Week of March 5 - 11
There's just 9 days left to make your Florida AIDS Walk donation to SAVE -- which will be MATCHED 1:1 by AIDS Healthcare Foundation!
The SAVE Sentinels & Guardians' Society invite you to join us for:
Before Night Falls
An exclusive opera performance on March 24 with a special preview and cocktail gala THIS SATURDAY, March 11!
** TICKET PURCHASE INCLUDES ADMISSION TO MARCH 11 PREVIEW EVENT **
Based on the memoir of Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas, Before Night Falls follows Arenas’ life from childhood poverty in Cuba to his emigration to the United States in the Mariel boatlift and his last decade in New York City.
The opera follows his trials as a political prisoner disillusioned by the Revolution and persecuted by Castro as a dissident writer and homosexual, forced to smuggle his manuscripts abroad for publication.
Join us tomorrow at O Cinema Wynwood for
Heralded by the New York Times as "Exhilarating...a must see", this official selection of the Sundance Film Festival will undoubtedly enter the canon of important work of queer cinema.
JOIN THE ACLU OF FLORIDA THIS SATURDAY:
THE RESISTANCE TRAINING
An ACLU Town Hall
@ Watsco Center at the University of Miami
1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Doors open 3:30PM. Event begins 5PM.
ARIANNA'S CENTER INVITES YOU TO TRANSSOCIAL SATURDAYS AT PRIDELINES:
The Health Promotion and Care Lab at University of Miami is looking for HIV-negative gay and bisexual men between the ages of 18-35 to participate in a health and wellness study.
SAVE is proud to join Poverello the evening of Thursday, March 16 for Celebrity Lip Sync Battle -- a fundraiser for Florida AIDS Walk!
Watch SAVE Executive Director Tony Lima lip synch for his life and raise money for SAVE's Florida AIDS Walk team at the same time! There will be a $15 entry fee, and all of the tips each performer receives will go to their team.
Questions? Email Campaign Manager Bren Pantilione at email@example.com
NEWS THIS WEEK
SAVE joins Awake the State protests on first day of state legislative session
SAVE Public Education Manager Carla Peña and Campaign Manager Bren Pantilione spoke out on holding our state legislators accountable at rallies in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties this Tuesday. Watch Bren's speech here >>
North Miami unveils LGBTQ sculpture honoring SAVE and other local equality icons
“A rainbow” of residents and officials from across the county gathered Saturday in a North Miami park to witness the unveiling of a sculpture honoring the pioneers of Miami-Dade LGBTQ history... Click here for full coverage, including photos and videos of speeches, from The Miami Herald >>
Congrats to SAVE Executive Director Tony Lima on being accepted into the Rockwood Leadership Fellowship! Over the next year, Tony will join social justice leaders from across the country to gain tools and skills to help change themselves, their communities, and the world.
Promote, protect, and defend LGBTQ equality.
We are so proud to offer a new and exciting way for LGBTQ young professionals to give back to their community while elevating their social networking experiences in fun and exciting ways.Read more
SAVE is so proud to announce the founding of the SAVE Sentinels, a network for professionals to support SAVE's mission of promoting, protecting, and defending equality for the LGBTQ community in South Florida and beyond.
Benefits of membership include:
- Free admission and cocktails at exclusive monthly happy hours
- Discounts to SAVE's marquee annual events including Champions of Equality, the SAVE Halloween Ball, and the Luminary Awards
- Invitations to exclusive programming for Sentinel & Guardian members: parties and mixers, cocktail receptions, volunteer opportunities, and networking events
- Access to the Sentinels' Facebook group
Yesterday, more than 100 supporters of SAVE turned out for our groundbreaking LGBTQ community townhall. They came with comments and concerns about politics and policy, and local leaders, litigators and officeholders were present to to answer any questions they had.Read more
At the urging of SAVE, the North Bay Village Commission has voted to move forward a ban on the abusive practice of so-called conversion therapy within village borders!Read more
In the wake of this weekend's massive protests, we're hitting the ground running in the fight to defend LGBTQ equality.
We're so proud to announce that yesterday, at the urging of SAVE, the El Portal Village Council voted unanimously to BAN the abusive practice of so-called "conversion therapy" within village borders!
On November 9th, SAVE promised that despite the rise of Donald Trump, we would mount an all-out fight to keep Florida moving forward on LGBTQ equality.
We have committed to set aside $100,000 to shore up programs with proven results in futhering LGBTQ equality, including:
Fighting for the Florida Competitive Workforce Act (FCWA) after the employment nondiscrimination measure's historic passage out of committee in the State Senate
Fighting to end abusive “conversion therapy” -- seizing the momentum of last year’s bans in the City of Miami and other South Florida cities
Fighting attacks on healthcare for LGBTQ Americans that would revoke affordable coverage and access to lifesaving care for diseases like HIV/AIDS
Fighting criminalization of HIV+ status by overturning laws that force those living with HIV/AIDS into the shadows
Diversifying the judiciary by supporting pro-equality nominees for the bench at all levels
Scaling up our prejudice reduction program to engage thousands to contact their elected officials and join direct democracy actions
2017 presents a huge opportunity to lay the groundwork to win back Florida – and SAVE knows how to win here, backing up 14 pro-equality winners at the local level in 2016.
With your help, SAVE is fighting to keep Florida moving forward. Thank you for your support.