PHOTOS: Stars Shine for L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Anniversary Gala

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. 

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Singer Lance Bass (right) and his fiancé, actor Michael Turchin, smile for the cameras at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's 42nd Anniversary Vanguard Awards Gala.


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