Pa’Lante Awards VIP Reception

2017 Gay8 Pa'Lante Awards

CubaOcho Museum & Performing Arts Center

CubaOcho Museum & Performing Arts CenterPa’Lante Awards represent a recognition and celebration of people that have helped move the South Florida community forward. Individuals are selected based on the impact of their effort as well as the length of their service. Join us as we celebrate these local heroes in a fun-filled night with music, food and fun.

A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the RJT Foundation, a non-profit established to assist families that are suffering from the emotional scars as the result of the unexpected tragic death of a loved one.

Friday evening January 13, 2017

7 PM – VIP Event at CubaOcho, 1465 SW 8th St #106, Miami, FL 33135 Map
– Open bar 7 – 9 PM
– 9 PM – 1 AM – Live music concert
– Admission and drinks included with VIP pass
“Pa’Lante” is Spanish slang, short for “para adelante” (to push or move forward).


2017 Honorees

Cecilia Gutierrez, Executive Director of Miami Children’s Initiative
Desmond Child, Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Denise Brown, Founder, RJT Foundation
Steve Adkins, President, Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce


Past Honorees


H.T. Smith
H.T. Smith

Dedicated Community Leader in the Struggle for Civil Rights

Julia Dawson
Julia Dawson

Civil Rights Trailblazer for Women and LGBT

Louis Canales
Louis Canales

South Beach Creator and Visionary

Richard Gonzalez
Richard Gonzalez

Tireless Champion of LGBT Rights

Purchase your VIP Passes today for $100!

VIP Pass includes drinks and all-access at:
• Friday VIP Party & Awards Gala
• Sunday Street Festival