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NYC: Tues, June 30, 2015, 6-9 PMYale GALA LGBTQ 10th Annual Post-Pride Mixer at the Yale Club of NYC (50 Vanderbilt, across from Grand Central Station).  A great way to end Pride, celebrating in the Grand Ballroom (20th floor, views of NYC).  Cost: $40 ($20 students and 2015 grads, any school, with student ID), CASH ONLY at the door. Includes open bar and 3 hours of hors d'oeuvre buffets. RSVP REQUIRED (if you aren't a Yale Club Member).
More info: http://www.yalegala.org/article.html?aid=278

NY-Fire Island: Sat, June 13, 2:30 - 6 PM Dance, 7-10 PM Dinner. 5th Annual Women's Pride in the Pines. COMPLIMENTARY wine, vodka & hors d’oeuvres + large silent auction (tickets $75 until 5-1), and VIP Dinner and Show.  At Whyte Hall, Fire Island. Benefits HMI (Hetrick Martin Institute), helping at-risk and homeless LGBTQ youth. Yale GALA is on the Host Committee. More info: https://www.hmi.org/womens-pride  And: http://www.yalegala.org/article.html?aid=283

Friday, April 17, 2015 6:30 - 9:30 pm. LBT Women's Mixer, All-Ivy & Friends, at the Yale Club of NYC (50 Vanderbilt Ave, across from Grand Central Stn, NYC).   Meet 100s of smart women at this elegant women's mixer in the the beautiful Grand Ballroom, 20th Floor.  Cost: $40 ($20 student rate, any school, with student ID), cash only at the door.  Includes open bar (beer, wine, juice, soda) and large food buffet. Advance RSVP REQUIRED (if you are not a Yale Club Member):
More info: http://www.yalegala.org/article.html?aid=279

NYC: Thurs, March 5, 2015, 6:30 PM.  Marriage Panel at Yale Club of NYC. Join Yale GALA for a lively discussion with Marc Solomon (Freedom to Marry), Susan Sommer (Lambda Legal) and James Esseks (ACLU LGBT & AIDS Project) -- moderated by Professor George Chauncey (Yale University).  More info: http://www.yalegala.org/article.html?aid=286

NYC: Thurs, Feb 5, 6-9 PM. LBT Women's Mixer, All-Ivy & Friends, at People Lounge - Venue is exclusively ours.  FREE Entry with advance RSVP, cash bar and cash food (bar menu), drink specials, great women.  People is at 163 Allen St, LES, NYC. 
More info: http://www.yalegala.org/article.html?aid=284

NYC: Friday, January 16, 2015 6-9 PM. GALA LGBTQ Night at Rubin Art Museum, 150 W. 17th St (bet 5th & 6th Aves), NYC. FREE Entry, 2-for-1 drinks 6-7 PM. Great art and mixer.  Last time 500 people attended (250 women & 250 men). More info: http://www.yalegala.org/article.html?aid=280

NYC: LGBT Salsa Dance Night returns. Every Monday in January 2015, 7-9 PM.  (7:30 pm lesson).  At People (163 Allen St). Cost $12 to dance, cash bar (happy hour specials), free to watch. Organized by Rachel Schnipper and Shawn Cowls. Continues throughout 2015.
RSVP appreciated (optional): http://goo.gl/xFktt

NYC: Mon Jan 5, 2015 6:30 - 9 pm. 6th Annual Winter Break LGBTQA Student-Alumni Networking Event, All-Schools.  At NYC Conference Center, 71 W. 23rd St, NYC. $0 students, $5 alumni / professionals. Dress: business casual (no jeans). RSVP appreciated by 1-1.  More info: http://www.yalegala.org/article.html?aid=281  Organized by CUGALA

Front Page December 2014:

