Recapping The Women’s Dinner Party 2012

Thanks to everyone who helped make The Women’s Dinner Party a success!

Urvashi Vaid accepting the Dr. Susan M. Love Award from Dr. Judith Bradford.

All together, we raised over $375,000 in cash, pledges and in-kind support for Fenway Health’s life-saving services and programs for LGBT people.

None of this would be possible without our supporters, sponsors, and the countless others who worked tirelessly to make this night happen.

Dr. Susan M. Love Award honoree Urvashi Vaid made a powerful call to the lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women in the audience to ensure that leadership positions in the LGBT movement are more fully reflective of the diversity of our community. Vaid, who has been an activist in LGBT and other social justice movements for nearly three decades, urged the women in the audience to “step up and step out politically and philanthropically.” The Rainbow Times has great coverage of the evening and Vaid’s remarks.

Later in the evening, we shared this amazing video of Fenway supporters, staff, and patients celebrating Fenway’s work and the diversity of the community it serves.


Photographer Marilyn Humphries captured great shots of the show and later dancing to DJ Mocha. Also, Studio SMC set up a photo booth where guests posed for some memorable images.

Mayor Tom Menino may have said it best when he addressed the crowd at the beginning of the evening, “This isn’t the ‘Women’s Event’—It’s The Women’s Dinner Party!”

Were you there on Saturday? Let us know what you think. Share your favorite photos, memories, and quotes from the night!



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