A Night of A Thousand Genders

Gender & Family Project Night of 1000 Genders 2018 Save the Date

Support transgender youth and families at The Gender & Family Project’s Sixth Annual Night of A Thousand Genders, an inspiring evening of performances and solidarity. Join us on Monday, April 8th 2019 at 6pm at the Edison Ballroom, NYC.

For questions about tickets, tables, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jane Rennert at 212.879.4900 ext. 156 or JRennert@ackerman.org

A Night of a Thousand Genders

Monday, April 8, 2019
The Edison Ballroom
240 W 47th St.
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Sponsorships & Tables

  • Sponsorships

  • The Gender & Family Project is pleased to work with your company to develop a package that meets your distinct requirements and corporate objectives. For any questions or to create a sponsorship package, contact Jane Rennert at jrennert@ackerman.org.
  • Price: $50,000.00 Quantity:
    • Presenting Sponsor top-billing
    • Opportunity for a representative to appear onstage during the show to present an award or announce a new initiative
    • Exclusive corporate training or institutional gender inclusivity consultation by GFP
    • Industry Exclusive
    • Premier placement of logo on step-and-repeat banner
    • Premier Table for sixteen at gala & sixteen after-party tickets
    • Option to have a celebrity guest seated at your table
    • 2 page ad in digital journal (2 minute on-screen hold)
    • Name featured in all publicity materials, pre-event press releases, hyperlink for all web-based materials
    • Placement of a corporate product in gift bag distributed to guests
    • Social media recognition
  • Price: $25,000.00 Quantity:
    • Industry Exclusive
    • Highlighted placement of logo on step-and-repeat banner
    • Champion Table for twelve at gala & twelve after-party tickets
    • Option to have a celebrity guest seated at your table
    • 1 page ad in digital journal (1 minute on-screen hold)
    • Logo highlighted in printed event brochure and electronic invitation
    • Placement of a corporate product in gift bag distributed to guests
    • Social media recognition
  • Price: $15,000.00 Quantity:
    • Logo on step and repeat
    • Diamond Table for ten at gala & ten after-party tickets
    • 1/2 page ad in digital journal (40 second on-screen hold)
    • Logo highlighted in printed event brochure and electronic invitation
    • Placement of a corporate product in gift bag distributed to guests
    • Social media recognition
  • Tables

    *The non-deductible portion of each ticket is $200.
  • Price: $10,000.00 Quantity:
    • One Gold table for eight at gala & eight after-party tickets
    • Premier recognition of company/individual's support in the event materials
    • 1/2 page ad in digital journal (30 second on-screen hold)
    • Listing on the Benefit Committee in all print and digital materials
  • Price: $5,000.00 Quantity:
    • One Glitter table for four at gala & four after-party tickets
    • Exclusive recognition of company/individual's support in the event materials
    • Quarter page ad in digital program (20 second on-screen hold)
    • Listing on the Benefit Committee in all print and digital materials
  • Price: $2,000.00 Quantity:
    • One Rainbow table for four at gala and four after-party tickets
    • Recognition of company/individual's support in the printed event brochure
    • Company/individual’s logo featured in digital program (10 second on-screen hold)
  • Price: $1,500.00 Quantity:
    • One Friends table for four at gala and four after-party tickets

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Honorees

Honorees:

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson
Gender Inclusivity Ally Award

Corey Johnson - Night of 1000 Genders 2019Corey Johnson was first elected to the City Council in 2013 and was re-elected in 2017 to represent Council District 3, which includes the neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, the Meatpacking District, the Theater District, the Garment District, and more neighborhoods along Manhattan’s West Side. Corey was elected by his peers to serve as Council Speaker in 2018, making him the first openly gay, HIV+ man to hold the position.

