Coming up in May is the 3rd Annual Equality Ball which is hosted by the Garden State Equality and is the state's largest annual fundraiser for LGBTQ advocacy and education organization.

But we are here to tell you about the event happening here at the Jersey Shore that is going to officially kick off this amazing event.

On April 12th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, head to the DRIFTHOUSE by David Burke located at 1485 Ocean Avenue in Seabright for a for a cocktail party dedicated to supporting Garden State Equality and will offer LGBTQ education and support before the celebration officially ensues at the Equality Ball.

"We are happy to support the good work that Garden State Equality delivers to the LGBTQ community," said Alexander Loehwing, Drifthouse's general manager. "Chef Burke, our team and I will provide a fantastic platform for Garden State Equality to honor past sponsors and to encourage others to come forward and show their support."

There will be hors d'oeuvres and wine tastings and recognition will be given to past donors and sponsors.

It warms my heart to see the community coming together to support one another. Go rainbow!

For ticket information, contact Denise Rodriguez at rodriguez@gardenstateequality.org.

The original article can be read at APP.com.

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