On Saturday June 24, 2017, Compass will host the annual Stonewall Ball at the Harriet Himmel Theater in CityPlace. The “black and white” party commemorates the anniversary of the Stonewall uprising of June 1969, an event widely regarded as the birth of the modern gay rights movement. This year, Compass will incorporate a “glimmer of green” to add a pop of color to the annual black and white party.
Lake Worth City Commissioner, Andy Amoroso, is this year’s recipient of the Compass Leadership Award. Established in 2006, the Compass Leadership Award recognizes an elected or appointed official who has demonstrated a strong commitment to inclusive social justice.
Theo Smith will be awarded the Michael Brown Memorial Faces of the Community Award for his tireless volunteerism and community organizing within the LGBT community.
“We’ll have entertainment and ambiance never before experienced at Stonewall Ball,” hints Julia Murphy. “This ball commemorates the event that launched the modern LGBTQ rights movement and we seek to honor its importance and continuation.”
Compass’ Stonewall Ball June 24th will start with a VIP reception at 7:30 pm. General admission begins at 9pm. Tickets for the VIP reception are $75; general admission is $35 if purchased in advance or $40 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information go to compassglcc.com or call Compass at 561-533-9699.