The 6th annual Voice Awards
presented on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the JW Marriott.
Over $450,000 was raised to support GMCLA’s Youth Outreach programs!


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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.

Our Honorees

Gwen Baba
Stephen Schwartz

Presenting Partner

Gold Partners

Jay & Deanie Stein

Silver Partners

Mark Snedden & Michael Lewis

8950 Sunset Blvd Property Development

Dennis Snoozy

BMB Investment

Demitri Samaha, Lawrence Legg & E.T. Legg & Associates, LTD.

Axel Shalson

Table Sponsors

Garrett McClure & Mike Gerle

Kate Chilton

Cheryl Cousino

Kristin & Stu Johnson

Silva Watson Moonwalk Fund

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

National LGBT Media Partner

Table Captains

Jasmine Ball & Tori Gutierrez, Clocker Shade Productions, Hon John J. Duran & Mark Morris, Hon John J. Duran & Diane Abbitt, Steve Holzer, Peter Johnson, Dimitri Korovilas & Tyler Kimball, Dr. Joe Nadeau & Eric Aufdengarten, Jason Orion & Larry Baird, Michael Pusnik, Trans Chorus Los Angeles, Gary Turner, Jonathan Weedman

Our sensational Silent Auction

A huge thank you to the following individuals and companies who so generously donated to this year’s Auction:

Abdullah Hall, Academy of Magical Arts, Inc., Allan Jeffries Framing, Alliance for Housing & Healing, Andaz West Hollywood, Andy Bender, Arthur Murray Dance Centers, Barry’s Bootcamp, BBL, LLC, Bloomingdales Century City, Bob Sieber & Lucio Maramba, Border Grill, Bottega Louie, Brian Roskam, Burke Williams, Casper, Cecconi’s, Center Theatre Group, Chef Draden, Chicago: The Musical, Christopher Showerman, Collins Ave, Delta Airlines, Diane Warren, Diptyque, Domaine Serene, Equinox, Eugne Salandra, Everyn Man Jack, Festival of the Arts, GiGi New York, Glitterati Tours, GMCLA, Gracias Madre, Halper Fine Art, Happy Hippie Foundation, Innovative Dining Group, Island Packers, Jay Bartley, Kenneth Cole Productions. Kim Vo. LA Master Chorale, LACMA, Lawrence Zanan, London Guest Suites, Los Angeles Zoo, LQD Skincare, Marcus Connaghan, MOCA, Natural History Museum, Ole Henriksen, OUTFest, Pageant of the Masters, Paperclip, Pasadena Playhouse, Peninsula Beverly Hills, Peter Johnson, PRP Wine International, Reba McEntire, Rockwell Table & Stage, Roclord Studio, Santa Cruz Dream Inn, Santa Monica Yoga, School of Rock, Sol Republic, SoulCycle, SPARITUAL, Steve Young, Steven Schwartz, SURFAIR, Sweet Lady Jane, Telepictures Productions, Inc, The Abbey, The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Huntington, The Langham Pasadena, The Local Peasant, The Mondrian, The Peninsula Manila, The Recording Academy, The Wallis, Tom Ford International, Trina Turk, True Blue Pets, Universal Studios, Velvet Margarita, Vox Femina Los Angeles, Watch What Happens Live, William Shatner, Zen Casa


Your support of the Voice Awards helps the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles fund its general operations and continue funding these two 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 eight years GMCLA has used music to overcome prejudice. Now we’re using song to teach acceptance and equality in schools. Now in its 10th year, the AMP program has reached over 50,000 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 eight 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, educational and government institutions in building a community performance responding to the issue of bullying in local schools. GMCLA  brings 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!

Sponsorship Opportunities

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To learn more about the 2017 Voice Awards download the Voice Awards Sponsorship Deck below. Contact Kevin Bolling, Director of Philanthropy, if you have any questions.

Kevin can be reached at 424-239-6495 or via e-mail.

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Voice Awards 2017 VIP Party

GMCLA's 2017 Voice Awards VIP Party

This past Friday nearly 200 VIP guests enjoyed a beautiful evening gathering for the Sixth Annual Voice Awards. Honorees Gwen Baba, Stephen Schwartz and representatives of Logo were in attendance.