The evening, which will feature a cocktail reception with food tastings from up-and-coming NYC chefs as well as live and silent auctions, will also boast a special solo performance by Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Rufus Wainwright.
The Ali Forney Center will also honor NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Council Member Lewis A. Fidler for their work with the LGBT community.
The Chelsea Art Museum is located at 556 West 22nd Street. Tickets, priced $150, are available at aliforneycenter.org. VIP tickets are $250 with sponsored tickets ranging from $1,000- $2,000.
The Ali Forney Center (AFC) was started in June 2002 in response to the lack of safe shelter for LGBT youth in New York City. They have grown quickly to become the nation's largest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth. They are committed to "providing LGBT youth with safe, dignified, nurturing environments where their needs can be met and where they can begin to put their lives back together. The center provides short and long term housing, plus free medical care, HIV testing, mental health services, showers, food, computer access and job training and placement at its drop-in centers in Chelsea and Brooklyn."