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GLAAD Media Awards The GLAAD Media Awards were created in 1990 by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to recognize and honor the mainstream media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives.
Star sightings are guaranteed at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's glam cocktail reception-dinner-auction-awards show combo at the landmark downtown San Francisco Marriott The San Francisco Marriott is a skyscraper in San Francisco, California. The building rises 436 feet (133 meters) in the southern region of San Francisco’s Financial District. It contains 39 floors, and was completed in 1989. . Out writer-producer Ilene Chaiken, creator of The L Word's luscious lesbians, and gay author-activist David Mixner (Stranger Among Friends) take home honors from the 19th annual event, which salutes LGBT-inciusive media representation.
Dance for Life
Well-toned bodies command center stage at Dance for Life, the Windy City's artsy annual benefit for AIDS Foundation of Chicago The AIDS Foundation of Chicago aims to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of people affected by the epidemic.
Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the Foundation is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. and other local HIV/ AIDS service agencies. Among the scheduled dance companies at the shimmering glass Harris Theater in downtown's Millennium Park: the Joffrey Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago This article or section is written like an .
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The International Equality Dinner
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To associate familiarly: hobnobs with the executives. with some 600 politically minded LGBT folks at an elegant gala in the National Constitution Center, held in conjunction with Equality Forum's annual weeklong civil rights symposium. What better place than the City of Brotherly Love to honor the antidiscrimination efforts of New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, recipient of the organization's 13th annual International Role Model Award.
XII EuroGames Opening Ceremony
Marvel at a mammoth spectacle of light and music as LGBT athletes from 28 sporting disciplines parade through Barcelona's Palau Sant Jordi Palau Sant Jordi is an indoor sporting arena and multi-purpose installation located in Barcelona, Catalonia. The maximum seating capacity of the arena is 17,000 for sporting events and 20,000 for musical events. , the flying saucer-shaped stadium built for the 1992 Summer Olympics. The elaborate ceremony kicks off the two-day European Gay and Lesbian Sport Championships, the largest event of its kind on the continent.
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Cinema Against AIDS
Celebrity heavy hitters like Elton John and Johnny Depp have beelined to this medieval village less than five miles north of Cannes and its glitzy filmfest for amfAR's black-tie fete at Le Moulin de Mougins The Moulin de Mougins is a celebrated restaurant, situated in an abandoned mill (moulin) in the inland French Riviera town of Mougins. Founding chef Roger Vergé made the restaurant's name renowned with his novel and light Cuisine de Soleil. , a 15th-century mill turned luxe hotel-restaurant. Now in its 15th year, the high-ticket cocktail party, dinner, and live auction event has raised over $29 million for AIDS research.
GALA Choruses' 25th Anniversary Celebration July 16
In an eight-day festival filled with high notes, GALA Choruses' songbird soiree reaches a crescendo with a silver anniversary celebration at downtown Miami's James L. Knight center James L. Knight Center is a 4,686-seat concert hall and theatre in Miami Florida. It is named in memory of James Landon Knight, the newspaper publisher whose businesses included The Miami Herald. It is part of the Miami Convention Center. , with an after-party amid the lush flora and fauna of Jungle Island animal park. Vocalists selected from the fest's 120 participating groups unite voices in homage to the not-for-profit choral organization.