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Announcing Pridelines Annual Gala: Queerferno – A Disco Masquerade

Updated: Jun 13

Get ready for a night of disco magic, and legendary honorees! We are thrilled to announce our highly anticipated annual gala. This year we're celebrating 42 years of service with the Queerferno: A Disco Masquerade! Prepare to immerse yourself in an evening of glitter, glamour and unapologetic celebration.

Meet Our Esteemed Honorees:

National Icon Honoree: Lady Bunny

Lady Bunny, the legendary drag queen and comedy sensation, is set to grace the stage of our gala this year, and her presence promises to be nothing short of iconic as she accepts the National Icon Honoree Award.

Hailing from the vibrant clubs of Chattanooga, Lady Bunny's journey to drag superstardom began with her infectious energy and razor-sharp wit.

Lady Bunny has transcended the confines of drag culture to become a true icon. With her fearless performances and boundary-pushing comedy, she continues to challenge the norm while advocating for the community. From her legendary Disco Tea Dances to groundbreaking solo shows, she has solidified her legacy as one of the most influential voices in the industry.

We are thrilled to bring her to Miami for this year's gala.

Community Champion: The Miami Foundation & The Our Fund

The Community Champion Award recognizes the exceptional contributions of two distinguished organizations: The Miami Foundation and The Our Fund.

The Miami Foundation, established in 1967, has been the cornerstone of philanthropic efforts in Miami, embodying a steadfast commitment to building a stronger community. With over 50 years of dedicated service, they have invested over half a billion dollars into initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of life for all residents. Through strategic civic leadership, community investment, and philanthropy, The Miami Foundation has played a pivotal role in addressing pressing issues and fostering positive change in Greater Miami.

The Our Fund, on the other hand, represents a beacon of hope and empowerment within the LGBTQIA+ community. Recognizing the need to harness and preserve LGBTQIA+ financial resources, The Our Fund was founded with a vision to create a livable community for present and future generations in South Florida. Through innovative initiatives and strategic partnerships, they have galvanized support from individuals, couples, and families, channeling resources towards LGBTQIA+ youth programs, safe spaces, and community development projects.

Both The Miami Foundation and Our Fund embody the spirit of resilience and compassion, working tirelessly to uplift marginalized communities and champion social justice causes.

As we honor them, we celebrate their profound impact and invaluable contributions to building a more inclusive and equitable society.

Youth Vanguard Award: Miami Girls Rock Camp

The Youth Vanguard Award shines a spotlight on the remarkable achievements and unwavering commitment of Miami Girls Rock Camp (MGRC).

Founded on the principles of empowerment, community-building, and creative expression, MGRC serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for girls and non-binary youth across Miami-Dade County. Through the transformative power of music and performance, MGRC provides a safe and inclusive space where young individuals can explore their passions, develop their talents, and forge meaningful connections with peers.

At the heart of MGRC's mission is a profound belief in the importance of self-expression and the inherent value of every young person's voice. Through their flagship program, Camp Week, participants are immersed in a week-long journey of self-discovery, where they collaborate with peers to form bands, write original songs, and perform live on stage. Alongside daily instrument instruction and workshops covering a range of topics from art to social justice, MGRC empowers youth to embrace their authentic selves and celebrate their unique identities.

As recipients of the Youth Vanguard Award, MGRC exemplifies the spirit of resilience, creativity, and empowerment.

Hidden Figure Award: Michael Roman

The Hidden Figure Award shines a spotlight on individuals who work tirelessly behind the scenes, often without recognition, to drive positive change and uplift their communities. This year, we honor Michael Roman, a dedicated advocate and strategic partner whose contributions have had a profound impact on community development+6322 and social change in Miami.

As the Community Partnerships Manager and Policy & Strategic Development lead for the City of Miami, Michael Roman plays a pivotal role in managing projects and initiatives that promote healthier neighborhoods and foster social change. His work involves collaborating with community-based organizations, stakeholders, boards, and residents to build relationships and implement innovative approaches to community development.

Michael's commitment to service and advocacy is exemplified through his efforts to ensure equitable access to resources and opportunities for all residents. Whether spearheading initiatives to address systemic issues such as poverty, homelessness, or environmental sustainability, Michael's leadership and strategic vision have been instrumental in driving positive outcomes for Miami's diverse communities.

As we celebrate Michael Roman as this year's recipient of the Hidden Figure Award, we honor not only his remarkable achievements but also his ongoing dedication to building a brighter future for all residents of Miami.

Event Details:

  • Date: August 17 2024

  • Time: 6PM - 11PM

  • Location:  997 N Greenway Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33134

  • Dress Code: Disco Chic

Let's make Queerferno a night to remember! Purchase your tickets here to support our gala!

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