The new city parking garage on Fort Lauderdale Beach at Las Olas Blvd. was illuminated in rainbow colors on May 28 as part of international observances of LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Day. The campaign began in Australia and this year was recognized for the first time in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands.

Fort Lauderdale Police Dept. Captain Bill Schultz and Broward Sheriff’s Office Lt. Paul Auerbach led efforts by their agencies to call attention to domestic violence in the local LGBT community. Several officers and deputies attended the official observance at the garage.

“We look forward to our annual participation in calling awareness to this important and often overlooked issue,” said Capt. Schultz.

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Dramaworks Shines Spotlight on McKeever 

To celebrate Pride Month, Palm Beach Dramaworks (PBD), 201 Clematis St. in West Palm Beach, is offering free live readings of plays written by South Florida playwright Michael McKeever. Beginning June 7, the award-winning theater will present three of McKeever’s plays on three consecutive Monday evenings, followed each Wednesday with a discussion of the work by theater professionals and community leaders.

McKeever has written 30 full-length plays that have been produced at theaters around the world, including Penguin Rep, Marin Theatre Company, NCTC, Phoenix Theatre, Stage West, and Florida Studio Theatre, as well as in Berlin, Warsaw, and Vienna. His play “Daniel's Husband,” produced in New York by Primary Stages, was nominated for an Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Work and went on to successful runs at the Westside Theatre Off-Broadway and the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles.

The series will open with “The Garden of Hannah List,” followed by “The Code” on June 14 and the Carbonell Award-winning “Daniel’s Husband” June 21. The discussions on Wednesdays, June 9, 16 and 23 will be moderated by PBD Director of Education and Community Engagement Gary Cadwallader.

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It’s a ‘Party’ at the Foundry 

Relive the glory days of youth with a group of Manhattan friends in David Dillon’s hit Off Broadway comedy, “Party,” running through July 11 at the Foundry at Wilton Theater Factory, 2306 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors. An innocent game of “Facts and Fantasies,” a variation of “Truth or Dare,” has six gay guys revealing all before the night is over.

Playwright Dillon said his comedy is “not about flesh, but celebrates the fact that, as a group, we are positive and honest about our sexuality and free from a lot of the inhibitions and hang ups that exist in other groups.”

Performances are Wednesday – Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. Tickets start at $35 at