Join Us at Our 2018 Gala

Horizons Annual Gala and After Party is a highlight of the LGBTQ social calendar. Join us on Saturday, October 6th at the historic Fairmont Hotel ballroom for cocktails and dinner, followed by an unforgettable After Party in the Tonga Room.  October 3 update: Tickets are no longer available for this Sold Out event.

Learn more about our honorees by scrolling down.

Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner and Program: 7:30 p.m.
After Party in the Tonga Room: 9:00 p.m.


GAVIN GRIMM – Gavin Grimm is a central figure in seeking rights for transgender individuals. Gavin has been fighting a school board policy that banned him from using the boys’ restrooms for over three years. The case, taken up by the ACLU, has taken years to wend its way through the legal system and took a major turn when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth District ruled in August 2016 in Gavin’s favor but was immediately appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, denying Gavin his victory.  READ MORE

JEWELLE GOMEZ Jewelle Gomez is the author of eight books including the double Lambda Literary Award-winning, vampire novel, THE GILDA STORIES.  She was the recipient of a National Endowment on the Arts Fellowship in Literature and two California Arts Council Artist in Residence grants.  In 2017 she received the Barbary Coast Trailblazer Award from LitQuake.  She was a 2018 Community Grand Marshall for San Francisco PRIDE.  In the 1980s she was on the founding boards of Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the Astraea Lesbian Foundation and the Open Meadows Foundation.  She is currently playwright in residence at New Conservatory Theatre Center. READ MORE

Have questions?  Want to become a sponsor or table captain? Interested in learning more?Contact Anthony Morin, corporate relations and events manager, at 415.398.2333 ext. 115 or [email protected]

Past Gala Photo Galleries

2018 Gala and After Party Highlights

2017 Gala and After Party Highlights

2016 Gala Dinner & Casino Party Photo, Videos, and Highlights

2015 Gala Dinner & Casino Party Photo, Videos, and Highlights

2014 Gala Dinner & Casino Party Photo & Video Gallery

2013 Gala Dinner & Casino Party Photo & Video Gallery 

2012 Gala Dinner & Casino Party Photo Gallery

2011 Dinner & Casino Party Photo Gallery

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