Last Thursday was the IFD Spring Fundraiser, hosted once again by the wonderfully accommodating Casa de Costa. A big thanks to our Host Committee for getting such a great turnout, Dirty Sugar Photography for adding so much fun with their pop-up photo booth, El Dorado Rum, Tito’s Vodka, and Brooklyn Brewery for sponsoring the event, and of course, the event photographer Christopher Gagliardi. The fundraiser was to help us with our next Community Spotlight, which will focus on the Elder LGBTQ Community. We still need more support to make it happen, so anything you can give will go a long way. Make a tax-deductible donation today. Continue Reading to check out the photos.
PHOTOS: NYC Spring Fundraiser
by Brandon Hines
Closeted Gay Athlete In Small Town Finds Hope in Will & Grace. “That Show Saved My Life.”
My name is Brandon Hines. I’m from Dublin, Georgia. When I was about, I would say 10 or so years old, I was very masc
Queer Woman Honors Friend’s Life By Coming Out And Living Fearlessly.
My name is Jina and I’m from Marietta, Georgia. When I was growing up in Marietta, which is this majority white conse
by Darshan Shah
“If My Personality Is Multifaceted, Why Can’t My Experiences Be?” Queer South Asian Embraces How He Doesn’t Fit Perfectly Anywhere.
Hi, I’m Darshan Shah. I’m from Lake Mary, Florida. It was my sophomore year at the University of Florida. New to co
Flirty Butt Grab During “Godspell” Leads To “Bright, Light, & Wonderful” Perspective on Gay Life.
My name’s Daniel Holland. I’m from Clear Lake, Texas. It was in 1998. It was, like, butt cut season at Clear Lake High School. I was in my shell necklace, my cargo ...
Lesbian Creates a Committee of Friends to Help Her Find Love. “I Couldn’t Trust My Own Decisions.”
I’m Meredith Morningstar. I’m originally from Dallas, Texas. My sister, in her eloquent way, diagnosed me with a broken picker. That means that I couldn’t pick ...
From Texas to Taiwan, Gay Man Overcomes Fear By Coming Out Again and Again
Hi, I’m Leon Yuan. I grew up in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. As a teenager growing up in Taiwan, I always knew I was gay. My biggest fear at the time was that if I were to come out to ...