Volume 5, Number 41 | October 12 – 18 , 2006


Empire State Pride Agenda’s largest ever fundraiser was definitely a night to remember.

The event was held October 5, 2006 at Manhattan’s Sheraton Towers Ballroom, one of the city’s largest, and raised over one million dollars for ESPA continued work on behalf of LGBT New Yorkers. In attendance was a wide array of major national politicians, community notables, celebrities and people from all over the state of New York.

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Elliot Spitzer and Gay City Associate Publisher Troy Masters.

Mark Green, the former candidate for Attorney General, gets in on the picture with Tony Kushner and Elliot Spitzer.

A fan admires ESPA’s favorite Diva, Frenchie, who made an admirer out of the future Governor of New York State.

Above Right: Queer As Folk’s Randy Harrison and Arturo Jimenez

From left to right are: Bruce Whipple, Chris Adam, August Cosentino, Gerald Caporicci, Dan Lass, Peter Kruzen, Michael Ward

Right; Anne Hathaway and Arturo Jimenez. Left; Jimmy Fallon

Photos by Art Jimenez , and Gay City News.