The Hilarious Steve Silver’s “Beach Blanket Babylon” Holiday Show starts Wed. Nov 16- giving away 2 pairs of tix!!

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Benefit, Cabaret, Comedy, Premiere, Theater | Posted on 26-09-2011

Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, the longest running musical revue in theatre history, is a zany musical spoof of pop culture with extravagant costumes and outrageously huge hats. With sold-out performances since 1974, Beach Blanket Babylon is an internationally acclaimed San Francisco institution. Beach Blanket Babylon continues to donate to the LGBT Community and
San Francisco in a huge and generous way. The 50th and 100th person to send me an email with Free BBB tix in the subject line will win a pair of tix to the Opening Holiday Show Wed. Nov 16. Please do not reply for tix unless you truly plan to use them.
The 2 winners will be notified by 10pm tonight. Good Luck!

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HRC San Francisco Bay Area Gala Dinner -Sat, Oct 22- Honoring Ben Cohen – Fairmont Hotel

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Benefit | Posted on 26-09-2011

Human Rights Campaign

27th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Gala Dinner and Auction

Be Part of Equality

Saturday, October 22

5:00 p.m. – VIP Reception
6:00 p.m. – General Reception
7:30 p.m. – Dinner & Program
10:00 p.m. – After Party

Fairmont San Francisco Hotel
950 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

Purchase Tickets

Please join the San Francisco Bay Area Steering Committee and dinner co-chairs Danielle Daley and Kelly Herrick for our Annual Gala Dinner.

Special Guest Announced:


Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen MBE is a World Champion Sportsman with a difference. After a 15-year glittering career playing top flight rugby in England, Ben hung up his boots in May 2011 to become Chairman of The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation in order to fight bullying and homophobia in sports and to make the world a kinder place. His decision to take this step came after a number of young people took their own lives after being bullied because of their sexuality. Ben is the first straight sportsman to champion a cause for the LGBT community and we are honored that he will be joining us at the dinner!

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Since 2007, Cunard has donated seven voyages aboard The most Famous Ocean Liners in the World raising $89,000 for HRC. Cunard continues its support by donating a 7-day transatlantic crossing for two guests aboard the Queen Mary 2 in a Princess Grill Suite (seasonal retail value: $11,200).

Explore the world in style at and enter for a chance to win a glamorous voyage of your own. Feel Famous. Sail Cunard.


Featuring Special Guests and Honorees:

Thomas Roberts
Thomas Roberts

HRC Visibility Award Winner



HRC Corporate Equality Award Winner

Lea Militello
Lea Militello

2011 Charles M Holmes Community Service Award Winner

Joe Solmonese
Joe Solmonese

HRC President

Don't miss the early bird rates!
General Tickets: $250
VIP Tickets: $375
Rate Expires October 1st!
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Discounted tickets are available for active members of the SF Bay Area Federal Club and Federal Club Council. See for more info.

Become a Table Captain
Table Captains are vital to the success of the San Francisco Bay Area Gala Dinner, as they encourage their friends, family and associates to attend the event. Each table seats 10 and Table Captains strive to sell all the seats at their table. In recognition of their effort, Table Captains who sign-up before September 22 will be included in the program book. There is no financial obligation to sell or purchase all 10 seats at the table. If you don't sell your whole table, we'll fill it with other fun and equality-minded HRC guests!

To become a table captain:

  • Contact Box Office Tickets directly at 800-494-TIXS (8497)
  • You can add yourself to the list of Table Captains during the check-out process when you purchase your own tickets
  • Or you can email Dinner Co-chair Kelly Herrick at

Stay with us at the Fairmont!The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel has generously offered a discounted rates for HRC guests Friday and Saturday nights. Rates for Queen rooms start at only $189! To book call (800) 441-1414 and ask for the Human Rights Campaign-Event Letter room rates. Book by September 6.

For more information on the dinner, please visit or click here to purchase tickets.

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Horizons Foundation’s Gala Dinner & Casino Party in the legendary “Tonga Room” -Sat, Oct 1- Fairmont Hotel

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Benefit | Posted on 22-09-2011

Horizons Foundation's 2011 Gala

Please join Horizons Foundation on Saturday, October 1 at the elegant Fairmont San Francisco for a perfectly suited evening to support the LGBT community!

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and a silent auction, with a dazzling range of donated items that include unique experiences, getaways, fine dining, wine, and more. Following the sit-down portion of dinner, you'll enjoy a decadent dessert buffet and casino-themed party in the legendary Tonga Room. More details

This Year's Honorees
During the dinner portion of the gala, Horizons will honor actorGeorge Takei with the 2011 Visionary Award. Best known for his role as Mr. Sulu on Star Trek, he has been deeply involved in civic affairs throughout his life, including LGBT rights, politics, and Japan-United States relations. The evening will also recognize Google with the Cornerstone Award for its outstanding work on behalf of the LGBT community and its LGBT employees, helping set news standards for corporate responsibility.

