Each each year with few exceptions, the husband and I attend The Commonwealth Dinner in Richmond. The event is the largest fundraising event for Equality Virginia ("EV") which continues to push for full LBGT equality in Virgina and also works to oppose the ugliest legislation proposed by Republican extremists and religious extremists who want to keep LGBT Virginians forever inferior under the law. The event is a lot of fun and is an opportunity to meet many politicians and supporters of equality from across the state.
This year's Commonwealth Dinner is April 16, 2016, and we wanted to let you know some of the details. First, the keynote speaker will be actor and comedian Carol Leifer. In addition, EV has also announced the OUTstanding Virginians for 2016 who will be honored at the Dinner. Locally, our friend Charles Ford – a history professor at Norfolk State University who has done considerable research on local LGBT history and recently published a book on the subject - is among this year's honorees.
Registration is open now and early bird rates end February 28. I hope you will join us to show your support for EV and your support for LGBT equality. As one friend noted, "if you’ve never attended the Dinner it is truly a celebratory affair, and it’s encouraging to be in a space with so many people who care about these issues."
To purchase your ticket for the Dinner, click here and when you do be sure to choose us as your table host! We hope to see readers at the event. The husband will be sporting a new over the top tuxedo jacket purchased on our most recent trip to Ft. Lauderdale. :)