aqua Girl this year. It ends up they are and we couldn't be happier. You will be too!!.
To make your reservation visit aquagirl.org
Call 305-576-2782 x 301 with any questions about the change in hotel.
Early Bird Rates Valid through March 15 so book your room today!
The mission of Aqua Foundation for Women is to serve as the funding catalyst for lesbian, bisexual, and transgender wellness and equality in South Florida through grants, scholarships, and initiatives.