100% of your generous donation directly supports our mission:
"To sing so that LGBTQ+ people can live their truth through quality music experiences that inspire audiences, open minds, change hearts, and affirm our common humanity."
For a donation of $100, receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win:
Up to a four-night stay at Alexander's Guest House in beautiful Key West, FL. Enjoy two delicious meals at Mangia Mangia and Louie's Backyard with a $100 gift certificate for each. Enjoy your favorite cocktail at Key West's most popular nightclub LaTeDa with a dinner or bar tab of $75. Enjoy the beautiful sites of Key West during the day, including two tickets the the Butterfly Museum. A basket with assorted Key West memorabilia will also be sent to the winner.
(Some restrictions apply. For complete entry information and raffle rules please visit Raffle Rules)
Join your hosts, Jeff and Brian of Brand g Vacations on your choice of one of three amazing river cruise packages. That's right, the highest bidder will have the option of choosing one of the following adventures of a lifetime! All three trips are LGBTQ+, all-inclusive, full ship charters.
NOTE: Brandg will rebook in 2022 if the pandemic makes travel in 2021 impossible.
Option 1 - Paris, Normandy & the Seine River (May 12-19, 2021) - Your seven- night adventure starts and ends in Paris, combining what is probably the most romantic city in the world with a fascinating journey into the past of the Impressionist masters. Follow the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cezanne and Gauguin on this tour along the winding Seine River into Normandy (without a doubt one of the most beautiful regions of France), then up to Le Havre on the rugged Atlantic coast.
Option 2 - Prague & Danube River Cruise (August 16-25, 2021) - An all-inclusive, seven-night deluxe Danube riverboat cruise featuring two pre-cruise nights in Prague. Your cruise journeys from picturesque Passau to Melk, Vienna and Bratislava. It then culminates in the vibrant Hungarian city of Budapest, one of Europe's hottest destinations.
Option 3 - Bucharest to Budapest River Cruise (Sept 4-13, 2021) - An all-inclusive, seven-night deluxe Lower Danube riverboat cruise featuring two pre-cruise nights in Bucharest. You will be pampered by a crew of 40 in an atmosphere of total relaxation. The itinerary includes four countries (Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and Hungary) that were hidden behind the Iron Curtain for decades.
All three programs include: seven-night river cruises in a category B1 stateroom on an Amadeus Cruise Line 5-Star river boat including daily touring, all meals and all-inclusive beverages. The Seine River program is a 7-night cruise-only program, while the other two options include two pre-cruise hotel nights. See our website for specific program inclusions.
The winning bidder(s) will be responsible for paying port charges of $175 per person as well as pre-paid gratuities ranging from $160 - 170 per person (dependent on program chosen). Guests will also be responsible for obtaining their own flights to and from the program.
Brand g is acclaimed as one of the most luxurious and first-class travel organizations that cater exclusively to LGBTQ+ travelers and their friends. To check out the details of these cruises, please visit their website:
Note: If Brand g is not able to operate the winner's chosen trip due to the pandemic they will work with the winner to schedule a trip of comparable value to be scheduled no later than the end of 2022.
The winning bidder will get a six-night adventure in a luxury vehicle from Blacksford RVs. Enjoy a Luxury RV adventure from one of three locations: Las Vegas, NV, Bozeman, MT or Denver, CO. You will be given personal service from the time you get off the plane until you drop your RV off after your scenic trip. Enjoy use of a well-appointed luxury RV that sleeps 2-5 people. The RV includes everything from bedding to kitchen gear, camp chairs, blankets, etc. Package includes complimentary admission to national parks in the area! Winner is encouraged to book their campsite or other reservation sites early! Explore either the sights and national parks around Nevada, Colorado or the mountain towns of Montana. Insurance is included, supplemental charge of $10/day is not. $1500 damage deposit is extra, but it will be refunded if vehicle is returned undamaged. For more information, visit their website: https://www.blacksford.com/las-vegas-rv-rentals
NOTE: Rentals from the Las Vegas site are year-round. Rentals from the Bozeman and Denver sites are available Memorial Day through October 31st only.
What could be more wonderful than gathering seven of your dearest friends and family members together for a sumptuous, seven-course gourmet dinner? The chef and host's reputation for delivering unforgettable dining experiences has made this one of the most sought after auction items we offer each year. This dinner will be served in your home, where you will indulge in the chef's five-star cuisine. .Winner must live within a 30-mile radius of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Must be used by 12/31/2024.
Gay pop/folk singer and songwriter Matt Alber will Facetime you in order to celebrate your or a a loved one's birthday, anniversary, or any other special occasion. He will also send the winner an extensive package of his music including:
Wind Sand Stars - Autographed Deluxe LP
Constant Crowd - Autographed CD
How High The Moon- Autographed CD
Also included is an Alberdrive, which includes 2GB of albums, music videos, live performances, sheet music, and a digital copy of the "meat" magazine out of London in which he is featured. Please visit his website www.mattalber.com to view his extensive work and biography. This is an amazing package for any Matt Alber fan!
