Here’s Looking At You Houston Annual Houston Black Tie Gala to Benefit Local GLBT Organizations

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The Houston Black Tie Dinner Gala, celebrating Casablanca, with the theme “Here’s Looking at You” will be held Saturday, November 4, 2006 at the InterContinental Hotel in the Galleria area. Headlining the evening is the hilarious Leslie Jordan, from Will & Grace and Sordid Lives.

Houston Black Tie Dinner proudly announces that it will be hosting its 19th Anniversary Gala at the InterContinental Hotel (in the Galleria area) on Saturday, November 4 at 7:00 PM. The event, entitled ‘Here’s Looking at You,’ marks the premiere event to celebrate the diversity and richness of Houston’s GLBT Community. Co-chairs for this event, Syd White and Scott Nettles invite all to attend. "This is going to be the event of the year for Houston's GLBT community," said White.

The evening features the hilarious Emmy Award Winning actor, Leslie Jordan, from Will & Grace, Boston Legal and Sordid Lives. Currently, Leslie is touring with Delta Burke in Southern Baptist Sissies and receiving rave reviews. This is a not to be missed performance! The evening also features a sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing with live music performed by Austin’s The Grooves.

Individual tickets for the Houston Black Tie Dinner Gala range from $175.00 to $275.00 and are also available online. Tables of 10 range from $1750.00 - $3000.00 and can be purchased on-line at http://www.houstonblacktiedinner.org or by calling Box Office Tickets at 800 494 TIXS.

Proceeds will benefit these organizations: Bayou City Performing Arts, Center for AIDS, Houston GLBT Community Center, Lazarus House, Legacy Community Health Services, Lesbian Health Initiative, PFLAG/HATCH Youth Scholarship Foundation, People with AIDS, Pride Houston.

2006 Honorees: J. Hollyfield Political Service Award – The Honorable Mayor Bill White; Black Tie Humanitarian Award – Dr. Gordon Crofoot, MD, a leading physician with research and education of HIV/AIDS.

Houston Black Tie Dinner, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization to raise and distribute funds to both local charities and national organizations, and to honor worthy individuals for their contributions to the gay and lesbian community of Houston through their humanitarian or political work. Over the years, Houston Black Tie Dinner has seen a steady increase in attendance and support within the Houston Community, with total contributions to charities and national organizations totaling over $1.9 million dollars.

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