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Imperial Court of New York, Inc.


 

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In 1965, Jose Sarria, the country's first openly gay political candidate (for San Francisco Supervisor) founded the Imperial Court System Imperial Court System and set the Court standard of humor, heart and humanitarianism that today governs more than 65 royal courts in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The Imperial Court of New York, Inc. is part of this proud tradition. The Court is a social, fund raising organization, (most notably through the annual Night of A Thousand Gowns) with 501(c)3 status for Federal and local tax purposes, and has donated back into the community more than $750,000 to both social service organizations and AIDS support groups, including:

-Bailey House

-Body Positive

-Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS

-Bronx AIDS Services

-Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

-Children's Hope Foundation

-Friends for Life / NJ

-Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation - GLAAD

-Gay Games IV & Cultural Festival

-Gay Men of African Descent

-Gender Identity Project - GIP

-GMHC - Gay Men's Health Crisis

-God's Love We Deliver

-Harvey Milk School

-The LGBT Community Services Center, Center Kids and Y.E.S.

-Metropolitan Community Church - MCC

-NY Foundling Hospital

-The NYC Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project

-NYC Gay Men's Chorus

-SafeSpace

-Senior Action in a Gay Environment - SAGE

The Court is also a favorite attraction as a part of many community fund raising events. They have been invited to participate by the following organizations, (among many others):

-amfAR's Boathouse Rocks

-Bailey House's Open-Your-Heart Auction

-Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

-The Center's annual Garden Party

-Gay and Lesbian Music Association Awards

-GMHC's AIDS Walk, Dance-A-Thon and Fire Island Morning Party

-GMSMA's Folsom Street East

-God's Love We Deliver

-God's Love We Deliver's Viva Glam Silent Auction

-Heritage of Pride Awards

-The Heritage of Pride Rally

-The Momentum Project's Tastings

The Imperial Court of New York is, above all, the members: The Emperors and Empresses, Princes and Princesses, Dukes and Duchesses, and the leagues of uncommon courtiers are imbued with a sense of fun, a sense of the fabulous, and a sense of duty to our community.

Mission: THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THIS CORPORATION HAS BEEN ORGANIZED ARE AS FOLLOWS: TO RAISE FUNDS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS GLBT) COMMUNITY, HIV/AIDS ORGANIZATIONS, SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS, AND YOUTH ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS; TO PROVIDE A SAFE, SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH THE SAME INTEREST AS THOSE OF THE CORPORATION; AND TO CREATE AND PROMOTE POSITIVE COMMUNITY AWARENESS OF THE IDEALS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT SYSTEM.
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