Saturday, September 1, 2012

GLAAD Manhattan

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On August 7 at Humphrey, located at the Eventi Hotel, the National Board of Directors of GLAAD, President Herndon Graddick, this year's Planning Committee and Co-Chairs Jessica Resler and Ted Shields presided GLAAD's annual casino-themed fundraiser.

Lady Bunny of "Wigstock" fame with Epiphany GetPaid holding on to her pup

GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, hosted GLAAD Manhattan, presented by Bravo, Ketel One and Miller 64 to build support for equality. All funds raised at GLAAD Manhattan go to GLAAD's work to amplify the voices of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and training grassroots organizations to communicate effectively.

Peter Saballa, Robert Farris, Nathan Woody and Matthew Palmer

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps having a moment of glory

Imperial Court of New York (ICNY) Treasurer Gary Cosgrove with Emperor XXI Ritz Kraka
and Empress XXVI Witty Repartee

Dave Rubin and 2003 American Idol contestant and recording star Kimberly Locke

Amanda Lepore making repairs to her image

Photographer/Celebrity Mike Ruiz with his Dad, and Better Half Martin Berusch

Stand up Drag Comedian Bianca del Rio

MSNBC News Anchor Thomas Roberts on the left

Laverne Cox helps promote event's sponsor Miller 64

Actress/Singer from the Glee Project Ali Stroker

Two renown photographers of the Queer scene, Jason Russo and Andrew Werner

Marc Levine, Louis Monaco, Jim Johnson and Zeke Jordan III

Sonja Morgan

Brandon Voss, party promoter at trendy XL Nightclub with Carmen Carrera

DJ Corey Craig

An extraordinary summer evening with delicious food, great music, and hosted cocktails was set up to celebrate and highlight GLAAD's work and accomplishments. Guests had the opportunity to participate in a silent auction, receive gift bags, and purchase raffle tickets to win wonderful prizes!

A very popular sponsor of the evening was Ketel OneVodka at this bar station

Silent auction Goodies

Good Morning America News Anchor Sam Champion

NBC "Fashion Star" Kara Laricks on the right, with friend

Good Morning America News Anchor Josh Elliott

Queer Activist Mark Stulte, who loves to mug for my camera, and whose pink silicon watch I covet, with buddy

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