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Three Amazing Honorees + One Powerful Night

JW MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
900 W OLYMPIC BLVD | LOS ANGELES, CA 90015
5PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION, 6:30 DINNER + AWARDS
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VANGUARD VOICE AWARD

Presented to Grammy and Academy Award-winning lyricist and composer, Stephen Schwartz. A longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community, Schwartz was inspired by Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project to write the choral piece “Testimony” and helped produce “Tyler’s Suite.” Both pieces have been used in anti-bullying and suicide prevention campaigns nationwide. Schwartz’s other charitable work has included organizing the Uprising of Love concert to benefit and raise awareness of LGBTQ people in hostile countries as well as producing benefits for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Faustman Clinic. He has also appeared in benefits for such causes as the Sandy Hook families, marriage equality, the Gender and Family Project and more.

VISIONARY VOICE AWARD

Presented to Logo TV, the network that became the trailblazer for LGBTQ programming. Logo TV has dedicated itself to portraying LGBTQ characters in a positive light and creating content that resonates with the community at large. Logo TV features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, and specials from the competitive queens on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” to its documentary film division, which is devoted to telling the stories and real life struggles of LGBTQ people. Logo TV’s line-up encompasses all things LGBTQ.

COMMUNITY LEADER VOICE AWARD

Presented to community activist Gwen Baba. Baba is on the board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, and is a member of the David Bohnett Foundation Board of Advisors, a foundation that funds and advocates for organizations that provide equal rights for all LGBTQ people. From 1986 to 1997, Baba was a member of the board of directors of the LA LGBT Center, including a term as co-chair. She held a leadership position with the first capital campaign in the history of the LGBT movement, assisting with the purchase and renovation of the Center’s headquarters.
The Voice Awards honors those who advance our world, lend a voice to the oppressed, exhibit leadership & give hope to those living under the weight of silence.
CO-CHAIRS:
MIKEY PUSNIK & GARY TURNER
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017
6TH ANNUAL VOICE AWARDS
JW MARRIOTT | 900 W OLYMPIC BLVD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90015
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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.today, 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 as a chief organizer of the Television Critics Association’s press tours, held twice a year in Beverly Hills and Pasadena. 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 the Desert Aids Project, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been an active 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.