Black & White Ball



The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach is proud to present The 5th Annual Black &White Ball, on Saturday, February 10, 2017. For the first time, The Center will be hosting this epic event in the beautiful Pacific Ballroom at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. One of the most sought after ticketed charity events in the City, The Black & White Ball presents guests with an evening of elegance and sophistication in the spirit of celebrating the LGBTQ community’s many achievements.

Please join us for an evening featuring a champagne greeting, live music, exclusive silent auction, dinner, dancing, and three Center Icon Awards. As always, three Center Icons will receive recognition. 2018 honorees include Political Icon Councilman Larry Forrester (Signal Hill), Community Icon Phyllis Schmidt, and Ellen Ward Leadership Icon Dr. Angela Bowen.

All proceeds from the Black &White Ball will support the many programs and services of The Center, the largest publically supported LGBTQ direct services organization in greater Long Beach, which supports more than 25,000 clients per year.

This is a truly unmissable event!

For more information on tickets, tables, or sponsorship opportunities contact Executive Director, Porter Gilberg, at


General Admission: $200
Table for 10: $2,000

Table Captain Form

** To be placed on a table waitlist or to learn about sponsorship opportunities contact Porter Gilberg at If you have already reserved a table and would like to submit an individual seat payment online, please use the ‘Reserved Tickets Only’ ticket option on Eventbrite. To avoid online service fees, payment can be mailed to The Center or guests can walk in to directly purchase tickets or a table with cash or check.






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