Early Bidding for the Silent Auction is Now Open! Visit GalaBid.org

November 8, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Come celebrate an amazing year as we honor some of the incredible people who have made a real difference in the lives of LGBT people in Los Angeles and all over the world. You’ll also be sure to enjoy a fabulous silent auction, entertaining show and superb sit-down dinner. Experience the courage and inspiration that make the Los Angeles LGBT Center a world-class organization. Catch up with old friends, make interesting new ones and do some serious people-watching for the celebrities and cognoscenti who make L.A.—and this soiree—the place to be!

Brad & George Takei
International Vanguard Award

Presented by

Tab Hunter

Tab Hunter


Corporate Vanguard Award

Los Angeles County Supervisor
Zev YaroslAvsky
Rand Schrader Distinguished Achievement Award

Gala Co-Chairs
Kate Brandt

Kate Brandt works at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and is a board member of Women of Warner and OUT@Warner Bros., whose community partner is the Youth Center on Highland. A member of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media’s Brain Trust, she also volunteers with GLAAD and Girls Who Code. A writer, violinist and award-winning filmmaker, she is a member of Outfest Los Angeles’ Alumni Program, serves on the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council, and is a graduate of Bennington College.

David N. Lubell

David N. Lubell is a real estate agent and developer - a career bringing together his love of architecture, interior design, history, and business. He spent most of his career in the investment management world of New York City, where he grew up. David has a BA in Economics from Tufts University and an MBA in Finance & Marketing from Columbia University.

Brad W. Ong

Brad W. Ong is a board member for the Los Angeles LGBT Center. He is President and Creative Director for Equinox Group, an entertainment marketing company he founded whose clients include Disney, Bravo, MTV, and Warner Bros. Pictures (all companies where he held employment). He is a 3 time AIDS/LifeCycle rider and teaches yoga for fun.

Auction Co-Chairs
  • Eric M. Finley
  • David N. Lubell
  • Jon Imparato

For more information

Follow @LALGBTCenter and #VanguardAwards or contact TAI Events tai@taievents.com.