Wednesday, April 30, 2014

LGBT Homeless Youth Summit


Windy City Times is hosting a summit May 2nd to May 5th on LGBTQ youth in the Chicago region to assess the current issues impacting homeless youth & new solutions to these complex issues. The title of the summit is "Owning Our Lives: Dream It. Speak It. Do It!!" Kim Hunt, Executive Director of Affinity Community Services is the summit's director. Summit host Tracy Baim, Windy City Times Publisher & Founder of the March stated, “Windy City Times wants to bring a public spotlight to these issues, inviting all major & smaller agencies & individuals addressing LGBTQ youth, including youth themselves, to participate in a new way of working together, similar to the diverse & transparent approach to the March on Springfield for Marriage Equality in 2013.” Confirmed speakers are Rep. Greg Harris of the 13th district; LZ Granderson ESPN commentator and CNN contributor; & Jama Shelton, a project director with True Colors Fund; Rev. Jamie Frazier, Lighthouse Church of Chicago; Juliana Harms, Dept. of Children & Family Services; James Cunningham, Housing & Urban Development & John Pfeiffer, Chicago Dept. of Family Support Services. The first two days of the summit will be broken down into general plenary sessions & facilitated workshops focused on areas including: Housing issues (shelters, DCFS, HUD, etc.), public policy (city, county, state, federal), legal issues (emancipation, public safety), education & job training, healthcare access, mental health & substance abuse. The summit has several goals, including: Looking at the complex causes of homelessness, Shining a light on existing work being done, Reporting on the gaps & needs, Listing short-term & long-term strategies & Creating action steps. Updates To Come...:)
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Puerto Vallarta Hosts LGBT Events


In Mexico the fabulous gay destination of Puerto Vallarta is ready for its annual LGBT event "Vallarta Pride" scheduled this year for May 22nd to 26th. The five-day cultural celebration of Puerto Vallarta & its international population includes music festivals, beach parties, fashion shows, mass commitment ceremony & activities in participating bars & clubs. New this years will be PINK&PROUD Women’s Party, a women´s only event, which aims to celebrate, promote & strengthen the identity of the lesbian community in Puerto Vallarta. Taking place on Friday, May 23rd starting at 10P at El Arrayán Restaurant owned by Carmen Porras & Claudia Victoria, will welcome both local women & visitors with live music by LIVE DJane, NatCate, Serena Lazcano, & Drag Kings "Boi Job" from Vancouver, Canada & local Go Go dancers. For More Info… 
Puerto Vallarta will also be hosting the International LGBT Business Expo, Latin America's leading lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender travel business conference & consumer expo from June 12th-14th with the host hotel being Casa Magna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & SPA. Over 400 international, Mexican & local business who are interested in targeting the LGBT market are expected to gather during the three-day B2B trade show & networking events, including representatives from airlines, hotels, tourism offices, tour operators, travel agents, international media, international organizations & governmental offices. For More Info: lgbtconfex.com
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

GLAAD At UK Gay Oscars


As we gear up for the NYC GLAAD Media Awards on May 3rd, in London the Out in the City & G3 Magazine Awards known as the 'Gay Oscars' were presented on April 25th at the Landmark Hotel. This glitzy awards ceremony pays tribute to the individuals & organizations who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to promoting equality & diversity. Gay celebrities & gay allies were recognized for their commitment to equality after a vote by readers of the popular UK gay magazines. 'Straight Ally of the Year' which was sponsored by GLAAD, went to Queens Park Ranger footballer Joey Barton who attended the awards with his openly gay uncle Tom Barton. In attendance at the event was Sarah Kate Ellis GLAAD President & CEO who stated, “Celebrating diversity & inclusion in the US & the UK manifest the need for global LGBT equality. Our May 3rd New York Media Awards will not only be a celebration but will also showcase the work that needs to be done.” Other winners included Olympic diver Tom Daley, who won the Sports Personality of the Year award, TV presenter Paul O'Grady & actress Heather Peace were jointly named Celebrity of the Year & Graham Norton & BBC’s Jane Hill secured the Broadcaster of the Year. For List of 2014 Winners… We will be covering the GLAAD Media Awards on the Red Carpet in NYC on May 3rd at the Waldorf Astoria. Updates To Come…:)
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Friday, April 25, 2014

