Don't Miss the Celebration!

Don't miss this star-studded evening celebrating this year’s inspirational honorees for their unwavering support of the LGBT community and their dedication to creating positive change in the world.

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Hollywood Meets the Beltway

Join more than 1,000 leaders from the civic, corporate, entertainment, and philanthropic communities for cocktails, dinner, and entertainment. The event's extraordinary silent auction includes high-end items, packages, and experiences.

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48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards

SATURDAY, SEPT. 23, AT THE BEVERLY HILTON

6 p.m. Cocktails & Silent Auction • 8 p.m. Dinner & Program

Honoring Ariel Emanuel, presented by Artist Mark Bradford

Honoring Valerie Jarrett, presented by Writer and Producer Shonda Rhimes

Host Jimmy Kimmel, special guests Lawrence O'Donnell, Jermaine Fowler

Event Co-chairs: Tess AyersLuAnn BoylanKathy KlovesMichael LombardoBrad Ong

Honoring

Ariel Emanuel
& Valerie Jarrett

Learn more about our inspirational honorees and their unwavering support of the LGBT community and dedication to creating positive change in the world.

How Your Support Helps

This year’s Gala comes at a critical time when federal funding for many of our services, particularly those that serve the most vulnerable in our community, are threatened.

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Become a Table Host

Amplify your support as a Table Host by buying, or committing to fill, a table for 10 people. Just complete the online form or email events@lalgbtcenter.org.