@MichelleVisage, Jeremy Pope Help Raise $60,000 For The Ali Forney Center; #LGBT

Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — The stars came out for a good time on Wednesday night to raise money for a good cause.

The 11th annual Oasis, hosted by Tommy Dorfman, served as a fundraiser for the Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest homeless shelter and services organization for LGTBQIA youth in New York City.

The hour-long virtual program, directed by Alan Souza and written by Nick Sahoyah, raised more than $60,000.

Here are five highlights from the program:

1. During a spoof of “Hollywood Squares” hosted by Michelle Visage called “Visag-ywood Squares,” Renée Taylor enjoyed a bowl of spaghetti. “I started eating gluten-free,” the 87-year-old “The Nanny” star said. “The best thing about gluten-free is my sex drive has gone through the roof.” Also playing were Emmy-nominated “Hollywood” star Jeremy Pope, Cindy Crawford, Lena Dunham, Judy Gold, Bruce Vilanch, Theo Germaine, Miss J Alexander and Cindy Williams.

2. The center hosted an auction of one-of-a-kind items, including a coffee date with Brandon Flynn, a virtual chat with Kaia Gerber and a champagne dinner with Taylor. The shelter also introduced its new monthly giving program, the AFC 360. Donors can contribute a minimum of $10 each month to support homeless … Janet W. Lee/@Variety

Source: Variety, full story


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