About Winter Party Festival

The Hottest Winter in the World

We produce one of the world's biggest and best-loved celebrations for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in one of the world's hottest destinations, Miami Beach, Florida.

Over 10,000 guests from around the world attend our annual six-day extravaganza featuring the most spectacular venues, the most unforgettable parties and receptions and the best international DJ talent.

Launched in 1994 as a one-time charity dance event on the sands of beautiful South Beach, Winter Party Festival has evolved into a week-long series of events benefiting the LGBT community nationally and locally.  A portion of the net proceeds of WPF support the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's efforts to take action, build power and create change for LGBT people. A significant portion of the proceeds are donated to local service organizations through a grant-making process administered by The Miami Foundation.

2014 Executive Committee

Victor Diaz-Herman - Festival Chair
Barrett Beck - Management Coordinator

Manny Gomez - Director of Volunteer Relations
Marivi Iglesias - Director of Women's Programming
Paul Kelly – Director of Finance
Richard King - Director of Dance Programming
Jimmy Rodgers - Director of Production

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Staff

Russell Roybal - Deputy Executive Director of External Relations
Michael Bath - Events Director
Alex Breitman - Marketing and Events Manager
Donnie Luehring - Marketing and Development Coordinator
Lisa Mercado - Special Events Coordinator
Tom Bercu - Producer, Beach Party and Pool Party
Richard Murry - Public Relations Consultant

For over 20 years Winter Party Festival has been making a difference in people's lives and providing vital funding to organizations serving the South Florida LGBT community. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force donates a significant portion of the proceeds of Winter Party Festival and the Miami Recognition Dinner to local nonprofit organizations. Since assuming responsibility for these events in 2005, the Task Force has donated nearly $1.65 million dollars to the GLBT Community Projects Fund of The Miami Foundation.  That money was re-granted to the following organizations.  

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For event sponsorship information:
Donnie Luehring
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For ticket and pass questions:
Lisa Mercado

For media sponsorship or promotional partner opportunities:
Alex Breitman
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For media inquiries and other media-related requests:
Richard Murry
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For information on volunteering:
Manny Gomez
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