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Raised in a union household where his mother, a homeless services provider, and his father, a Teamster, instilled in him the values of community service and political engagement, Corey came to national attention in 1999 when, as the captain of his high school football team, he took the courageous step of coming out publicly as gay. Corey’s actions landed him on the front page of the New York Times and he began telling his story to audiences of young people across the country. Soon after he would serve as chairperson of Manhattan’s Community Board 4, becoming the youngest person to chair a community board in the five boroughs.

Corey has earned a reputation as a tenacious advocate for all New Yorkers and as a leader who builds consensus to get things done at City Hall. In his first year as Speaker he lead the council in passing 165 of pieces of legislation, making 2018 one of the most active and productive starts to a council session. Under Corey’s leadership the Council passed some of the strictest sexual harassment prevention legislation in the country, expanded services for homeless and runaway youth, created a $3.8 million dollar LGBT Community Services and Trans Equity Program, and expanded protections for non-binary New Yorker’s by allowing for self-selection of a third gender option on birth certificates.


Dee TrannyBear and Deja Smith
Honorary Co-Chairs

Dee TrannyBear and Deeja Smith Night of 1000 Genders 2019

DDPRO is a concierge Hair, Makeup, and Image Consulting firm led by Dee TrannyBear and Deja “The Lady Deja” Smith. DDPRO’s aesthetic lies at the intersection of fashion, art, gender and performance; all of which continually influence this dynamic team. The company’s perspective is informed by the co-founders trans, ethnic and national identities. Deja, a descendant of American slavery, and Dee a recent American émigré of Italian descent from Germany, work together to attain the great “American Dream.”

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DDPRO integrates complex social and political themes to produce art with the goal of changing the narrative surrounding marginalized people, serving the queer community and shifting the beauty paradigm towards an authentically inclusive and affirming media.

DDPRO’s client roster is a mélange of unique individuals and game changers. These artists include, but certainly not limited to, actor/activist Laverne Cox, internationally acclaimed visual artist Kehinde Wiley and performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon.

Recent endeavors have led to crossover opportunities for the brand outside the world of makeup and hair styling. In May of 2018, Dee Trannybear represented the beauty of non-conformity as a model for the NYC PRIDE campaign. In September of the same year, Dee also served as a model for the 5th annual Dapper Q fashion show at the Brooklyn Museum. In addition, Deja was awarded the 2018 Callen-Lorde Community Health Center Transcendence Award for advocacy through her artivism for the TLGBQ+ community. Furthermore, Deja and Dee have also moderated and spoken on several panels regarding gender, violence, equity and equality for the Phluid Project, Dance/USA and the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP).

DDPRO was thrilled to end the year in collaboration with Fluide Beauty on their “Chosen Family” holiday campaign. Equally exciting was starting 2019 with the self-produced “They Power” 10 page spread in Gay Times Magazine.


Tyler Ford
Honorary Co-Chair

Tyler Ford Night of 1000 Genders 2019Tyler Ford is an award-winning nonbinary advocate, writer, and speaker whose creative and critical writing on queer and trans identity inspires, comforts, and challenges a diverse spectrum of audiences. The former deputy editor of Condé Nast’s LGBTQ+ platform, them., and grand marshal of NYC Pride 2018, Ford’s sphere of influence is wide, reaching hundreds of thousands of people and helping LGBTQ+ folks feel more equipped to express themselves with confidence.


Geena Rocero
Honorary Co-Chair

Geena RoceroGeena Rocero, born and raised in Manila, Philippines, is a Model, Public Speaker, Producer, Trans Rights Advocate and co-host of the 2017 Webby Awards honoree TV Show ASPIREist, broadcasted on HLN/CNN.

On March 31, 2014, in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility, Rocero came out as transgender at the annual TED Conference, her viral talk has since been viewed more than 4 million times and translated in 32 languages. Geena is the founder of Gender Proud, a media production company that tells stories on what it means to be trans and gender non-conforming.

