The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center's anniversary gala brought out the stars Saturday for the 42nd Annual Vanguard Awards, honoring individuals and organizations at the forefront of the local, national, and international movements for LGBT equality.
After cocktails and a silent auction, the star-studded event at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles welcomed guests with a dinner and entertainment program, concluding the night with a live auction. The evening's honorees included out NBA center Jason Collins' Xiaogang Wei, the founder of China's first AIDS Walk' and instant streaming giant Netflix, which commissioned the critically acclaimed and groundbreaking drama Orange Is the New Black.
Peruse photos of the stars and advocates who came out to support the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center Saturday on the following pages.
Singer Lance Bass (right) and his fiance, actor Michael Turchin, smile for the cameras at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's 42nd Anniversary Vanguard Awards Gala.
Cindy Holland (left), vice president of Netfilx original programming, and actress Taryn Manning of Orange Is the New Black.
Xiaogang Wei (right) and his guest attend the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's 42nd Anniversary Vanguard Awards Gala.
(From left) Actresses Uzo Aduba, Dascha Polanco, Samira Wiley, Lea DeLaria, and Alysia Reiner of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black strike a pose on the red carpet.
Actor David Alan Basche.
Honoree NBA center Jason Collins (left) and singer Lance Bass.
Former California state senator Sheila James Kuehl attends the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's 42nd Anniversary Vanguard Awards Gala.
Actor Peter Paige, who played Emmett Honeycutt on Showtime's groundbreaking series Queer as Folk.
General Hospital and Baywatch actress Anne Jeffreys.
Netfilx original programming vice president Cindy Holland (right) and guest attend the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's 42nd Anniversary Vanguard Awards Gala.
L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center CEO Lorri L. Jean (left) with actors Dan Bucatinsky and Wilson Cruz.