Featuring Celebrity Guest

Lea DeLaria

Three-time SAG Award winner and star of

Orange Is The New Black  and  Reprisal

First Openly Gay Comic to Break the Late-Night Talk-Show Barrier; "Boo" on "Orange Is the New Black" 

Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her three time, SAG Award winning, stand-out role as ‘Carrie ‘Big Boo’ Black’ in the Netflix hit series “Orange is the New Black.” However, DeLaria’s multi- faceted career as a comedian, actress and jazz musician, has in fact, spanned decades.

Lea holds the distinction of being the first openly gay comic on television in America which led to countless Television and Film roles portraying Police Lieutenants, PE Teachers and the Lesbian who inappropriately hits on straight women. Selected TV credits: “The Code,” “Shameless,” “Broad City,” “Baroness Von Sketch,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “Awkward,” “Clarence,” “Californication,” “The Oblongs,” “One Live to Live,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Will and Grace,” “Friends” & “Matlock.” Selected Film credits: Cars 3, Support The Girls, First Wives Club, Dear Dumb Diary, Edge of Seventeen.

She’s received Obie & Theater World Awards, and a Drama Desk nomination for her portrayal as ‘Hildy’ in the Public Theatre’s revival of On The Town, an Ovation nomination for The Boys From Syracuse, and has played both Eddie & Dr. Scott in the gender-bending Broadway musical The Rocky Horror Show.

Lea was the featured vocalist at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, and has performed in some of the most prestigious houses in the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Chicago Symphony, Hollywood Bowl, The Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House.

Lea has five records on the Warner Jazz and Classics label and her book "Lea's Book of Rules for the World" is in its third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell. Her sixth record, House Of David delaria+bowie=jazz, was released in the Summer of 2015 to critical acclaim.

About Our Event

The Visionary Gala is TCC's annual major fundraising event.

Eclipsing local area nonprofit events in its grandeur and impact, the Visionary Gala welcomes an exclusive audience where each guest is passionate about funding our vision of a thriving, inclusive community where all LGBTQ people feel equal, safe and celebrated.

The Visionary Gala features a delicious meal catered by world renowned Abigail Kirsch Catering, pre-party social, advertising opportunities for you or your business, an exciting live auction and a jubilant dance party.

Connecting With Our Audience

With over 325 guests at the Visionary Gala and thousands engaged online, your support of the LGBTQ community will be seen by thousands... and directly improve lives!

TCC cultivates its audience by building meaningful relationships with donors and business partners, and prides itself on one-on-one contact with each of its guests.

TCC also engages a large online audience leading up to the Visionary Gala. With over 5,000 email subscribers, 7,800 Facebook subscribers and an aggressive marketing strategy in print and digital media, TCC is purposefully engaging a large cross- section of donors who care passionately about the LGBTQ community.

TCC proudly offers you or your business an array of options by which you can directly connect with our audience, including online and print advertising, special recognition at the event and the opportunity to meet TCC's most dedicated donors and business partners.


Major Sponsors

Elliot Leonard & Roger Litz

Principal Sponsors 

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