Hello there, you wonderful readers, you. How’d you like to have dinner with me, and 19 other friends–literary celebrities, Hollywood stars, trans activists, revered authors, and other dear friends of mine?
Some of you know I serve on the Board of Directors at GLAAD, the PR group for the LGBT movement that leads the conversation on equality for our people. We monitor media representation of LGBT people; when the coverage is wrong, we try to make it better. When it’s good, we applaud a job well done. One way we raise money for GLAAD is through the Media Awards Galas– these are like the gay Oscars. It’s a fabulous evening, featuring cocktails, dinner, and the show itself. There’s always great entertainment– last year it was Cirque du Soleil (the group that always makes me want to sing, “Cirque du Soleil for the San Tropez tan.”)
There are surprises, celebrity guests, and events planned for this years event in New York on March 16, which I can’t yet divulge, but they are truly amazing.
What I can reveal at this time is a partial guest list of my table. How about author Augusten Burroughs (RUNNING WITH SCISSORS), activist and writers Kate Bornstein (GENDER OUTLAW) and Barbara Carellas (ECSTASY IS NECESSARY); New Yorker writer Andrew Solomon (FAR FROM THE TREE) and actor John Leguizamo (WONG FOO, ROMEO+JULIET, ICE AGE, etc.)
How would you like to join me at that table and hang out with these gentle, lovely artists and performers? Not to mention my wife Deedie and my son Zach? And many other dear friends as well?
Well, you could simply buy a ticket by clicking here. It’s a very, very expensive date, which I’m sorry about, except that hey! it’s a fundraiser, and this is how we keep the lights on. It’s $500 a plate. I am hosting two tables of ten people each. As of today, (Valentine’s Day), I have 5 free seats left. I would be very grateful–and TOTALLY PSYCHED– if you would join me.
When you follow that link, note that there’s a pulldown menu after the place where you enter in your info for “Choose table host.” That’s where you’ll select me. And afterwards, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you’re on board. As I said, there are only five seats left now, and I fear they will go swiftly. But please join me! I would love to meet you, and introduce you to these lovely, generous artists.
The event is on Saturday March 16, at the Marriott Marquis hotel, in Times Square. The red carpet starts around 5:30, and then cocktails are from 6-7. Dinner at 7; and the show itself at 8. Get your GLAAD on, and please come!