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    BALIF Gala 2023

    The 43rd Annual Gala of BALIF (Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom) was held on Friday, March 3. With “Let’s Camp!” as its theme for 2023, the Gala was held at the historic Julia Morgan Ballroom.

    California Supreme Court Justice Kelli Evans was the keynote speaker. Honorees included Honey Mahogany, Trailblazers Award; Sonya Laddon Rahders, Legal Services Award; and Somos Familia, Community Service Award.

    DJ Jimmy Strano provided tunes to accompany the entertainers who included Dextra DeNovo, KaiKai Bee Michaels, and co-hosts Mudd & Lisa Frankenstein.

    The event is the annual benefit supporting the organization’s programs providing advocacy, justice, and professional development services with the goal of LGBTI community empowerment. BALIF is the oldest and largest LGBTQI bar association in the U.S.

    Published on March 9, 2023