Massachusetts Anti Bullying Act


Governor Deval Patrick signed An Act Relative to Bullying in Schools into law in a special ceremony at the State House Thursday. This legislation will continue to provide strong safeguards to improve school climates for LGBT youth & other vulnerable populations in Massachusetts. Kara Coredini MassEquality Executive Director stated, “These enhancements to the existing anti-bullying law will not only provide a safer school environment for all students, they will send a message. Acceptance & respect for all youth in our Commonwealth’s schools is paramount to ensuring a productive learning environment in which all students can thrive." Attorney General Martha Coakley added, “This new law is the next step on our path to protect children from bullying. It will better protect students who we know are most vulnerable to bullying, including our LGBTQ students & those with disabilities. It will also allow us to better track the effectiveness of our bullying programs across the Commonwealth. I applaud Governor Patrick for his commitment to combating bullying in our schools. And I also would like to thank Senate President Murray, Speaker DeLeo, co-sponsors Senator Chang-Diaz and Representative Peisch, and MassEquality & the Anti-Defamation League for their leadership on this important issue.” At least 15 other states have implemented anti bullying laws that have explicit protections for LGBT youth in schools, which are necessary to ensure that harassment of LGBT students is not overlooked or disregarded.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Equality Forum Honoring Canada


Equality Forum 2014 takes place May 1st to May 4th in Philadelphia. Equality Forum presents annually the largest & premier national & international LGBT civil rights summit with over 30 programs, parties & special events. This year Canada is Equality Forum's International focus. Malcolm Lazin, Executive Director, Equality Forum stated, “We are delighted to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of marriage equality in Canada at the 22nd annual Equality Forum. It is an opportunity to learn from same sex marriage experience of our nation's closest ally." Equality Forum is a national & international LGBT civil rights organization with a focus on education. Equality Forum 2014 will include a National Politics Panel, National Religious Colloquy, International Workplace Panel, National Legal Panel & Featured Nation Panel, among other programming. There is no registration fee & all substantive programs are free. The International Equality Dinner will be held on Saturday, May 3rd at the National Museum of American Jewish History on Independence Mall. PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane will receive the Distinguished Equality Award. TD Bank is the recipient of the International Business Leadership Award & the National Hockey League (NHL) & Burke Family will receive the 19th annual International Role Model Award. There are also lots of dance parties, entertainment & just basic fun events. SundayOUT! will be held on May 4th at The Piazza in Northern Liberties.
For More Info: equalityforum.com
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

GLAAD To Honor George Takei


George Takei will receive GLAAD's Vito Russo Award in NYC on May 3rd. The Vito Russo is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality. Takei’s career spans five decades as an actor, social justice advocate, social media mega-star & author. George remains one of the most outspoken LGBT equality advocates in Hollywood. Since coming out in 2005, Takei has spoken out on a range of issues including marriage equality, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), so-called 'ex-gay therapy' & more. Takei has worked closely with GLAAD to bring equality to the Boy Scouts & supported GLAAD's Spirit Day campaign to show support for LGBT youth & end anti-LGBT bullying. Takei married his partner of 21 years, Brad Altman in 2008. The couple became one of the first couples to legally marry in California before the enactment of California's anti-gay Proposition 8 ballot initiative. Sarah Kate Ellis GLAAD President & CEO stated, "Few voices have been as outspoken in support of equality as George Takei. George has consistently used his platform to move the cultural needle on issues like marriage equality, LGBT employment protections, anti-LGBT bullying & more." Previous Vito Russo honorees include Anderson Cooper, Ricky Martin, Rosie O'Donnell, Alan Cumming, Cynthia Nixon, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, Elton John, k.d. lang & Tom Ford. We will be covering the GLAAD Media Awards on the Red Carpet in NYC. Updates To Come…:)
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Dine Out For Life & Fight AIDS


