Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS

On April 6, Their Most Imperial and Sovereign Majesties, Emperor XXI Ritz Kraka and Empress XXVI Witti Repartee, presented The Night of a Thousand Gowns -- a dazzling display of regal glamour, an opportunity to celebrate the LGBT community, and in particular, the colorful cross-dressing segment of that community. In its twenty-seven year history the Imperial Court of New York has donated over 1.5 million dollars to worthy LGBT, HIV/AIDS and youth enrichment related causes. This year the Night of a Thousand Gowns welcomes 1,000 attendees to raise important funds for GLAAD and GHMC. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the evening's festivities!

Atendees included: Christian Borle (SMASH); Taylor Dane; GilBert Baker (LGBT advocate, creator of the rainbow flag) drag performer Chad Michaels (RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars); Alex McCord and Simon van Kampen (Real Housewives of NY); singer Karen Mason; actor Tony Sheldon; Mike Ruiz, Martin Berusch, (The A List);actor and advocate Wilson Cruz (My So-Called Life, GLAAD); Dr. Marjorie Hill (GMHC); actor Daniel Patrick Ellis; singer Anthony Lee Medina; designer Chris March; singer Adam Barta;nightlife icon Amanda Lepore; actor Gerald McCullough; Reina; Chi Chi Valenti; DJ Johnny Dynell; singer Marty Thomas; NYC promoter Sir Mark Nelson; and Kitty Hiccups.

Radio host Elvis Duran received the Imperial Diamond Award. GLAAD's Wilson Cruz and GMHC's Dr. Marjorie Hill also received special honors. The 2013 Imperial Diamond Award was presented to Elvis Duran, one of last year's Honorary Chars, and award winning host of the nationally syndicated Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, heard locally on Z100.

The Imperial Diamond Award is ICNY's most prestigious way of recognizing a member of the greater community whose service to LGBT and HIV related causes is exemplary. Previous winners include Political Author and Activist David Mixner, Speaker of the New York City Council Christine Quinn and Celebrity Photographer Mike Ruiz.

For more information, visit www.icny.org, www.glaad.org, and www.gmhc.org.

Photo Credit: Andrew Werner

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Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Welcome to the 27th Annual Night of a Thousand Gowns

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Karen Mason and Songwriter, Producer Paul Rolnick

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Tony Sheldon and Guest

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Christian Borle

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Taylor Dayne

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Aviva Drescher

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Elvis Duran and Steven Levine

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Karen Mason

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Taylor Dayne

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Taylor Dayne

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Marty Thomas, Marissa Rosen, Alexa Green and Kat Hennessey

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Emperor XX Vanity Society

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Empress XXV Pepperica Swirl and Emperor XX Vanity Society

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Empress Gianna

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Wilson Cruz + GilBert Baker being knighted

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
GilBert Baker & Dr. Marjorie Hill

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Members of the Imperial Court of NY

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Chris March

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Adam Barta, Reina, Andrew Werner

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Amanda Lepore & guest

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Gary Cosgrove

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Emperor Ron & Empress Demi Tasse

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Chad Michaels

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
The Imperial Court of New York's tribute to Follies

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Night of a Thousand Gowns Presentation

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Members of the Imperial Court of NY

Photo Coverage: Christian Borle, Karen Mason, Tony Sheldon and More at 2013 NIGHT OF A THOUSAND GOWNS
Emperor XXII Wen-D Bouvier-Pinkhouse and Empress XXV Gracie Steeles

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