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Special Events

Our special events are an incredible way to support the health of New York’s LGBTQ communities while having a great time doing it! Whether you’ve attended our special events in the past or are new to the Callen-Lorde community we hope you’ll come out and join us. Our special events range from galas to pool parties, cocktail receptions and more – we have something for everyone!

For more information on any of our events including sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, contact Sunil Persaud, Development Officer, at spersaud@callen-lorde.org or (212) 271-7263.


Rainbow Run
May 9th, Pier 45, Hudson River Park
New York City

A spring 5K /10K run/walk supporting Callen-Lorde Community Health Center! This fun run/leisure walk promotes health and wellness while supporting our life-saving mission! Join today! Start a team, create your personal fundraising page, or donate and help us continue to provide a welcoming environment for LGBTQ communities to get quality care, free of judgment and regardless of ability to pay.

Visit www.callen-lorde.org/rainbowrun for more information.

Hamptons Tea Dance
Saturday, July 11, Nova’s Ark Project
Watermill, NY

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and SAGE team up to continue the tradition of the Hamptons Tea Dance! More information to come!


August, 22
Fire Island Pines

Come Splash poolside with Callen-Lorde and friends! A pre-tea pool party in the Fire Island Pines, Splash is one of our favorite summer events as we get the chance to come together on the idyllic shores of the Pines to celebrate the work of Callen-Lorde. For more information on becoming a sponsor please call 212.271.7263 or email Sunil Persaud at spersaud@callen-lorde.org.


Fall 2020
New York City

Our annual celebration for trans and non-binary community members and friends in support of our pioneering Transgender/Non-Binary Health Program, Transcendence honors leaders in TGNB wellness and visibility.

This year we honored advocate, writer, & model Devin-Norelle alongside actor & activist Indya Moore for being voices and champions that uplift and empower trans and non-binary communities, especially the communities that Callen-Lorde serves. Transcendence recognizes individuals, groups and organizations that have made substantial contributions toward fostering the visibility and wellness of TGNB communites. Past honorees include artist Deja Smith; author and producer Jacob Tobia; world renowned DJ Lina; writer, speaker and media personality Tyler Ford; artist, poet, and performer, Juliana Huxtable; photographer, writer and publisher, Amos Mac; and the bklyn boihood collective for their work in building community and self-empowerment for transmasculine people of color.



Community Health Awards
November 5, Capitale
New York City

Honoring the leaders and trailblazers in the fields of LGBT Health and Wellness, the Community Health Awards consistently draws hundreds of Callen-Lorde’s strongest friends and supporters. The evening includes a cocktail reception, banquet, awards presentation, entertainment, and inspirational speeches from community leaders. In 2018, as we bestowedhonors upon Jenna Wortham, Award-Winning Journalist for The New York Times; Karen Sauvigné, Longtime Callen-Lorde Supporter, and Former Board Chair; and Dr. Marci Bowers, Pioneer In The Field of Gender Confirmation Surgeries.Past honorees include Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Emmy Award-winning playwright and activist Tony Kushner; tennis star and health advocate Martina Navratilova; Dr. Kevin Fenton, Director of the CDC’s Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention; actress and advocate Cynthia Nixon; Martin Markowitz, MD, of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center; law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP for their work in overturning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA); New York City Council members Corey Johnson and Ritchie Torres; Division Head of Adolescent Medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago & Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Robert Garofalo; Chris Mosier, athlete, coach, educator, and the founder of TransAthlete.com; Honorable Gustavo Rivera; & nationally recognized activist in the LGBTQ, women’s and children’s rights movements, Joy Tomchin; and Chase Strangio, Staff Attorney with the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project.