Feast on Equality to benefit UofL LGBT Center


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Feast, dance and change the life of a young person all in one night. That’s the idea behind the third, annual Feast on Equality, a fundraiser benefitting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center at the University of Louisville.Tickets are now on sale for the Nov. 21 event at The Henry Clay, 604 S. Third St. Cocktails will be served at 7 p.m. and dinner will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased online.

    Proceeds will go through the Feast on Equality Fund, a part of UofL’s Charting Our Course comprehensive campaign, to provide ongoing support for LGBT students at UofL. Fund money will be used to support the LGBT Center’s daily operation; support for students coming out of or into a crisis, training for faculty, staff and student participation in national conferences.

    The 2013 Feast on Equality sold out. Friends of the center organized the event to help students who had lost their support systems after coming out.

    “The Feast on Equality is an opportunity for the community to support the work of our center,” said Brian Buford, LGBT Center director. “When people hear about the challenges that many LGBT students face—like bullying, isolation and family rejection—they want to help. I’m still floating from last year’s Feast on Equality, because I have seen what a dramatic difference it made in the lives of students.”

    Last year’s proceeds funded the LGBT Center’s daily operation, support groups, a civil rights immersion tour of Birmingham and Selma, events like Pride Week and the launch of a satellite office on the Health Sciences Campus.

    The 2014 Feast on Equality program will include a brief presentation and remarks about the LGBT Center. Brian Goode of WAVE 3 will emcee.

    For additional information, contact Feast on Equality founder Tommy Arnold, 502-442-1133 or tommy@feastonequality.com; or Brian Buford, LGBT Center director, 502-852-0696 or lgbt@louisville.edu.

    Brandy Warren
    Brandy Warren is coordinator for marketing and communications in UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing, where she manages special events and promotes UofL’s Division of Student Affairs. She previously worked at daily newspapers in Kentucky and Alabama.