Monday, April 22, 2013

Club Skirts Attends The 75th Birthday of Palm Springs, The GLAAD Media Awards & The Outfest Women's Soiree!

The road to Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend is always & continuously paved with good intentions!

Socially responsible, The Dinah sees to it that this “consciousness” permeates everything it does year after year. Stepping up its efforts with increasing effectiveness and productivity, its commitment to “give back” and advance goodwill has successfully translated into community activism, famously partnering with a variety of activist associations and charity organizations such as GLAAD, NOH8, Love is Louder, Equality California, The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center and HRC among others. 

As the biggest All-Girl Party in the world, The Dinah also prides itself in giving back to the LGBT community remaining faithful to its “party with a purpose” theme to remind everyone that while we have made a lot of strides, we’re still fighting for our rights!

Actively travailing to support the LGBT community by championing social and political causes directly affecting it, Club Skirts' philanthropic involvement extends beyond the actual Dinah Shore Weekend to an all year-long participation into a series of local and national events. 

 And this past weekend certainly kept all of us at Club Skirts more than busy as we attended 3 high-profiled celebrations: the 75th Birthday of Palm Springs, The GLAAD Media Awards and the Outfest Women's Soiree.

photo courtesy of Gay San Diego

The 75th Birthday of The City of Palm Springs:

On Saturday, April 20, 2013,  Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend celebrated the 75th birthday of the City of Palm Springs joining the dynamic and creative festival dubbed " Palm Springs Through the Decades" with a special booth representing 1991 - the inception year of The Dinah. 

Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend's tent

Monica Salamy (Club Skirts' Sponsor/Vendor Coordinator)

The 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards:

In the evening, back in downtown Los Angeles, we attended the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the J.W. Marriott hotel. The event, hosted by Drew Barrymore, boasted such Hollywood heavyweights as presenters  Charlize Theron, Betty White, Toby McGuire and Leonardo DiCaprio, to name a few.  

The highlight of the soiree was marked by Harvey Weinstein and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence presenting the inaugural Advocate for Change Award to former President Bill Clinton.

Alex Pettyfer & Betty White

"Chelsea Lately" comedians: Heather McDonald and Fortune Feimster (Dinah 2013 Headliner)

Mona Elyafi (Publicist for Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend) and Kali Londono (producer of the newly released "Coming Out For Equality" PSAs for GLAAD, directed by Brett Ratner)

KAT GRAHAM (Dinah 2013 Headliner)

Charlize Theron & Leonardo DiCarpio

Jennifer Lawrence & Bill Clinton

Drew Barrymore

Kacy & Cory of "The Real L Word" (Dinah 2012 Celebrity Guests)

Andrea Krauss (SheWired)

The J.W. Marriott Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles

Harvey Weinstein and Jennifer Lawrence present at the GLAAD Awards

President Bill Clinton speaks out against DOMA

Outfest Women's Soiree:

On Sunday April 21 Outfest held its annual "Spring Women's Soiree" as a thank to all Major Donors for their tireless support.  

The event was held at the home of famed comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer and greeted filmmakers, actors and celebrities in the likes of Meredith Baxter, Jill Bennett, Page Hurwitz, Tabatha Coffey, Rolla Selbak, Guinevere Turner and Cathy deBuono, among others.

Club Skirts, who just premiered its first annual "Dinah Film Series" at this past Dinah Shore Weekend premiering Jill Bennett's sitcom "Second Shot" as well as Page Hurwitz's Dinah documentary "Out in The Desert", attended!

Suzanne Westenhoefer, Meredith Baxter, Cathy DeBuono and Victoria Person

Jill Bennett, Tabatha Coffey, Heather Schuster & Page Hurwitz

Guivenere Turner and Andrea Krauss

Our Dinah 2013 Photographer Team: Vanessa Dubois and Connie Kurtew

Rolla Selbak, Brit Brujstorm & JP

Special cake for Jessica Clark and Andrea Krauss who both celebrated their Birthdays on Sunday!
Maile Flanagan






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