NYC: LGBT Pool Party (8/7/19)

Princeton BTGALA Presents…
An LGBT Pool Party in Manhattan!
Co-hosted by Columbia Pride, Stanford Pride, GALA Notre Dame/SMC, Harvard GSC

WHEN: Wednesday, August 7, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
WHERE: Grace Room-Mate Hotel, 125 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036
COST: No cover, $4 clothes check, towels available for $5
$10 well drinks for our event!
Bring a bathing suit
Please fill out our RSVP Form to help the hotel plan for staffing

Join us as we return to the beautiful Grace Room-Mate Hotel for a pool party in midtown Manhattan! We have had excellent events here in years past and are delighted to be returning for cocktails by the pool! All are welcome, but we anticipate that this will be primarily a men’s event.

Clothes check is $4. I recommend bringing a towel and checking it with your clothing so it’s dry when you need it to be, though the hotel is providing towel service for $5. We’ll have cocktails at the bar as well as access to their heated pool and spa facilities. Cash is recommended – the clothes check is cash only and there is a $30 minimum on credit card purchases at the bar. A ziplock bag is recommended to carry your cash, so you can feel free to get wet!

Thanks to Shawn Cowls for organizing and to our co-hosts
Dan Welden, NYU
Jim Farah, Stanford Pride
Michael Sin, Columbia Pride
John Flanagan, GALA Notre Dame/SMC
Michael Sonberg, Harvard GSC

NYC: LGBT Party at Evolution (7/13/19)

Princeton BTGALA, Columbia Pride and Dartmouth BTGALA
with The Gay Latino Collective and Social_Qs Present…
An LGBTQ Party at Club Evolution
Jackson Heights, NY

WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 6PM to 10PM
WHERE: Club Evolution, 76-19 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
COST: No Cover
RSVP: Requested – please fill out our RSVP Form at

Our April event was a big hit so we’re going back to Jackson Heights! We’ll network, mix and mingle! Thanks to Daniel Puerto for organizing. All are welcome and we particularly welcome our Latinx, Asian and black community to this very special event.

Cohosted by:
Daniel Puerto, LGBT Latin Activist
Sammy DA, Northeastern and the Gay Latino Collective
Shawn Cowls, Princeton BTGALA
Michael Sin, Columbia Pride
Justin Worthy, NYU

NYC: Reception and Presentation of the Diverse Bodies Project (6/12/19)

Princeton BTGALA and the Diverse Bodies Project Present…
Beyond Skin Deep: Queer Representation in the Diverse Bodies Project
New York, NY
Co-hosted by Columbia Pride and Stanford Pride

WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 to 9PM
WHERE: 345 W 54th St, New York NY 10019
COST: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, includes wine reception and a panel of models who participated in The Diverse Bodies Project
RSVP: Space is somewhat limited, so we encourage pre-paying at our EventBrite link
If you plan to attend but aren’t paying in advance, please register at to help us with catering this special event

Join us for a cocktail party and a close encounter with the Diverse Bodies Project!

The Diverse Bodies Project is a photo-interview series celebrating diverse bodies! It seeks to broaden our view of what is beautiful and delve into the ways we see ourselves and others. The team intentionally brings together queer, straight, young, old, different races, body types, nationalities, and more to create an inclusive project focused on highlighting that diversity includes us ALL. Each individual interview delves into the relationship and unique experiences that the participants have with their bodies to create a project highlighting both the physical and the internal.

We’ll hear from a panel of participants from the Diverse Bodies Project speaking to queer and trans representation in the book. Attendees will have the opportunity to see previews of this beautiful work and there will be mini-book versions available.

The panel will run from 7 to 7:45 and we’ll have wine and light nibbles before and after.

Thanks to our hosts, Princeton’s Martin Kaminer, Princeton BTGALA’s Shawn Cowls and Diverse Bodies’ Yael Rosenstock!

Exploring & Rafting the Western Grand Canyon With a DGALA Guide!

While Road Scholar welcome LGBT families with open arms, DGALA member Victoria Allen ’06 will be the guide for one of their family-friendly educational trips at western Grand Canyon this year, June 18th-23rd.

If you’ve never been to the Grand Canyon and want to experience it with a little bit of adventure alongside grandparents, or kids, this trip is perfect for you!

NYC: LBT Women’s Ivy Plus GALA Mixer at the Yale Club (5/10/19)

Hosted by Yale GALA, Inc., Natasha of Yale GALA, Inc. and the Yale Club of New York City

Catch up with old friends at meet new ones, at the 11th annual LBT Women’s Mixer at the beautiful Yale Club of NYC.

We will be in the Grand Ballroom (floor 20), the largest room at the Club and NEWLY RENOVATED, with beautiful neoclassical architecture, an ornate, decorative ceiling, and nice city views.  The Yale Club is the largest Private Club in the world.

Last year over 475 women RSVPed and 300+ women attended.

Enjoy an open bar (beer, wine, soda & juice) – and a bounteous buffet of hors d’oeuvres (hot and cold, including a 3’ tall chocolate fondue fountain, fruit, vegetables, cheese, dessert, meats and more) while you mingle. We invite women from Yale, the Ivy League, Seven Sisters, Stanford, NYU, Duke, UVA, Georgetown, Williams, Amherst, UCLA, University of Chicago, William and Mary and their smart friends from any school for this spectacular evening!  Everyone is welcome to attend.

WHEN: Friday, May 10, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
WHERE: Yale Club of New York City – 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY
COST: $45 cash at the door, $20 students (any school with valid student ID). Yale Club members may charge their accounts $35 in advance.  Parents may bring children for $20 each (under 3 free). Includes an open bar of beer, wine, soda and juice plus sizable food buffet. Must be 21+ years old to drink.

For more details and to RSVP (required by May 9), see