Here are Pics from The 5th Annual Gentlemen’s Ball held in Atlanta!

Here are pics from The 5th Annual Gentlemen’s Ball held in Atlanta!

Ceremony honored Love & Hip Hop’s Milan Christopher, Vision Church of Atlanta’s Bishop OC Allen, Senator Vincent Fort, and more!
Atlanta, GA (October 16, 2016) – On Saturday, October 15th, The Gentlemen’s Foundation brought the Harlem Renaissance to the city of Atlanta for the 5th Annual Gentlemen’s Ball. The Atlanta Marriott Marquis ballroom was filled with influential LGBTQ community leaders, politicians, allies, entertainers, entrepreneurs, and tastemakers alike as the soulful sounds of the roaring 20s and unlimited cocktails flowed. Community activist Darnell L. Moore and television personality Miss Lawrence (Real Housewives of Atlanta and Empire) served as hosts for the evening. Guests will also enjoy complimentary gifts from allied sponsors, casino tables, live performances from R&B Diva’s Monifah and The Dingalogues, and more. 
See all the pics and more below!
Originating in 2011, the black-tie gala and awards program celebrates the accomplishments of gay and transgendered men who have demonstrated a commitment to social change through the enhancement of the quality of life within the minority LGBTQ community. Partnering with the cause of justice and equality for all, the honorees boldly embody what The Gentlemen’s Foundation, Inc. (TGF) idea of a “true gentleman” – one who is confident in himself, generous in his giving and proud to stand tall in his truth. They include Founder of FTM Fitness World Neo Sandja (Gentleman of Service), Senator Vincent Fort (Gentleman of Alliance), Political Strategist Devin Barrington Ward (Gentleman of Promise), and Award-winning Journalist Darian Aaron (Gentleman of Excellence). Bishop OC Allen of the Vision Church of Atlanta took home the Gentlemen of the Year as Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’s Milan Christopher earned the Gentlemen of Artistry award. 
A special tribute to the victims of Orlando’s PULSE Club shooting was held as survivor Joshua Lewis sang an original selection in honor of those 49 individuals killed during the hate crime.

Great time had by all.

About the Gentlemen’s Foundation 
The Gentlemen’s Foundation, Inc.’s (TGF) mission is to promote the holistic development of Gay, Bisexual and Transgender men of color by celebrating positive, diverse images of the aforementioned gentlemen and by encouraging healthy dialogue on issues that contribute to individual wellness and growth, thereby having a residual positive impact on our communities.

Since 2014, The Gentlemen’s Foundation has been committed to social change, encouraging individual and collective empowerment as well public service, leadership, and networking for the community it serves.

TGF accomplishes its mission through various channels including a holistic mentorship initiative, it’s signature fundraiser, The Gentlemen’s Ball, and other educational, cultural, and social programs and events. TGF also provides support and charitable giving to other organizations who share similar missions, objectives or programming.

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