You’re Invited to our gala!

Mark your calendars! The annual Fairness West Virginia gala is returning on Sep. 9, and you’re invited! Join us in Charleston as we celebrate the Roaring 20s and dance our way to a brighter future for LGBTQ West Virginians

We’re so excited to celebrate with all of our supporters that we’ve decided to slash the ticket price down to $75! Grab a ticket while you can, because this deal will only last for the next week. Tickets normally cost $135. Click here to buy tickets.

As we look at the wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation sweeping across the country, it’s easy to think our community finds itself in unprecedented waters. But the truth is we’ve seen this all before. Look through the history books, and right there amid the flapper dresses and zoot suits, you’ll find a flourishing LGBTQ community.

Yes, the LGBTQ community that came before us faced many of the same challenges we face today — from drag bans to moral panic. This time around, our community is stronger than ever. Thanks to generous supporters like you, we’re more educated, connected, organized and ready to fight back against this hate than ever before.

But remember — buying a ticket to our gala is more than just sending us a donation. It’s a downpayment on a better future, a future where all hardworking LGBTQ West Virginians can earn an honest living and live an honest life. It’s your promise to fund crucial work that helps transgender West Virginians access the competent and compassionate health care they need. It’s your commitment to stand up for LGBTQ youth across our state.

Yours in Fairness,

Andrew Schneider
Executive Director

P.S. We’re thrilled that so many organizations, businesses and community groups have stepped up to sponsor this year’s event. These organizations care deeply about our mission to make West Virginia a more inclusive space for LGBTQ people. 

And we’re still accepting sponsorships! Email to learn more about these sponsorship opportunities.