W Hotels recently partnered with HRC and Jennifer Hudson for Third Thursdays, a monthly Turn it Up For Change cocktail networking series joining in the nationwide fight for LGBT equality. DJ Ridge, Chelsee Under-Pier, Alan Picus, Justin Luke, and BoiParty.com welcomed a handsomely dressed crowd to the Living Room at W New York – Times Square. W Hotels around the country are stepping up to host monthly music events to raise funds to the HRC. While Jennifer Hudson didn’t stop by she has promised a portion of the proceeds from downloads of her forthcoming “I Still Love You” remix single to the HRC on behalf of Turn it Up For Change.
Photography by Jeffrey James Keyes