CELEBRATE THE LGBTQ+ LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF LA'S RETURN TO THE SCIENCE CENTER!
The LGBTQ+ Lawyers Association of L.A.'s Annual Gala has historically been the largest event that the Association holds each year. The event honors individuals and organizations that have made contributions to education, human rights, and equality for the LGBTQ+ community. This year, we are delighted to be returning to the California Science Center for an in-person event. For more than ten years, the Association's Gala has been themed to spotlight important issues to the LGBTQ+ community, including marriage equality, military service, adoption, employment rights, and unity.
This year's theme is "Ready to Launch," which signifies our role as an LGBTQ+ legal organization standing ready to address the challenges that will be facing both our LGBTQ+ community and our larger community in light of the Supreme Court's decision this year denying the fundamental right to an abortion. We recognize that the precedents guaranteeing bodily autonomy and privacy that keep government out of the doctor’s office when a person seeks contraceptive or reproductive services are inextricably linked to those precedents that overruled sodomy laws and made same-sex marriage a reality across the country. The rights of the LGBTQ+ community are inextricably intertwined with the rights of women and those of all people seeking reproductive care and family-planning services. Our Gala this year will not only celebrate how far we have come but also bring us together at a critical time as we prepare for the work ahead of us. We hope you will be able to join us!
Treasurer: Robert Winson
Secretary: Jay Pang
Communications Chairs: David J. Richardson
Membership Chair: Lauren Greene
Board Development Chair: Dimitri Portnoi
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Abigail Coursolle, Mark Lemke, Joshua Quaye,
DATE: Friday, October 21, 2022
TIME: 6:30PM - 10:30PM
WHERE: California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
($18 Parking - Cash Only)
FOOD: Catered & hosted Bars
Proof of Vaccination will be required at the door on the day of the event.
Questions? Email: GALA@email@example.com
Instructions Via the Metro Expo Line: Take exit Expo Park/USC station. Cross street toward Rose garden and make a right heading toward the Natural History Museum. Turn left at the corner of the NHM and Rose Garden and follow the sidewalk alongside the NHM and lawn. When you reach the end of the sidewalk (directly facing the Coliseum) the event entrance will be a few steps to your left.
This award is made to an individual who exemplifies, supports, and advances the values and goals of the LGBTQ+ Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. The award is typically made to a person who has made outstanding contributions to the LGBTQ+ Legal Community, especially in the Los Angeles area.
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This award is made to a firm, corporation, or government department that exemplifies, supports, and advances the values and goals of the LGBTQ+ Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. These include advocacy for equal rights of LGBTQ+ lawyers, support for the LGBTQ+ community, and the advancement of LGBTQ+ law students and lawyers in the profession.