On Thursday April 24th an estimated $4 million will be raised in just one day of dining. Dining Out For Life hosted by Subaru® the food-centric HIV/AIDS fundraiser takes place in 60 cities across North America. More than 3,000 restaurants participate by donating a generous percentage of the day’s proceeds to support service providers in their region to fund care, prevention, education, testing, counseling & other essential HIV/AIDS services. Subaru CMO Dean Evans stated, “2014 marks the seventh year that Subaru has played host to Dining Out For Life. We couldn’t be prouder to support this worthy event & to help the regional organizations that provide crucial services to so many people affected by HIV/AIDS”. Four celebrities are active spokespeople for this fabulous fundraiser including Ted Allen host of Food Network’s popular show Chopped, actor Pam Grier (Foxy Brown, The L Word), designer Mondo Guerra winner of Project Runway All-Stars & Chef Daisy Martinez from Food Network’s ¡Viva Daisy! Some of the cities participating on April 24th include Albany, Asheville, Baton Rouge, Birmingham Mobile, Charleston, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Chattanooga, Chicago, Cincinnati, Clearwater (Tampa Bay), Columbia, Denver-Boulder, El Paso, Ferndale (Detroit), Fort Collins, Colo., Ft. Lauderdale, Grand Junction, Colo., Grand Rapids, Hawthorne (Hudson Valley), Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kalamazoo, Kamloops (Canada), Lake Charles, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Haven, Norfolk, Orlando, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Ore., Providence, Raleigh, Reno, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle, St. Louis, Tacoma, Tulsa, Washington, DC & Victoria, BC.
For Info & Restaurants: diningoutforlife.com
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Friday, April 18, 2014

White House Easter Egg Roll


Melanie & Vanessa Alenier who are one of the plaintiff couples in the lawsuit for marriage equality in Florida will be attending the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll with their son along with other LGBT families. The event is hosted by the Obama’s & is being held on Monday April 21st. The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling & the traditional Easter egg rolling. In support of the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative all of the day’s activities will encourage children to lead healthy & active lives. In January the Aleniers were one of six couples that joined Equality Florida Institute in filing a lawsuit aimed at allowing gay & lesbian couples to marry in Florida. At the press conference, Vanessa Alenier explained why the couple agreed to be plaintiffs stating, “Melanie & I have worked so hard to build & protect our family, but nothing can come close to matching the protections that marriage provides. Our family is in need of those protections just like other families. We want our son to understand that his family is secure & just as respected as any other family in our community here in Florida.” Nadine Smith, Executive Director of Equality Florida added, "We are proud of the Aleniers & their willingness to speak up for all of our families. We look forward to our day in court, confident that the law will rule on the side of equality and fairness. The majority of Floridians now stand with us. It is time for all families in our state to have full equality under the law.” You can follow the Easter Egg Roll on Twitter with #EasterEggRoll & watch the event live Monday on WhiteHouse.gov/live. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Boston LGBT Poetry Slam


There’s a night of spoken word LGBT poetry & open mic performance tonight April 17th at Club Café in Boston. Among those performing will be Sarah Pearlman reading from her book “The Lesbian Erotic: Bad Girl Persona & Other Poems” which is both a poetic memoir & travelogue, that is delightfully erotic & a humorous poetry collection that captures the sensuous detail the passion & exuberance of sex between women, the endurance of desire & the stunningly luminous landscape of Greece—suggestive of the beauty of a woman’s body. Pearlman stated, “I first began to write poetry during the summer of 1995. I had traveled to Chalki, a tiny island off the coast of Rhodes, to participate in a women’s travel group, assuming that there would be other gay women. However, it didn’t take long to discover that I was it—the only lesbian. It was bad enough being the one lesbian, but it became harder once the focus of the group turned to writing & performing erotic poetry. Feeling increasingly invisible by descriptions of heterosexual intercourse, an idea of a poem, Bad Girl Persona began to emerge— a poem about hot lesbian seduction & sex. No question that I wanted to proclaim the sex in sexual identity, to flaunt sex between women. No question I wanted to shock.” Club Café Boston is located at 209 Columbus Avenue in Boston MA. Refreshments will be at 6P & the show will begin at 6:30P The event is sponsored by Fenway Health.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ellen DeGeneres Tops LGBT List


