An Evening of Light, Love & Laughter to Benefit The Hope Lodge

Hope Lodge

Event Details

Friends, family, and community gather to celebrate the life of Gregory Henchar while raising funds for the Tampa Hope Lodge, a vital resource for Greg and Victor during Greg’s battle with Leukemia.

The night will continue with a special Bingo4Charity titled “Bingo4Life!” benefiting Hope Lodge at 9 pm. All programming details to be announced soon.

Come prepared to celebrate, laugh and share the good times we had with Greg Henchar as we raise funds in his name for The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge, an American Cancer Society Patient Lodging Program.

Please use the invite feature of this event page to invite all your local Facebook friends so the house is appropriately packed for this event

Gregory Henchar was a friend to many and an advocate for even more in the TampaBay LGBT community. It is our hope and intent to develop these events over the years into an annual event in honor of Gregory Henchar each year during Pride Week so that his legacy will live on in the fabric of the local LGBT community for many years to come.

If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to the Tampa Hope Lodge in remembrance of Gregory Henchar at

We are excited to confirm that Esme RussellLexx De La Mer and Iman Travieaso will be performing and Bill Kody will be our emcee from 7 to 9 pm.

Remember Bingo4Life! benefiting The Richard M. Schulze Family Hope Lodge at a special time will immediately follow this event at 9 pm.

Written by Rachel Covello

Rachel Covello is an award-winning speaker, writer, diversity consultant, and LGBT advocate. She is the Founder of LGBT Equality Alliance, a Chester County, PA nonprofit organization, and CEO of OUTCOAST, an online marketing and concierge platform marketing the Gulf Coast as an LGBTQ-inclusive place to VISIT, CELEBRATE, and LIVE.

Rachel is also an avid event photographer and has captured photos for LGBT organizations around the world, including the IGLTA, NGLCC, NLGJA, and Out & Equal.

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