Beekman Boys will host LGBT event

04:22 PM, May 07, 2013

TV's Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell are coming to Rochester. (Astrid Stawiarz//Getty Images/Forever 21)/


Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, hosts of the Cooking Channel’s The Fabulous Beekman Boys and underdog winners of the latest season of CBSThe Amazing Race, will be in Rochester May 18 to host the Empire State Pride Agenda’s annual spring dinner.

Donna Rose, a celebrated author and nationally recognized speaker on transgender rights, will deliver the keynote address.

For the second year, the dinner at the Riverside Convention Center will recognize a leader from the faith community for his community service. This year’s honoree, Ralph Carter, is a longtime activist for workplace equality, as well as an elder at the Third Presbyterian Church and a senior analyst at Xerox.

Tickets to the fundraiser are $140; $60 for students. It starts at 5:45 p.m. with a cocktail hour, and the dinner and program begin at 7 p.m. Go to prideagenda.org/springdinner.

— Michelle Inclema