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She, with Gender Proud Productions produced and presented  “Beautiful As I Want to Be” on LogoTV highlighting trans youth, and received the 2016 GLAAD media Award. Gender Proud also produced “Willing and Able”, a 2017 GLAAD Media nominated web series about transgender employment with Fusion TV and worked with Fusion/Univision to produce a TV documentary about transgender athletes, “No League of Their Own” and won 2017 Association of LGBTQ Journalists Best in Health and Fitness Coverage.

Most recently, she co-executive produced the 2018 GLAAD Media awards nominated “Made To Model” a documentary on 9 Pioneers and Emerging trans model in collaboration with LogoTV, MTV and VH1.

Geena has spoken at the White House, World Economic Forum, United Nations, State Department, Fortune 500 Companies and been featured on E’s I am Cait, Magazine Cover of Candy Magazine, Vanity Fair: Trans America, Marriott’s #LoveTravels Campaign and CoverGirl Cosmetics #GirlsCan Campaign. She was on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar India.

On September 2018, published by Simon and Schuster, she contributed a chapter in the NY Times Bestseller book “American like Me” by with actress America Ferrera with contributors like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjani and many others.

She’s a board member of NY LGBT Center and An Ambassador for The Stonewall Inn. She has been featured in media publications such as CNN, Al Jazeera America, MSNBC, Today Show, NHK World Channel, HuffPost Live, New York Magazine, Mashable, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, People, Variety, Take Part, The Advocate, MTV and others.

 

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Hosts & Performers

Performers:

Lance Horne
Musical Director

Lance Horne - Night of 1000 Genders 2019Lance Horne is a composer-lyricist who has performed alongside, composed, and/or provided arrangements for Alan Cumming, Liza Minnelli, Carol Channing, Kristin Chenoweth, Ricki Lake, Pink Martini, the von Trapps, Jake Shears/Scissor Sisters, Justin Bond, Sandra Bernhard, Ben Folds, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer/Dresden Dolls, Boston Pops, and toured the world with Meow Meow. He has performed for President Obama, the First Lady, and Queen Elizabeth.

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Lance has conducted return engagements at Sydney Opera House and international tours of Handel’s Messiah Rocks and Jekyll & Hyde. He co-music directed/co-arranged Prometheus Bound by Steven Sater and Serj Tankian and Cabaret starring Amanda Palmer, both at American Repertory Theatre. He contributed original material and arrangements to Vegas! The Show currently playing at Planet Hollywood Casino in Vegas, music directed the Sater/Sheik Alice by Heart for the National Theater in London, and provided the vocal arrangements for the Broadway production of Little Women. His debut album First Things Last released on Yellow Sound Label with concurrent concerts at Lincoln Center and on the West End. TV includes theme for The Ricki Lake Show (Fox) and multiple Macy’s Thanksgiving Parades (NBC). Lance received a daytime Emmy for Best Original Song; the Jonathan Larson Award; a Bistro Award for producing Alan Cumming’s album, I Bought a Blue Car Today; the ASCAP Foundation Jamie DeRoy Award for Emerging Songwriter; and an Interlochen Ovation Award. Lance is a Steinway Artist with BM, MM in Composition, at The Juilliard School.


Peppermint
Performer

PeppermintPeppermint made history as the First open Transwoman to originate a leading role on Broadway in the GoGo’s musical, Head Over Heels, was honored at Conde Nast’s First Annual “Queeroes” Awards, earned her place on Variety’s prestigious “New Power of New York” list, was named as one of Out magazine’s “OUT100” portfolio of the most influential LGBTQ people of the year and now New York Attorney General, Latitia James recognized her with an award for her work with the LGBTQ community.

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Fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race know her as top 2 finalist from Season 9. An established entertainer and recording artist; she regularly performs to sold out crowds around the world. Albums include Hardcore Glamour, Servin’ It Up, Sugar & Spiked and Black Pepper available on iTunes and Google Play. Cast recording of the Go Go’s Musical, Head Over Heels is available on iTunes now.


