CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Alliance for Full Acceptance GAyLA will hold its surreal soirée, “Wildest Dreams,” on Oct. 17, 6 p.m., at The Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St.

Over the last year there has been a lot of cause to celebrate as dreams come true. This event recognizes these accomplishments: marriage equality, gay boy scout leaders, coming out by noted public figures, adulation over trans awareness (especially with Caitlyn Jenner) and Irish vote for marriage equality, among others.

“Though the atmosphere this year is celebratory given the marriage equality decision,” said Suzanne Prueter, Board president, “LGBT citizens, their families and children in South Carolina continue to confront legal discrimination in employment, housing and adoption rights, so we have a long road ahead of us. We must strive to leverage,” she continued, “recent national progress and precedents to eradicate vestiges of discrimination in this state.”

Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction followed by a seated dinner.

A live auction and entertainment also fill the evenings fare.

Cocktail attire recommended.

Tickets are $150 per person and are available online. Additionally, sponsorships, table captains and program ads are also welcome.


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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.