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NYC: LGBT All-GALA Dinner & Readings at People-We have the Whole Restaurant!
written by Natasha, 7/26/13 11:00pm
edited by Natasha, 11/13/14 6:33pm

All-GALA Dinner (Casual) at People Restaurant. Gail Freedman will present Hot to Trot, her film-in-progress about same-sex ballroom dancing. Andrew Lear will speak on same-sex love in the ancient world. $30 advance, $40 door. Pre-pay

Please join us for a fun All-GALA Dinner (Casual) and 2 Presentations at People -- We have the Whole Restaurant for the event!

People serves Pan-Asian food.  We will have an hour of passed appetizers, film clips plus a discussion followed by plus a buffet dinner, light dessert and coffee at this friendly event.

Date: Thursday, November 20, 6:30 - 9:00 pm.  
Passed appetizers 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Program upstairs at 7:30 pm
Buffet dinner served downstairs about 8:30 pm, followed by coffee & light dessert

1. Gail Freedman, filmmaker, will show clips from Hot to Trot, her controversial film-in-progress about same-sex ballroom dancing. Gail has produced, directed and written numerous award-winning documentaries in the past 20 years, including the acclaimed "Making the 9-11 Memorial".  She also worked at 60 Minutes and 20/20, is a Barnard alumni and teaches at Columbia.   



2. Andrew Lear is a Classicist, expert on same-sex love in the ancient world and founder of Oscar Wilde Tours.  Lear is speaking on "From King Edward II to Sir Ian McKellen: the world's gayest National Portrait Gallery (UK)", about LGBT historical figures portrayed ath the UK's National Porrait Gallery.  Lear has taught at Harvard, Columbia and NYU. 

$30 in advance through PayPal, $40 cash at the door.

Includes appetizers, dinner and coffee with a light dessert.  Cash bar. 
(Princeton students with ID pay $0 at the door. FFR/Princeton BTGALA donates $30/student)

RSVP Appreciated:
To prepay at the $30 discounted rate, visit

The $30 pre-paid rate is available through noon on Thursday, November 20.
The cost to pay at the door is $40.  


People is at 163 Allen Street, NYC.

Thanks to Shawn Cowls of FFR/Princeton BTGALA for organizing this event!
Co-hosted by Yale GALA and HGLC (Harvard's LGBT Caucus). 

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People is at 163 Allen Street, Lower East Side, NYC.


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