LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Garden Party to benefit Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing will be held from 1pm to 6pm on Sunday, October 11th 2009 at the Hancock Park Estate of Ms. Dayna Devon and Dr. Brent Moelleken in Los Angeles, CA. This year's event is entitled "Celebrating Equality's Pioneers" - celebrating the courage of past generations, honoring their revolutionary leadership and accomplishments which allow us the many liberties that the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and elder communities are able to enjoy today.
The event is open to the general public and will offer exceptional food, cocktails, a fantastic silent auction, fashion show by Andrew Christian, entertainment by Mental Head Circus, music by DJ Griffin White and a special tribute to our LGBT seniors. This year's distinguished honorees are Leeza Gibbons (Leeza's Place) who will be bestowed with the Ron S. Gelb Community Service Award and Sharon Gless (Queer As Folk, Hannah Free) who is the recipient of the first annual Triangle Pioneer Award.
This annual event will feature celebrity guest appearances by:
Lance Bass (Nsync) Ben Patrick Johnson Robert Gant (Queer As Folk) Daniel Sladek (Emmy Award Jai Rodriguez (Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!) winning producer of "Prayers for Thomas Bierdz (Young & The Restless) Bobby") Jonathan Bennett (Van Wilder 2) Chris Taaffe (Emmy Award winning Frenchie Davis (American Idol) producer of "Prayers for Bobby") Brian Nolan (The Lair) Doug Spearman (Noah's Ark) Jennia Fredrique (Noah's Arc) Thea Gill (Queer As Folk) Ming Na (ER, Joy Luck Club) Gale Harold (Queer As Folk, Wes Ramsey (Latter Days, Charmed, Desperate Housewives) CSI Miami) Scott Lowell (Queer As Folk) Calpirnia Addams (Transamerican Jesse Ferguson (Modern Family) Love Story) Angela Featherstone (Exe's and Oh's) Amy Paffrath (E!) Drew Seeley (Another Cinderella Story)
This event is not only a chance for supporters of Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing to take part in an exceptional fund-raising event together, but it is an invitation to the community to celebrate and experience the magic of the nation's first affordable housing development providing vital housing and social support services to some of the nation's most vulnerable seniors.
Each year, as our senior population grows, countless low-income LGBT seniors are faced with the challenge of securing safe, permanent affordable housing and social services that address their specific concerns and meet their unique needs. The program is dependent on the contributions and support of the community, private foundations, donors and volunteers.
Sponsors for this event include Wells Fargo Bank, Ben Patrick Johnson Foundation, Mike Mueller Designs Inc., Qantas Airlines, Capitol Drugs-PowerZone, Union Bank, CAZCO Construction, CRA/LA, Zuno Studios, Silver Birches and Gabriel Pacheco Designs. Alcohol sponsored by Beam Global Spirits and Wine (Effen, Hornitos, Makers Mark, Dekuyper, Cruzan Rum) - Media sponsors include Frontiers Publishing, Lesbian News and Reality Cares.
For information about the event, sponsorship or to purchase tickets, please visit www.gleh.org or contact Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing at 323.957.7200.
Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and operating high-quality affordable, multicultural housing developments which include a community space used to provide social and recreational services for GLBT older adults. Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment that supports the well-being of GLBT elders.
SOURCE Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing