Out for Good Virtual Gala 2020

Tue, Dec 8th 2020 at 6:00 PM CDT · By The Montrose Center
Date & Time
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 at 6:00 PM CDT
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 at 7:30 PM CDT
Event Details

Thank you for your patience! We are still working to understand the cause of the breakdown. In the simplest terms, the tech we were using wasn't fast enough to process the high-quality video stream. Despite our best efforts, we were unable to show the prerecorded portions of Out for Good as originally planned, and we are working to correct these issues so that you can enjoy the show in its entirety soon.

We promise that this will not happen again and are committed to providing you with great virtual experiences.

We understand that we weren't able to give you the full experience as planned. If you would like a refund, please email mjones@montrosecenter.org.

We are so grateful for your virtual attendance, your incredible patience, the positive comments from those who were able to watch the live segments, and the messages of support you sent. We are so grateful for our vibrant LGBTQ community!

We have an incredible show, and we are very excited to share it with you, as together we celebrate and honor Dalton DeHart. Thank you for your amazing generosity! We are blown away by the fact that the event has already raised $116,000, including a $50,000 Leadership Match which will double your gifts throughout December.

We are so excited for you to see it! We will debut the show in its entirety, prerecorded bits, celebrity guests, presentation to Dalton, holiday performances, and all...

Wednesday, December 9 at 6pm

We will be in touch with donors again before the show with details about how to watch. 

Thank you again!!!

LGBTQ Houston's Premier Annual Gala is going virtual... with holiday glam! 

NEW DATE! Wednesday, December 9, 2020
6PM We Will Stream the Virtual Gala in its Entirety
Holiday elegance, entertainment, and inspiring testimonials from the comfort of your own home

All Donors Will Be Invited to Enjoy the Show
Donate what you can, whether that means $25 or $2,500.
Sponsorships and VIP tickets available and include great benefits.

Dalton DeHart (photo by Alex Rosa for OutSmart Magazine |  
Hair and Makeup by John Wilmore)

Dalton DeHart
2020 LGBTQ Community Vision Award
For decades, Dalton DeHart has celebrated our community, one camera click at a time. He is a staple at community events and has captured hundreds of thousands of memories with his photos. His photography has been invaluable in preserving our local culture and history.

Event Chairs
Jack Berger
Jason & Julia Wang


Deborah Duncan

Plus, surprise celebrity guest appearances!

Why Supporting Your LGBTQ Center is Important Right Now

  • The Montrose Center is distributing $1.5 million in direct financial assistance and COVID support to community members who are struggling due to the pandemic.
  • We have seen an 87% increase in the need for our domestic violence services this year.
  • Thanks to the successful Housing Our Future campaign in August and September, we will get 60 LGBTQ youth off the streets of Houston in the next 12 months – Huge thanks to the 75 volunteer fundraisers and 642 donors who helped us raise more than $213,000!
  • The Law Harrington Senior Living Center is on track to open in March 2021. It will be a home for 150 seniors and the South’s 1st LGBTQ-affirming, affordable senior living center!
  • Throughout the pandemic, we have remained open, providing essential services to our community, including food to LGBTQ seniors, shelter to homeless youth and survivors of domestic violence, tele-therapy, substance use recovery, HIV prevention and support, and much more!

Your support allows us to continue this important work.

Benefiting the Montrose Center
Since 1978, the Montrose Center has empowered LGTBQ individuals to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. We are proud to be one of the largest and most comprehensive LGBTQ Centers in the nation.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsor
Chris Robertson

Ruby Sponsors
Bryan & Joan Cotton
Tara M. Kelly & Rhonda Sigman

Sapphire Sponsors
Clark Caperton
Karen & Evelyn "Bunny" Carlson

Pearl Sponsors
Tina Burgos & Lisa Waskom
Ed Holmstrom
Paul Iademarco & Aaron Masterson
Curtis Petty & Will Batts
Nancy Sims
Michael Sirimaturos
Doug Smith
Jim Taylor
Jason & Julia Wang

Amethyst Sponsors
Club Houston
District Attorney Kim Ogg
William Fu
Judge Steven Kirkland
Patricia Morin & Becky Zimdars
Colby Remsing & Matthew Wilhoit
Trey Yates
Grace S. Yung Midtown Financial Group

VIP Tickets
Ashley Alexander
Carlos Ambia
Linda Arnold & Lynn Schwartzenburg
Jim Ayres
Bill Baldwin
George Barnstone
Jeriyln Barthel
Todd Batson & Neal Dacke
Deborah Bell of The Walk for Mental Health Awareness
Jack Berger & Kevin Gibson
Trisha Beissel
Deborah Bradford
Brent Braveman
Bob Burress & Tom Seymour
Katy Caldwell
Henry Chiu & Randolph Scott
KM Cooper

Ken Council
Alyssa Darner
Jeffrey Davis
Elaine Decanio
Zach Deutsch & Darren Felfeli
Rick Dickson & Luis Morales Lopez
Roger Donley
Regina Dotson & Vickie McClanahan
Fernando Dovalina

JD Doyle
Steven Duble
Judson Dunn
Steve Evans
Januari Fox of The Walk for Mental Health Awareness
Mike Freeman
Marion Friedman
Dr. Ralph J. Herring
Ken Hoge
Dr. Matthew Horsfield & Dr. Michael Kauth
Brian Jackson
Noelia James
Greg Jeu
Shelley Kennedy & Debra Denny
James Llamas
Tricia Lynn
Thasia Madison

Lisa Madry
Ed Mason
C. Patrick McIlvain of The Walk for Mental Health Awareness
Patrick McKee
Bob McLaughlin

Joseph Mueller
Sarah Newbery
Linh T. Ngu
Arusha Pinson
Anthony Polk & Brinton Miller
Joe A. Ramirez
Shawna L. Reagin
Glenda Redworth
The Retherford Family
Alex & Jane Robinson

Susan Robinson
Paul & Artie Roche
Barbara Rogers & Judith Tompkins
Shelley Roth
Justice Jim Sharp
Todd Shell & Rock Edwards
Fran & Susan Smith
Ross Smith & Tony Shelton
Justice Charles Spain & John Adcock
Missy Stewart
Bill Bob Tallent
Renee Tappe Jan Pasternak 
Kevin Taylor & Michael Moore
Francine Todes
Travis Torrence & Heath LaPray
David Uthe & Florentino Liguden
Camille Watson
Jeff Watters
Clinton Chip Wells
Roxanne Werner
Senator John Whitmire
Carol & Sallie Wyatt-Woodell
Angela Young

Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors!


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