Black Tie Dinner – the nation’s largest single-night LGBTQ fundraising dinner – celebrated its 38th annual event, presented by BBVA, with a powerful evening of empowerment, education and entertainment at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Dallas this past Saturday. This year’s dinner featured a diverse and dynamic lineup of speakers and award recipients, including Emmy, Tony, and Grammy winner Billy Porter, country artist Mickey Guyton, singer and trans rights activist Shea Diamond, Pose actor and activist Dyllón Burnside, and HRC Foundation President Alphonso David. The 38th annual dinner, which had a sold-out crowd of nearly 3,000 guests, has raised more than $23 million since its inception in 1982.
In addition to the dinner itself, Black Tie Dinner also presented B4Black, a free event kicking off the weekend at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel on Friday, November 2nd, which featured a musical performance by British singer/songwriter Georgia Ku. The organization also hosted an official after-party on Saturday with music provided by New-York-based DJ Ty Sunderland.