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Photo gallery | Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce annual dinner (2)

Hundreds gathered Saturday night at the Hilton hotel near downtown Miami for the seventh annual Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce awards dinner, The Green Gala.

Honorees: Williamson Cadillac (AT&T Business of the Year award) to Ed & Carol Williamson, their son Trae and his partner, swimwear designer Daniel 'Red' Carter; Alison Burgos and Yesi Olivera-Leon of Pandora and Ultra Events (Hilton Business Persons of the Year); and SAVE (Not-for-profit of the Year).

Here are photos from the silent auction and cocktail reception preceding the dinner (to view pictures from the silent auction and cocktail reception, click here):

All photos by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald Staff

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Miss Elaine Lancaster welcomes the crowd to dinner.

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Michael Vita, the chamber's secretary-treasurer.

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Electra makes an appearance as Marilyn Monroe.

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Electra and chamber President Steven Adkins.

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Mr. Miami Beach, Michael Aller, the city's tourism and convention director.

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Chamber President Steven Adkins.

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Joe Lacher, retired president of BellSouth Florida, introduces the Williamson family.

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Ed Williamson accepts Williamson Cadillac's award. With him are son Trae and his partner Daniel "Red" Carter, and wife Carol.

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From left: Steven Adkins, Trae Williamson, Daniel "Red" Carter, Carol Williamson, Ed Williamson and Joe Lacher.

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Attorney Elizabeth Schwartz introduces Alison Burgos and Yesi Olivera-Leon.

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Alison Burgos and Yesi Olivera-Leon of Pandora and Ultra Events.

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Steven Adkins, Alison Burgos, Yesi Olivera-Leon and Elizabeth Schwartz.

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Community activists attorney Richard Milstein and Liebe Gadinsky introduce SAVE executive director Heddy Peña and board President Juan Talavera.

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Heddy Peña and Juan Talavera.

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Juan Talavera accepts SAVE's award.

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Evening photographer Dale Stine and SAVE's board.

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Miss Elaine Lancaster, in sparkly green.

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Electra makes an entrance.

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Electra as Bette Midler in The Showgirl Must Go On.

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Nicki Adams with Trae Williamson.

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Very nice pictures, great to see these events being portrayed! gongrats to all winners!!!

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