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Point Foundation and Cadillac Inspire Hearts and Minds at Annual Gala

Point Foundation and Cadillac Inspire Hearts and Minds at Annual Gala

On April 8, the incredible Point Foundation held their annual Point Honors gala to recognize leaders in the LGBTQ community and celebrate scholars and alumni.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 08: Peppermint and Jonathan Van Ness attend Celebrities Support LGBTQ Education at Point Honors Gala New York at The Plaza Hotel on April 08, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Point Honors Gala New York 2019)

The epic night at The Plaza was sponsored by Cadillac. The celebration brought hundreds of guests to tears as equally as heartfelt laughter as outstanding individuals were honored for their incredible accomplishments.

Gabe Gonzalez hosted the event that had World Champion Freeskier and Olympic Silver Medalist, Gus Kenworthy, accepting the Point Leadership Award as presented by an enthusiastic Jonathan Van Ness.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 08: Gabe Gonzalez attends Celebrities Support LGBTQ Education at Point Honors Gala New York at The Plaza Hotel on April 08, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Point Honors Gala New York 2019)

The athlete emotionally told the crowd that his personal story of coming out was a journey with a purpose. He could not deny the fact that more than ever the world was in need of acceptance and understanding.

Actress, writer and advocate, Alia Shawkat, happily accepted the Point Horizon Award as she thanked the crowd with gratitude for having a platform to express herself freely and without opposition to her beliefs.

The night was full of grand toasts and accolades as celebrity attendees including Peppermint, Maulik Pancholy, Rachel Antonoff paid tribute to featured scholar speakers Miah Miller and Melanie Camejo Coffigny.

Cadillac was a proud sponsor of the night that empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential — despite the obstacles often put before them — to make a significant impact on society.

The Foundation promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development and community service training. Point Scholars and Alumni have a proven track record of leadership and scholastic achievement along with a strong desire to make a difference in the world.

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ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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