PHOTOS: At The LGBTQ Task Force’s 2019 Winter Party

Let’s take a break from Trump World for a hot sweaty moment for some photos of our people celebrating their lives and raising money for a good cause down in sunny Miami Beach.

Via press release:

The Winter Party Festival produced by the National LGBTQ Task Force is one of the world’s largest and best-loved celebrations for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. The Festival has evolved into a week-long series of events, taking place on Miami Beach and benefiting the LGBTQ community, both locally and nationally.

While all proceeds have yet to be tabulated, Festival organizers expect to be making a donation amount similar to last year’s $215,000 to critical services and organizations in South Florida in partnership with the LGBTQ Community Fund at the Miami Foundation.

This year, the Winter Party Festival featured dozens of events, from cocktail parties, to stage shows, to health advocacy programs — drawing more than 10,000 attendees over six days. The theme — With Open Arms — focused on the organization’s dedication to making the Festival a welcoming environment for all.

VIDEO: Roving reporter Thomas Houser interviews Task Force communications director Sarah Massey about the Winter Party on behalf of JMG.

NOTE: This isn’t a paid or sponsored post, I just adore Winter Party because I’ve attended many times since the very first one (when I still lived down there) and because over the years their all-volunteer events have raised millions for South Florida’s LGBT and HIV/AIDS causes. I also appreciate that Winter Party is one of the few major dance events that draws a significant number of bears and eldergays. Really!