Point Honors New York brought 400 guests to The Plaza hotel last night for a celebrity-filled evening in support of Point Foundation (Point), the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. The evening raised much-needed funds for Point’s higher education scholarships, as well as mentoring and leadership programs. Honored were Uzo Aduba, Dustin Lance Black and Thomas Roberts.
Emmy Award-winning actress Uzo Aduba was introduced by “Hamilton” star Javier Muñoz before she received the Point Courage Award; recognizing those who have advocated for the future of the LGBTQ community and believe investing in today’s potential will produce a brighter tomorrow.
Comedian Emma Willmann hosted the festive evening which featured performances by Matt Doyle and Emily Skeggs. Additional celebrity participants included Bob the Drag Queen, Ivory Aquino, Michelle Collins, Gideon Glick, Taylor Louderman, Denis O’Hare, Zuri Marley, Ashley Park, Charles Socarides, Valerie Smaldone, Peter Staley, Nico Tortorella, and others.
Photo Credit: Jason Kempin – Getty Images for Point Foundation