Outright Action International Celebration of Courage Gala

June 2022. New York City, Tribeca Rooftop

Empire was proud to partner with OutRight Action International, to produce their “Celebration of Courage Gala” on June 6, 2022 – at the top of Pride Month - at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York City.

OutRight Action International works to combat the systemic violence, persecution and discrimination that LGBTIQ people face around the world. OutRight is the only global LGBTIQ organization with consultative status and a permanent presence at the United Nations Headquarters, where they advocate for human rights and equality for LGBTIQ people worldwide.

The gala hosted 380 guests and began with a rooftop cocktail reception overlooking the city and the Hudson River. The guests enjoyed drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres, while listening to positive, queer-centric music via DJ Robi D Light.

Guests were then seated in the 12th floor dining space, decorated in an elegant rainbow color palette. During dinner, the stage program recognized three distinguished honorees: Feminist Lesbian & Academic Activist Gloria Careaga, Proctor & Gambles’s Senior Director of Global LGBTQ + Equality, Brent Miller, and Artist & Activist and Co-Founder of Pussy Riot, Nadya Tolokonnikova (who received her award remotely). OutRight board members also participated in the stage program.

The evening also featured a live and silent auction where over $800,000 was raised! The night was capped by continuing the party on the rooftop, a suitable close to the festive evening.

Empire is honored to have worked with OutRight Action International and its featured guests and honorees to create a truly memorable gala.

Empire looks forward to partnering with OutRight for many years to come. To learn more about Outright Action International and to support their mission visit https://outrightinternational.org

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