For the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, the night of November 10 was pure gold. At its 41st Anniversary Gala & Auction, presented by Wells Fargo, the Center honored Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe. The gala, which featured a live performance by Grammy-winning R&B and rap singer-songwriter Estelle (Shine), raised more than $700,000 to support the Center’s services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community–making it one of the Center’s most successful galas to date. And the crowd of more than 1,000, including members of the SEIU 721 Lavender and Social Justice caucuses, had a lot to celebrate; the Nov. 6 election was a historic one for the LGBT community and for working families.
“The LA Gay and Lesbian Center has been a lifesaver for so many people over the years,” said Harold Sterker, SEIU 721 Executive Board member and chair of the Social Justice Caucus. “The mission of the center and 721’s mission to fight for social justice and working families dove tail perfectly together. I am honored to support their effort.”
SEIU 721 was a Silver sponsor of the event.
Click on the link below to watch the gala.
Categories: Lavender Caucus