Events downtown

Aug 28

EqualityMaine’s 37th Annual Awards Gala 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event website

Each year, we come together as a community to celebrate the progress we’ve made and raise up the work that lays ahead until each and every LGBTQ+ Mainer can live their authentic life, free from discrimination, prejudice, bias and violence.

With the progress Maine has made in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re excited to adapt our annual Gala, normally held each spring at the Holiday Inn, to an outdoor event at Thompson’s Point in Portland.

Please join us for this very special end-of-summer celebration in support of EqualityMaine!

-Opening reception with cocktails and a food tasting extravaganza with some of Portland’s favorite food trucks and restaurants

-Critical updates on our priorities for the year ahead

-Celebration of our 2021 Honorees

-Hosted by friends of EqualityMaine, Tommy Waltz and Thomas Smallwood

-Entertainment by VI VA & The Reinforcements

-Live auction with auctioneer Erin Ward of Star Benefit Auctions

-After party with DJ Keith James and a special performance by Chartreuse Money

-ASL interpretation provided