FRIDAY: Tituss Burgess To Host Ali Forney Center 8th Annual Gala, Honorees Maxine Waters And Lady Gaga

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.

Get tickets here. I’ll be there!

  • Tomcat

    Both those ladies tell it like it is, love them.

  • Tomcat

    Proves there is still humanity.

  • Tawreos

    Rep. Waters deserves all of the recognition she can get.

  • TrueWords

    I would LOVE to reclaim my time with Maxine…she is AWESOME…

    https://media.giphy.com/media/l1J3IuJMJCKS0JrWM/giphy.gif

  • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

    Tituss and Auntie Maxine in the same room……too fabulous.

    • TuuxKabin

      Tituss, late Aquarius, cusp of Pisces, Maxine Waters Leo. Two excellent opposites to play off one another.

  • unsavedheathen

    Where does the effort stand to buy that Harlem charleton’s “church”?

    • Tawreos

      The pastor was able to cut a deal and keep his church, he is still a fucking asshole though

  • gaycuckhubby

    I wish I could be there!

  • iambu

    O/Tish: I had a dream last night where I was at my childhood home and 2 boys from my grade school were there (I went to school with really nice kids, so this wasn’t some kinda flashback or anything). I was singing a song while, getting ready to go hang out with the boys and they overheard it, thought my voice was lousy and started to make fun of me. I went out to the backyard and walked around sullenly for a bit. Then Maxine Waters showed up. She was super tall, as if I was a child, but I was still me, dream-style. She gave me a hug and some advice I wish I could remember, and we just walked up and down the concrete arm in arm until I felt better about myself. It was actually a pretty cool dream, and seems like how she might behave with an actual distraught preteen – which I think I was supposed to be in the dream. Kinda wish I could tweet it at her or something, but, “I had a dream about you last night,” rarely comes off as un-creepy…

  • djcoastermark

    How I wish I could afford to get up there and be there. At least I can use my Amazon Prime for Amazon Smile to donate to AFC. I also check their site to see what needs they have for the “kids” , ie new clothing etc, and send them via Smile. A good cause and worth a few bucks of myself.

  • Lawerence Collins

    I like Ms. Waters much more. Before she sold out and became a Establishment sellout.

    • matrem

      I liked you before you fell for faux, Kremlin-backed “progressivism.”

      • Lawerence Collins

        Bernie Sanders is the real deal.
        How can you equate one with the other. I’m fully aware of what GOP thugs and Russia did last year.
        Are you fully aware of what the DNC’s actions last year??
        Why did Debbie Wasserman Schultz and two or three DNC’s people quit?
        You probably believe the lies they spread. Saying progressives threw chairs in Nevada caucus?!?
        The one about Jane Sanders? The one GOP thugs finally admitted was false.

  • JWC

    good for her

  • JCF

    “I’ll be there!”

    You better WERQ your camera, bitch! ;-p~~~