NYC: Sat, Dec 27, 2014 8-10 PMHoliday Party - All GALA -- at The Ritz (369 W. 46th St. NYC). $5 cover, FREE current students (any school, with Student ID).  Thanks to FFR/Princeton BTGALA for organizing. http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/Events2014/141227NYC.html

NYC: Friday, Dec 19, 2014, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Private tour of the Leslie Lohman Museum Exhibit Classic Nudes and the Making of Queer History with Curator Jonathan D. Katz.  At the Leslie Lohman (26 Wooster St, near Grand, Soho).   Free entry but RSVP is REQUIRED

NYC: Thurs, Nov 20, 6:30 - 9 pm. LGBTQ Fall Dinner at People Restaurant (163 Allen). We have the whole restaurant. With Gail Freedman (groundbreaking film on same-sex ballroom dancing) and Andrew Lear (Classicist, speaking on LGBT historical figures portrayed at the UK's National Portrait Gallery). $30 advance, $40 walk-in. This will be a great dinner.  http://goo.gl/uBmeJS

NYC: Thurs, Nov 6, 6-8:30 pm. Panel and Networking Reception on LGBTQ Rights in the Workplace. Details TBA.

NYC: Wed, Oct 22, 2014, 7-9 pm.  Return to Harlem (La Bodega 47 Social Club) for LGBTQ Mixer, free entry, cash bar, lovely space, all welcome.

NYC: Monday, October 6, 2014, 6-8:30 pm. LBT Women's Mixer at Bamboo 52.  150 W. 17th Street. Free entry (all night), 2-for-1 drinks 6-7 pm.  RSVP to attend.


DC: Thurs, Oct 2, 6-8 pm. Fall LGBT Mixer at Number 9 (1434 P St NW, DC), Free entry, cash bar, RSVP appreciated: http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/AlternateEmail.html

SF: Thurs Sept 25, 8-10 pm. Rosh Hashanah Reception with Yale GALA and Eli Mishpacha.  Free. In Glen Park (not far from Glen Park BART Station). RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/elis-mishpacha-and-yale-gala-rosh-hashanah-reception-tickets-12857592405

SF: Tuesday, Sept 23, 8 pm. Interview with Charles Busch at the New Conservatory Theater Center.  $25. Reservations required. Contact NCTC Box Office (415-861-8972) or boxoffice@nctcsf.org 

NYC: Monday, Sept 22, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Welcome to NYC. (Re)Connect with Yale Alumni, at the Yale Club of NYC, 50 Vanderbilt Ave, Roof, Free entry.

New Haven and NYC: Congrats to Richard Dyer (UK Filmmaker) as the 2014-15 Jim Brudner '83 Prize-Winner.  Lectures Wed 9-10-2014 (at Yale) and Thurs 9-11-2014 (in NYC)


Front Page September 2014:

NYC: Tues, July 1. 6-9 pm.  (The Tuesday after Pride).  LGBT POST-PRIDE MIXER at the YALE CLUB of NYC, 50 Vanderbilt Ave (across from Grand Central Station).  
Cost: $40 ($20 students and 2014 grads, any school with ID), cash only at the door.  Advance RSVP REQUIRED:.http://www.yalegala.org/article.html?aid=224

NYC: Friday, April 18, 6:30 – 9:30 pm.  LBT Women’s Mixer at the Yale Club of NYC,50 Vanderbilt Ave. Meet 100’s of smart women at this elegant event.  
Cost: $40 ($20 student rate, any school with ID), cash only at the door.  Includes open bar (beer, wine, juice, soda) and substantial buffet of hors d’oeuvres and food.  
RSVP (no cost, no pre-payment) REQUIRED, if you aren’t a Club member (Yale or other Ivy Club). Info: http://goo.gl/puwUmk

Hong Kong: Thurs Feb 21, 7:30-9:30 pm.  3rd LGBT All-Ivy & Friends Mixer at T:ME Bar (Time Bar), 65 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong 2332 6565. Cost: no cover, cash bar. happy hour. http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/Events2013/130221HongKong.html

NYC: Thurs, Feb 20, time tba (probably 6-8 pm or 6:30 – 8:30).  LGBT All GALA Fireside Cocktails in Midtown.   Location TBA (give us a few days).  Cost: free. RSVP to: http://goo.gl/xFktt
Organized by FFR/Princeton BTGALA and announced by Yale GALA. 
URL GOES HERE.  Please check website (or e-mail) in a few days for details.

