Gayfest's Spring At Last! Gala to Feature Wanda Sykes, Michael Urie, Lance Horne, Justin Bond, Marty Thomas

By Andrew Gans
March 17, 2011

Author, political strategist, civil rights activist and public affairs advisor David Mixner will be presented with the Community Service Award at GAYFEST NYC, Inc.'s annual gala, Spring At Last!, which will be held March 21 at Loews Regency Hotel in Manhattan.

The Community Service Award is presented annually to a "courageous, visionary and dedicated individual or organization whose selfless acts of care, sustained commitment and outstanding service have enhanced the quality of life for members of the LGBT community," according to press notes.

The evening’s activities will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, celebrity entertainment and silent and live auctions.

Wanda Sykes will headline the gala, which will also feature actor/producer/director Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty,” The Temperamentals, Angels in America), composer/singer Lance Horne (whose debut CD solo recording, "First Things Last," was launched at Lincoln Center and at London’s Garrick Theatre), Cortés Alexander (The Tonics, Liza’s at the Palace), Justin Bond (Kiki and Herb), Emily McNamara (host of Musical Mondays at Splash!) and Marty Thomas (Xanadu, Wicked).

Loews Regency Hotel is located at 540 Park Avenue. Tickets are $150 and are available at