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.

Community Health Awards
November 5, 8pm
Virtual Event

On Thursday, November 5th, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center will host its 20th annual Community Health Awards, our gala honoring the leaders, trailblazers, and visionaries in LGBTQ+ health and wellness. Our top priority is the health and safety of our communities, and it is in this spirit we have decided to make this year’s event virtual. This year we will honor Black queer transgender activist and writer, Raquel Willis, alongside art collective Papi Juice for being voices and champions that uplift and empower trans and non-binary communities, especially communities of color. The event will be hosted by actress, singer, television personality, and activist, Peppermint, and will include performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 contestant, Yuhua Hamasaki. Special guests include advocate, writer, and model, Devin-Norelle, activist and Emmy-nominated celebrity makeup artist, Deja Smith, and more! Visit www.callen-lorde.org/cha for more information.

Rainbow Run
Spring 2021
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.

Spring Fever
Spring 2021
New York City

Spring Fever is our annual celebration in support of our affirming and inclusive Women’s Health Program.
Spring Fever attracts powerful women, non-binary femmes, friends and allies to gather for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to raise vital funds for Callen-Lorde while honoring influential women who have positively impacted LGBTQ communities in New York and beyond.

Past honorees include writer, curator, and activist Kimberly Drew; comedian, activist, musician and actor Lea DeLaria; activist and equal marriage champion, the late Edie Windsor; performing artist and political activist, Staceyann Chin; longtime Callen-Lorde supporter and former board-chair Ellen Alpert; platform, collective, and women’s booking agency Discwoman; and Editor in Chief of HuffPost Lydia Polgreen.

Hamptons Tea Dance
Summer 2021
Watermill, NY

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


Summer 2021
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.


Fall 2021
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.

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.