TicketsBUY NOW

Tickets to the gala, which include the dinner and the casino party, are $250 each. Tickets to the casino party only are $75 each. You can purchase your tickets securely online, or if you prefer to pay by check, print out this reply form [PDF] and fax or mail it to Horizons.

Online Auction Now Open
Whether you're near or far, you can also help support the LGBT community by bidding in Horizons' online auction! The auction runs September 15 through October 2, and you'll find a wide array of items – fabulous getaways, fine dining, wine, and much more – with something for every budget.

Bid now

For more information, please contact Devesh Khatu at or 415.398.2333 x115.

Roberta Achtenberg & Susan Shain, Gala Co-chairs

Honorary Celebration Committee

Dominick Albano · Rosio Alvarez & Juana Rodriguez · Al Baum & Robert Holgate · Adam Berman & Alex Scotta ·
Angela Faye Berry & Cynthia Strickland · Catherine Brannigan · Abraham Brown & Jim Stephens ·

Tom Burke & Axel Brunger · Scott Butler & Chris Edwards · Hon. David Campos · Ann Mei Chang ·
Rich Chicotel · Cecilia Chung · Hon. Jose Cisneros · Robert Clegg & Jorge Rey-Prada ·
Richard T. Davis & William J. Lowell · Anne Dorman · Bevan Dufty · George Duran & Joe Pon ·

Bob Fuller · Margarita Gandia & Vivian Stephenson · Dipti Ghosh & Meggy Gotuaco · Roger S. Gross ·
Scott Hafner & Bill Glenn · Linda Harrison & Ellen Anderson · Kevin Herglotz & James Maxwell ·

Nicholas Hodges & Russell Brent · Darren J. Isom · Dan Joraanstad & Bob Hermann · Deb L. Kinney ·
Audrey Koh, MD & Gaeta Bell · Lawrence R. Kolka & Ian J. MacWilliams · Chris Kollaja & Tom Dooher ·

Daniel Lee · Hon. Mark Leno · John Clay Leonard · Kathy Levinson & Naomi Fine ·
Jeff Lewy & Ed Eishen · Ash McNeely & Elisa Odabashian · Brandon J. Miller, CFP · Tom Musbach ·
Joyce Newstat & Susan Lowenberg · Ferolyn Powell · Dan Quigley & Eric Emanuel · Jen Rainin & Frances Stevens ·

Mark G. Reisbaum · Gale Richards & Ruth Dawson · Donna Sachet · Lisa Schoonerman & Jan Zivic · Bev Scott & Courtney ·
Peter Scott · Randall A. Shields · Lia Shigemura & Helen Zia · Fred Silverman & Gérard Buulong ·

Maryann Simpson & Cynthia Asprodites · Olga Talamante · Anthony Tansimore ·
Barry Taylor & John Inson · Cheryl Traverse · Léonie Walker & Kate O'Hanlan, MD ·
Hon. Scott Wiener · Ron Wong & Mike Tekulsky · Jan Woolsey · Jan Zobel

Horizons Foundation
550 Montgomery Street, Suite 700 | San Francisco, CA 94111
(t) 415.398.2333 | (f) 415.398.4733 | Make a donation

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Horizons Foundation serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community

by making grants, strengthening LGBT organizations and leadership, and increasing philanthropic giving.

Sarah Colonna from “Chelsea Lately” Sept 15-17- Punch Line Comedy Club

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Comedy | Posted on 07-09-2011

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Also appearing Chris Burns and Jacob Sirof

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Small Business Seminar- Financial Planning for the LGBT Community- Wed. Sept 14 -No charge- Top of the Transamerica Pyramid

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in All | Posted on 07-09-2011

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Small Business Planning Series

Is it time to consider changing business entities? Join us as Russ Stanaland, local lawyer and CPA discusses the key factors small business owners must consider as their business grows.

  • Taxes
  • Liability
  • Protection

Join us for this complimentary informational event at a spectacular location—the top floor viewing platform at the Transamerica Pyramid—normally closed to the public.

Wed., Sept. 14, 6:30–8 p.m.
Small Business Planning Series:
Choosing the Right Entity for Your Growing Business

Transamerica Pyramid
600 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

We'll start the evening at 6:30 p.m. with drinks and appetizers, followed by the presentation promptly at 7 p.m. No cost and no obligation.

Space is limited. RSVP with your full name(s) by Sept. 9 to to make your reservations.

Russ Stanaland CPA

Russell Stanaland, J.D, CPA, Adjunct Professor of Law

Russ Stanaland is a business, tax & estate planning attorney in San Francisco. He brings his unique expertise and insights gained from being both a practicing attorney and a board-certified public accountant (CPA). He is also an adjunct professor of law at Golden Gate University.

At Jordan, Miller & Associates, we specialize in taking complex LGBT financial situations and creating solutions that help you build wealth. We stay on top of every investment resource and strategy available to you—as well as the latest rulings that affect LGBT finances—to help you make your financial goals a reality.

Joanne Jordan & Brandon Miller
Managing Partners, Jordan, Miller & Associates

Jordan Miller & Associates

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