Amber Heard and Nico Tortorella Shine at the Emery Awards

Amber Heard and Nico Tortorella Shine at the Emery Awards

The annual Hetrick-Martin Institute event gathered many celebrities.

The annual Hetrick-Martin Institute event gathered many celebrities.

Last night, at Cipriani Wallstreet, celebrities gathered for the 2019 Emery Awards, the Hetrick-Martin Institute’s (HMI) annual fundraiser, to honor actress Amber Heard, “Younger” star Nico Tortorella and DC Comics. Guests included two-time Olympian, Johnny Weir, who hosted the soirée, artist Patrick Church, legendary New York party legend Susanne Bartsch, Amanda Lepore, and new wave band The B-52s, who performed. 

The Hetrick-Martin Institute has been around for 40 years, creating a safe environment for LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13 and 24 and their families.

The guests of honor were awarded for their activism and commitment to disenfranchised youth and recognized their leadership within the LGBTQIA+ community. The Emery Awards also aims to appreciate individuals who raise awareness for critical issues touching HMI youth, which include HIV/AIDS prevention, housing and homelessness support, education and health & wellness.

Amber Heard, Nico Tortorella

Amanda Lepore

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