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A spectacular night for the LGBTQ+ Community

The National LGBTQ Task Force and the members of our Gala committee would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the 26th Annual National LGBTQ Task Force Gala a tremendous and record-breaking success. We are pleased to announce that this year’s Gala raised over $900,000 thanks to YOU.



In keeping with our Gala theme of “Red, White & YOU,” the funds raised at this year’s Gala will support the National LGBTQ Task Force’s “Queer the Vote” campaign and the community’s work to educate and mobilize voters. A significant portion of funds will also benefit the LGBTQ+ Equity Fund, a philanthropic collaboration between the National LGBTQ Task Force, Our Fund Foundation, and The Miami Foundation to support and strengthen South Florida’s LGBTQ+ community.


The highlights from the evening included inspiring speeches from our honorees, Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award recipients the Gadinksy Family, National Leadership Award recipient Jonathan Capehart and ChangeMaker X González, as well as Task Force Executive Director Kierra Johnson; stunning performances by Ada Vox and the Royal Caribbean dancers; our hilarious and talented emcee Sandra Valls; a sprawling silent auction presented by American Airlines; and a joyous cocktail reception presented by Royal Caribbean International. None of this would have been possible without the generosity of all our incredible 2022 Gala Sponsors, especially our Presenting Sponsor Truist.


Join the Gala Committee



The Task Force Gala is planned and produced by a dedicated team of volunteers. The Gala Committee meets throughout the year and uses their skills to promote and produce the event. Committee teams include Fundraising, Marketing, Auction, Journal, Volunteer Relations, Production, and Associated Events.


If you would like to join this dynamic group or would like to learn more about the work of the Task Force Gala committee, complete the Gala Committee Application.


Save The Date



Next year, the National LGBTQ Task Force will celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We humbly request the honor of your presence at the 2023 National LGBTQ Task Force Gala and ask that you join us again in October 2023. We look forward to sharing details with you as they are confirmed.


By ML Staff. Images Courtesy of LGBTQ+ Community

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