For Women, By Women: November 2008
Photos in order: Courtesy Women's White Party (1,3), Courtesy Ghent L-Day (2)
Story by: Olga Bas
Winter is at our doorstep and the days are colder and shorter, but that means that the nights are getting warmer. Parties start earlier and November is chock-full of events for adventurous ladies.
First up is the Savvy Ladies Benefit Gala 2008. Taking place November 5 2008 at the Ducal Palace Library in New York, this fundraiser, featuring live music, delicious appetizers and free gift bags, will donate all proceeds to the Savvy Ladies scholarship fund.
For those who wish to travel to Europe before Christmas-season prices take over, Ghent, Belgium is the place to go. November 15 is L-Day, now in its second decade of annual celebrations. L-Day, part of the larger L-Week celebration which starts November 7, is organized mostly in French and Dutch, but who needs words to make oneself understood in a festival organized by and for lesbian and bisexual women? Most inhabitants of Belgium speak a good level of English for those not looking to learn a second language. Ultimately, L-Day welcomes all and is filled with daytime intellectual activities such as debates, literary discussions and speeches, while nighttime brings sees concerts by Mira and Lady Angelina, films, cocktail and dance parties, and more.
The Women's White Party week in Miami Beach, Florida brings things a little closer to home. Celebrating its 24th Anniversary this year, the festivities begin Thanksgiving weekend, November 26-November 30 2008. Packed with a wild assortment of events, from Dolce, the signature women's dance event, to
Cirque Blanc at the glamorous Nikki Beach, the White Party has it all. Featuring a silent auction, the celebration will be raising funds to benefit Care Resources, in remembrance for those who have lost their battle with AIDS. Every year more than 10,000 gay men and women from all over the world flock to the streets of Miami and, this year, will be a scorcher.