The nation's largest LGBTQ fundraising dinner is returning to Dallas for its 38th year.
Posted on Sep 23, 2019 By Nick Totin
Black Tie Dinner is the largest single-night fundraising dinner for the LGBTQ community in the country, and it has been in Dallas for its entire nearly 40-year history. This year the dinner will return to the Sheraton Dallas Hotel and promises to be a night packed with entertainment, education and empowerment.
This year Black Tie Dinner weekend is Nov. 1-2. On Friday from 8 to 10 p.m., you can join the fun at B4Black, a cocktail party to preview the dinner experience at the Sheraton. You can preview auction items, grab a cocktail with your friends and support the LGBTQ community.
On Saturday, the dinner begins with a pre-dinner cocktail reception beginning at 5 p.m. in the Lone Star Ballroom Preconvene. Doors to the ballroom open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Following dinner, guests are welcome to attend After Black, the dinner's official after party with musical entertainment, more dancing and cocktails.
Black Tie Dinner, which is presented by BBVA, announced last month that icon and activist Billy Porter will be in attendance. (No word yet on whether or not he's showing up in some Kinky Boots). The speaker line up will also include new Human Rights Campaign president, Alphonso David. There are likely to be additional impressive names added to this list in the coming weeks leading up to the dinner, so stay tuned.
Black Tie Dinner supports non-profit LGBTQ organizations in North Texas and their national beneficiary, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This year, the dinner will benefit 16 local organizations making an impact in youth and family services, spirituality and community, health and legal services and even offer LGBTQ entertainment and education to our communities. Last year, Black Tie Dinner distributed nearly $1.2 million dollars to the beneficiaries and this year is on track to be an even bigger year.
There are still seats available for this year's dinner! To learn more about how to attend and what to expect visit Black Tie Dinner's website.