Fourth Annual CLAGS Benefit

CLAGS’s annual fundraising benefit was held in the CUNY Graduate School auditorium on November 1, 1994. The event was cochaired by Ellen Violett and Michael C.P. Ryan, and organized by CLAGS Board Member (and Counsel), Shepherd Raimi. Holly Hughes, Tony Kushner, and Terrence McNally performed at the event, and Nicky Para iso was Master of Ceremonies. Playwrights Kuehner and McNally read from their own works (and McNally then dashed off to opening night of his latest play, “Love! Valor! Compassion!). Performance artists Hughes and Paraiso presented their own dramatizations of growing up queer -the lesbian experience by Hughes and the Asian by Paraiso. The benefit raised over $10,000, and CLAGS is hugely grateful to the organizers and artists for their efforts- and to the audience for attending.