Program

2013 Black Tie Dinner

The 2013 Black Tie Dinner


2013 marks the 32nd annual Black Tie Dinner. This year's theme is "One Voice" - celebrating the solidarity behind the annual fundraiser. To date, Black Tie Dinner has distributed over $17 million to its beneficiaries.

The 2013 dinner will be on held Saturday, November 2nd, at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Click here for information on how to attend the best party in North Texas!

2013 Keynote Speaker
Dustin Lance Black
2013 Featured Speaker
2013 Featured Speaker
Academy Award-winning screenwriter and executive producer,
Dustin Lance Black

2013 Media Award
Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson

2013 Elizabeth Birch Equality Award
Author and advocate for family equality, Zach Wahls

2013 Raymond Kuchling Humanitarian Award
Dallas Voice writer and community leader, David Taffet

Musical Entertainment
Performance by pop and R&B superstar Patti LaBelle


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Program Format

Each year, up to 3,000 guests experience this “premier event of empowerment, education and entertainment” supporting GLBT organizations in the North Texas community and Black Tie Dinner’s National Beneficiary, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

The Saturday evening Dinner Program includes local and national figures, entertainment, recognition rewards, auctions and more. Pre Dinner receptions and the AfterBlack dance party add to the evening’s festivities.

Friday, the evening before the Dinner, Sponsors, Table Captains and their guests are invited to B4Black, an exciting auction preview party with a program all its own.

Past Dinner Award Recipients and Speakers include: Maya Angelou, Ann Richards, Martin Sheen, Lily Tomlin, Sharon Stone, Goldie Hawn, Geena Davis, Bishop V. Gene Robinson, Judy Shepard, Cyndi Lauper and Gavin Newsom.