NYC: Thurs, Feb 13, 7:30 – 9 pm.  New Event – LGBT Salsa Dance Night.  At ChelseaStudios, 151 W. 26th St (bet 6th & 7th Streets). Cost $18 (cash only), BYOB. Organized by Rachel Schnipper and Shawn Cowls. Info: http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/Events2014/140213NYC.html .  RSVP appreciated (optional): http://goo.gl/xFktt

Philadelphia: Saturday, Feb 15, 8-10 pm.  New Event – Philly GALA House Party.  At the

gracious home of Chris M.

Cost: No cover, snacks and beverages thanks to Chris.  Feel free to bring something 

(food or beverage) to shareThanks to FFR/Princeton BTGALA, PennGALA, Cornell and Stanford Pride.

RSVP appreciated:  http://goo.gl/xFktt   

NYC: Fri, January 24, 6-8:30 pm. LBT Women’s Dinner at Cho Cho San, 15 W. 8thStreet, NY.  We return for a casual Japanese dinner with 40 women. Mix and mingle with old and new friends. Cost: your actual food and drink from menu. RSVP REQUIRED. natasha@yalegalaevents.org or call 201-435-2332. http://www.yalegala.org/article.html?aid=221

NYC: Friday, Jan 17, 6-9 pm. LGBT GALA Night at the Rubin Art Museum, 150 W. 17th Street. NYC. Free entry (all night), 2-for-1 drinks 6-7 pm.  Great art + fun mixer. Last year over 400 people attended; 200 women. Take an hour to enjoy our mixer and miss the holiday traffic out of the city (MLK weekend).  We have over 140 RSVPs so far. 
More info: http://www.yalegala.org/article.html?aid=222. 

Front Page January 2014: http://www.yalegalaevents.org/Archives/2014/indexJan2014.html


New Haven, CT: DEC 27, 2013 – JAN 4, 2014. AYA LGBT TRIP TO CUBA with Professors George Chauncey and Ron Gregg, sponsored by Yale GALA.

Explore Cuba’s cultural heritage and LGBT life with Professors Chauncey and Gregg plus Yale alumni and friends.  www.yaleedtravel.org/cubalgbt1

NYC: Memorial for Joshua Sherman, husband of Jorge Martin, '81Joshua died April 6, 2013.  Please RSVP to Jorge (jorgemar@me.com) to attend
Sun, Sept 29. 7 pm in the Mary Flagler Cary Hall at the DiMenna Center, 450 W. 37th St, NYC.

Yale LGBT Yale Alumni Reunion at Yale University has been RESCHEDULED!  For September 19-22 in New Haven.  For more info visit www.yalegala.org/reunion

Concert with Cynthia Nixon will be Friday, September 20, 8 pm in Battell Chapel at Yale.

New Haven, CT. Thurs, Sept 19. 5 pm lecture, 6:30 pm reception. At Yale. Brudner prize lecture. Cherríe Moraga is the Brudner prize-winner.  (There won't be a NYC lecture this year.  Sorry)

Vermont: Memorial for Joshua Sherman, husband of Jorge Martin, '81Joshua died April 6, 2013.  Please RSVP to Jorge (jorgemar@me.com) to attend
Sunday, Sept 8. 2 pm in the concert hall at the Mahaney Center for the Arts, with a reception to follow at Rehearsal's Cafe.

