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Compass 18th Stonewall Black and White Ball
June 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fifty years ago this month, a rock was thrown at oppression, and the modern LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement was born. To celebrate the momentous anniversary, Compass Community Center will hold its 18th Annual Stonewall Black and White Ball on June 22, 2010 at the Harriet Himmel Theater in Downtown West Palm Beach.
The 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising is being met with increased fanfare and adulation all across the nation (June was designated Pride Month in the USA to mark the uprising), and the Stonewall Ball will be no different. TLC’s Randy Fenoli, star of “Say Yes to the Dress” will be hosting the event’s VIP Awards Reception which starts at 7pm. The VIP Awards Reception will feature the yearly award ceremony honoring Michael Brown Faces of the Community Award recipient Pete Stewart, and Compass Leadership Award recipient retired County Commissioner Paulette Burdick. In addition there will be an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment sponsored by Celebrity Cruise, a silent auction, music by D.J. Supreme, and performances by Miss Palm Beach Pride 2019, Kataleya Davenport Dupree, Miss Palm Beach Pride 2018, Rianna Petrone, Miss Palm Beach Pride 2016, Velvet Lenore, and The First Lady of the Palm Beaches, Melissa St.John.
This special night benefits Compass Community Center, and celebrates the important contributions of this year’s honorees who dedicate themselves to empowering the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. Every year, the Ball raises funds for Compass’ fundamental programs and services, including the youth and HIV/AIDS services.