Taking place at the stunning Cipriani Wall Street on November 17, the Emery Awards raise money for the Hetrick-Martin Institute and celebrate the leaders and trailblazers in the LGBTQ community that have made an impact on the lives of LGBTQ youth. This year’s event will be hosted by Andy Bell of Erasure, who will also be performing a special rendition of “A Little Respect.”
With the appropriate theme “Celebrate the Future,” HMI’s website describes the awards as, “Acknowledging those who are truly changing the landscape for the LGBTQ community and are trailblazers that epitomize the impact the LGBTQ community will have on society for generations to come.” The 2015 honorees include: Andy Cohen, host and executive producer of “Watch What Happens Live,” Chris Salgardo, president of Kiehl’s USA, and the 2014/2015 production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” The original co-creator and composer of Hedwig, Stephen Trask, will lead a spectacular musical tribute to the show, featuring some of its most iconic songs and surprise guests.
The list of special guests for the night is expanding, featuring Tamron Hall, co-host of the third hour of NBC News’ Today and anchor of MSNBC’s NewsNation, and DJ Lina, legendary international DJ.
Consisting of a cocktail reception and dinner and awards ceremony, the event will conclude with a killer after party with celebrity guest DJs Andy Bell and DJ Lina. Besides amazing music and entertainment (and GO Magazine as the amazing media sponsor), the party will include an open bar and complimentary desserts. You don’t need to have attended the main event to attend the after party. Tickets are $65 and proceeds go toward the Hetrick-Martin Institute and all the work they do to support empowerment, education and advocacy for LGBTQ youth.
To purchase tickets and for more information, head to www.hmi.org/emery2015