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Save the Date for the 11th annual Dorothy Awards!!

The 11th annual Dorothy Awards will take place Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 6pm to 11pm at Fantasia in North Haven.

This year's honorees include:

  • AIDS Project New Haven: The oldest AIDS service organization in the state of Connecticut, APNH has been providing HIV/AIDS services to infected and affected individuals for the past 30 years in the Greater New Haven area.
  • Betty Gallo: A lobbyist in Connecticut since the late 1970s, Betty has been involved in most civil rights legislation passed in the state in the last few decades. She was instrumental in adding sexual minorities to Connecticut's anti-discrimination laws in the 1990s, and was part of the successful effort to add transgender protection to our laws last year. 
  • Joe Mannetti: Though many know Joe as 'Mr. International Daddy Bear 2009,' they may not realize what a huge portion of his time he devotes to fundraising for charities here in Connecticut, most notably for organizations that support those with HIV/AIDS, youth, transgender issues and homelessness. We are proud to honor him for these efforts. His fundraising efforts have assisted many people in need.
  • Christine O'Leary: One of the most popular lesbian comediennes in the country, Christine has used her influence to raise money and advocate for sexual minorities over the years. She served for many years on the Board of True Colors, and never lost an opportunity to raise awareness -- or funds -- for LGBT youth. Christine is another whose community service light is often hidden. We will shine a light on her generosity.

The event also serves as the largest annual fundraiser for the New Haven Pride Center.

Dark Anjel Entertainment will join us for our second year, and additional surprises will be announced soon.

Tickets for the event are $100, but are discounted via our early bird special through January 31. Members can save even more! Click the button at right to begin the ticket ordering process through our partner, TicketLeap.

What You'll Find in Oz

Learn about the honorees, past and present, order tickets, get to know the venue and find out how you can get involved! All the latest information is below, along with archival information covering the entire history of the event.

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