Jaimie Wilson
Performer

Jaimie Wilson Night of 1000 Genders 2019Jaimie Wilson, also known as T-Boy, is one of the top influencers and artists in the LGBT community. His social media presence took off after sharing his female to male transition journey. In the process of transition he lost his family in Michigan and he almost lost his singing voice. In 2017 Jaimie received the Spirt of Matthew Award from the Matthew Shepard Foundation for his bravery in telling his transition story and for inspiring other families toward acceptance.

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In 2018 Jaimie released an original SELF duet, Everything is New, using pre and post transition vocals, which debuted during New York Fashion Week where he walked for designer Marco Marco.

Jaimie’s song We Won’t Be Erased was a musical response to the anti-trans memo from the Trump administration that was leaked to the press in October 2018. Billboard debuted the song and it has become an inspiration to the community who seek to live authentically.


After-Party:

Lina Bradford
DJ

Lina Bradford Gender & Family Project's Night of 1000 GendersLina Bradford grew up in New York City, across the street from famed Carnegie Hall on the Upper West Side. Her career in entertainment began at an early age as a dancer. She studied modern ballet, tap and jazz for 11 years and performed in several companies throughout New York. Those same moves she learned in rehearsals became a part of her signature style when she began her DJ career by performing through the gritty East Village scene.

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She travels through Europe, appearing in Sardinia, St Tropez and Paris. Accolades soon came rolling in, including DJ of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards at the Glammys and Sage Innovator. DJ Lina is often seen hosting the biggest private parties from NYC to Europe. Even with all her accomplishments, she feels as if she is just beginning to hit her stride. “I’ve never felt more sexy and solidified in my life”, she says. “This is by far the most beautiful spot I’ve been in.”


Dee TrannyBear and Deja Smith
After Party Hosts

Dee TrannyBear and Deeja Smith Night of 1000 Genders 2019

DDPRO is a concierge Hair, Makeup, and Image Consulting firm led by Dee TrannyBear and Deja “The Lady Deja” Smith. DDPRO’s aesthetic lies at the intersection of fashion, art, gender and performance; all of which continually influence this dynamic team. The company’s perspective is informed by the co-founders trans, ethnic and national identities. Deja, a descendant of American slavery, and Dee a recent American émigré of Italian descent from Germany, work together to attain the great “American Dream.”

Read Full Bio

DDPRO integrates complex social and political themes to produce art with the goal of changing the narrative surrounding marginalized people, serving the queer community and shifting the beauty paradigm towards an authentically inclusive and affirming media.

DDPRO’s client roster is a mélange of unique individuals and game changers. These artists include, but certainly not limited to, actor/activist Laverne Cox, internationally acclaimed visual artist Kehinde Wiley and performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon.

Recent endeavors have led to crossover opportunities for the brand outside the world of makeup and hair styling. In May of 2018, Dee Trannybear represented the beauty of non-conformity as a model for the NYC PRIDE campaign. In September of the same year, Dee also served as a model for the 5th annual Dapper Q fashion show at the Brooklyn Museum. In addition, Deja was awarded the 2018 Callen-Lorde Community Health Center Transcendence Award for advocacy through her artivism for the TLGBQ+ community. Furthermore, Deja and Dee have also moderated and spoken on several panels regarding gender, violence, equity and equality for the Phluid Project, Dance/USA and the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP).

DDPRO was thrilled to end the year in collaboration with Fluide Beauty on their “Chosen Family” holiday campaign. Equally exciting was starting 2019 with the self-produced “They Power” 10 page spread in Gay Times Magazine.

 

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Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

Bank of America, Sponsor of Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project

Champion Sponsors:

 

Isabel Rose & Jeff Fagan Foundation, Sponsor of Ackerman Institute's Gender & Family Project

Alessandra Gouldner & Boyd Johnson

Diamond Sponsor:

Glaeser Family Foundation