A Capitale Night for the Women

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In its 18th annual Women’s Event, the LGBT Community Center honored recording artist Janelle Monáe, longtime “Late Night with David Letterman” producer Barbara Gaines, and Lisa Davis, Citi’s global head of enterprise services.

Honorees Lisa Davis, Citi’s global head of enterprise services, and recording artist Janelle Monáe.

Honorees Lisa Davis, Citi’s global head of enterprise services, and recording artist Janelle Monáe.

The November 7 event at Capitale on the Bowery, which raised money for the Center’s programs for lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender people, also paid tribute to Edie Windsor, the victorious plaintiff in the Supreme Court’s 2013 Defense of Marriage Act ruling, which played a critical role in the string of federal court victories that followed and led to full marriage equality rights nationwide this past summer.

Longtime “David Letterman” producer Barbara Gaines (center) with Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum (left) and Kleinbaum’s partner Randi Weingarten, who is president of the American Federation of Teachers.

Longtime “David Letterman” producer Barbara Gaines (center) with Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum (left) and Kleinbaum’s partner Randi Weingarten, who is president of the American Federation of Teachers.

Edie Windsor.

Edie Windsor.

Event co-chairs Lisa Linsky, Kerryann Cook and Claire Shanley.

Event co-chairs Lisa Linsky, Kerryann Cook and Claire Shanley.

Former New York Liberty player Teresa Weatherspoon and friend Chanel County.

Former New York Liberty player Teresa Weatherspoon and friend Chanel County.

Center executive director Glennda Testone and her fiancé, Jama Shelton.

Center executive director Glennda Testone and her fiancé, Jama Shelton.

Community Center staffer Tiffany Mathieu.

Community Center staffer Tiffany Mathieu.

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Debi Mazar, who stars in the new TV Land series “Younger.”

Former Liberty player Sue Wick.

Former Liberty player Sue Wick.

Cathy Renna and Karsie Elizabeth posing for silly snaps at the afterparty.

Cathy Renna and Karsie Elizabeth posing for silly snaps at the afterparty.

 

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