Thursday, September 13, 2018

Horizons Annual Gala & After Party

The fabulous LGBTQ event Horizons Annual Gala & After Party takes place on Saturday October 6th in San Francisco at the historic Fairmont Hotel ballroom for cocktails & dinner followed by an unforgettable After Party in the Tonga Room. This year they are honoring transgender activist Gavin Grimm & author Jewelle Gomez. Gavin has been fighting a school board policy that banned him from using the boys’ restrooms for over three years. The case taken up by the ACLU has taken years to wend its way through the legal system & took a major turn when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth District ruled in August 2016 in Gavin’s favor but was immediately appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court denying Gavin his victory. Jewelle Gomez is the author of eight books including the double Lambda Literary Award-winning, vampire novel, “The Gilda Stories”. She was the recipient of a National Endowment on the Arts Fellowship in Literature and two California Arts Council Artist in Residence grants. In 2017 she received the Barbary Coast Trailblazer Award from LitQuake. She is currently playwright in residence at New Conservatory Theatre Center. The Horizons Foundation is today what its founders envisioned: a community philanthropic institution that is of, by & for the LGBTQ community both today & tomorrow & for future generations. Last July we talked to Gomez in this exclusive audio byte about what she hopes to accomplish with her work & how she sees our LGBTQ community or any minority moving forward in this Trump administration. LISTEN
 
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Marilyn Rosen said...

Thank you for the audio byte part of your interview with Jewelle. It reminded of how her carefully stated thoughts are so important in enabling each of us to contribute to the movement forward.

September 13, 2018 at 12:11 PM  

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