Photo Coverage: The 2008 Emery Awards Gala
On Tuesday, November 11th, Macy's and Marc Ecko presented the 2008 Emery Awards at Cipriani 42nd St. This year's awards honored those who have worked to support LGBT youth, and featured a special performance by Cheyenne Jackson, star of Broadway's XANADU, ALL SHOOK UP and AIDA.
The live auctioneer was the 'fabulous' Bianca Del Rio and After-Party DJ was the equally 'fabulous' Lady Bunny, explain press notes.
And there was a special performance by the youth of The Hetrick-Martin Institute.
The evening was hosted by Project Runways' Tim Gunn.
The Hetrick-Martin Institute, Home of The Harvey Milk High School, "believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. The Hetrick-Martin Institute creates this environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth between the ages of 12 and 21 and their families. In addition, through a comprehensive package of direct services and referrals, the Hetrick-Martin Institute seeks to foster healthy youth development. The Hetrick-Martin Institute's staff promotes excellence in the delivery of youth services and uses its expertise to create innovative programs that other organizations may use as models," according to a press article.
For more information about the Hetrick-Martin Institute and the Emery Awards please visit: www.hmi.org
Photos by Linda Lenzi
Evening Chair Rob Smith (Macy's)
Thomas Krever (Executive Director Hetrick-Martin Institute)
Thomas Krever and Rob Smith
Youth Honoree Judith Torres
Judith Torres with her parents Ruben Figuroa and Daisy Figuroa
Thomas Krever, Ruben Figuroa, Judith Torres and Daisy Figuroa
Host Tim Gunn (Cheif Creative Officer Liz Claiborne Inc., Mentor "Project Runway")
Rob Smith and Tim Gunn
Mayor Cory Booker
Rob Smith and Designer Steve Madden
Thomas Krever, Rob Smith, Bari Mattes and Mayor Cory Booker
Thomas Krever, B.D. Wong and Rob Smith
Special Guest Performer Cheyenne Jackson
Speaker of the New York City Council Christine C. Quinn
Jerry Lungren (CEO Macy's), Janet Grove (Vice Chairman Macy's) and Rob Smith
Auctioneer Bianca del Rio
Honoree John Demsey (MAC AIDS Fund)
John Demsey and Presenter Eve
Thomas Krever, John Demsey, Eve and Rob Smith
Mashonda and Eve
Seth Rudetsky and Bianca Del Rio
Bianca Del Rio and Cheyenne Jackson
Cheyenne Jackson and Rob Smith