As expected, Friday night’s Africa’s Out! benefit was a grand old time. There was a room filled with donated artworks, auctioned off in support of UHAI EASHRI; acclaimed Kenyan novelist Binyavanga Wainaina was honored for his work and courage in publicly coming out as a gay; and more generally, awareness was raised around the challenges faced by the East African LGBTQI community. We even managed to photobomb David Schwimmer, who stepped outside of the Schwimmer mansion for the occasion.

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Oh, and then there was the performance by Solange Knowles. Blending harmony and moves as only a Knowles knows how, the singer treated attendees to a slippery-smooth cover of “Stillness is the Move” by Dirty Projectors. Check it out at the top the page.