The Fifth Annual Voice Awards!

Presented by Foresters Financial

The Voice Awards honors those who advance our world, refute silence, lend a voice to the oppressed, exhibit leadership and give hope to those living under the weight of silence.

The Fifth Annual Voice Awards honors leaders who use their voice for social change and equality.

The Fifth Voice Awards were presented on April 23rd at the Dolby Ballroom Hollywood.  Attended by over 600 guests,  this year’s Voice Awards raised monies to support GMCLA’s Outreach Programs; the Alive Music Project,  and the it gets better Tour.  To learn more about the Voice Awards please click here. Contact Kevin Bolling, Director of Philanthropy if you have any questions.  Kevin can be reached at 424-239-6495 or via e-mail.

Images from the evening’s program coming shortly!

Images from the 2016 Voice Awards

Honorees

Abbe Land
Good Neighbor Voice Award

Focus Features
Visionary Voice Award

Subhi Nahas
Outspoken Voice Award

Co Hosts

Ross Mathews
(Hollywood Today Live)

Pauley Perrette
(NCIS)

Special Guests

Paula Abdul
Carmen Electra
Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of India
Bob Harper
Garcelle Beauvais
Amy Landecker
Daniel Franzese
Geena Rocero
Lawrence Zarian
Hal Sparks
Tanner Thomason
Kristen Brockman
Amanda Salas
Stephen Guarino
Aydian Dowling
Gary Hall, Jr.
Carlton Gebbia

Presenting Partner

Foresters Financial

Gold Partners

Fritz Hoelscher & Eric Yeckley

Silver Partners

Todd Armstrong

Charles Company

Kristin Johnson

Michael Pusnik & Spencer Barnes

Mark Snedden & Michael Lewis

Regency Outdoor

Dennis Snoozy

Greg Weaver & Haig Youredjian

Bronze Partners

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AMGEN

Cheryl Cousino

Laurel Hardware & Ysabel

National LGBT Media Partner

The Voice Awards Committee

Ruchi Bal,  Marcus Connaghan, Kevin DeKimpe, Ruben Diaz, Hon. John J. Duran, Justin Estoque,  Jason Frazier, Tori Gutierrez, Abdullah Hall, Steve Holzer, Michael Kelly, Andrea Krauss, Tod Macofsky, Petar Mandich, Laura Martella, Alexis “Bong” Monsanto, Michael Muoio, Carlos Ortiz, Mike Pusnik*, Danny Rose, Stacey Ruiz, Tori Samuel, Gary Turner*, Grayson Wixom

*= Co-Chair

Table Captains

Fred Arens & Jason Duguay, Todd Armstrong, Stephen Brown, Hon. John Duran & Mark Morris, Equality California, Jason Frazier, Tori Gutierrez, Steve Holzer, Tim Hughes, Ben Jehoshua, Peter Johnson, Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Jason Orion & Larry Baird, Carlos A. Ortiz, Barrett Porter, Tori Samuel, Gary Turner, Chris Verdugo

Beneficiaries

Your support of the Voice Awards helps the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles fund its general operations and continue funding these very important programs!

GMCLA’s “Alive Music Project” (AMP), is a unique music education outreach program designed for middle and high school students that uses song to create a powerful anti-bullying message. Every year over 85% of LGBT students in American schools are physically or verbally abused. For over thirty five years GMCLA has used music to overcome prejudice. Now we’re using song to teach acceptance and equality in schools. In its 8th year, AMP has reached over 40,000 students in schools throughout Los Angeles. Busting LGBT stereotypes through live music and personal sharing improves students’ self-esteem and helps them recognize and eliminate bullying of all types.

igb-roof-1250it gets better is a collaboration between the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Speak Theater Arts and the It Gets Better Project. The work explores what “better” means for LGBT youth through stories, songs and multimedia on an array of challenging themes.

With its unqualified support of all young people, it gets better creates and unites allies in solidarity against the pervasive (and growing) climate of bullying and teen violence.

An 8-member cast of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) forms the core of the touring production. Over the course of a one-week residency, these artists collaborate with local performers, citizens, and educational and government institutions in building a community performance responding to the issue of bullying in local schools. GMCLA is bringing with them a fully formed program including dynamic musical content and video production elements appropriate to the theme, into which are woven local participants and local content.

 

Thank you for your support!