The Thrive Youth Center is the only overnight shelter for LGBT youth in Texas and the Southwest United States.
The fundraiser, dubbed A Night at the Bonham, has been described by organizers as a “fun night of entertainment, food, silent auction and a trivia competition.”
Queen of All Trades
Tobehere combines celebrity illusion, impressions, live vocals, lip sync, comedy, and quick wit to wow audiences. She was named one of the funniest drag queens in America by the Huffington Post. She is also famous for her impression of the singer Adele with one London magazine calling it “something that has to be seen to be believed!”
Although she hails from the Carolinas, Tobehere now lives in New York City where she was crowned Broadway’s Best In Drag and won the live singing drag queen competition Sing, Queen!
Most recently, Tobehere performed on NBC’s America’s Got Talent where she received four “Yes” votes from the judges. Howard Stern said he loved her performance and Howie Mandel dubbed her “the first country music drag star.”
Two years in service to homeless LGBT youth
The Thrive Youth Center for homeless LGBT youth opened its doors on February 28, 2015 at Haven for Hope. The center has over 1,400 square feet of space which includes dorms, bathrooms, offices and a reception area.
Thrive’s clients are able to use Haven’s comprehensive range of social, spiritual, medical and behavioral health services. The goal is to create self-sufficiency and to work toward providing permanent housing opportunities. They can also take advantage of GED and employment readiness classes; opportunities for higher education; medical, dental and vision care; case management; and counseling.
LGBT youth represent a high proportion of an estimated 600,000 or more homeless young people across the country — between 20 percent and 40 percent, according to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute. The data show that one in three of those young people is thrown out by their parents.
According to Haven for Hope, it is estimated that half of homeless youth in San Antonio are LGBT.
The Thrive Youth Center presents A Night at the Bonham, 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 14 at the Bonham Exchange, 411 Bonham Street. Tickets are $75. Purchase tickets at this link. To purchase a table of 10 for $700, call 210-212-2935 or email [email protected]