Keshet Honors Norman Spack & Cast of Transparent

May 3, 2015

By Mark Shanahan, Globe Staff

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Fashion designer Anne Fontaine hosted a party at her store in The Heritage on the Garden to celebrate Forest Day, with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Anne Fontaine Foundation. Guests included Fontaine’s husband, Ari Zlotkin, Ron Druker, developer of The Heritage on the Garden, and Tonya Mezrich. . . .

Keshet honored a couple of Boston folks for their efforts on behalf of the transgender community: Dr. Norman Spack, an endocrinologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, is co-founder of the Gender Management Service clinic at BCH, the first pediatric clinic of its kind in the United States for transgender youth, and Faith Soloway, part of the creative team behind “Transparent,” the Amazon Prime show starring Jeffrey Tambor as a transgender dad. (Soloway’s sister Jill is the show’s creator and director.) Keshet advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews. . ..

WriteBoston hosted its annual fund-raiser the other night and speakers included YA author M.T. Anderson, whose “Feed” was a finalist for the National Book Award, chef Joanne Chang, author Leah Hager Cohen, Melinda Lopez, playwright-in-residence at the Huntington Theatre Company, longtime Globe sportswriter Bob Ryan.