The goal of the evening was to introduce Claire to the Community and to learn of her platform of, “Equality for All”, as she runs for Miss America in January of 2011. Imagine what it would be like to have a Miss America that not only through her words, but through her actions demonstrating what it looks like to educate on and embrace our diversity as Americans!!
I was honored to have been asked my good friend Ronnie Kroell to be a part of this wonderful event as a Host Committee Member, and also to be the photographer for the evening. Miss New York, Claire Buffie is an amazing woman who has quickly gained the respect and admiration of many in the LGBTQA community, as well as many others. She is going to make a phenomenal Miss America!!
I am very excited and can not wait to raise some money for two excellent causes, the Miss New York Organization and The Children’s Miracle Network.
Will you join us this Friday November 12, 2010?
Claire Buffie, Miss New York and Ronnie Kroell, The King of Heart, are headed ‘straight for equality’ by presenting, “An Evening with Miss New York”, a special fund-raiser on Friday November 12th, 2010 at La Pomme Nightclub in New York City.
Attendees will learn about Claire’s Miss America platform of “Equality” while proceeds from the evening will benefit the Miss New York Organization & The Children’s Miracle Network. New York, NY
Please join Claire Buffie, Miss New York & Ronnie Kroell, The King of Heart, and Honorary Hosts: Senator Thomas K. Duane, Joy Behar, Leanza Cornett Steines, Randy Jones, Andy Cohen, DeMarko Majors, Josh Vandiver & Henry Velandia, Doric Wilson, Dave Koz, and David Raleigh on Friday November 12th, 2010 from 6:30-9:30PM at La Pomme Nightclub in New York City for, “An Evening with Miss New York”, a special fund-raiser to benefit the Miss New York Organization & Children’s Miracle Network.
The rumors are true, Miss New York, Claire Buffie, has done the seemingly impossible – She has successfully convinced Ronnie Kroell, runner-up and fan favorite of BRAVO Network’s “Make Me a Supermodel” to go “Straight for Equality”. Claire, an outspoken ally of the LGBTQA community has teamed up with Ronnie to present “An Evening with Miss New York”, a fund-raiser to benefit the Miss New York Organization and The Children’s Miracle Network.
Please join us on Friday November 12th, 2010 from 6:30-9:30PM at La Pomme Nightclub for networking, amazing food, and outstanding entertainment. We hope that you will add your voice to our conversation about the importance of breaking the silence and preserving equality and justice for ALL. Together we can build bridges between our diverse communities and focus on all the things that unite us as human beings – together we can make a difference.
“It has truly been my honor to open and lead conversations about equality, fairness, respect and the freedom to love and be loved. This is not about us vs. them; it is about WE – as human beings. This battle is not one of gay rights; it is about human rights. In fact, it is not even about rights, it is about equality. Bullying has become an epidemic that has plagued our schools and is spreading wildly over the Internet and mobile technology. It has to stop. The more visible we all are in schools, in sports, on television, in office and in the pews, together, we are literally saving lives” – Claire Buffie, Miss New York
“The American Community has a friend, a role-model, and a true leader in Miss New York, Claire Buffie. Imagine what it would be like to have a Miss America that truly was a champion of ‘equality for ALL’. Claire Buffie has the grace, tenacity, and integrity worthy of the crown in January 2011 – I am honored to call her a friend.” – Ronnie Kroell, King of Heart
“An Evening with Miss New York” would not be possible without the support of our generous
sponsors: La Pomme, Pizza by cer te’, Human Rights Campaign, National Gay & Lesbian
Chamber of Commerce, NGLCCNY, Mizu Salon, Mint Male Magazine, Melissa June Daniels
Photography, M.S. Apothecary, Bill Diodato, and Sokenbicha. A special thanks to our Host
Committee: Taylor Proffitt, Kenny Mack, Melissa J. Daniels, Alison Stewart, Jim Caruso, Fabrizio Babino, Chance Mitchell, Justin Nelson, George Camarda, Montserrat Mendez, Christian Lynch, Walter Schubert, Armando Marrero, Lisa Easley, Adam Bagy, Michael Rader, Adam Daniel Weiss, Fred Forcellati, and Alex McCord.
General admission tickets are only $10.00 and VIP Seating is available for $150.00. To reserve your tickets for, “An Evening with Miss New York”, please visit: http://www.missnyorg.com