Jane Clementi, co-founder of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, with honorees Marsha Shapiro and Louise Walpin, recognized for their work on behalf of marriage equality. | DONNA ACETO
PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In an opulent gala at the Marriott Marquis on March 12, the Imperial Court of New York celebrated 30 years of raising funds for New York City’s LGBT and HIV/ AIDS-affected communities. This year’s event benefitted the group’s LGBTQ Youth Scholarship Fund.
Empress 29 Madison Mansfield and Emperor 24 Opi N. Yated. | DONNA ACETO
Honorees at the event included activists and philanthropists Marsha Shapiro and Louise Walpin for their work on behalf of marriage equality and theatrical design agent Mickey Rolfe for his former work as board chair at Gay Men’s Health Crisis.
Mickey Rolfe, honored for his past work as board chair of Gay Men's Health Crisis, with the agency's Andrew MacPhail, Osvaldo Perdomo, and Kelsey Louie. | DONNA ACETO
Grand Duchess Caroline. | DONNA ACETO
The Imperial Court's Queen and King of Toronto. | DONNA ACETO
Longtime activist Melissa Sklarz. | DONNA ACETO
Kelly King sings the American National Anthem. | DONNA ACETO
Paul Daniel Cloeter sings the Canadian National Anthem. | DONNA ACETO
Volunteers RoseAnn Rosenfeld Hermann and George Hermann. | DONNA ACETO
The Queen Mother of the Americas at the end of her reign. | DONNA ACETO