OUT Magazine announced its 8th Annual Power 50 list ranking of the most influential LGBT voices in American culture. Ellen DeGeneres who was number 2 last year returned to the top spot on the list. The list examines those who have power, how they wield it & how it influences our culture. OUT’s Power 50 contains a diverse mix of businesspeople, entertainers, politicians & activists. Tim Cook, Rachel Maddow & Senator Tammy Baldwin are in the top 5. Newcomers Michael Sam & Robin Roberts who becomes the first woman of color in the top 10, are in the top ten with Jennifer Pritzker, the granddaughter to the founder of the Hyatt hotel chain, becomes the first transgender person on the list. With DeGeneres’ talk show shattering its own 10-year ratings record in March, DeGeneres went on to host the highest-rated Academy Awards telecast in a decade & almost shut down Twitter with her star-studded Oscar selfie. Other first-timers in the top 10 include football player Michael Sam and TV host Robin Roberts, who becomes the first woman of color in the top 10. Other notable Power 50 rookies include news anchor Don Lemon (No. 27), actress Ellen Page (No. 29), basketball player Brittney Griner (No. 31) People & Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle (No. 33) & lawyer Roberta Kaplan (No. 47).
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boston LGBT Networking Event


Boston Spirit Magazine’s 7th Annual LGBT Executive Networking Night takes place this Thursday April 17th at the Marriott Boston Copley Place Ballroom from 6-9P. There will be over 50 exhibitors participating. Last year's event was attended by more than 1,500 local LGBT corporate professionals making it the largest LGBT business event in New England. This unprecedented evening of networking & business conversation promises to be a special night & one you do not want to miss. Comedian Paula Poundstone will be the keynote speaker. New & improved for this year’s event is an educational & informational panel addressing: Best Practices for Started & Operating an LGBT Employee Resource Group, Corporate Training Tips for LGBT & Diversity Issues & Financial Tips for a Post DOMA World. Many of the attending exhibitors are hiring so if you are in the market for a new career be sure to bring resumes & cards. Boston Spirit Magazine’s 7th Annual LGBT Executive Networking Night is sponsored by Eastern Bank, Fidelity Investments, Mintz Levin, John Hancock, TD Bank, National Grid, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Liberty Mutual, & Partners Healthcare. There is a $10 admission fee & you must RSVP. To RSVP..... See You There!! Listen to our exclusive audio interview with Paula Poundstone last summer:

Sunday, April 13, 2014

GLAAD Media Awards LA


The first leg of the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were presented Saturday April 12th honoring Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox, Norman Lear & the best in film & television at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong'o, Ellen Page, Rita Moreno, Naomi Campbell, Johnny Galecki, & Chaz Bono were among the special celebrity guests. The legendary Rita Moreno presented Jennifer Lopez with GLAAD's Vanguard Award which is presented to media professionals who have increased the visibility & understanding of the LGBT community. In her acceptance speech Lopez stated, "I really want to thank GLAAD for the all of the important, daring, powerful work that you do - not only in mainstream media but in Spanish-language media too. Yes, you all need to know that GLAAD is spreading the message of love & acceptance, in English & en español. Si, el amor es el amor. The world is changing & that's because love is stronger than hate, as we've heard many times tonight. There's never been a truer statement made. Love is love & that's what I tell my children every day. It's what we have to make everyone understand, so our world can be a better, safer, more diverse, more inclusive & more loving place & we are on our way." Openly gay actress Ellen Page presented Laverne Cox with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. In accepting the award Cox stated, "Thank you so much GLAAD for this amazing honor, I'm so happy to accept the Stephen F. Kolzak Award this evening. I'm still not used to getting awards. I'm an African American, transgender woman from a working class background raised by a single mother. We are not programmed to think we should receive these kinds of awards – but I like to think that things are changing." We will be covering the second leg of the GLAAD Media Awards on the Red Carpet in NYC on May 3rd.
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Virginia Gay Marriage Appeal


