WILTON MANORS – The “Wilton Manors GET OUT THE VOTE Bar Crawl,” postponed by the heavy rains from Hurricane Isaac, has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30. The organizers have planned the community-wide effort to register as many LGBT voters as possible, and to draw awareness to issues of political importance to the gay community.
Beginning at 2 p.m., local drag performers Nikki Adams, Nicolette, and Jersey Dion (as well as other possible entertainers, not named at press time) will lead a “barcrawling” crowd through eight local watering holes, including Sidelines Sports Bar, Bill’s Filling Station, The Manor, Rosie’s Bar & Grill, New Moon, Matty’s On the Drive, The Alibi, and Boom. The organizers say that the crowd will move in 45-minute intervals, where voter registrars and Democratic Party officials will be available to speak to potential voters. From each bar, it is expected that a larger group will travel to the next club.
“This is the real McCoy, there’s no denying it,” said Ron Mills, campaign director for the GLBT Democratic Caucus. In a statement, the organizers noted, “While the event may seem to be a partisan effort, the recently published Republican Party Platform and the soon-to-be adopted Democratic Party Platform are undeniably contradictory, and the LGBT community cannot ignore their intent as it relates to their rights and forward progress for equality.”