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The Triangle Foundation is hosting their annual State Dinner Event on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Recency in Dearborn.
This year’s event is themed Carrying the Torch, and begins with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6 p.m. A silent auction to raise runds for the Triangle Foundation will also be held at that time. At 8 p.m., the dinner and program will begin in the hotel’s Great Lakes Center.
The event will recognize the 2009 Catalyst Award Recipients for the Henry D. Messer Youth Activist Award, the Heather MacAllister Award and several other awards.
The event is aimed to energize the local LGBT movement in Michigan.
The keynote speaker this year will be Evan Wolfson, founder and executive director of the organization Freedom to Marry. Wolfson has been a tireless advocate for same-sex marriage rights across the country and a go-to voice on the issue. Recognizing his longtime civil rights leadership in the movement for marriage equality, in 2004, TIME magazine named Wolfson one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Wolfson was also co-counssel in the historic Hawaii marriage case, argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, served in the Peace Corps in West Africa and is the author of “Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality and Gay People’s Right to Marry.”
Tickets for the Triangle event are $150 and can be purchased by calling 313-537-7000 or online at http://www.tri.org. Those who cannot attend are invited to sponsor a youth by paying for their ticket to the event.