Winter Party Festival 25th Edition: VIP Cocktail Reception

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Presented by The Art of Shaving, the event will honor the Task Force’s eight previous Festival Chairs (Photo: Courtesy)



Winter Party - the week-long festival of iconic dance and social events, produced to raise critical funds for the LGBTQ community, celebrating its 25th Edition February 28 – March 6, 2018, in Miami Beach - is proud to honor eight extraordinary people who have served the organization as past Winter Party Festival Chairs.

The Reception, presented by The Art of Shaving, will take place at the Nautilus South Beach, a SIXTY Hotel on Thur., Mar 1, from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm. This special occasion will celebrate Festival chairs: Justin Bell (Incoming Chair, 2014; Chair, 2015-2017), Dave Cook (Co-Chair, 2006-2017), JC Curry (Co-Chair, 2007-2008), Victor Diaz-Herman (Vice Chair, 2010-2011, 2013; Co-Chair, 2012; Chair, 2014), Joe Guerrero ((Chair, 2005; Co-Chair, 2006), Lisa Mercado (Co-Chair, 2007-2008), Chad Richter (Chair, 2009-2011; Co-Chair, 2012) and Derek Yee (Vice Chair, 2012; Chair, 2013).

“Since Winter Party began in 1994, it has relied on talented, dedicated individuals to help it grow and thrive,” said Michael Bath, Events Director for the National LGBTQ Task Force. “The National LGBTQ Task Force has been very fortunate to have some exceptional champions lead the Festival volunteer force over the past 14 years. We are proud to dedicate the 25th Winter Party Festival to our them.”

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About National LGBTQ Task Force: The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you.