Join us for an evening of delicious cocktails, passed hors d’ oeuvres, and variations of art - from music & film to human art and, of course, the centerpiece of our event - silent and live auction pieces.
Online ticketing for this event has closed. Tickets will be available at the door for $99.
Purchase a ticket between now and November 15th and and be
entered to win a free companion ticket!
6:00pm ‐ 9:30pm
The GLAAD Art Auction & Benefit is our annual event held in the heart of New York City, celebrating artists and their gift of storytelling while highlighting GLAAD’s own storytelling as it pertains to the LGBT community. The importance of storytelling across all mediums is what creates necessary dialogue and helps to move our culture forward.
All proceeds from this fundraising event enable GLAAD to bring stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to a national audience, helping to change hearts, minds, and culture from coast to coast, and beyond.
Schedule of Events
6:00 PM Arrival & Silent Auction Opens
7:30 PM Welcome Remarks & Live Auction Begins
9:00 PM Silent Auction Closes & Checkout Opens
9:30 PM Departure & Checkout Closes
Music Curation: DJ RuBot
Human Art Installation: Artist David Paul Kay
Curated Film: Curator Ricky Carter
DJ RuBot has been a music fan all of his life. After years of sharing his popular “Ru-Mix” podcasts on iTunes, where he curates sets of what he believes to be the best music out today, he now brings his eclectic taste to NYC from behind the decks. He has spun at some of NYC’s most iconic venues such as Le Bain at The Standard, Highline, Greenhouse, and The Panther Room as well as popular parties such as 11:11, Room Service, and Matinee. Ru is also a co-founder of Occupy The Disco, a NYC-based collective that focuses on uniting gay music fans through their shared love of disco and house music through their parties, recommended events and weekly music column on Towleroad.com
Human Art Installation
David Paul Kay
David Paul Kay (b.1982) is a New York City-based award winning artist and designer. Originally from the former Soviet Union, David fled to the United States in 2008. Once settled in New York, he was able to absorb its liberating artistic impulse. The eventual discovery of personal and artistic freedom resulted in David’s unique artistic sensibility, which culminates in the world of spirited abstraction and geometric mazes in his works. David Paul has participated in numerous art shows and executed several public art projects in New York City. His work is included in private collections in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
Someday My Prince Will come, Daniel McIntyre (2011)
There is a world where no one wants what they can’t have - they get exactly what they want. Shaped by years of media persuasion with problematic seduction narratives, “Some Day My Prince Will Come” is the creation of fantasies that viewers are encouraged to believe in. Through a reconstruction of these narratives, an exploration of how reality is co-opted by desperation guides us in to the mind of the viewer.
Selected Scenes from Different From the Others, Anders Als Die Andern, Richard Oswald (1919)
One of the first gay-themed films in the history of cinema, Different From the Others was banned at the time of its release, later burned by the Nazis and was believed lost for more than forty years. Enacted in 1871, the German penal code’s Paragraph 175 sentenced thousands of accused German gay men to jail terms for “unnatural vice between men.” In 1919, director Richard Oswald (Tales of the Uncanny) and psychologist Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld created this film intended to expose the unjust Paragraph 175 and help liberate the “third sex” from legal persecution and public scorn.
Zero Gravity, Nadja Marcin (2013)
Zero Gravity is a video-performance that imaginatively combines art and science. Floating weightless in a plane over Florida, Marcin revisits Friedrich Nietzsche’s Die Fröhliche Wissenschaft, going beyond the assertion that ”God is dead” to explore the deep emotional quality of the text: “What were we doing when we unchained this earth from its sun? Whither is it moving now? Whither are we moving? Away from all suns? Are we not plunging continually? Backward, sideward, forward in any direction? Are we not straying as through an infinite nothing?” Zero Gravity is a work of art that takes the audience to a new level of consciousness of both body and mind. It is sponsored by Aurora Aerospace, Florida,and WARP, Belgium. Currently on view at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel.
James Kleeman (Chair), Michael Barber, Deke Bond, Arian Clay, Lorenzo di Marti, Jeremy Heinerich, Michael Hernandez, Derek Hester, Nigel Holder, Jorge Hoyos, Alex Hughes, Daniel Kitchen, James Luciano, Anthony Mariello, Quincy Morris, Angel Ochoa, Kym Oglesby, Phillip Salmieri, Nick Shopa, Jared Shulman, Anu Singh, Lisa Sirop, Doug Williford
Matthew Ailey, Steven Beltrani, Richard Brower, Sean Cowls, Kipton Cronkite, Marti Gould Cummings, Michael De Lucia, Jannie De Villiers, Jason Farrell, Justin Hall, Matthew Hunt, Chris Izzo, Daniel Kitchen, Julian Kline, Eddie Lee, Jon Peters, Mark Silver, Greg Zaffiro
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