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Outfest to Honor Joe Mantello and DreamWorks Animation at the Annual Legacy Awards Featuring the Out100

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Hosted and performances by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Stars Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme
Every year, Outfest honors Hollywood filmmakers and creatives who help diversify LGBTQ+ representation in film and television. This year, at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu we are thrilled to honor actor and director Joe Mantello as the first-ever recipient of the Terrence McNally Award, made in honor of the playwright after his passing following COVID-19 complications this year. Receiving the Guardian Award is DreamWorks Animation, responsible for the shows “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” and “Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts”.
The Legacy Awards is a key fundraiser to benefit our young filmmaker and professional education courses, screenwriting lab, leadership training, trans-acting workshop, and film restoration program. In this difficult year, your contribution makes an immeasurable impact on the future of our organization to continue educating, showcasing, and celebrating the lives and experiences of the diverse LGBTQ+ community.

Tickets for the drive-in gala event are tax-deductible and $300 for 2 people. This VIP experience includes admission to the awards show, a gift bag, cocktails to enjoy from your seat, a special premiere of Amazon’s new movie ‘Uncle Frank’, live music performances by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” stars Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme, and goodies provided by Amazon Studios. There are only a few spots left, so we hope to see you there!


And if you can’t come to the drive-in, perhaps consider donating. In a year like this, it’s so important that we support our artists and preserve our history:

Saturday, November 21st
Doors Open: 3:30 PM
Show starts: 5:15 PM
(we are adhering to LA County’s curfew ordinance and will conclude the evening before 9 PM)


Alongside the Outfest Legacy Awards, we will also feature the 2020 Out100 Honoree Induction Ceremony. With exclusive cameos, speeches, and performances from some of our favorite stars being honored to fresh faces of the new LGBTQ+ generation that are making waves in advocacy, entertainment, tech, and more.
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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.