Christopher Street West continued to expand our community relationships in 2010 with new sponsors & partners that assisted in the production of the various PRIDE Days events. They helped top defray costs and provide new opportunities that benefit not just CSW but the entire LA LGBT community. Some of the new supports are:
Chad Hudson Events provided invaluable production assistance with both our West Hollywood & Los Angeles Mayor's pre-celebration events.
Global Cuisine by Gary Arabia was instrumental in insuring that the Garden Party at Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa’s residence was the hit that it was. They underwrote a significant portion of the event costs and provided a delicious menu for our 40th anniversary. Global Cuisine helped to create one of the most memorable events in our history.
The Americana at Brand invited CSW and guests to participate in a free summer concert series with Taylor Dayne and Frenchie Davis. Participating stores contributed 3% of sales to CSW, which resulted in a $5,000.00 donation to the organization.
CSW participated in the NOH8 Campaign, co-sponsoring the launch of the Russell Simmons NOH8 Milkshake, which generated press outside of the LGBT community, and the board and key volunteers and staff had their pictures taken
to show their support.
CSW looks forward to the opportunity to continue these new and exciting relationships as we gear up for PRIDE Month 2011.