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The Biggest LGBT Names In Media Hit New York For One-Night-Only Fete

The 21st annual "Headlines & Headliners" was a star-studded benefit.
"Headlines & Headliners" brought together some of the biggest LGBT names in the media industry. 
"Headlines & Headliners" brought together some of the biggest LGBT names in the media industry. 

Reporters, editors and broadcasters from all realms of the media industry gathered at the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furniture showroom in New York City on March 31 for “Headlines & Headliners,” the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association’s (NLGJA) yearly benefit.

Now in its 21st year, the annual event was co-hosted by ABC News' Gio Benitez and ESPN Senior Writer & ABC News Contributor LZ Granderson. Both men were in a jovial mood all night, and for good reason: they'll each be getting married to their respective partners over the next few months. 

NBC News' Tamron Hall, CNN's Don Lemon and CBS News' Contessa Brewer were among the many revelers who at the event. Mara Schiavocampo of ABC News and Jeff Rossen were also in attendance. 

Those who stuck around until the end of the night were treated to a special performance by Alessandra Baldacchino, who is currently understudying the role of Small Alison in the smash Tony-winning Broadway musical, "Fun Home." 

Check out some photos from the festivities below. 

  • Gio Benitez and Tommy DiDario
    NLGJA/Anthony Morrison Photography
    Gio Benitez and Tommy DiDario
  • Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow and LZ Granderson. 
    NLGJA/Anthony Morrison Photography
    Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow and LZ Granderson. 
  • Poppy Harlow, Javi Morgado, LZ Granderson and Mitchell Gold. 
    NLGJA/Anthony Morrison Photography
    Poppy Harlow, Javi Morgado, LZ Granderson and Mitchell Gold. 
  • Gio Benitez, LZ Granderson, Javi Morgado, Jen Christensen and Adam Paulus. 
    NLGJA/Anthony Morrison Photography
    Gio Benitez, LZ Granderson, Javi Morgado, Jen Christensen and Adam Paulus. 
  • Don Lemon and Jen Christensen. 
    NLGJA/Anthony Morrison Photography
    Don Lemon and Jen Christensen. 
  • Gio Benitez, Mitchell Gold and Don Lemon. 
    NLGJA/Anthony Morrison Photography
    Gio Benitez, Mitchell Gold and Don Lemon. 
  • LZ Granderson and Javi Morgado. 
    NLGJA/Anthony Morrison Photography
    LZ Granderson and Javi Morgado. 
  • Raphael Miranda 
    NLGJA/Anthony Morrison Photography
    Raphael Miranda 
  • Richard Quest
    NLGJA/Anthony Morrison Photography
    Richard Quest
  • Holly Crenshaw, Jen Christensen, Javi Morgado and Adam Pawlus. 
    NLGJA/Anthony Morrison Photography
    Holly Crenshaw, Jen Christensen, Javi Morgado and Adam Pawlus. 
  • Jen Christensen, Javi Morgado and Adam Pawlus. 
    NLGJA/Anthony Morrison Photography
    Jen Christensen, Javi Morgado and Adam Pawlus. 
  • LZ Granderson and Don Lemon 
    NLGJA/Anthony Morrison Photography
    LZ Granderson and Don Lemon 
  • LZ Granderson
    NLGJA/Anthony Morrison Photography
    LZ Granderson
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