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The 2017 Black & White Ball

April 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm


The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach is thrilled to present the 4th Annual Black and White Ball, a community celebration, on Saturday April 22, 2017 with dinner, dancing, and an awards presentation recognizing local and national LGBTQ luminaries. This signature event is the place to see and be seen while out in support of The LGBTQ Center and our shared community.

The Black and White Ball is a sell-out event and is one of the most popular, elegant, and engaging LGBTQ celebration events in Long Beach. With an intimate focus on guest experience, attendees rave about the interactive elements of our event including silent auction, photo booth, red carpet photo opportunities, decadent candy bar, dancing, and more.

The Center is excited to be honoring Patrick O’Donnell with the Political Icon Award. The Community Icon Award will go to the Imperial Court of Long Beach, and the newly formed Ellen Ward Leadership Icon Award will be presented to Vanessa Romain. Previous honorees at the Black &White Ball include former Supervisor Don Knabe, celebrity Ross Mathews, Golden Globe-winning Amazon Studios Original Series Transparent, Congressman Alan Lowenthal, State Senator Ricardo Lara, and the Honorable Ellen Ward.

As the largest publicly supported LGBTQ direct service organization in greater Long Beach, The Center serves 25,000 clients annually through our programs and cultural events. The Black and White Ball is The Center’s signature gala, presenting guests with an evening of elegance and sophistication in the spirit of celebrating our community’s many accomplishments.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful community event! Tickets are on sale now!

*To avoid online service fees, payment can be mailed to The Center or guests can walk in to directly purchase tickets or a table. For questions or more information contact Porter Gilberg at 562.434.4455 ext. 245 or porterg@centerlb.org


April 22, 2017
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm


The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach
(562) 434-4455


Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 S Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States