The Annual Gentlemen’s Ball is a black-tie Fundraising Gala and Awards Program that celebrates the accomplishments of Black LGBTQ people who have significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of life of the black LGBTQ community and who have demonstrated a commitment to social change.
“The Gentlemen’s Foundation has been committed to celebrating, supporting, empowering and mentoring Same Gender Loving, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer black men, as well as encouraging healthy dialogue on issues that promote development and growth, public service, leadership, and networking,” says Co-Founders Gee and Juan Smalls. “Not only will this be a night of entertainment, but it will be a night of philanthropy.”
At the event, TGF’s Gentleman Scholar program will award monies to a Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer-identifying Black man for use in their higher educational pursuits; college and otherwise.
The event will honor:
Actor/Musician, Jussie Smollett, and Black Lives Matter Co-Founder, Alicia Garza.
The event will feature a live Performance by R&B Recording Artist, Tweet.
The 7th Annual Gentlemen’s Ball was Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
Actor/Musician, Jussie Smollett
and Black Lives Matter Co-Founder, Alicia Garza.
Other Honorees include:
Pamela Stewart – VP, Coca-Cola
Kylar Broadus, Esq. – Sr. Public Counsel
Simone Bell – So. Reg. Dir., Lambda Legal
Stacey Abrams – GA Governor Candidate
Jensen Atwood – Actor
Queen Sheba – Poet
Micky Bee – Activist
Guy Anthony – HIV/AIDS Activist
Joe “Miss Sophis” Taylor – Comedian
James Earl Hardy – Actor
Deondray & Quincy Gossett – Film Makers
Dr. Cleo Manago – Activist