IGLHRC’S CELEBRATION OF COURAGE
Sep 28, 6pm-9pm, New York City Harbor Cruise, Pier 40, 343 West St, iglhrc.org. Join the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission as they celebrate their 25th anniversary with a special harbor cruise! The honorary hosts for this year’s special celebration are Alison Bechdel, Alan Cumming, Maulik Pancholy, Michael Cerveris, Edward Wyckoff Williams and Billy Porter.
Oct 1, 6pm-9pm, Picture Ray Studio, 245 W 18th St, callen-lorde.org. Join the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center for its annual reception for trans* and gender non-conforming communities, allies and friends. The celebration will honor photographer, writer and co-founder of Original Plumbing, Amos Mac, along with celebrated writer, artist and DJ Juliana Huxtable, for their contributions to increasing visibility and promoting wellness of transgender and gender non-conforming people.
GOD’S LOVE WE DELIVER: GOLDEN HEART AWARDS
Oct 15, time TBA, Spring Studios, 50 Varick St, glwd.org. The annual Golden Heart Awards celebrates outstanding supporters of God’s Love We Deliver, an organization dedicated to helping people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses. This year’s event is star-studded, with Tony and Emmy award-winning stage and screen performer Neil Patrick Harris receiving the Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service. The awards will also celebrate the remarkable contributions of Michael Sennott, former God's Love Co-Chairman of the Board and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Oct 15, VIP cocktails 6:30pm/7pm, West End Collegiate Church, 245 W 77 St, parity.nyc/ events.awards. Join Parity and their honorees as they celebrate reconciling identity and faith! This year, they are honoring individuals who have done extraordinary work for LGBTQ faith communities: The Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards, a tireless activist for LGBTQ people of faith and a fearless supporter of younger generations, the Rev. Ann Kansfield, Pastor at Greenpoint Reformed Church and the first woman and openly gay chaplain of the New York City Fire Department, and Mariaisabel Zweig, recent college graduate, committed Brooklyn activist and an emerging youth leader.
STONEWALL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION’S REVEL
Oct 15, 7pm-10pm, Stage 48, 605 W 48th St, stonewallfoundation.org. Join the Stonewall Community Foundation at its largest and longest running annual fundraising event to raise money for grants and scholarships benefiting the LGBT community of New York City. This year, Revel will give $15,000 in grants to deserving recipients. Since 1990, Stonewall Community Foundation has invested nearly $18 million in over 600 worthwhile organizations.
20TH ANNIVERSARY SAGE AWARDS AND GALA
Oct 19, 6pm-10pm, Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway (at 36th St), sageusa.org. Honor and support our LGBT elders at the 20th anniversary celebration of this annual cocktail, dinner and awards ceremony. Honorees include Jim Obergefell, Assemblymem ber Deborah J. Glick, Ted Snowdon, Duffy Violante and Macquarie Group.
WOMEN’S SPORTS FOUNDATION’S 36TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO WOMEN IN SPORTS
Oct 20, 6pm general and private receptions/7pm dinner and awards program, Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall St, womenssportsfoundation.org. Celebrate the most accomplished women in sports and the girls they inspire at the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 36th annual celebration. Enjoy a silent auction, red carpet arrivals, reception, dinner and the awards program. This year’s event is presented by espnW, FOX Sports, Gatorade and NBC Sports Group. Expect to see some of the most inspiring women in sport, including Jackie Joyner-Kersey, Michelle Kwan and Meryl Davis!
ATHLETE ALLY ACTION AWARDS 2015
Oct 20, 6pm, The 40/40 Club, 6 W 25th St, athleteally.org. Join Athlete Ally as they celebrate the pioneering actions of individuals and organizations this year that helped create LGBT inclusive athletic environments and eliminate anti-LGBT prejudice in sports. Visit the website and don’t miss your chance to experience the second annual installment of this inspiring event!
EMPIRE STATE PRIDE AGENDA’S FALL DINNER
Oct 22, 5:30pm reception/7pm dinner and program, Sheraton New York Times Square, 811 7th Ave, prideagenda.org. A night never to be missed, join over 1,100 LGBT leaders and activists, supporters, politicians and decision makers to celebrate the LGBT community and our fight for equality. Tickets are on sale now. This year, the organization will be celebrating original founding leaders of the Pride Agenda with the 2015 Douglas W. Jones Leadership Award.
ALI FORNEY CENTER’S A PLACE AT THE TABLE
Oct 23, 6:30pm, Capitale, 130 Bowery, aliforneycenter.org. This annual fall gala supports the Ali Forney Center’s mission of providing shelter and structure for LGBT youth in NYC. Tickets are on sale now and special guests will be announced soon. Lea Delaria is the host. Visit the website for updated details.
IMMIGRATION EQUALITY’S SHINE
Oct 26, 6:30pm, Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby St, immigrationequality.org. Be a part of this Immigration Equality fundraising event that celebrates the leadership of women in the LGBT immigration movement! Three honorees to be announced soon. Visit the website for updates.
THE CENTER’S WOMEN’S EVENT 18
Nov 7, 7pm-midnight, Capitale, 130 Bowery, gaycenter.org. Women’s Event 18 will be bigger and bolder than ever at Capitale! Join The Center at this gorgeous venue for a night of cocktails, dinner and dancing to celebrate our history and the women who are making a difference in our world.
CALLEN-LORDE COMMUNITY HEALTH AWARDS
Nov 9, 6pm-10pm, Three Sixty @ Tribeca Rooftop, 10 Desbrosses St, callen-lorde.org. Mark your calendars and join Callen-Lorde Community Health Center as they honor the leaders and trailblazers in the fields of LGBT health and wellness. This event is always well-attended, consistently drawing hundreds of Callen-Lorde’s strongest friends and supporters. It’s a very special evening that includes a cocktail reception, banquet, awards presentation, entertainment and inspirational speeches from community leaders.
HETRICK-MARTIN INSTITUTE’S EMERY AWARDS
Nov 17, 6pm, Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall St, hmi.org/emery2015. This year, Alfredo Paredes, Wesley Powell and Rob Smith co-chair Hetrick-Martin Institute’s Emery Awards. The evening of cocktails, dinner and awards celebrate HMI’s 36-year history and dedication to LGBT youth. HMI provides young people in our community with development services, including educational programs, counseling, housing and health services.