Black Tie LIVE broadcasted on ABC affiliate/local WFAA-TV (Channel 8) on Sunday, October 18th at 3:50pm.

Black Tie Live Lineup

We are thrilled to announce our line-up of celebrity guests and this year's Kuchling Humanitarian Award recipient for Black Tie LIVE on October 18 at 4pm! The featured celebrity appearances will be fashion designer, television personality, and author Tan France from Queer Eye; actresses Vicci Martinez and Emily Tarver from the groundbreaking series Orange Is the New Black; and actor and previous Black Tie Dinner Media Award winner Erich Bergen from Madam Secretary.

We’ll also have appearances by activist and author Cecile Richards, HRC President Alphonso David, and local drag superstar Cassie Nova, plus musical performances by rising pop star Ava Max and Dallas-based singer Anton Shaw.

Another highlight of the broadcast will be the presentation of the 2020 Kuchling Humanitarian Award to activist and community leader Bruce Monroe, in recognition of his years of activism for and service to the Dallas LGBTQ community.

Finally, WFAA’s own Dale Hansen will draw the winning raffle ticket for that brand new Mercedes-Benz. Don’t miss the most entertaining, educational, and empowering hour of fundraising you’ll see all year!


Our 2020 online auction is now live!

Visit our auction site to see all of the amazing experiences, artwork, furniture, service, and more, generously donated by our beneficiaries, sponsors, and supporters. The auction will remain open until 10 pm on the day of Black Tie LIVE, so be sure to check back often between now and the 18th to make sure you have the top bid on the items you want! And remember, all funds raised through our auction will go to support the vitally important work of our beneficiaries in the LGBTQ community.


Black Tie LIVE will be broadcast on ABC affiliate/local WFAA-TV (Channel 8) on Sunday, October 18th at 4 pm. Don’t live in the Dallas area or prefer to watch online? We’ve got you covered. You can also stream the event on Facebook, and on this page on the day of the event.


The Black Tie Ambassador program is a brand-new fundraising initiative from Black Tie Dinner. Fundraising this year has been especially challenging but we remain committed to raising as much money for our beneficiaries as we can.

That’s where you come in. By becoming a Black Tie Ambassador, you commit to using your network of family, friends, and colleagues to raise money for our annual distribution. You can create a team to fundraise together and track your activity and progress, as well as see where you rank among all other Black Tie Dinner Ambassadors.

Enjoy a little friendly competition as you help raise money for our inspiring and hard-working beneficiaries.