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Gala Details




Gala Details




The HRC Greater NY Steering Committee and Gala Team cordially invite you to join us as we come together as a community and work towards full LGBTQ equality and civil rights. 

February 2, 2019

at the Marriott Marquis, NYC

Purchase your TICKETS Now FOR 2019!

General Tickets

Individual Tickets: $490*
Federal Club: $390*

Young Professional $325


VIP Tickets

Individual Tickets: $675*
 Federal Club: $575*                Includes early access to the auction, hosted bar + preferred seating in the ball room

Major Donor Tickets

Federal Club Council:
2 complimentary VIP tickets or can elect to pay $100 per ticket to help offset the cost of their meal.

Make a Donation to Support a Young Professional $142.75

*ALL tickets include a $7.25 processing fee


What to make a trip of it? What a great idea!

Click here to access special rates at the Marriott Marquis!

*Standard Room $199 per night

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EVENING Schedule

EVENING Schedule

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Program Overview

Program Overview


The HRC GNY Gala honors those who work tirelessly for LGBTQ equality. With inspiring speakers, moving moments, live entertainment, and so much more!

2019 Awardees

Visibility Award

Amandla Stenberg


Legacy Award

Jordan Roth


Past featured guests have included: 


Political Speakers

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Cory Booker, Governor Jon Corzine, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Attorney General Eric Holder, Congressman Charles Rangel, Governor Ann Richards, Senator Charles Schumer, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, plus many more.

Celebrity Advocates & Special Guests


Meryl Streep, Seth Meyers, Sigourney Weaver, Patti LuPone, Bill T Jones, Nathan Lane, Julianne Moore, Bebe Neuwirth, Keith Olbermann, Margaret Russell, Sigourney Weaver, Vanessa Williams, Anna Wintour, and many more. 

Special Guests:

Ken Burns, Billy Eichner, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Jharrel Jerome, Nate Berkus, Barbara Bush, Howard Fineman, Tyne Daly, Matthew Goode, Tim Gunn, Margaret Hoover, Anjelica Houston, Terrence McNally, Ryan Murphy, Jim Obergefell, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Hyde Pierce, Marc Ruffalo, Kathleen Turner, Johnny Weir and many more.


Jess Glynne, Mary Lambert, Cyndi Lauper, Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, Crystal Waters, Michelle Williams and countless others.


After our formal program, dance the night away and toast HRC's work with cocktails and the amazing DJ Nhandi!

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ENGAGEMENT opportunities

ENGAGEMENT opportunities




Your company can create change by becoming a Gala Corporate Partner. With multiple activation levels, our partners provide significant support to HRC -- the nation's largest civil rights non-profit organization -- making it possible to achieve LGBTQ equality. Thank you! For more information, please email Sponsorship@hrcgreaterny.org


Our Silent Auction boasts wide-ranging products, services and experiences exclusively for our attendees. 

Countless items have experienced bidding wars between attendees, raising the profile and exposure of the product, and others have been featured in our Live Auction that takes place on-stage during the Gala.

If you're interested in getting involved in our Silent Auction, please email auction@hrcgreaterny.org

Click here to link to our Silent Auction Brochure.


The Program Book provides a great opportunity to reach over thousand guest, sponsors, vendors and HRC Corporate leaders. Want to be seen? Email the Program Book Team at programbook@hrcgreaterny.org 

Table captain

Become a Table Captain! With no financial commitment, our Table Captains are encouraged to fill a table (or more!) at our Gala. Jump onboard! For more info, email tablecaptains@hrcgreaterny.org 

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Make change - volunteer!

The Gala would not be a success if it weren't for each and every volunteer.  From exciting pre-Gala events, to onsite setup and execution the night of the Gala, over 100 volunteers come together to roll up their sleeves and make the Gala a historic - and fun - event.  

The opportunities to volunteer vary, so there is something for everyone.

Interested in volunteering? Email us at hrcvolunteersny@gmail.com