Hundreds of people dressed in white, a DJ named Chris and a Vodka called Grey Goose made for a successful Premiere Party as CHRIS Kids held its signature summer event on Saturday to raise funds for its shelters that house LGBT youth.
The annual fundraiser packed Mason Murer Fine Art in Midtown for the beats of popular gay Atlanta DJ Chris Griswold, hobnobbing with hundreds of friends, an open Grey Goose bar and a silent auction that tempted you to forget about the recession.
Yes, indeed, it was good times for all during the fundraiser that benefits the non-profit and its recently-expanded programs that house LGBT youth — TransitionZ and JourneyZ, formerly known as the Rainbow Program.
“I get goose bumps because we all come together like a patchwork for these kids who literally don’t have a family. Everyone who comes to Premiere Party is part of these kids’ family,” Beth Keller, CHRIS Kids’ development director, told Project Q Atlanta in advance of the event.
The event attracted a long list of high-profile names, including two Fulton County Commission candidates: Mary Norwood is seeking the chair’s post, and lesbian Joan Garner is running for the District 6 seat.
Photos by Sher Pruitt