GLAAD Rising Stars Luncheon, NYC

When: Friday, May 5, 2017 @ 12:30PM

Hot Spot: The Hilton Midtown, NYC

Deets: The Rising Stars Grants Luncheon awards grants to three college students for their LGBTQ advocacy work. The GLAAD Rising Stars program empowers and invests in the next generation of LGBTQ change makers, whose advocacy is changing their local cities and the culture at large. Grants are awarded annually to LGBTQ youth who champion intersectional issues with their advocacy efforts. GLAAD’s Rising Stars Grants are presented by Coca-Cola, Delta, and Turner.

Who You May Spot: Hosted by Tyler Oakley (YouTube sensation) with presenters Hari Nef (model and actress) Gigi Gorgeous (YouTube star, This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous) and performer Alex Newell (singer and Glee actor). Special appearance by Gavin Grimm (Supreme Court plaintiff in transgender equality case).

Hint For The Average Socialite: GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. For more information on the awards, nominees and on purchasing tickets, click here or connect with GLAAD on Facebook and Twitter.

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