Black Tie Dinner, the nation’s largest LGBTQ fundraising dinner of its kind, has officially unveiled its theme for the 38th annual event: Be!
“We chose this year’s theme for a few reasons,” said Jeremy Hawpe, 2019 Black Tie Dinner Co-Chair. “One, it’s an acknowledgment that for members of our community, sometimes just ‘being’ yourself is an act of bravery and inspiration. ‘Be’ also gives us an opportunity to build upon that idea throughout the year, and provide a call to action to our supporters and community to be supportive, to be welcoming and to be involved as we continue to push for equal rights and equal dignity for the LGBTQ community.”
Black Tie Dinner also officially announced the 16 North Texas non-profit beneficiaries that will share the proceeds from the 2019 Black Tie Dinner’s gala. Returning local beneficiaries are AIDS Outreach Center, AIDS Services of Dallas, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, Cathedral of Hope, Celebration Community Church, Equality Texas Foundation, Lambda Legal, Legacy Counseling Center, Northaven UMC, Promise House, Rainbow Roundup, Resource Center, Trans Kids & Families of Texas, Turtle Creek Chorale and Uptown Players. Joining the local beneficiaries for 2019 is Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas. Black Tie Dinner’s returning national beneficiary is the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Last year, Black Tie Dinner distributed nearly $1.2 million to its beneficiaries, including the Human Rights Campaign and many of North Texas’ vital LGBTQ organizations. Since its inception in 1982, the event has grown into the nation’s largest single-night LGBT fundraising dinner, raising more than $23 million for national and local beneficiaries. Black Tie Dinner continues to be the most successful dinner in the country supporting the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and has the distinction of being the only dinner also benefiting local beneficiaries.
The 2019 Black Tie Dinner will place on Saturday, November 2 at its longtime home, the Sheraton hotel in Downtown Dallas. For more information, visit blacktie.org.
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