Have you always wanted to understand the difference between a hurricane and a cyclone? What about the differences in a high or low weather system? Enjoy a one-hour Zoom call with local celebrity Steve MacLaughlin, who is a weatherman on NBC Channel 6 in South Florida and the host of our Gala fundraiser. Steve will be available to you and seven of your friends for an hour to field any weather-related questions. This is a special item that you do not want to miss! Dates must be arranged by 12/31/2021.
Enjoy a three-night stay at Fort Lauderdale's largest and finest gay men's spa/resort. The Grand Resort was selected by USA TODAY as one of the "10 Best Gay Resorts." This item entitles you and a guest to enjoy this amazing and luxurious destination known for its relaxing environment. In addition, relax with two massages from Fort Lauderdale's premier masseur, Joel Montgomery. Next, head on over to Cabanas Guesthouse to enjoy a relaxing facial. After you put on your beautiful outfit for the evening, adorn your wrist with one of two bracelets from Argenti Jewelers. As you stroll down the famous Wilton Drive for dinner, included are two gift certificates of $100 each to gay-owned restaurants Bona Italian and Rosies. Restrictions apply. The Grand Resort must be used by 2/28/2022.
"Party Like A Rock Star" Guitar Basket
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood is world-renowned for its luxurious guestrooms, dining, and entertainment. Now you can live like a celebrity and enjoy deluxe accommodations for a one-night stay at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and dinner for two at either Council Oak Steaks and Seafood, Cipresso (Italian) or Asian-inspired Kuro Restaurant ($150 max value). Rounding out this item is an authentic Hard Rock electric guitar plus assorted logo items ($200 value).
Experience being treated like the inner Diva that you know you are! Start by donning your new bracelet from Argenti Jewelers. And every diva wants head-to-toe-pampering! Display your new fabulous "coiffure" and receive a haircut and hair products from Daniel St. Germaine. Next, relax with a massage by Jimmy Cohen Studios followed by a day of beauty. The next day, continue your luxury weekend with a body scrub and facial by Fort Lauderdale's own Fabio Israel in his studio. An assortment of body lotions and beauty products are included valued at over $200. After leaving the spa, why not call your voice teacher Manny Simone for one of the three voice lessons you have won. These can be virtual or in person. When you return home use your new products from Manscaped to make sure you are ready for that special person when they arrive. Hmm now.....what to wear?! Splurge on that beautiful shirt you've always dreamed of with a gift certificate from UnTuckIt. When your "friend" arrives, be sure to toast your new and rejuvenated self with the two special Pride-Edition bottles of bubbly from Barefoot Wineries! Now don't you look and feel FABULOUS! This basket is donated by the 1st Tenor Section of GMCSF.
An assortment of international fine wines for the connoisseur!
Five bottles of wines from all over the world for a variety of wine lovers. Included wines are Scarlet Vine Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, Muriel Rioja Reserve from Spain, Portillo Rose from Argentina, Brancott Estate Sauvignon from New Zealand, and Genna di Luna Pinot Grigio from Italy. Also included are a silver serving bowl, a Toscana wood cheese board, wine glasses, a gold flamingo wine cork opener and a wine stopper. While sipping your delicious wines, enjoy the perfect foods that accompany them! Included in your winning basket are soft cheeses, Italian sausage, rosemary crackers, Emerald Brand Virginia Peanuts, and sweets such as Chocolate Peppermint rolled wafers, Chocolate seashell candy, Soft Australian licorice, and Russell Stover Chocolates. This basket is donated by the 2nd Tenor Section of GMCSF.
Enjoy this custom basket containing two 1.75 liter bottles of Absolut Vodka, a 1.75 liter bottle of Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin, Gallo Extra Dry Vermouth, and Sandeman's Founders Reserve Ruby Port. As you partake of these glorious potables, your chocolate cravings will be satisfied with a vast array of treats. Enjoy Lago party wafers, Pirouline dark chocolate creme wafer sticks, deBelka double chocolate fudge biscotti, Ghirardelli dark chocolate sea salt caramels, Klaras Gourmet chocolate coconut macaroons, and Wawel chocolate covered cherries. Also included are six Troyano 2 oz glasses, filthy cocktail onions and olives, as well as sea salt and black pepper gourmet peanuts. This basket is donated by the Baritone Section of GMCSF.
This amazing basket contains a certificate for two pies baked for you every other month baked and delivered to you by Bass Section Administrator Gregg Bennett (total of 12 pies). You will have a wide variety of pies to choose from. The winner of this basket will contact Gregg to peruse his extensive array of fantastic pies. Also included are a Farberware stand mixer and other kitchen items, such as a cupcake baking pan, sheet pans and cake baking pans of various sizes are part of this amazing package. Of course you will need your measuring cups, whisks, spatula, baking flower, and sugar to get you started on your journey to becoming your very own pastry chef. A cupcake/cake plate with a dome covering to show off your new baking creation is also included! This basket is donated by the Bass Section of GMCSF. Winner must live within 25 miles of Fort Lauderdale due to travel restrictions.
