Success! 10th Anniversary Young Trailblazers Gala

A special thank you to the committee and volunteers

Photos by Ken Paprocki

We were thrilled to present scholarship awards to four exceptional young leaders: Derek Demeri, Layne Gianakos, Nicholas Gumas and Michael Torres.

This landmark occasion also honored four extraordinary role models in our community: InStyle Magazine Fashion Director Hal Rubenstein, Broadway Producer Daryl Roth with Daryl Roth Productions, New York Times Advertising Columnist Stuart Elliott, and esteemed fashion designer Ralph Rucci of Chado Ralph Rucci.

Their continuing support has not only helped us to sustain Live Out Loud’s mission but also allowed us to further our impact each year.

A special thank you to our special guest host Michael Urie, our sponsors, board members and all the volunteers who helped make this event such a success.

Live Out Loud would like to thank our host The New York Times Company GLBT & Allies Network and the following sponsors, donors, journal ad donors, silent auction contributors and artists for making our 10th Anniversary Young Trailblazers Gala a huge success.


GOLD SPONSORSCalvin Klein Family Foundation
Chado Ralph Rucci
Christian Cooper
Daryl Roth
Deutsch / A Lowe & Partners Company
Nancy & Howard Marks
The Vogel Family
Tony Wright and Andrew Hewitt
Fund in the Sun Foundation
Giorgio Armani Corporation
Harold Koda and Alan Kornberg
Larry Scott of Larry Scott Events
Saks Fifth Avenue
The Interpublic Group
The Stephen P. Hanson Family Foundation
TJX Companies & Marshalls
Arlene R. Kogod
Bruce T. Sloane
Donna Karan International
Frank Godchaux of Stonewall Community Foundation
Geoffrey N. Bradfield
George T. Grubb Fund at The Seattle Foundation
Holly Hunt
Kevin G. Kelly
Lawrence Burstein
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Spain
New York Magazine
Olimpia Weiller
Stefani Greenfield and Mitchell Silverman
Target 10
Tiffany & Co.
Tom Bartholomew
Tory Burch, LLC
GO Magazine
HHC Marketing
Metrosource Magazine


Armani Exchange
Colgate Palmolive
Lynn Tesoro
Stephen Kantor & David Lindsey

Bill Mulvihill
Elizabeth Blau
Alan Silverman
Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz & Steven Wine
Christian Zimmermann & Richard Kielar
Dana Buchman
Dr. Barbara Kalvig & Dr. James Shorter
Eileen O’Neill
Gordon J. Campbell
Greg Flood & Josh Stoffregen
Holly Lynch
Liz Neumark, Great Performances
Margaret Russell
Maria & Guy Muzio
Michael Dion & David Cantor
Mitchell Draizin & Philippe Brugere-Trelat
Peter Emmerson
Rosemary Coluccio & Sabrina Shulman
Stephen Knoll
Tom Scheerer


Bob Howard & Jon Wilner
BR Guest Hospitality
Daryl Roth
Diane Von Furstenberg
Dr. Demetrios Halikiopoulos
HL Group
Jerry Chasen & Mark Kirby
Jujamcyn Theaters
Kenneth Cole
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
The Interpublic Group


Access Talent, Inc.
Alex Geana Photography
Alyson Adventures
Amy’s Bread
Anthony Pellino, ASID
Antoine Verglas Studios
Antonio Zaazoua
Avalon Salon & Day Spa
Bamboo 52
Bikram Yoga
Boqueria Restaurant
Borghese, Inc.
Boutique Eat Shop
Broadway Bodies
Scott Barnes
Cafe Boulud
Cafe Frida
Chado Ralph Rucci
Chelsea Piers Sports Center
CLAY Health Club + Spa
Club H Fitness
Culinary Insiders
Daryl Roth
Dave Serrano
Disney Publishing Worldwide
Disney Theatrical Group
Dr. Joseph Cilona
El Cocotero Restaurant
Elmo Restaurant
Empower Fitness
Film Forum
Fire Island Pines Property
Food Network NYC Wine and Food Festival
George T. Grubb
Gold18 Records, Inc
Greg Frederick
Greg Reynolds
Irish Repertory Theatre
Javilen Small Business Coaching
Jessica Blumberg Massage Therapy
John Buscarello Interior Design
Joyce Theater Foundation
Jujamcyn Theaters
Karpel Group
Kenneth Nadel
Kiehl’s Since 1851
Kramer Portraits New York
La Grenouille
La Maison Boutique Guest House
La Suite Rio
Le Bernardin
Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation
Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation
Macari Vineyards & Winery
Macmillan Audio
Mandarin Oriental
Owners’ Association (FIPPOA)
Marketing Innovations International
Math-You Namie
McBurney YMCA
McEvoy & Associates
Messineo Art Projects/Wyman Contemporary
Metropolitan Opera
Michael Andrews Bespoke
Michael C. Fina
Michael Mut Gallery
Mike Ruiz
Mitchell Coffman
Morgan Baldridge / Vince
New York Health & Racquet Club
Nick Adams
North Fork Table & Inn
OUT Magazine
Out on the Water Sailing
Physique 57
Prince Dimitri LLC
Random House
RJ Supa
Roberto Novo Salon
Roundabout Theatre Company
Route 66 Cafe
RSVP Vacations
Rubin Museum of Art
Sally Herschberger Face Place
Saveur Magazine
Scott Conant
Scott Gray
Showtime Networks
Simon & Schuster
Sister Act Broadway
Steel Gym NYC
Sumya Ojakli, Evolution Strategy
Surrey Hotel
TAM Airlines
Teri Abrams / The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Ellen Degeneres Show
The Greenporter Hotel
The New Yorker
The Place Restaurant LLC
Tipsy Parson
TJX Companies & Marshalls
TM Northwood Studios
Todd Monaghan
Tory Burch, LLC
Tucker by Gaby Basora
Tunstull Studio
Universal Studios
Urban Steel Design
Wellness Men’s Day Spa
Whitney Museum of American Art
Willa France
York Theatre Company


Alex Geana
Antoine Verglas
George T. Grubb
George Towne
Glenn Tunstull
Greg Reynolds
John Lesnick through Wayne Snellen, Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation
Kenneth Nadel
Math-You Namie
Matthias Vriens-McGrath through Aaron Hicklin, Out Magazine
Michael Mut
Mike Ruiz
Mitchel Coffman
Paul Vickery
Richard Lund
RJ Supa
Robert Morris through Brian Clamp, ClampArt
Scott Barnes
Steven Corsano
Steven Kramer
Todd Monaghan
Willa France

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