Via press release:
Friday the 13th at 6pm, the Ali Forney Center (AFC) will host the 8th annual A Place At The Table gala, an event that has raised millions of dollars to support a host of vital services including shelter and medical care for the homeless LGBTQ youths at AFC. This year also marks 15 years since AFC was founded, and, tragically, 20 years since its namesake Ali Forney was murdered on the streets of Harlem.
“It is an honor to host an event for an organization that is doing such important work for young people who are rejected by their families due to their LGBTQ identity” said Tituss Burgess who will be hosting the evening’s event, he continued, “In a time that our country is so afflicted with hate and violence, I find a little comfort and joy in being a part of an evening that serves to celebrate individuals who are helping to make the world better for those affected by homophobia and transphobia.”
A Place at the Table is AFC’s largest benefit serving to raise funds for AFC’s shelter and housing program. Over the past 12 months AFC has reported a 20% increase in the number of young people being kicked out of their homes due to homophobia, transphobia, and family rejection. Honorees this year include: Lady Gaga, her mother Cynthia Germanotta, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), BTWF’s Executive Director Maya Enista Smith, and American Airlines.
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