Texas Wesleyan’s Gay-Straight Alliance held its first charity gala on Friday.

“The gala was amazing,” said Rudy Leonard, GSA’s faculty adviser. “It was a huge success for an inaugural event.”

The gala benefitted Fairness Fort Worth, an organization that works on LGBT issues such as anti-bullying programs in schools, employment and benefit protection, and health care, according to its website, fairnessfortworth.org.

About 50 people were present when the GSA’s raffle took place. Twenty-five items were auctioned, including tickets to the Texas Rangers, and Billy Bob’s and theater tickets.

The organization raised $1,111 for Fairness Fort Worth via the auction and patron participation, Leonard said.

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Rebekah Ruiz

Rebekah Ruiz

Rebekah Ruiz is a senior, mass communication major with plans to graduate in the fall. She is the director of Ram Integrated Media group and has been a part of the Rambler since August 2014.
Her awards include:
-2nd Place – Best in Show (The Rambler Vol. 99 Issue 2)
-Layout & graphic design
-Great Leap Forward Award
-Meritorious Service to Student Publications Award
In her little spare time, she enjoys teaching various styles of dance at Dance Connection’s Fort Worth and Granbury locations.

1 Comment

  1. May 8, 2015 at 1:42 pm — Reply

    GSAs do great work. GSAs are very important, and I hope every school will have a GSA and every GSA will be inclusive, accepting all whose gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship orientation, or existing relationship (or that of their parents) makes them a target for discrimination or bullying. Think polyamory, for example.

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