Bi-partisan dinner to benefit troubled YouthPride

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Even politics can be put aside to raise funds for a struggling non-profit. That’s the gist behind a fundraising dinner Tuesday for YouthPride being organized by some LGBT political heavyweights.

The $100-per-head Bi-Partisan Dinner Party unfolds at the swanky One Midtown Kitchen in Midtown and features a host committee with both gay and straight members holding creds from both political parties. Community sponsors include Georgia Equality and Georgia Log Cabin Republicans.

These political players are playing nice together to benefit YouthPride, which recently announced the furloughs of three of its six staff members amid steep financial troubles. A drop in donations and grants has prompted a financial crisis at the non-profit for LGBT youth.

Despite the bi-partisan approach of Tuesday’s event, we’d still like to hear the dinner chatter at the host table. That’s where you’ll find Kyle Bailey (photo) and Glen Paul Freedman, longtime associates who nevertheless played for opposing teams in the recently concluded (and bitter) mayoral runoff. Freedman worked for Mayor-elect Kasim Reed’s campaign, while Bailey put his considerable political skills to work for Mary Norwood and aggressively dogged the Reed campaign over LGBT issues.

View the full event listing for the Bi-Partisan Dinner Party for YouthPride.


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