30 Year Gala


"Seasons of Love" - honoring 30 years


BAO's 30 year gala is on Saturday 21 March 2015 at the Florentine Building (formerly Club 21) downtown Birmingham.  The gala will serve as a time for friends, volunteers, staff, and board members to gather, reminisce, and celebrate life.  Our emcee, Dr. Larry Contri, will entertain guests and keep the gala moving along with special entertainment by Once In A Lifetime 80s band and a performance by several fabulous drag queens, Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be available as well as a cash bar.  Guests will have the opportunity to win an amazing vacation package donated by Paul Keech and AAA Alabama.  


The keynote speaker will be award winning journalist and author, Lawayne Childrey.  How does a troubled, black, gay youth from the Deep South grow up to become one of the most respected news journalists in the country?  Lawayne will share his story about how BAO and our community partners helped save his life after being diagnosed HIV positive in 1991.  Visit online to read more about Lawayne's story, lawaynechildrey.com.

The venue will be setup reception style with a limited number of tables.  Both individual tickets and table sponsors are available by clicking below.


We want to hear your stories and share your photos!  This is a time to remember, honor, and celebrate!  Please contact Jamie Whitehurst if you can share your memories and photos.  

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