In the legal challenge to Virginia’s ban on marriage for gay & lesbian couples the Plaintiffs & Appellees in Bostic v. Schaefer filed their appellate brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Friday. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring also filed a brief on behalf of Defendant-Appellant Rainey. Read Brief… The American Foundation for Equal Rights is the sole sponsor of Bostic v. Schaefer. The Plaintiffs-Appellees are represented by the bi-partisan legal duo of Ted Olson & David Boies. Adam Umhoefer, Executive Director of AFER stated, “We look forward to presenting our case before the Fourth Circuit in May & representing thousands of gay & lesbian Virginians & their families. In the last five months, every federal judge to rule on the question of marriage for gay & lesbian Americans has decided in favor of equality, & we are confident the momentum will continue through this appeal at the Fourth Circuit.” The gay military organizations OutServe-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) & the American Military Partner Association (AMPA) filed a friend of the court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in the case of Bostic v. Schaefer, decided by a federal district court in Virginia, arguing that the uneven patchwork of states providing marriage equality harms military families, undermines national security, complicates the payment of earned veterans benefits & harms veterans. Updates to Come…:)  
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Utah Gay Marriage Appeal


The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit heard oral argument in the Utah freedom to marry case, Kitchen v. Herbert, in Denver today. This was the first federal appellate court hearing in a freedom to marry case since the United States Supreme Court ruled in June 2013 that the federal government must recognize the marriages of gay & lesbian couples. The case was brought by Utah couples Derek Kitchen & Moudi Sbeity, Laurie Wood & Kody Partridge, & Karen Archer & Kate Call. On December 20th, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled that Utah’s laws denying gay & lesbian couples the freedom to marry violate the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of equal protection & due process of law. More than 1,000 gay & lesbian couples married in Utah in the days following the ruling. Utah appealed the ruling to the Tenth Circuit. The couples are represented by the Salt Lake City law firm of Magleby & Greenwood, P.C. & by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). Peggy Tomsic of Magleby & Greenwood presented oral argument on behalf of the plaintiff couples today. Tomsic stated, “We are grateful that the Tenth Circuit has moved quickly in handling this appeal, which affects thousands of families in Utah who seek equal dignity & full legal recognition of their families. We are confident that the judges will give this important case the consideration it deserves & we look forward to the court’s decision.” NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell stated: “As a Utah native, today was a proud moment as Utah residents poignantly brought their families’ stories to a federal appeals court & made a basic request for equal treatment under our nation’s Constitution. We are optimistic the court will agree that excluding gay & lesbian couples from the right to marry causes harm & allowing couples to marry strengthens families & hurts no one.” Updates to Come...:)
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Gay Ally Beyoncé Speaks OUT


Beyoncé graces the cover of the May issue of OUT Magazine. She talks about stunning the world in December when she quietly dropped her fifth album. With that surprise release Beyoncé & her company Parkwood Entertainment was able to do something that has become all-too rare for a global star; control the way in which her fans experienced her music. For its May cover story OUT was given unprecedented access to Parkwood Entertainment the inner sanctum of diverse & devoted team members at the heart of her brand. Beyoncé stated, “While I am definitely conscious of all the different types of people who listen to my music, I really set out to make the most personal, honest & best album I could make. I needed to free myself from the pressures & expectations of what I thought I should say or be & just speak from the heart. Being that I am a woman in a male-dominated society, the feminist mentality rang true to me & became a way to personalize that struggle…But what I’m really referring to, & hoping for, is human rights & equality, not just that between a woman & a man. So I’m very happy if my words can ever inspire or empower someone who considers themselves an oppressed minority…We are all the same & we all want the same things: the right to be happy, to be just who we want to be & to love who we want to love.” Read Full OUT Interview & Free Remixes… 
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dinah Vegas Enters Third Year


