Black Tie Dinner is a non-profit organization that raises funds for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) supportive organizations serving North Texas through a premier event of empowerment, education and entertainment in partnership with the community.
The 40th annual dinner is presented by PNC Bank and will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Dallas on Nov. 13. Proceeds will go to support 16 North Texas non-profit organizations and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
This year's Media Award receipt will be Bobby Berk, an interior designer, author, reality television personality and best known for being the interior design expert on the Netflix series Queer Eye. Actor and performer D.J. "Shangela" Pierce, best known for starring in the Emmy nominated HBO series We're Here and Emmy-award winning reality series RuPaul's Drag Race, will be a 2021 award recipient. Black Tie Dinner will present its Kuchling Humanitarian Awards to LGBTQ activists and leaders Chris Luna and Veletta Lill for their long-time service to the North Texas LGBTQ community. In addition, popular comedian and longtime Black Tie Dinner supporter, Dana Goldberg will return to the stage as the luxury auctioneer. Also, actor, writer, producer and currently starring in NBCU's Peacock reboot of Save by the Bell, Josie Totah will be a 2021 award receipt and contributing speaker.