The 41st Annual Gala is Cancelled.
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CELEBRATE LGBT BAR LA'S
The LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles Annual Gala is the largest event the Association holds each year. The event honors individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to education, human rights, and equality for the LGBTQ+ community. For more than ten years, the Gala has been themed to spotlight important issues to the LGBTQ+ community including marriage equality, military service, adoption, employment, and unity.
This year's theme is "Pride Without Borders." LGBTQ+ people continue to be persecuted globally. This year’s Gala honors the hard work of advocates to protect LGBTQ+ refugees.
Immigration Equality is this year’s recipient of our Community Service award. Immigration Equality is the leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization in the country. Each year, it provides advice and legal services to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-positive immigrants seeking refuge fair treatment, and freedom in the United States.
The range of honorees at the event celebrates the diversity of LGBTQ+ advocates. Our Community Partner of the Year Award will be given to ShepardMullin, in recognition of the firm’s long history of promoting LGBTQ+ equality within the organization, and in its pro bono work. And we will recognize Isa Noyola with our Co-Presidents Award for her outstanding and innovative advocacy on self determination for all people and empowering translatinas to feel protected, loved, is order to develop themselves.
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Co-Presidents: Madison Fairchild and Mark Lemke
Co-Treasurers: Eryk R. Escobar and Robert Winson
Co-Secretaries: Jay Pang and Michael Brophy
Communications Chairs: Carlos Hernandez & JJ Rodriguez
Membership Chairs: Lauren Greene and Dani Oliva
Board Development Chairs: Jordan Aiken and Dimitri Portnoi
Abigail Coursolle, Robert Sanchez DuFour,
Date: Saturday April 25th, 2020
Time: 6:30PM - 10:30PM
Where: California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
($15 Parking - Cash Only)
Food: Thank Goodness it's Sofia (TGIS)
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.
Over the last decade, Isa Noyola has been a prominent translatina activist working on the frontlines of LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights movements. Noyola founded and worked as a national advocate for El/La Para Translatinas, an organization that works to build a world where translatinas feel they deserve to protect, love, and develop themselves. She is also the former Deputy Director of Transgender Law Center, the largest, national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Noyola is currently Deputy Director at Mijente, a political, digital, and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing and movement building.
Sheppard Mullin, and its LGBTQ+ affinity group “Out at Sheppard” have a longstanding commitment to increasing visibility of and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer attorneys and other professionals. The firm also has a strong tradition of supporting the LGBTQ+ community through its extensive pro bono work and charitable giving. Consistent with this year’s Gala theme, Sheppard Mullin attorneys frequently represent LGBTQ+ and HIV-positive clients from around the world who were forced to flee their homelands because of severe discrimination and persecution, and are seeking refuge, freedom, and asylum in the United States.