Las Vegas is preparing for thousands of the world’s hottest lesbians to attend Dinah Vegas from April 24th to 27th. Now in its third year Girl Bar in association with Truck Stop Girlz & Total Rewards by Caesars Entertainment, partygoers at Dinah Vegas will be rewarded with a bigger than ever bill of entertainment, gourmet dining, gaming & sunshine in the neo-lit city that never sleeps. With attendance doubling each year producer Sandy Sachs stated, “We know from our patrons that we are on the right track, producing one-of-a-kind events, filled with the world’s hottest women! Caesars has worked with us on a vision that is limitless in scope & as iconic as the city itself.” Sachs thanks lesbian ally Richard Brower, director of LGBT marketing for Caesars Entertainment, who has partnered with Dinah Vegas to create an event of epic proportions. Sachs added, “Richard’s proactive outreach was an integral part in making Dinah Vegas a ‘must attend’ event for the lesbian community.” Brower stated, “As the only casino company that has scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index six years in a row, we are thrilled to serve as hosts for this iconic event & look forward to growing it even bigger in the future with its producers.” This year, Girl Bar, in association with Fuse Events, will focus on top-drawer events created by lesbians, for lesbians, including a first at The London Club at Planet Hollywood & the one-of-a kind Flamingo’s gigantic main pool. These events are exclusive to Dinah Vegas attendees so that you will be free to relax or party like a VIP.
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Michigan LGBT Wedding Expo


The fourth annual Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo will be held at the Southfield Civic Pavilion 26000 Evergreen Road in Southfield, Michigan from 12 to 6P on Saturday, April 12th. Pride Source Media Group the publisher of Between The Lines is hosting the event. Jan Stevenson, co-publisher of Between The Lines stated, “Even though we'll have to wait a little longer for more couples to legally marry in Michigan, more than 300 couples were recently married in just a few hours Thousands more will marry once the window of opportunity opens again – & it will! The day is coming when we will see full marriage equality in Michigan. And we're ready with cakes, fashions & everything needed to plan a great event.” Open to LGBT & friends, The Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo will feature local businesses that provide wedding services to gay & lesbian couples. A couture bridal fashion show, presented by B. Ella Bridal, will feature daring styles modeled by local gay rights supporters, including Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter, Alicia Skillman, Beth Correa, Garnet Lewis, Aaryn Richard, David Temple, Jeremy Moss & more. Guests will enjoy free wine & hors d’oeuvres tastings, dancing, dozens of exciting raffle prizes & demonstrations & displays by the area’s top venues, florists, jewelers, entertainers, restaurants & so much more. Tickets are $10 ($15 at the door) with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Michigan Marriage Challenge.
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Fenway Health Men’s Event


The Men’s Event is a black-tie fundraiser for Fenway Health that takes place on Saturday April 26th at Boston Marriott Copley Place. This is Boston’s biggest night on the town for more than 1,300 gay & bi men, transgender people & their allies. Fenway Health is a national leader in providing welcoming, excellent healthcare to everybody in our community. Fenway Health is honoring Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino with the Congressman Gerry E. Studds Award. Menino is a longtime advocate for the LGBT community & socially progressive public health policies. He served as honorary co-chair of Fenway’s 2006-2009 capital campaign which helped finance construction of the Ansin Building at 1340 Boylston Street. Matthew Thompson, Men’s Event Co-Chair stated, “I am incredibly excited & proud that we are honoring former Boston Mayor Tom Menino with the Congressman Gerry E. Studds Award at this year’s Men’s Event, being held on April 26th. He has been such an incredible ally to the LGBT community, from his time as a City Councilor through his years as Mayor & is truly deserving of recognition. This year’s event promises to go down in history as one of our finest. We have comedian Jimmy Tingle as our emcee, funk superstars Booty Vortex & DJ Gay Jim from Kiss 108 as entertainment, as well as amazing live & silent auction items. Most importantly, we hope to raise more than $600,000 to support life-saving care & services here at Fenway Health. It is truly going to be a night to remember” See You There…:)
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