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 LA -- and this soiree -- the place to be!
Jane Fonda became a friend and ally to the LGBT community at a time when celebrities advocating for LGBT rights was almost unthinkable. She campaigned with Harvey Milk against California’s anti-LGBT Briggs Initiative, fought Anita Bryant - the notorious activist who demonized LGBT with a campaign to repeal an anti-discrimination ordinance in Florida - and has been a lifelong supporter of the LGBT community and champion for human rights.
Ron Nyswaner is an openly gay writer, producer, documentary filmmaker, activist and pioneer in LGBT-related films. He’s the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Philadelphia, the first major studio film to address homophobia and AIDS, and is the winner of a Peabody Award for his film Soldier’s Girl, which tells the true-life story of transgender heroine Calpernia Addams. More recently he wrote Freeheld—starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page—the groundbreaking story of a woman’s struggle to win her lesbian partner’s pension benefits after she’s diagnosed with terminal cancer. He is also the co-creator of the Nyswaner/Salzman Film Archive, the fourth largest LGBT film archive in the United States.
Denise Fraser Band
Music by DJ Asha at the cocktail reception and dessert after-party
Each year, a who’s who of community leaders and celebrities gather to celebrate the Center and our shared community. As a sponsor, you’ll have access to our full slate of marketing and branding opportunities while aligning your brand with the values that make the Center and the annual Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards special: leadership, innovation, integrity, respect, and excellence.
For direct sponsorship information, please contact Amir Moini at [email protected] or 323-993-8939.
Diamond ($50,000+), Platinum ($25,000), Gold ($10,000), and Silver ($5,000) packages are available.
As a table host, you’ll help create a foundation of support for this legendary event. Each year, the Gala Anniversary Vanguard Awards raises more money for the Center’s programs and services that any other event on our calendar – vital support for some of the most vulnerable members of our shared community.
Become a table host by committing to buy or sell tables. General tables of 10 are available for $4,000. To sign up as a host, click here to download a sign-up form or contact TAI Events at 310.996.1188 or [email protected].
Bid live now on our silent auction at GalaBid.org.
To order raffle tickets, call TAI Events at 310.996.1188
$250 each. Only 250 tickets will be sold.
Purchase your tickets now to be front and center for this memorable evening of inspiration and celebration.
ONLINE SALES NO LONGER AVAILABLE. TO BUY TICKETS,
CALL TAI EVENTS at 310.996.1188, or EMAIL [email protected]