Saturday, March 8, 2014


A Gala Fundraiser Supporting the Birth of a
New LGBTQ Community Center for the Bronx

This evening we will honor, recognize, and pay tribute to the contributions of champions – individuals and organizations – that support the LGBTQ communities:
Bronx LGBTQ Center's Walter Schubert Award in Corporate Diversity:
Justin G. Nelson & Chance Mitchell (NGLCC)

Bronx LGBTQ Center's Christine Jorgensen Award in Community Support:
Union Community Health Center (Dr. Douglas L. York, accepting)

Bronx LGBTQ Center's Dr. Antonia Pantoja Award for Civil Service:
Anthony Romero, Esq. (Executive Director, ACLU)

Bronx LGBTQ Center's Sabrina Sojourner Award in Political Advocacy:
Hon. José M. Serrano (NYS Senate)

Bronx LGBTQ Center's Edie Windsor Award in Family Support:
Cathy Marino-Thomas (Marriage Equality NY/USA)

Bronx LGBTQ Center's Stormé DeLarverie Award in Youth Leadership:
MCCNY Charities (William Moran, accepting)

Bronx LGBTQ Center's Miss Coco Peru Performance Award in Activism:
Adam Barta (Billboard Top 20 recording artist)

Bronx LGBTQ Center's TBA Celebrity Award in Promoting Equality:

Diva Jackie Dupree, assisted by Kevin Charles Ross and Kelli Dunham.
DJ Nicky Boom Box spins throughout the evening!

Starting at 6pm by Inaya Day, Diva Jackie Dupree, Christopher Estrada, JFortino,

Lovari, Nicole Medoro, Kat Solar, Justin Utley, and Julia Weldon!

Special Appearances: 
Tanya L. Domi, Hon. Sabrina Sojourner, Walter Schubert, Miss Coco Peru, Ryan Kendall, Michele McDonald, Thomas Cole, Lady Clover Honey, RoseAnn Rosenfeld-Hermann, and more!

Honorary Committee:
Michele McDonald (co-chair), Adam Barta, Miss Coco Peru, Hon. Jeffrey Dinowitz, Sir Ari Gold, José Roldan, Jr., Andy Bell, Hon. Luis Sepúlveda, Hon. Victor Pichardo, Tanya L. Domi, Hon. Maria del Carmen Arroyo, Hon. Michael Benedetto, Hon. Mark Gjonaj, Hon. Gustavo Rivera, Walter Schubert, Anthony Romero, Esq., Lady Clover Honey, Hon Ruben Diaz Jr., Marle Becker, Hon. Jeffrey D. Klein, Hon. Ritchie Torres, Hon. Annabel Palma, Hon. Andrew Cohen

Host Committee: 
Michele McDonald, Dirk McCall, Paul D. Sanders, Hon. Kenny Agosto, Dean Dafis, Tom Smith,Mary Blanchett, Lew Zuchman, Demetrius McCord

Best Gay NYC, Chris Ryan Productions & Promotions, Gay City News, Get Out! magazine, GO! Magazine, Just Like Nana's Custom Cakes, Justin S. Davis Consulting, LLC, Katonah Nursery, Pink Banana Media, Rotic Design/Darren Melchiorre, Rey Insurance Agency, Sobel Promotions, St. Barnabas Hospital, Union Community Health Center, SCAN New York, SkyRoom NYC, Viper Color Graphics.

The funds raised will directly support the continued growth of the Center, its operations, and, most importantly, its ability to provide services that meet its increasing needs and the needs of the LGBTQ communities in the Bronx and surrounding areas.
All inquiries, including sponsorship opportunities, should be directed to the Gala Committee Chair, Peter C. Frank, at or call/text 914-417-9579.


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