The 2018 Black & White Ball

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach is proud to present The 5th Annual Black and White Ball, on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Downtown Long Beach at 6pm. One of the most sought after ticketed charity events in the City, The Black and White Ball presents guests with an evening of elegance and sophistication in the spirit of celebrating the LGBTQ community's many accomplishments.

Having sold out every year, The Black and White Ball is expected to break attendance records yet again. Guests will experience an evening featuring champagne greeting, live music, exclusive silent auction, dinner, dancing, and three Center Icon Awards.

In honor of the late Ellen Ward, The Center will be presenting the inaugural Ellen Ward Leadership Icon to Dr. Angela Bowen.

The Center will also honor Signal Hill Council Member Larry Forester with the Political Icon Award. The Community Icon Award will be presented to longtime resident and activist Phyllis Schmidt.

Proceeds from the Black and 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.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful community event! Tickets are on sale now!

*To avoid online service fees, payment can be mailed to The Center or guests can walk in to directly purchase tickets or a table. For questions or more information contact Porter Gilberg at 562.434.4455 ext. 245 or
  • Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center
    300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach
  • Saturday Feb 10, 2018
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