SF: On Sunday, November 4th, the Alexander Hamilton Post 448, in conjunction with The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and SF Defenders is hosting “A Homecoming and Healing Celebration” for veterans of this HIV/AIDS era and those who support them. Room 207, War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue. 1:30PM-5PM. Opening ceremonies with a color guard and invocations will be followed by an exercise to recognize our personal everyday heroes. A second exercise recognizing the hero in each of us will be followerd by a final blessing from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
NYC: The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund will hold its second Young Professionals for Victory event at Cain Nightclub on Oct. 25 from 8:00-11:00. The event will include a live DJ, open bar and a silent auction featuring items from B.R. Guest Restaurants, Paragon Sports, the NY Rangers, the NY Knicks, Natrona Furniture, Xac Anthony Salon & Spa, Aussiebum and more. Ticket sales benefit the Victory Fund, the nation’s largest LGBT political action committee and the only national organization dedicated to increasing the number of openly LGBT elected officials at all levels of government. Purchase tickets online here.
NYC: Gay Men’s Health Crisis hosts Fashion Forward With Tim Gunn, November 1st at the Altman Building, 135 W.18th Street. “Join us as we celebrate the fashion industry’s commitment to fighting HIV and AIDS and their support of GMHC for over two decades. FASHION FORWARD will present the looks of such celebrated designers as John Bartlett, Andrew Buckler, Heatherette, Perry Ellis, Rag & Bone and Peter Som among others. The evening will feature a cocktail reception, a runway show and a live and silent auction.” Purchase tickets here.
LA: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Center 36th Annual Gala & Auction takes place on November 17th at the Hyatt Regency Century City. “Singer and Activist Jenifer Lewis and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles to be Honored; Chorus to Perform “duet” with the iconic Linda Ronstadt.” Tickets: $300 for individuals, $400 for VIP admission which includes preferred seating; $3,000 for a table of 10, and $4,000 for a VIP table of 10. Purchase tickets here.
NYC: The Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project will stage their 2007 Courage Awards at Gotham Hall on November 19th, hosted by B.D. Wong. This year’s honorees: New York State Assembly Member Daniel J. O’Donnell, Ms. Verna Eggleston of the Bloomberg Family Foundation, and Sundance Channel.