"We’re really excited to see the bill be implemented, and we want to make sure that everyone who’s eligible and wants to get a civil union has access to those protections and responsibilities," says One Colorado's Preston Dickey. The evening begins with a seated dinner at 7 p.m. that’s sold out -- but there are still $35 tickets left for the 9 p.m. dessert reception, which is when the party really starts. There will be a couples' dance for twosomes celebrating a civil union, along with a cake-cutting ceremony, a photo booth and a silent auction.
In addition to honoring an important piece of legislation, the Civil Soirée will also serve as a fundraiser for the One Colorado Education Fund, which focuses on public-education projects supporting LGBT equality. All events are at the McNichols Building, 144 West Colfax Avenue in Civic Center Park; for more information, visit civilsoiree.org.
Tue., April 30, 9 p.m., 2013