Hetrick-Martin Institute’s School’s Out Benefit

July 15, 2023

This year’s Hetrick-Martin Institute’s (HMI) School’s Out benefit raised over $600,000, which is the highest in its history. The money raised ensures that queer and trans youth will have the resources they need through the summer months when schools are closed and resources are scarce. Purist’s latest cover star, Kelly Ripa, and husband Mark Consuelos were in attendance, as well as Candace Bushnell, Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski, Peter Som, Dennis Basso, Thom Filicia, David Kleinberg and DJ Timo Welland among others at lighting guru Nathan Orsman and husband Jose Castro’s fabulous home. Guests were wowed by synchronized swimmers and mermen in the pool, all for a wonderful cause. hmi.org