Two amazing stars are joining the GMCLA Gala Livestream Saturday, August 14 — Andra Day, the GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter and 2021 Golden Globe Winner and Academy Award Nominee for her leading role as Billie Holiday, and Shoshana Bean, the star of Broadway’s Wicked and Waitress, who brought down the house at our Walt Disney Concert Hall Gala two years ago.

Carson Kressley, Host

Emmy-Award winning TV personality, style expert, fashion designer, interior designer and New York Times best-selling author took a leap into television when, in 2003, he became a breakout star as the fashion savant on Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which won a primetime Emmy and gained a worldwide following for Carson which continues to this day. Carson revolutionized America’s personal fashion sense of style as he filmed OWN Network’s Carson- Nation. During this celebrated and entertaining show, Carson travelled to small towns throughout the U.S. transforming lives -one person at a time- with his signature style, humor, and heart. He also hosted multiple TV shows including Lifetime’s How to Look Good Naked, ABC’s True Beauty and competed on several reality competitions shows such as the 13th season of Dancing With The Stars where he was a fan favorite.

A strong supporter of many philanthropic causes, Kressley uses his celebrity to advance different concerns such as The Trevor Project, The Human Rights Campaign, AIDS WALK, and the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation. Kressley is also a trustee on the board of The True Colors Fund.

Dr. Jerry Abraham, Honoree

Dr. Abraham and his team have now vaccinated over 250,000 people in South Los Angeles. He serves as the Director of the KEDREN Vaccines Program, which is committed to vaccinating a high volume of patients against COVID-19, as equitably, fairly, justly distributed and administered, and with accurate and timely reporting back to the various jurisdictions and authorities including the California Department of Public Health CDPH.  Dr. Abraham is a Harvard-Emory-University of Texas-USC trained Family & Community Medicine Physician, Global Injury Epidemiologist, and Medical Quality Specialist, caring for patients in South Los Angeles at KEDREN HEALTH, a Historically Black Institution, which includes an Acute Psychiatric Hospital with an outpatient Mental Health outfit with field-based work, and a Federally Qualified Health Center FQHC Patient Centered Medical Home PCMH Primary Care Clinics.

Saturday, August 14 at 8pm

Raising funds for GMCLA’s re-opening season and return to schools for the Alive Music Project!

Live performances by GMCLA’s Aftershock and celebrity guests!
GMCLA’s Voice Award presented to Dr. Jerry Abraham.
GMCLA special performances from the Getty Center!

The gala is supported by a $50,000 Challenge Grant from Carol and Richard Weaver with additional sponsorship from Morgan Stanley. When you join the stream or become a donor at any level, your support will be matched!

Join the Gala livestream and the Weaver Family Challenge

  • Donate $75 or more to view the live stream (or view until the end of August)!
  • Become a Gala sponsor at $250 or more and receive end-of-show credit and a home-delivery of wine and goodies!
  • Make a gift of $500 per seat to attend the live taping in Toluca Lake, including an outdoor, seated reception from 7:30pm to 9:30pm with Carson, GMCLA members and leadership, and Dr. Abraham.  Only 30 seats are available and you must be vaccinated to attend.
  • Make a gift of any amount to support the Weaver Challenge.

Gala live taping and reception details!

7:30pm cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the garden.

8pm taping with open bar and hors d’oeuvres throughout.

9pm dessert reception with Carson Kressley, members and leadership of GMCLA.

*Limited to thirty vaccinated attendees.

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