Gala at Home Guide!

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Saturday, September 12 at 6 p.m. PT

We can't wait for you to join us at Horizons' 40th Anniversary Virtual Gala!

Though we can't gather in person, Horizons' 40th Anniversary Virtual Gala will be a night to remember. Here's how you can join in on the fun from home!

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Before tuning into the Virtual Gala broadcast on YouTube, send in a selfie celebrating Horizons' 40 years!

Bring the red carpet and photobooth to your home using one of these virtual Zoom backgrounds. Consider getting your friends together for a Zoom pre-party at 5:00-5:50 p.m. PT to grab a screenshot of a group photo. You can get decked out in ruby to get in the #Horizons40 spirit!

Send your photos to events [at] for a chance to be featured during the event, and post it on social media with the hashtag #Horizons40!

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Celebrate with a 40th anniversary refreshment! 

Grab a glass and mix up one of our official Ruby Anniversary cocktails or mocktails. Let's toast to four incredible decades at Horizons! Special thanks to our new partners at Elijah Craig Bourbon!

Old Fashioned
Old Fashioned

2 oz. Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon

.25 oz. simple syrup

3 dashes of Angostura® bitters

1 brandied cherry

1 slice of orange

In a mixing glass add cherry, orange, and bitters. Gently muddle as to break up the fruit. Next add simple syrup, Elijah Craig Small Batch, and ice. Stir until well chilled. Fill a rocks glass with fresh ice, strain cocktail over ice, and garnish with a slice of orange.

2 oz. Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon
.75 oz. sweet vermouth
3 dashes Angostura® bitters

Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and strain into pre-chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry.
Ginger Mule
Ginger Mule Mocktail

5 oz. ginger beer (non-alcoholic)

.5 oz. fresh lime juice

.5 oz. simple syrup

Slice of lime and fresh mint

Build over ice in your favorite mule mug. Garnish with lime and mint leaves.

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Jam out to the official #horizons40 playlists!

These tunes, curated by DJ Page Hodel, are the perfect soundtrack to a night celebrating Horizons' work creating a world where all LGBTQ people live freely and fully. Listen on Mixcloud for a bonafide dance mix or Spotify for a deeper vibe.

Thank you so much for joining us! If you have any questions, please contact events [at]

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