On Monday, October 29, New York’s Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBT youth service organization, is holding the 2012 Emery Awards, which honor those who help provide a safe and supportive environment for queer youth.
Partners star Michael Urie is hosting the gala, with recipients including Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (right), Time Warner, Inc. and the producers of the heartfelt and vital documentary Bully. It’s one hot ticket: They’ll be auctioning off a walk-on role on True Blood, and Grammy winner Estelle was just booked for the after party.
Being old-school pop queens, though, we’re most excited about Erasure’s Andy Bell performing “A Little Respect” on the main stage. We’ve seen Andy perform several times and, whether its an arena or an intimate venue, the bitch does not disappoint! (Check him out in the clip above, performing the song in 2010 with kids from HMI.)
Other attendees include Days of Our Lives star Crystal Chappell, out comedian Judy Gold, Project Runway‘s Tim Gunn, actors Cheyenne Jackson, BD Wong and Heather Matarazzo, rocker Carole Pope, and fashion personality Kimora Lee Simmons.
For more information and tickets, visit HMI’s website.