The LGBT BAR ASSOCIATION  
of Los Angeles 

Prior Gala Dinners


                                                      LGLA 35th Anniversary Awards Dinner Gala 
                                                       “Love is Sweeping the Country”

                                                       March 8, 2014

                                                        Location: Marriott Los Angeles Hotel at LA Live, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
                                                        Honoring: Zach Wahls, Executive Director: Scouts for Equality – LGLA Co-Presidents Award
                                                       Laurie Aronoff. Project Director, AIDS Legal Service Project - LACBA  – LGLA Community Service Award
                                                       Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. by Sandra Phillips, VP/Asst General Counsel - Corporate                                      

                                                       Ronald Lachman  -  Lee Paige Service Award                                                                                  

                                                       Keynote Speaker: Retired U.S. District Court Judge, Hon. Vaughn R.Walker
                                                       Special Musical Guest: The Cuddlers

 LGLA 34th Annual Awards Dinner Gala & Reception
“We're All Family”

February 9, 2013

Location: Marriott Los Angeles Hotel at LA Live, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Honoring: Proposition 8 Plaintiffs (Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami and Jeffrey Zarrillo) – Co-Presidents Award
AIDS Service Center – Community Service Award
The Wells Fargo Foundation – Corporate Award

Lee Paige - Lee Paige Service Award

Keynote Speaker: Michelangelo Signorile, Huffington Post columnist and host of “The Michelangelo Signorile Show”
Special Musical Guest: Katrina Parker, a Top 8 Semi-Finalist on NBC's “The Voice”


LGLA 33rd Annual Awards Dinner Gala & Reception
“A Time for Us”
February 25, 2012

Location: JW Marriott Los Angeles Hotel at LA Live, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Honoring: James Gilliam, Esq., Deputy Executive Director of ACLU of Southern California – Co-Presidents Award
Judy Shepard, Co-Founder and President of the Matthew Shepard Foundation – Community Service Award
Keynote Speaker: Jane Velez-Mitchell, Host of “Issues With Jane Velez-Mitchell” on HLN
Special Musical Guest: Randy Guiaya


LGLA 32st Annual Awards Dinner Gala & Reception
“Changing Hearts and Minds”
February 12, 2011

Location: Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, California
Honoring: Laurie Hasencamp, Esq. – Co-Presidents Award
The Trevor Project– Community Service Award
Keynote Speaker: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, School of Law, University of California at Irvine
Special Musical Guest: Sharon McNight, Tony nominated Cabaret Singer and Performer


LGLA 31st Annual Awards Dinner Gala & Reception
“EQUALITY – Nothing More, Nothing Less”
February 6, 2010

Location: Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, California
Honoring: Eric A. Webber, Esq. – Co-Presidents Award
Servicemembers Legal defense Network (SLDN) – Community Service Award
Keynote Speaker: Justice Carlos R. Moreno, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court
Special Musical Guest: Sam Harris, Broadway Singer and Performer


LGLA 30th Anniversary Awards Dinner Gala & Reception
“Our Love is Here to Stay”- Celebrating Our Past as We Look to the Future
February 28, 2009

Location: Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, California
Honoring: Duncan Crabtree Ireland, Esq. – Co-Presidents Award
Love Honor Cherish – Community Service Award
Keynote Speaker: Kate Kendell, Executive Dir. – National Center for Lesbian Rights
Master of Ceremonies: Jason Graae, Broadway Singer and Performer


LGLA Annual Awards Dinner Gala:
“Together We Stand” Celebrating Our Unity and Defining Our Strength
November 9, 2007

Location: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, California
Honoring: Paula S. Teske, Esq. – Co-Presidents Award
GLASS – Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services – Community Service Award
Professor David B. Cruz – USC Gould School of Law - Community Service Award
Keynote Speaker: George Takei – Actor, Writer, Rights Activist


LGLA Annual Awards Dinner Gala:
“California Dreamin” Celebrating Our Vision of Equality
November 11, 2006

Location: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, California
Honoring: Gordon R. “Sam” Overton, Esq. – Co-Presidents Award
Equality California EQCA – Community Service Award
Keynote Speaker: Jennifer C. Pizer, Senior Counsel, Lambda Legal


LGLA Annual Awards Dinner Gala:
“An Evening of Classic Hollywood”
November 12, 2005

Location: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, California
Honoring: Jeffrey W. Erdman, Esq. – Co-Presidents Award
Christopher Daley & The Transgender Law Center – Community Service Award
Keynote Speaker: Bonnie Dumanis, District Attorney, San Diego County


LGLA Silver Anniversary Awards Dinner Gala & Reception
October 16, 2004

Location: West, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, California
Honoring: LHR/LGLA Founders - Co-Presidents Award
William B. Rubenstein, Founding Director, The Williams Institute - Community Service Award
Martha Matthews, USC Professor of Law. - Community Service Award
Keynote Speaker: Mark Leno – Member - California State Assembly.


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