The Ali Forney Center, NYC’s homeless shelter for LGBT youth, will be holding their annual “A Place At The Table” benefit gala dinner on October 7th at 91 Horatio Street in the West Village. Get tickets here. This year’s host is openly gay Tony winning actor Denis O’Hare, whom you may best know as True Blood’s vicious vampire, Russell Edgington.
The Ali Forney Center’s 2010 honorees are furniture mogul, author and gay activist Mitchell Gold…and somehow…yours truly. How’d that happen? I can just picture the King Of Mississippi ripping my heart out in mid-acceptance speech. “Now, time for the weather. Tiffany?” Seriously, I’m very flattered. As longtime JMG readers and my pals know, I can’t go two sentences about the noble and desperately needed work of the Ali Forney Center without needing a tissue.
Get tickets here. If you can’t attend, please consider making a donation. Times are hard everywhere, but nowhere more so than charities such the Ali Forney Center, where the stream of desperate gay youth is endless, but the money flow is definitely not. If you are a business owner or ad buyer, please consider placement in the evening’s program.
RELATED: Check out my post from last year’s “A Place At The Table” where the honorees were NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn and City Councilman Lewis Fidler, with entertainment provided by Rufus Wainwright. Also in the house last year: Sandra Bernhard, Dan Choi, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.