All costumes won’t be equal at the 22nd Annual Halloween Ball on Friday, Oct. 28, but the funds raised will be used to advance LGBT equality.

The money will go towards SAVE, a South Florida LGBT advocacy group which was founded in 1993 and fought for the Miami Human Rights Ordinance in 1998. Most recently, SAVE launched a public service campaign highlighting transgender rights and families with transgender members – “Family is everything.” The campaign featured Florida Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, her husband, Dexter, and her transgender son, Rodrigo.

“We were born out of the need to fight Anita Bryant,” said Tony Lima, executive director of SAVE, in a previous SFGN interview.

And SAVE needs some fun to help keeps its mission going.

At the Halloween Ball, “Disco de los Muertos,” – held Friday, Oct. 28 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Magic City Casino’s Stage 305 – there will be disco dancing, a $1,000 costume contest, cocktails, “mesmerizing beats,” and drag performances by Tiffany Fantasia, Athena Dion, Fantasia Royale, T.Lo Ivy, and Missy Meyakie LePaige. DJ Alex Ramos, DJ Sushiman, and DJ Bill James will serve up a “nonstop undead disco inferno.”

The event takes place Friday, Oct. 28 starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $150 for general admission and $200 for VIP access. Drinks at the cash bar will range from $4 to $8. Self-parking is free. Valet is $5.

To purchase tickets, go to SaveHalloween.org.


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