When COVID-19 hit, the demand for the Center’s vital services—including health care, support for LGBTQ seniors and homeless youth, legal services, policy advocacy—actually increased. And, as a result of the pandemic, we saw new needs emerge, including more and more people struggling with food insecurity.
We’ve continued to rise to meet the needs of the community while, at the same time, like all nonprofits, our fundraising has declined dramatically. We are fortunate at this crisis moment dozens of the Center’s amazing friends from the entertainment world are coming together to reach out to those who can help make a difference in the lives of thousands of LGBTQ people.
Presented by The Ariadne Getty Foundation and co-hosted by Emmy Award-winning actor and former member of the Center’s Board of Directors Jane Lynch and KTLA News Anchor Cher Calvin, the incredible two-hour primetime fundraising show will include appearances and performances by a roster of A-list entertainers, including (to date):
Cher • Melissa Etheridge • Cyndi Lauper • Lily Tomlin • Leslie Odom Jr. • Manila Luzon • Jennifer Lewis • Tonality • Shangela • Gigi Gorgeous • Nats Getty • August Getty • Billy Porter • Sia • Margaret Cho • Jay Leno • k.d. lang • RuPaul • Meredith Vieira • Jesse Tyler Ferguson • Andrew Rannells • Cynthia Erivo • Pauley Perrette • Billy Eichner • Tyler Oakley • Wilson Cruz • Anthony Rapp • Miss Coco Peru • Brian Michael Smith • Peter Paige • Alec Mapa • Bruce Vilanch • Alexandra Billings • Frankie Grande • Marizol Leyva • Selenis Leyva • Lake Bell • Trans Chorus of Los Angeles • Carla Gugino • U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin • U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff • Ilana Glazer
*Scheduled to appear or perform. Additional talent will be confirmed.