Imagine going to dinner with the biggest divas of our time: Cher, Bette, Madonna, Mother Teresa…they’re all there, sharing pearls of wisdom and secrets to their ever-changing images and provocative wardrobes. Well, the 2009 Pride Dinner is just that sort of gathering, except in place of divas, we’re going to be graced by the presence of four men who are pioneers and heroes of the GLBT community.
An “evening of living history” is how the GLBT Chamber of Commerce and Dallas Tavern Guild describe this event and though that’s delightfully dramatic, it’s actually true.
Featured speakers include author/activist Larry Kramer, who co-founded ACT UP and Gay Men’s Health Crisis; and author/activist Cleve Jones, founder of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
We wouldn’t be where we are today without the passion and courage of men like these and to have them both in the same room is truly amazing.
But wait, there’s more! Buy your tickets today and we’ll throw in special guests Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley, creators of the NoH8 Campaign. Surely you’ve seen the collection of powerful photographs featuring people with their mouths taped shut and “NO H8” tattooed on their faces in protest of California’s controversial Proposition 8.
All this, and banquet food! (But it’s at the Melrose Hotel, so we know the meal will be delicious.)
Be a part of history, be a part of Pride, be a part of making the world a better, gayer place. And next week, we promise, we’ll stop being so preachy and get back to being funny. Or at least inappropriately naked and slutty (and drunk).
2009 Pride Dinner
Monday, September 21
Tickets $50 for GLBT Chamber Members and guests; $65 for non-members; $100 for VIP meet-and-greet champagne reception. All include complimentary valet parking.
VIP Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Cocktails and Networking: 6:00 p.m.
Diner and Program: 7:00 p.m.
Warwick Melrose Hotel
3015 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas
RSVP at www.glbtchamber.org
For table sales contact the Chamber office at (214) 821-4528
Pre-Pride Party Tonight
Don’t forget tonight’s Pre-Pride Party at Victory Party! We’ve partnered with LOGO, Dallas CVB and lots of other fun sponsors to make it a night that’s going kick Pride Weekend off right!
Details at www.glbtdallas.com