NYC: Fri, July 12, 6-8:30 pm.  LGBT GALA night at the Rubin Art Museum, 150 W. 17th Street, NYC.  Cost: free.  Last year 400 people attended!  http://bit.ly/RubinLGBTNightJuly2013

Provincetown, MA - New Event!  Friday, July 5th, 3-5 pm.  Ivy-Plus LGBTQ Mixed Cocktails Sage Inn and Lounge, 336 Commercial St. Cost: No cover, cash bar, cash tapas at 5 pm. Thanks to Lanita Foley (Stanford Pride) for organizing this great event!  Everyone is welcome.  RSVPs appreciated: http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/AlternateEmail.html
More info: http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/Events2013/130705Ptown.html

NYC: Tues, July 2nd, 6-9 pm.  LGBT POST-PRIDE MIXER at the YALE CLUB OF NYC, 50 Vanderbilt (across from Grand Central Station).  In the Grand Ballroom (20th floor, great city views).  Catch up with old friends and meet new ones.  A great way to end Pride month.  Cost: $40 ($20 students and 2013 grads-bring student ID), cash only at the door. 
Info: http://bit.ly/YaleClubNYPride2013  

NYC: Sat, June 29, 7-11 pm.  Yale-PENN PRIDE PARTY.  At Temp Art Space, 57 Walker (bet Broadway & Church), NYC.  Includes wine, beer, soda & light appetizers.  Cost: $0-$30 in advance (See RSVP page), $40 at the door (IF available--space is limited and event is hugely popular). 

Sat June 22, Noon-1 pm Picnic plus walk afterwards (1-3 pm) All-Out Ivy Ramble: Be Part of a Great History.  Starting near Faneuil Hall, Boston.
 We will picnic from Noon-1 pm, followed by a nice stroll along the “Freedom Trail”.  For lunch, there are plenty of take-out choices. Cost: no cover, cost of lunch only.  An Ivy Plus event, sponsored by Yale GALA. More info:

Palo Alto, CA: Thurs, June 20. 6:30 pmPride Reception with TLDEF and Transgender Law Center. (FIRST in Bay Area for TLDEF!).  At Kenyon, 1801 Page Mill Road, Suite 210, Palo Alto. RSVP: Events@kenyon.com.  Free. Meet those interested in LGBT rights at a fun reception. More info: http://www.yalegala.org/article.html?aid=187

SF: Wed June 19. Dessert with Wine Pairing with Yigit Pura, winner of Top Chef: Just Desserts at his SF Patisserie Tout Sweet, 170 O'Farrell St, SF.  Space is very limited.   Cost: $150 per person.  http://sfyigitpurajune2013.eventbrite.com

NYC: Thurs, June 13, 6-8 pm.  All-GALA Mixer at Toshi's Penthouse in the Flatiron Hotel, 9 W. 26th St (at Broadway), NYC.  Fantastic views and 4,000 square feet of space--exclusively ours. Take elevator to penthouse. Cost: Free entry, cash bar.  RSVPs appreciated. http://goo.gl/xFktt

More info: http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/Events2013/130613NYC.html

DC: Thurs, June 6, 6-8:30 pm.  Yale, Harvard Princeton Cocktail Party. At a private home near the U Street Metro.  Cost: small donation or bring something to share.

Yale GALA Front Page June 2013: http://www.yalegalaevents.org/Archives/2013/indexJune2013.html

NYC: Sunday, June 2nd, Noon, Montauk Club, 25 8th Ave, Brooklyn. NYC Memorial for John Sutherland (Yale TD ‘50, GRAD ‘52).  Died April 20, 2013. 
Please RSVP to Rosemary Palladino (mavnro@netzero.net, (917) 974-8022 mobile)

NYC: Friday, April 19, 6:30-9:30 pm.  5th Annual LBT All-Ivy & Friends Women's Mixer at the Yale Club of NYC, Grand Ballroom (20th Floor). 475 women RSVPed to attend. To join the mailing list for future events: http://bit.ly/YaleClubWomensMixerApril192013 

New Haven, CT: Saturday, May 25 & June 1: Yale GALA Reception at Reunions, 3-5 pm, in the Office of LGBTQ Resources in the Swing Dorm (10 Tower Parkway).  Free.  Everyone welcome.

