Held on May 5 at the Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood, GMCLA’s 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.

This year’s event raised over $400,000 – your support allows GMCLA to create exciting and innovative musical performances to share our stories, fostering acceptance and transforming communities into places where all can be their true authentic selves.

Honorees and Performers for Voice Awards 7

Tony-winning Singer, Actor & LGBTQ Activist

Political Commentator and Strategist

Zach Johnson - Rising Voice Award 2018

Crescenta Valley High School Student and Activist

Shoshana Bean - Performer - Voice Awards 2018

Performing with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles

Photo credits:  Connie Kurtew,  Gregory Zabilski, James Geiger

You can find many more photos from Voice Awards on our Facebook Page.
Click here to visit the Voice Awards Album!


Online ticket sales have ended for Voice Awards 7.  For information about next year’s event, please contact briannec@gmcla.org.

Silent Auction!

We are hosting an amazing silent auction for this year’s Voice Awards.  Selected highlights available at this year’s auction are:

  • Sir Elton John autographed Yellow Brick Road Album – Priceless!
  • Ride on a private plane – Round trip for two on Surf Air to any of its California destinations – value $2,000
  • Zulu Nyala African Safari – privately owned reserve is home to over 40 different species of animal and magnificent birdlife.
  • Spanish Vacation – one week in a two bedroom condo in Marbella, Spain on the Costa del Sol – value $1,400



  • Listing in Press Release(s)
  • Facebook and Twitter Mentions (90K+ followers)
  • Logo recognition on GMCLA website (1 yr)*
  • Logo inclusion in sponsor loop at event*
  • Right to use event photos in corporate communications


2 Available: 1 Presenting Auction Sponsor, 1 Presenting Reception Sponsor

All level benefits plus:

  • 10 priority Voice Awards seats
  • Presenting Opportunity: Auction or Cocktail Reception
  • Logo inclusion on electronic invitations
  • Color full page ad in virtual journal
  • Verbal recognition from stage
  • Two ticket subscriptions to remaining Season 39 concert


All Silver level benefits plus:

  • 10 priority Voice Awards seats
  • Logo inclusion on electronic invitations
  • Color full page ad in virtual journal
  • Verbal recognition from stage


All level benefits plus:

  • 10 preferred Voice Awards seats
  • Color Half-Page ad in virtual journal


  • 10 Voice Awards seats
  • Text Listing on electronic invitations
  • Text Listing on GMCLA website (1 yr)
  • Text Listing in sponsor loop at event

If you are interested in sponsoring or becoming a table captain, please contact Jason Frazier in Corporate Development, at jason@gmcla.org

Presenting Partner

Platinum Partner

Wells Fargo Logo

Gold Partners

AHF 30 Years Logo
Athens Services
Charles Company logo
Ariadne Getty Foundation
Latham and Watkins Logo
Laurel Hardware
Merill Lynch logo
The Arts Club logo

Troy Jones & Jason Ball

Silver Partners

Alternative Herbal Health Services (AHHS)

Barrett Porter

Demitri Samaha, Lawrence Legg & E.T. Legg & Associates, Ltd.
Faring Capital Logo

Mark Snedden & Michael Lewis

Bronze Partner

Essence Dispensaries


Greg Weaver &
Haig Youredjian


Your support for the Voice Awards helps the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles fund general operations and make these very important programs possible!

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, and anti-gay slurs are used as the insult of choice in schools, heard by students an average of 25 times each day.

For over thirty-nine years GMCLA has used music to overcome prejudice. With the Alive Music Project, we use song to teach acceptance and equality in schools. Now in its 11th year, the AMP program has reached nearly 60,000 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.


The Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network

GMCLA’s Arts for Incarcerated Youth Program provides 12-week music education classes to youth in juvenile detention centers. The class meets California education standards while serving youth who would otherwise have no access to music education> it also carries with it the same pro-diversity, anti-bullying messaging that has been proven to change change hearts and minds through more than ten years of the Alive Music Project.

This year, GMCLA’s new Partnership for Los Angeles Schools initiative will provide a full term of music education in Los Angeles schools where music education programs have been slashed due to budget cuts and where students would otherwise have no opportunity to study choral music. Like the Alive Music Project and the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Program, these programs meet California education standards while also teaching the value of acceptance and diversity.