Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrates 49th anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards
Actors Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos will host the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 49th anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. to honor Grammy winner, philanthropist and writer Ricky Martin and philanthropist Ariadne Getty.
Actor Mark Consuelos will host this year’s Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Gala Vanguard Awards alongside Kelly Ripa. (photo courtesy of Sunshine Sachs)
One of the nation’s premier LGBT charity events, the center’s Gala Vanguard Awards brings together more than 1,200 of the region’s most important leaders and influencers in the civic, corporate, entertainment and philanthropic communities to celebrate this year’s inspirational honorees for their unwavering support of the LGBT community and their dedication to creating positive change in the world.
During this year’s event, “Love, Simon” actors Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale will present an award to producer, writer and director Greg Berlanti and his husband producer Robbie Rogers for their work in media.
Additional attendees include Conrad Ricamora, Nicole Scherzinger, Pauley Perrette and Gigi Gorgeous.
The 49th anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards is co-chaired by center board member Michael Lombardo and longtime center supporter Kathy Kloves with fellow committee members Karim Abay, Tess Ayers and LuAnn Boylan. Previous honorees include Miley Cyrus, Jane Fonda, Elton John, George and Brad Takei, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita, Wanda Sykes, and Lily Tomlin.
The Beverly Hilton is located at 9876 Wilshire Blvd. For information, visit lalgbtcenter.org.
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