NY: Wed, March 20 6:30-9 pm LGBT All-Alumni Dinner at People. Appetizers until 7:30 pm, program at 7:30 pm, dinner served at 8:15.  People is at 163 Allen St, NYC. 
Readings by Ellen Kushner, Christopher Brame from "Eminent Outlaws: Gay Writers Who Changed America" and screening & discussion with I'm from Driftwood (LGBT videos).

NYC: Friday, March 8, 6-8:00 pm. LBT Women's (Casual) Dinner at Cho Cho San Restaurant, 15 W. 8th St. We return for a casual dinner with 40 women. We have the back (party) room all to ourselves, to mix & mingle. http://bit.ly/NYCLBTWomensDinner382013

NYC: GLAD Event Thursday March 7, 6:30 - 8:30 pm.  Home of Mark Sexton & Kirk Wallace.  Meet Mary Bonauto (our Yale Brudner award winner 2011) and GLAD's Civil Rights Project Director and listen to her speak about LGBT litigation.  Yale GALA is Co-Host.

SF: Friday, Feb 22.  LGBT All-Alumni mixer at Press Club, SF. 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
Press Club is at
20 Yerba Buena Lane, SF. https://www.facebook.com/events/240934749374961

Hong Kong: Thurs Feb 21, 7:30-9:30 pm.  3rd LGBT All-Ivy & Friends Mixer at T:ME Bar
(Time Bar), 65 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong 2332 6565. Cost: no cover, cash bar. happy hour. http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/Events2013/130221HongKong.html

NYC: Thurs, Feb 21, 6-8 pm. LGBT All-Ivy Mixed Cocktails in Toshi’s Penthouse, Flatiron Hotel, 9 W, 26th St (at Broadway), NYC. Take Elevator to penthouse. Cost: NO COVER, cash bar.  We will be in the Penthouse, with spectacular views and a heated outdoor balcony, mixing in style.  Info: http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/Events2013/130221NYC.html

CT: Friday, February 8th, 8:30 – 10:30 pm.  Cynthia Nixon at First Annual LGBT for Equality Award, at Yale University (New Haven, CT).  With Whiffenpoofs.
Tickets $10-$50, general admission by section.  Proceeds benefit LGBT community.  Woolsey Hall, 500 College St, New Haven, CT http://yalegalacynthianixon.eventbrite.com/

CT: Thurs Feb 7 - Sun Feb 10:  LGBT
Yale Alumni Reunion at Yale University was cancelled due to 34'' blizzard.  AYA hopes to reschedule.  For more info Visit 

NYC: Wed Jan 23rd, 6:30 – 9 pm.  Special, New EventLGBT Celebration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Women of the Nile, Goddesses, Queens and a Pharaoh.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art is normally closed on Wednesday nights, but will reopen at 6:30 pm for this special event: art, mingle, drinks and curator talk.
Printed Invitation (beautiful): http://bit.ly/NYCMetMuseumJan232013

NYC: Sat Jan 19, 8 pm. Tony Award Winner Christine Ebersole with the Yale Whiffenpoofs
At Town Hall, 123 W 43rd St.
Join AYA, the Yale Whiffenpoofs Alumni Association, YaleWomen, Yale GALA and YAANY for a
fabulous evening of song to benefit a great cause.

NYC: Fri Jan 18, 6-9:00 pm. 
Rubin Art Museum’s LGBT All-Alumni GALA

150 W. 17th Street. Free entry.  Group tours at 7:30 pm.  Over 400 people attended Jan 2013.
Next Rubin LGBT All-Alumni GALA event July 2013.