This article was published on February 13th, 2018
There is nothing quite like a celebration, and in keeping with the festivities, HomoCulture is giving away 2 tickets to this year’s Winter Party Festival Beach party. The event has evolved over the years, and HomoCulture got the scoop from Michael Bath, the National LGBTQ Task Force Events Director, who gave insight into the message behind the festival, its origins, and what drives their mission.
For gays that are seeking to align and surround themselves with progressive minds, the Winter Party is just the right locale. This year marks a milestone for the event, and a reason to herald the work of some amazing people. Says Bath:
“Winter Party has become the incomparable experience that it is today because of people: the forward-thinking people who conceived it, the happy people who fill the dance floors and cocktail receptions year after year, and hard-working people who have volunteered their time to create magic. I can think of no better way to mark the 25th edition of Winter Party than by celebrating – at the VIP Cocktail event – eight incredible people who have given so much of their hearts and talents to serve our organization as Festival Chair.”
The event has grown exponentially over the years, and now after 25 years, the support has generated considerable funds for LGBTQ issues.
“Love is the reason that we keep growing when other events are struggling. One of my favorite moments of the past 13 years was honoring the four men who founded the event in 1994 during our 20th-year celebration,” said Michael Bath, National LGBTQ Task Force Events Director. “What they conceived of as a one-day event has endured for a quarter-century, bringing joy to hundreds of thousands of people and raising millions of dollars for LGBTQ causes. It is an honor to be part of this legacy.”
Pulling off an event of this nature takes not only lots of energy, time, and dedication, but also a considerable amount of organization to pull everything off. What are some of the secrets to ensuring the Winter Party Festival goes off without a hitch? Think of a four-letter word.
“People always ask me what it is that makes Winter Party Festival different from all other events like it, and the answer is love. It is a labor of love for the staff and consultants involved, and especially for the dozens of volunteers who have sustained it and allowed it to flourish over the years.”
HomoCulture is giving away 2 tickets for the Winter Party Festival Beach Party (a $220 USD value). To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment on why you want to be and be seen, at the Winter Party Festival Beach Party.
Contest closes at 5:00pm PST, Friday, February 23, 2018. One random drawn winner will be notified on or before Monday, February 26, 2018. Read the complete contest rules.