This prestigious annual celebration serves as a rallying point for LGBTQ individuals and allies, fostering unity and championing the cause of equality. On October 14, the gala returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center, where it will present the 2023 National Leadership Award and 2023 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award to its honorees. Funds raised during the gala help educate elected officials and thought leaders on the need for nondiscrimination protections at the federal level. It also benefits the Miami Foundation's LGBTQ Community Fund, which distributes grants to local organizations serving the community. Saturday, October 14, at Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; thetaskforcegala.org.