Join Us for Reclaiming the Tea Dance: A Festive Afternoon with WAF


Hank Chen @hanksterchen is best known for his leading role in Life-Size 2 opposite Tyra Banks and Francia Raisa. Life-Size 2 became the #1 cable program the night of its premiere. A ratings winner, it was Freeform’s most watched original movie in half a decade and is on track to becoming a beloved Christmas classic. Hank is additionally recognized from roles in countless award-winning films and television programs across broadcast, cable, and streaming networks including scene-stealing turns in Transparent, High Maintenance, Home Again, and his film debut in Robin’s Williams’s final theatrical release, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.

On Sunday, June 2 from 1 to 4pm the Wanda Alston Foundation will host Reclaiming the Tea Dance: a festive afternoon honoring Hank Chen. This Capitol Pride Featured Event will be an afternoon tea dance party with musical styling by Oh He Dead and comedy by Hank Chen to benefit the Wanda Alston Foundation.

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“The Wanda Alston Foundation is thrilled to be collaborating with the extremely talented and amazingly funny Hank Chen”, states June Crenshaw, Wanda Alston Foundation Executive Director. “This gives us a fabulous opportunity to highlight our work with eradicating LGBTQ youth homelessness in Washington, DC. It is a perfect partnership.”

Hank Chen, born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., achieved his dream of becoming an actor and comedian. In 2011, noticing a dearth in gay and Asian voices in mainstream media, Hank created and launched a successful Youtube channel using humor and heartfelt content to serve an underrepresented community for four years. He was an original founding board member of LGBT activist group, OneWheaton, which garnered national press and attention upon its launch.

Wanda Alston Foundation:
The Wanda Alston Foundation opened its doors in 2008 as the only housing program in Washington, D.C. solely dedicated to offering pre-independent transitional living and support services to homeless or at-risk LGBTQ youth ages 18 to 24 in all eight wards.

The Wanda Alston Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that LGBTQ youth have access to services that improve their overall quality of life, including connections to medical and mental health care; support with finding or keeping a job; and the developing of life skills and other essential support.

When: Sunday June 2, 2019 – 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Who: Wanda Alston Foundation and Hank Chen

Where: Eaton DC, 1201 K Street NW

This event is being sponsored by Eaton DC and Capital Pride Alliance. Visit for tickets and additional information.