The 3rd Annual OASIS Benefit for The Ali Forney Center with Parker Posey

Oasis A Summer Benefit For Ali Forney Center

Oasis A Summer Benefit For Ali Forney Center

On July 19th, 2012, Manhattan’s most fashionable people came out to the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center presented by Barclays at the luxurious Bowery Hotel. The fundraiser was hosted by actress Parker Posey and with a performance by Chad Michaels, runner-up in the season four of RuPaul’s Drag Race on the Logo network.

 
Carl Siciliano Executive director of The Ali Forney Center

Carl Siciliano Executive director of The Ali Forney Center

 
 
Carl Siciliano is the Executive director and founder of The Ali Forney Center, a non-profit organization he started in June of 2002. The center provides housing for homeless *LGBT Youth with funds by private foundations, government grants and the generosity of individuals as well as the community at large. One such individual is actress Bea Arthur, who after her passing in 20009 bequeathed $300,000 to The Ali Forney Center.
 
 
Parker Posey Host Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Parker Posey Host Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 
 
The Ali Forney Center, or AFC for short also provides case management, primary medical care, HIV testing, mental health assessment and treatment, food and showers, an employment assistance program, and referral to our housing programs as well as psychiatry and workshops on issues facing homeless LGBTQ youth. With this the nourishment they’ll need to succeed and thrive.
 
 
Chad Michaels at the  Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Chad Michaels at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 
 
Through ticket sales and a vast selection of highly sought after silent auction items the fundraiser raised nearly $150,000 according to a Ali Forney Center representative. They even raffled a trip to Brazil.
 
 
 

Chad Michaels performs at the  Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Chad Michaels performs at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 
The evening was emcee by AFC’s executive director Carl Siciliano, who so eloquently “Thanked” the crowd for their continued support as the benefit was sold out. The host was acclaimed actress Parker Posey who recently guest-starred in the hit series Louie with Louis CK on the FX network. The Golden Globe nominated actress mingled with guest in the VIP area and posed for photographs.
 
 

Carl Siciliano and guest at the  Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Carl Siciliano and guest at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 
The entertainment was provide by fan favorite Chad Michaels, the runner-up in season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and current cast member of RuPaul’s Drag U on the Logo Network. Michaels a San Diego native was polished to perfection, serving Cher realness. The adoring crowd went wild as Chad hit the stage and performed a medley of Cher’s hits including the iconic “Believe” which tied in with this event so beautifully.
 
LadyFag (R) with Guest at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

LadyFag (R) with Guest at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 
For more information on The Ali Forney Center or to donate, Please visit www.AliForneyCenter.org
 
 
Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 
Photos taken by Yoni Levy of Photography By Yoni.
 
 
 

Anthony Rubio and Parker Posey at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Anthony Rubio and Parker Posey at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 
Caroline Loevner at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Caroline Loevner at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 
Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

DJ at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

DJ at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Tim Farrell, Kevin Scully and Carlos Herrera at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Tim Farrell, Kevin Scully and Carlos Herrera at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Kevin De L'Aigle and friends at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Kevin De L’Aigle and friends at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Dianna Loevner at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Dianna Loevner at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Guest at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guest at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 
 

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 
 

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

Guests at the Third Annual OASIS benefit for Ali Forney Center

 
 
 For additional photos not seen above please check out the gallery below. To add your name to a picture, click on the picture and in the comments section enter your name. We’ll add it to the photo.
 
 
 
 
 

One comment

  1. marley

    Parker Posey is so great. Everyone check her out in her new movie, The Love Guide! She’s hilarious in it! It’s out now everywhere you buy movies! Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwSkHKK2EjA

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