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    Openhouse Spring Fling 2024 – Groove Into Giving

    Photos by Charlotte Fiorito of Char Creative/Special to Openhouse

    Among the favorite annual events for the Bay Area LGBTQ+ community is the annual Openhouse Spring Fling, held this year on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco. Emcee Sister Roma and Openhouse Executive Director Kathleen Sullivan welcomed the sold-out audience and led the way through an afternoon of unsurpassed community camaraderie and LGBTQ+ family connection.

    Openhouse Co-Founder Dr. Marcy Adelman presented the Founders’ Award to Project Open Hand former executive director and longtime dedicated public servant Tom Nolan. Playwright, author, activist, and educator Jewelle Gomez received the Trailblazer Award and left the audience in stitches with her unmistakable humor and perspective. Artists Michael Johnstone and David Faulk received the GenOUT Award in recognition of their more than 25 years of creating joy through work and their original Verasphere world of experience.

    After enjoying a gourmet lunch menu designed by the Four Seasons chefs, attendees were entertained and inspired by responses to the live auction, raffle, and call for giving led by Sister Roma. Following the close of the formal program, attendees were encouraged to enjoy the post-event happy hour celebration.

    Congratulations to the entire team of Openhouse volunteers, supporters, and staff on the success of this always memorable annual gathering.

    Published on April 18, 2024