Pink Snowflakes II: A Holiday Benefit for The Trevor Project in SF

Co-Hosted by DGALA

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 10, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

WHERE: The University Club, 800 Powell Street, San Francisco

Celebrate the season with fellow LGBT alumni and allies at a cocktail benefit for The Trevor Project, a non-profit that runs the only nationwide suicide hotline for LGBT youth. Please join graduates of the Ivy League, Seven Sisters, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and other schools, as well as their partners and friends as they spread some holiday cheer at San Francisco’s historic University Club on the crest of Nob Hill.

This year’s event is generously sponsored by Passalacqua Winery and Davenport & Company wines. These wines are handcrafted in very limited quanitites by award-winning winemaker Margaret Davenport, who will be there to present and discuss the wines. Passalacqua Winery and Davenport & Company are proud to partner with us to support The Trevor Project, and they look forward to pouring a special selection of their wines for you on December 10th.

Ticket price includes admission, light appetizers, two glasses of Passalacqua wine, and one raffle ticket for a growing list of prizes including items from Passalacqua Winery, Spruce, The Woods Resort at Russian River, Gilt Group, Bi-Rite and Bi-Rite Creamery, Good Vibrations, Kabuki Springs and Spa, American Conservatory Theater, Wofford Acres Vineyard, Book Passage, Equinox Fitness, Sportsclub/LA and more. Photography provided by Faust Photographics.

Additional raffle tickets will be available on the night of the event for $5 each, or 10 for $40. Check back regularly as we update the list of raffle items and provide more details about the event!

Tickets are available for purchase online for $35 or at the door on the night of the event for $40.

Net proceeds from the evening will be donated to The Trevor Project, a California-based non-profit that supports the only nationwide suicide hotline for LGBT youth. For more information about The Trevor Project, please visit

For more information, email Riley Doyle ’08 or Rigel Cable ’10.

Alumnae Seek Pro-Bono Legal Support for Trans Bodies, Trans Selves Project

Amanda Rosenblum ’07 and Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth, DMS ’09 are seeking help for their book project, entitled Trans Bodies, Trans Selves. Amanda and Laura were both actively involved in the queer community at Dartmouth: Amanda was on the committee that created the Gender Neutral Housing Program, and Laura was a leader in qMD, the queer group at Dartmouth Medical School.

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a resource guide for transgender people, consisting of chapters written by trans folks, covering topics that range from coming out, legal advice, medical care, parenting a trans kid, art and activism. At this point, authors (including Jenny Boylan, Pat Califia, Helen Boyd and Betty Crow, Jamison Green, Pauline Park) are writing their chapters, while Amanda and Laura are focusing on publishing and the website (the book will be edited by Laura), which they hope will become a place that serves as the center of a foundation (created from proceeds of the book and tour) and a living community for transgender people (all along the gender spectrum) after publication.

Amanda and Laura have been actively seeking a lawyer who can help them with publishing contracts, intellectual property questions (and/or contracts with the authors), and in gaining non-profit status or contracting with a fiscal sponsor.  Currently, all of the project leadership and contributors have been working on a volunteer basis and they have very little funds to obtain this kind of legal support. They hope to find someone who strongly believes in the value of this project as much as they do, and believes in the benefit it can have for trans folks around the world.

To find out more about Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, check out the project’s website at, or send them an e-mail at

Also, you can read Laura’s New York Times blog here.

DGALA Brunch at Rocking Horse Cafe in NYC

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 7 at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Rocking Horse Cafe, 182 Eighth Ave. (at 19th St), NYC

Prepare yourself for a Sunday with brunch AND unlimited margaritas, mimosas, bloody marys at Rocking Horse Cafe- all for $14, including tax and tip! Unheard of, right? Thanks to the generous support of DGALA, we alums are going to enjoy a splendidly-inspired Mexican Sunday in Chelsea for an insanely low price.

Join DGALA this coming Sunday, November 7th, at 11:30 am (sharp!) for a  fantastic brunch that includes buttermilk panqueques, burritos de bistec y huevos, pomegranate enchiladas de pollo, and more.

Our brunch also includes an open bar, coffee, tea, and a glass of cold water for the road. We are limited to 15 people, so register today.

Non-Dartmouth guests are welcome, but will enjoy the fantastically-low price of $29, tax and gratuity included.

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, brunch is full. Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you at the next DGALA NYC event.