LGBT Galas are one of the best ways to bring together big time supporters of the LGBT movement, network, and raise money and awareness for the cause. Large cities like New York are no strangers to large events like galas, and considering the large social and cultural commitment many residents seem to have it’s not hard to see why.

There is always a big event going on in NYC, and business executives, socialites, and high society folks often find themselves being invited to participate. People like Tinsley Mortimer, Nan Kempner, Lauren and Andres Santo Domingo, Jenna Hager Bush, Marie-Josee and Henry Kravis, and more are regular attendees of charity events, auctions, fundraisers, and celebrations.

New York City is one of the most active cities not just for its social scene, but also for its movement on the LGBT front. Many strong advocates for the cause, like Christine Quinn and Ken Mehlman, live and work in the country’s most populous city. So it’s no surprise that there are a great number of LGBT organizations and events that happen within its limits.

For example, this spring we’ll see galas like Live Out Loud’s “Young Trailblazers Gala,” which celebrates LGBT youth leaders in business, arts, politics, religion, and culture. The HRC will also have its annual Greater New York Human Rights Campaign Gala in February. And there’s no question that these are black tie events, considering the tickets start at $195 and cap at $1,000 apiece.

Generally speaking, ticket prices are so high because much of it will go straight back into the cause. Guests will also often be served hors d’oeuvres, drinks, or dinner as well. Galas also provide fantastic networking opportunities for guests, as they bring together hundreds of like-minded, powerful individuals.

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