EqualityMaine's 2020 Live Virtual Gala & Online Auction


The 2020 GALA is going virtual (and it’s FREE)!

Each year, we come TOGETHER as a community to celebrate the progress we’ve made, while raising up how much we still have to do for each and every LGBTQ+ Mainer to be able to live their authentic life, free from discrimination, prejudice, bias and violence.

While we aren’t able to gather in person, we’re excited to bring this year’s Gala to you live at home!

We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a fun, engaging, and inspiring evening - Together @ Home!

Saturday, October 3, 2020

5pm EST - Host Committee Pre-Gala Toast with Governor Mills and Congresswoman Pingree
5:30pm EST- Live Red Carpet Pre-Show hosted by Clamz! Kasino
6pm EST - Gala 2020 - Together @ Home!


  • Critical updates on our priorities for the year ahead

  • Celebration of our 2020 Honorees

  • Hosted by friends of EqualityMaine, Tommy Waltz and Thomas Smallwood

  • Special guests: Governor Janet Mills, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Congressman Jared Golden, Speaker Sara Gideon, and US Sentor Tammy Baldwin

  • Entertainment by Viva & The Reinforcements

  • A fabulous online auction
    (Opens to public at noon on Thursday, October 1; closes at noon on Monday, 10/5)

  • Gala Dinner Partners List
    Order out for dinner, drinks and/or dessert on Satuday, 10/3 and support local buisnesses that support our community!

  • Special Gala Centerpiece
    Add a special touch to your Gala @ Home experience and order a beautiful fall floral arrangement from Skillins Greenhouses.
    50% of the proceeds will be donated to EQME.

2020 Honorees

  • Cameron Duncan HIV/AIDS Activism Award
    Katie Rutherford
  • Partner for Equality Award
  • Out Front Leadership Awards
    Bryan Evans, Waterville
    René Goddess Johnson, Portland
    Dax Peters, Portland
    Shaunna Rai, Lewiston
    Kaylee Wolfe, Portland


  • Registration for the Gala is FREE to all!
  • Donations are sincerely appreciated.
  • All registrants will be given access to the online auction and receive a virtual care package to help enhance your Together @ Home Gala experience!
  •  CLICK HERE to register TODAY!

Host Committee Opportunities

By joining the Host Committee you are making a commitment to support EqualityMaine and have an enhanced Gala @ Home experience. Host Committee members will receive the following Gala benefits:

  • exclusive access to our virtual Host Committee Reception for a pre-Gala toast with Governor Janet Mills and other special guests
  • first access to the online auction
  • name recognition in pre-Gala materials, our digital program, and on-screen during the live event
  • a special Gala care package with snacks and goodies delivered to your home (for Bronze, Silver and Gold level Hosts)

Gold Host: $2,500
Silver Host: $1,000
Bronze Host: $500
Friend of Equality: $250

CLICK HERE to join the 2020 Gala Host Committee!

The Gala is our largest annual fundraiser and directly supports the EqualityMaine Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law

Not able to attend?  Make a regrets donation today!

CLICK HERE to make a donation to support this year’s Gala!

Need more info?

Please contact Development Director, Christopher O’Connor, at coconnor@equalitymaine.org or 207-761-3732 x19.


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