The Gay-las: Fall Fundraisers

Slip on those Louboutins, bust out your bow tie and party with a purpose.

COURAGE AWARDS: Sep 18, 6pm, VIP reception 7pm-10pm, Studio 450, 450 W 31st St, The NYC Anti-Violence Project presents its 18th annual Courage Awards: a yearly ceremony that recognizes people and organizations fighting to end violence against the LGBT community.

TRANS*CENDENCE: Sep 23, 6pm-8:30pm, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 26 Wooster St, Join the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center for its annual reception for trans and gender non-conforming communities, allies and friends. The celebration honors a special leader in the field of TGNC wellness and visibility.
FALL  FEST: Sep 27, 2pm-5pm, 4 Dunn Farm Road, Kerhonkson, NY, Hetrick-Martin Institute celebrates its 35th anniversary of providing LGBT youth with direct services and counseling that promote healthy development and empowerment. Venture to the Hudson Valley for this annual autumn festival, co-hosted by Bonnie Rabin and Suzanne Leibowitz.
I AM HARVEY MILK: Oct 6, 7:30pm, Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, A special night to honor the iconic LGBT political activist, I Am Harvey Milk celebrates our community hero through an original oratorio of words and song. Andrew Lippa wrote, scored and stars in this benefit along with Broadway powerhouse and LGBT ally Kristin Chenoweth, The Orchestra of St. Luke’s and The All-Star Broadway Men’s Chorus.
FALL DINNER: Oct 16, 5:30pm reception, 7pm dinner and program, Sheraton New York Times Square, 811 7th Ave, A night not to miss, join Empire State Pride Agenda and over 1,100 LGBT leaders, activists, supporters, politicians and decision makers to celebrate the LGBT community and our fight for equality. This year’s recipients of the Douglas W. Jones Leadership Awards are Christine Quinn, the first openly gay Speaker of NYC City Council and Louis A. Bradbury, President of The Calamus Foundation.
GOLDEN HEART AWARDS: Oct 16, time TBA, Spring Studios, 50 Varick St, 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 illnesses. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour will receive the Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service; Oscar winner Halle Berry will present Leslie Moonves, President and CEO of CBS, with the Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement.
SAGE AWARDS AND GALA: Oct 20, 6pm cocktails, 7pm dinner and awards, Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway (at 36th St), Honor our LGBT elders at this annual awards ceremony. Honorees include: Rosanne Leipzig receiving the Paula Ettelbrick Community Service Award for her work in medicine; Frank Stark accepting the Joyce Warshow Lifetime Achievement Award; and Ritchie Torres, the first openly gay Bronx councilmember collecting the Ken Dawson Advocacy Award.
REVEL: Oct 24, 8pm-11pm, Stage 48, 605 W 48th St, Join the Stonewall Foundation at its annual event to raise money for grants and scholarships benefiting the LGBT community in New York City. This year, Revel will give a $15,000 Strategic Impact Quarter Share grant to a deserving organization.
A PLACE AT THE TABLE: Oct 24, 6:30pm cocktail reception, 7:30pm dinner and award ceremony, Capitale, 130 Bowery, This annual fall gala supports the Ali Forney Center’s mission of providing shelter and structure for LGBT youth in NYC.  A host and performers will be announced shortly for this year’s fundraiser to eradicate the epidemic of LGBT homelessness.
CHANGEMAKERS AWARDS: Oct 27, 6pm-10pm, Prince George Ballroom, 15 E 27th St, Join the AIDS Service Center NYC (ASCNYC) to celebrate people fighting the stigma of HIV/AIDS and creating positive change. The festive evening will include cocktails, dinner, auctions and entertainment.
THANKS AND GIVING: Nov 7, 7pm-9pm, 82 Mercer, This annual private cocktail event supports the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and its many services, particularly those that provide nutrition to men and women living with HIV and AIDS. Enjoy a night of raffle prizes, a silent auction, cocktails and music by DJ Kevin Graves, while giving back to the oldest AIDS organization in the world and its Congregate Meals Program.
EMERY AWARDS: Nov 12, 6pm-midnight, Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall St, This year, Alfredo Paredes and Rob Smith co-chair Hetrick-Martin Institute’s 28th annual Emery Awards. The evening of cocktails, dinner and awards celebrates HMI’s dedication to LGBT youth, and providing them with services such as educational programs, counseling, housing and health services. There’s also an afterparty not to be missed!
WOMEN’S EVENT 17: Nov 15, 7pm, Cipriani in the Cunard Building, 25 Broadway, Located in a new venue at Cipriani in the historic Cunard Building, the Center’s 17th annual Women’s Event will be bigger and bolder than ever! Enjoy an evening of dancing, dinner, a silent auction and cocktails with your fellow lesbian movers and shakers.
CALLEN-LORDE COMMUNITY HEALTH AWARDS: Nov 17, 6pm-9pm, Espace, 635 W 42nd St, Help Callen-Lorde celebrate the visionaries and trailblazers in the field of LGBT health and wellness. Your attendance will help support the lifesaving work performed for our community at Callen-Lorde.
ATTORNEYS AND ADVOCATES AWARDS: Nov 18, 6pm-8pm, Outten & Golden LLP, 3 Park Ave, 29th fl, The Sylvia Rivera Law Project honors those who make it possible to provide free legal services for impoverished, incarcerated and low-income transgender communities. Honorees this year include The Legal Aid Society; Willkie, Farr and Gallagher LLP; and  John Skwiersky.

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