At the LGBT Community Center’s annual dinner, held April 18 at Cipriani Wall Street, the West 13th Street institution honored out lesbian actor and writer Lena Waithe, who won a 2017 Emmy for her writing for the Netflix series “Master of None”; CNN out gay anchor Don Lemon; Google, which donated a $1 million toward the Center’s work on oral histories related to the Stonewall National Monument; and Lloyd Blankfein, senior chairman of Goldman Sachs, whom the Center identified as being the first major CEO to come out against the Defense of Marriage Act.
The evening drew 800 guests and raised approximately $2 million for the Center’s programming.
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