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Stonewall Humanitarian Awards Gala
June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$69 – $96
Join neighbors and friends for this musical fundraising event that recognizes the history of the Stonewall Riots and the pivotal point that sparked the modern day LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement.
Special Musical Performance by SVET:
SVET, an Electro Hip Hop Violinist as seen on America’s Got Talent, is one of the most profound and unique acts of today. He is globally recognized for his incredible talent to recreate music and songs of today with the violin. While finishing a 60 city international tour, SVET has shared stages with iconic stars including Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, Phillip Phillips, Ceelo Green and The Black Keys!
Event organizer Thomi Clinton provides this additional information about the event:
On June 28, 1969 in the early morning, police entered a known Gay bar called, Stonewall. The response from the LGBT patrons experiencing police brutality was a spontaneous demonstration at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. It is widely accepted that this demonstration sparked the modern LGBT civil rights movement.
Overtime our youth have forgotten this moment in time, which in turn disfranchises them as a LGBT minority group. This event educates about Stonewall and other human right’s needs, and recognizes others for their achievements in equality.
The funds for this event directly support the Transgender Community Coalition mission and to provide needed resources to over 27,000 Transgender, Intersex, Gender Non-Conforming and Non-Binary people with job placement, housing, healthcare, legal assistance, housing, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, PrEP and PEP, youth, suicide prevention, clothing, food, life emergency assistance, emotional and peer support, social justice, advocacy, family intervention, public accommodation and inclusion. In addition, providing education to healthcare agencies, police departments, schools, organizations, non-profits, businesses and much more to ensure there is inclusion of Transgender, Intersex, Gender Non-Conforming and Non-Binary people.
Guest Speakers/Presenters so far are:
Comedian, Shann Carr, Katie Ullman from L-Fund, Palm Springs City Council Lisa Middleton, Drag Performer Alfie, Cathedral City Council, International Jazz Musician Jennifer Lietham, and much more. We also have a special performance with Palm Springs High School LGBTQ violinists with SVET-they are BEYOND excited.