Pooliside at the Surfcomber Hotel last night, reading the proclamation honoring the Task Force for the tremendous support they generate for local service organizations, are Michael Góngora, Commissioner, City of Miami Beach, Kiehl's Chad Richter, Chair of the Winter Party Committee and Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey.
The annual Winter Party has attracted a record amount of sponsorship this year. Tired of snow? It's on through Monday...
Text of the Proclamation by wonderful Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower, and some fun pics, after the break.
WHEREAS Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people across America are still denied full and complete equality; and
WHEREAS There is hope in creating change for lgbt people, and the hope lies in the hard work and determination of our communities to create a welcoming, diverse, and equal environment for all people regardless; and
WHEREAS Success will not occur overnight, our patience and continued commitment to the LGBT community locally and nationally are imperative; and
WHEREAS The Winter Party Festival furthers the goal of building the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by supporting the work of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, an organization dedicated to ensuring the freedom, justice and equality to LGBT people; and
WHEREAS Proceeds from the Winter Party Festival support the important work of the Task Force and over a dozen local LGBT organizations serving South Florida;
NOW THEREFORE, DO I, Matti Herrera Bower, as Mayor of the City of Miami Beach, hereby proclaim March 3 - 8, 2010 as
WINTER PARTY FESTIVAL WEEK
in the City of Miami Beach.
Matti Herrera Bower March 3, 2010
Michael Góngora March 3, 2010
Here's The Task Force's Deputy Executive Director of External Relations Russ Roybal gettin' silly.
Later in the evening, I encountered the alluring Countess Bedelia who was wearing a fur trimmed cape. Her consort, The Real Mrs. Astor, told me about an encounter the Countess had with someone from PETA. "Someone from PETA accosted the Countess and screamed 'Do you know how many animals had to die to make that coat?' The Countess retorted 'Do you know how many animals I had to fuck to afford this coat?'."
Here is the Countess gettin' down with a fashionably striped gorgeous friend who graciously posed for me by the pool. No Gucci bags were harmed in the taking of these photos.