"Colors of the Heart"
A unique painting (24x36) by artist Andy Pereira.
These rainbow hearts signify the love of our LGBTQ+ community. This one-of-a-kind painting was commissioned for this auction and donated by the artist, Andy Pereira. Andy is a highly-regarded South Florida artist, currently showing work in private contemporary art groups in New York, LA, Stockholm, Sweden, Germany, Spain and Malta. The original painting is 24x36 and is an acrylic mix on canvas. Painting will be sent framed and signed by the artist.
Enjoy "An Evening in Italy", a unique four-hour cooking class for six people from acclaimed local chef and caterer, Ray Willey. Dishes you will prepare include a three-cheese ravioli and Fettuccini Alfredo from scratch along with scrumptious side dishes. Cooking ingredients and two bottles of wine will be included.
You and a friend will be treated to a wonderful lunch by the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Dean Trantalis! As a proud member of our LGBT+ community, Dean has committed his life to public service and is a shining example of leadership in South Florida.
Dates of availability will be arranged by the mayor's office.
Must be redeemed by September 30, 2021.
Awarded "Song of the Year" by the Grammys and music award programs across the globe, Adele's "Hello" is undoubtedly one of her most iconic and ground-breaking releases. Now you can own a piece of history when you win this personally- signed copy of the sheet music of this great hit. Beautifully mounted and framed, this valuable item will be a central focus for display.
No band in history has shaped contemporary music in the way that the Beatles have. Their music swept the globe to accolades and awards that continue even to today. The winner of this item receives a copy of the Beatles most iconic album "Abbey Road," with the album cover personally signed by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr! Beautifully mounted and framed, this valuable item will be be a central focus for display.
Enjoy a week-long vacation at the Sunset Cove Resort timeshare in Marco Island, Florida. The lucky winner plus up to 5 guests can share this exquisitely beautiful three-bedroom condo.. Also included are all of the resort amenities such as:
- Complimentary beach shuttles
- Pool with reduced seating
- Complimentary bicycles
- Personalized concierge services
- Picnic and promenade areas with grills
Enjoy ocean breezes, wonderful views, and friendly staff while you relax in this luxurious resort.
Owner's week is Saturday-Saturday at the beginning of July.
Dates must be arranged with the owner of the timeshare by June 1st, 2021.
Beautiful Sculpture in Blue/Grey High Fired Clay
This 7"x12"x7" sculpture is named "Untitled, Number 3" and was created in 2019 by Fort Lauderdale artist Tin Ly. Tin has been working as a visual artist in South Florida for the last 40 years. His works have appeared in galleries throughout the United States and Hong Kong and are included in the permanent collections of museums such as the Museum of Modern Art-Fort Lauderdale, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, and Boca Museum of Art.
For all of you who are interested in our local beer-making scene, this item is for you! Take a grand VIP tour at Funky Buddah Brewery for up to 10 people. (COVID restrictions apply at the time of the tour.) Tour the brewhouse and learn about their Funky history, unconventional beers, and eccentric brewing techniques, all of which have made them South Florida's largest brewery. Enjoy tasty beer samples along the way in a commemorative Funky Buddha Brewery glass. After your tour, use a $50 gift card to sample some of Funky Buddha beers and munch on their appetizers. Expiration date of this item is 12/31/2021.
Treat your guests to a Virtual Tupperware Party from the acclaimed star of "Dixie's Tupperware Party," one of the longest-running off-Broadway tours in history! You won't believe how much mischief one can get into when you allow Dixie Longate into your living room (virtually of course), as she introduces you to items that you had no idea could be used as a kitchen accessory! Get your friends together for an evening of creative food storage solutions that will have you laughing till your face aches while filling your cupboards with the latest and greatest of the iconic plastic products. A fantastic gift bag of Tupperware items will be awarded to the winner as well.
This is a very special chance for you to own a piece of custom art from renowned artist Dylan Gillespie, a specialist in the medium of oil paint. Dylan will create an 18" x24" custom painting from a photograph that you submit. It can be an individual portrait of yourself, a painting of your house, or your favorite landscape.
Dylan's subjects include landscape, still-life, and portraiture. Believing that the beauty of the natural world cannot be matched by what is created through imagination, Dylan works primarily from life.
Allied Kitchen and Bath of Fort Lauderdale
is a strong supporter of the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida. The winner of this item will receive a Design Consultation with a certified Kitchen and Bath Designer. From this consultation, measurements will be taken of your space and the Designer will create a set of design plans including floor plans and 3-D renderings. This item is valued at $2,500.00. Also, the winning bidder will receive a genuine butcher block from Boos Block. The winning bidder must live within the South Florida area.