The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach is proud to present The 5th Annual Black & White Ball, on Saturday, February 10, 2018. 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 reception exclusive  silent and live auctions, dinner and  dancing , awards presentation with hosted wine, and an after party with DJ Notorious Jen.   As always, The Center will present three icon awards.  The  2018 honorees include Political Icon Councilman Larry Forrester (Signal Hill), Community Icon Phyllis Schmidt, and the 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 publicly supported LGBTQ direct services organization in greater Long Beach, which supports more than 25,000 clients per year.

This is a truly unmissable event. Tickets are on sale now!

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