Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ali Forney Center Fall Gala

The Ali Forney Center (AFC) the nation’s largest services & advocacy organization working with LGBT runaway & homeless youth is holding its annual “A Place at the Table” benefit dinner at Capitale in NYC on Friday October 23rd. This year’s event will celebrate the 13th anniversary of AFC’s work to protect & empower homeless LGBT youth & to support them in becoming safe & independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood. This year’s event will be hosted by Lea Delaria from the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.” The 2015 honorees who were chosen for their for their work in the LGBT community & their support & advocacy of homeless LGBT youth include; New York State Senator Brad Hoylman, Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi, Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams & AFC Alumnus Hilal Kahlil. Also attending will be Jenna Lyons, “Orange Is The New Black” actress Kimiko Glenn, Sam Champion, LGBT Advocate David Mixner & Nigel Barker among others. The evening will kick off with a cocktail reception including passed hors d'oeuvres & a silent auction, followed by a sit-down dinner with an awards show, live auction & entertainment. The night continues with a VIP after-party. Capitale is located at 130 Bowery in NYC. The festivities begin at 6P with a cocktail reception followed by dinner & the awards presentation.
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