It’s about that time of year again where folks from around the country come out and help celebrate Dezjorn Gauthier’s “manniversary” in style! Dezjorn International LLC will be hosting a fundraiser in the windy city to help raise awareness of the transgender community. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the term “manniversary” it’s the date where most of us of trans-masculine experience share our authentic self with the world. On April 21, 2015 with just 28 guest and a silent auction it all began. We are proud to say that today it’s turned into the biggest private fundraiser of Dezjorn International charitable programs, and grants which benefits 501c3 organizations nationwide, and community members at large are recognized. This year’s goal is to reach $5,000 and with your support we can make it happen. Here’s to another year of celebration and fundraising!

Event Date: May 26, 2018

Event Location: Chicago, IL

Benefiting Organizations



          Pride School Atlanta                                                            Point of Pride


Hip-Hop recording artist Lil’ One

Spoken word by Taj King Schillo

Screening of American in Transition

Want to perform? Email us at

Award Nominees

Taj Schillo    Adonis Chanel    Christine Decker  LaLa Zannell    Tyree Williams

Dominic Chilko    Devin Lowe    Marcus Mitchell    Mykel Mickens    Sean Coleman

Socorro M.     Global Action Project    Sir Knight    Angelica Ross    Carmen J. Farrington

Deborah Moore

Announced Award Winners

The Dezjorn R Gauthier Academic Award: Announced May 22

Film & Media Award: Ryley Pogensky

The DJC Academic Award: Kodi Ernwein

Silent Auction Items

Dezjorn International LLC       Point 5cc       Ezulwini

Kut with a Purpose    Black T Magazine

Floral Blazer    Paparazzi Jewelers         Tranquil24

Want to donate an item? Email or mail items to P.O. BOX 32, Muskego, WI, 53150 by May 1st.



Click Here to Participate in the online auction!

2019 Sponsor Packages

Presenting Award Sponsor- $2,000

  • Full Page Ad in event booklet and Black T Magazine
  • Logo featured on website for 1 year and event material
  • VIP table

Catering Sponsor- $1,000

  • Full Page Ad in event booklet and Black T Magazine
  • Logo featured on website for a year and event material

Silver Sponsor- $700

  • 1/2 page Ad
  • Logo featured on website for 6 months and event material
  • 3 VIP tickets

Bronze Sponsor- $400

  • 1/2 page Ad
  • 2 VIP tickets

Partner Sponsor- $100

  • Ad listing
  • 2 General Admission tickets

Community Member Sponsorship- $5+


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