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AYA Trip To Sicily with Yale GALA: June 2015
June 6-13, 2015The Yale Educational Travel LGBT Trip to Sicily with Professors George Chauncey and Ron Gregg: Unveiling Sicily's History, Food and Wines with Yale GALA

This will be a wonderful trip.  Details and itinerary are here:

More info contact Mickey Dobbs (Mickey.Dobbs@yale.edu)

Jim Brudner '83 Prize-Winner and Lectures
Congrats to Richard Dyer (UK Filmmaker) as the 2014-15 Jim Brudner '83 Prize-Winner.  Lectures Wed 9-10 (at Yale) and Thurs 9-11 (in NYC)




1. Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Private tour of the Leslie Lohman Museum Exhibit Classic Nudes and the Making of Queer History with Curator Jonathan D. Katz.  At the Leslie Lohman (26 Wooster St, near Grand, Soho).   Free entry but RSVP is REQUIRED

2. Saturday, December 27, 8-10 PMHoliday Party - All GALA -- at The Ritz (369 W. 46th St. NYC). $5 cover, FREE current students (any school, with Student ID).  Thanks to FFR/Princeton BTGALA for organizing. 


3. Monday, January 5, 6:30 - 9 pm. 6th Annual Winter Break LGBTQA Student-Alumni Networking Event, All-Schools.  At NYC Conference Center, 71 W. 23rd St, NYC. $0 students, $5 alumni / professionals. Dress: business casual (no jeans). RSVP appreciated by 1-1.  More info:
RSVP Link: https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/CEL/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=183812

4. Friday, January 16, 2015 6-9 PM. (MLK weekend). GALA LGBTQ Night at Rubin Art Museum, 150 W. 17th St (bet 5th & 6th Aves), NYC. FREE Entry, 2-for-1 drinks 6-7 PM. Great art and mixer.  Last time 500 people attended (250 women & 250 men). Optional RSVP for spiffy nametag (so you can find our group):
More info: http://www.yalegala.org/article.html?aid=280

5. Thursday, Feb 5, 6-9 PM. LBT Women's Mixer, All-Ivy & Friends, at People Lounge - Venue is exclusively ours.  FREE Entry with advance RSVP (link to be entered here), cash bar and cash food (bar menu), drink specials, great women.  People is at 163 Allen St, LES, NYC. 
More info: http://www.yalegala.org/article.html?aid=284

6. Thursday, March 5, 2015, time TBA.  Marriage Panel at Yale Club of NYC. Join Yale GALA for a lively discussion with Marc Solomon (Freedom to Marry), Susan Sommer (Lambda Legal) and James Esseks (ACLU LGBT & AIDS Project) -- moderated by Professor George Chauncey (Yale University).  More info:


7.Friday, April 17, 6:30 - 9:30 pm. LBT Women's Mixer, All-Ivy & Friends, at the Yale Club of NYC (50 Vanderbilt Ave, across from Grand Central Stn, NYC).   Meet 100s of smart women at this elegant women's mixer in the the beautiful Grand Ballroom, 20th Floor.  Cost: $40 ($20 student rate, any school, with student ID), cash only at the door.  Includes open bar (beer, wine, juice, soda) and large hors d'oeuvre buffet. Advance RSVP REQUIRED (if you are not a Yale Club Member):
RSVP Link: TO BE ADDED - Open January 1 2015.
More info: http://www.yalegala.org/article.html?aid=279

8. Saturday, June 13, 2:30 - 6 PM Dance, 7-10 PM Dinner. 5th Annual Women's Pride in the Pines. COMPLIMENTARY wine, vodka & hors d’oeuvres + large silent auction (tickets $75 until 5-1), and VIP Dinner and Show.  At Whyte Hall, Fire Island. Benefits HMI (Hetrick Martin Institute), helping at-risk and homeless LGBTQ youth. Yale GALA is on the Host Committee. More info:

And: http://www.yalegala.org/article.html?aid=283

9. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 6-9 PMYale GALA LGBTQ 10th Annual Post-Pride Mixer at the Yale Club of NYC (50 Vanderbilt, across from Grand Central Station).  A great way to end Pride, celebrating in the Grand Ballroom (20th floor, views of NYC).  Cost: $40 ($20 students and 2015 grads, any school, with student ID), CASH ONLY at the door. Includes open bar and 3 hours of hors d'oeuvre buffets. RSVP REQUIRED (if you aren't a Yale Club Member).
RSVP Link: To be Added here Feb 1 2015.
More info: http://www.yalegala.org/article.html?aid=278

10.  LGBT Salsa Dance Night returns. Every Monday in January, 2015, 7-9 PM.  (7:30 pm lesson).  At People (163 Allen St). Cost $12 to dance, cash bar (happy hour specials), free to watch. Organized by Rachel Schnipper and Shawn Cowls.
RSVP appreciated (optional): http://goo.gl/xFktt

New Haven, CT

Yale LGBT Studies Calendar (New Haven Events; mostly academic):


Philadelphia, PA


San Francisco,

1. Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014 8 pm. Interview with Charles Busch at the New Conservatory Theater Center.  $25. Reservations required. Contact NCTC Box Office (415-861-8972) or boxoffice@nctcsf.org

2.Thurs Sept 25, 2014 8-10 pm. Rosh Hashanah Reception with Yale GALA and Eli Mishpacha.  Free. In Glen Park (not far from Glen Park BART Station). A Group will be leaving from Downtown: e-mail Mickey (Mickey.dobbs@yale.edu) to join.

RSVP here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/elis-mishpacha-and-yale-gala-rosh-hashanah-reception-tickets-12857592405

Los Angeles, CA


Washington, DC

Thurs, Oct 2, 6-8 pm. Fall LGBT Mixer at Number 9 (1434 P St NW, DC), Free entry, cash bar, RSVP appreciated:

Boston, MA


Hong Kong

There are regular events in Hong Kong now.  Please join the list or e-mail Natasha@yalegalaevents.org for more info.

Thurs Feb 21, 2014. 7:30-9:30 pm.  3rd LGBT All-Ivy & Friends Mixer at T:ME Bar
(Time Bar), 65 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong 2332 6565. Cost: no cover, cash bar. happy hour. http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/Events2013/130221HongKong.html

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The main website www.yalegala.org is not now accepting new event listings, due to a software issue

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