Krista Tillman

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Time Out Youth (TOY) will hold its signature annual fundraiser and awareness gala, Homecoming, on June 1, 6:30 p.m., at Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St.

Loan Tran

Keynote speaker will be Krista Tillman, with Loan Tran also addressing the audience as the youth representative. Tillman has served as chair for Straight Allies Charlotte, MeckEd and Charlotte Center City Partners. Tran is beginning his education at Washington State University on a full scholarship.

Attendees can enjoy cocktails, silent auction, dining and dancing. Cocktail chic attire is recommended.

Money raised through the gala goes to provide daily safe space, support groups, one-on-one counseling and social and community service activities for LGBTQ youth in the Charlotte region.

Tickets are $100.


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