Updated Oct. 13:
The National LGBTQ Task Force has again rescheduled its 20th annual Gala-Miami awards dinner — it will now be Nov. 19 in Miami Beach.
The event originally was set for October, but the date changed as Hurricane Matthew approached South Florida.
“The National LGBTQ Task Force Gala-Miami has been rescheduled for November 19, 2016,” according to a Task Force news release. “The must-attend event was originally scheduled to take place Saturday, October 8 and subsequently rescheduled for November 12 due to the unpredictable impact of Hurricane Matthew. Due to a scheduling error by the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, the date of the gala must be changed again and is now confirmed for Saturday, November 19.”
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The Task Force in April announced that Miami Herald journalist Steve Rothaus will receive the 2016 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award in recognition of his reporting on issues and news affecting the LGBTQ community. Rothaus, a Herald reporter and editor since 1985, has covered LGBTQ issues since 1997.
“The annual gala honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the efforts to expand basic rights and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people,” Task Force spokesman Jorge Amaro said. “Funds raised from the gala and the Winter Party Festival aid organizations that help LGBTQ people in South Florida and the work across the nation of the National LGBTQ Task Force.”
For more information about the dinner, visit http://thetaskforcegala.org/.