Los Angeles Awards Dinner

SAVE THE DATE! THE 2015 LA AWARDS DINNER WILL BE FEBRUARY 28, 2015, AT THE BEVERLY HILTON. Stay tuned for more information, and check out details from our 2014 event below.


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Family Equality Council was proud to present its 10th annual Los Angeles Awards Dinner, our premier West Coast event aimed at connecting the growing Los Angeles community of families headed by LGBTQ parents and supporters, as well as, advancing efforts to create equality for all families. 

Family Equality Council welcomed parents who are LGBTQ, allies and honorees on February 8th to Universal Studios’ Globe Theatre for an evening that included live performances and appearances by notables in the world of arts, entertainment, politics and the LGBTQ movement.

We were thrilled to be joined by our incredibly talented performers for the evening, Adam Lambert, Amber Riley, and Darren Criss! We were also joined by Busy Philipps, Ryan Murphy, Alec Mapa, and many more!


Watch highlights from the event below! 


Jennifer Tyrrell

Jen is an “accidental” advocate after being removed from her leadership position with Boy Scouts of America (BSA) because she is gay. Never having been involved in advocacy prior to her dismissal, she has since become a loud and proud voice for the LGBT community.

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After working for several prolific filmmakers in the industry, Bradley decided to jump out on his own and partnered with Madonna and her Maverick Films. Together, they developed and wrote his very first passion project – Alyx, an hour-long drama starring Marla Sokoloff about a famous young musician that decides to give up fame and fortune for a life of normalcy.

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As an actor, Peter is best known for his five-year run as Emmett Honeycutt on Showtime’s hit series Queer as Folk. He has numerous film and TV credits, including Ping Pong Playa, Our America, and guest star/recurring roles on The Closer, Bones, CSI: Miami, Grey’s Anatomy, Related, Will & Grace, and others.

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"The Fosters"

“The Fosters” is a compelling, one-hour drama from ABC Family about a multi-ethnic family mix of foster and biological kids being raised by two moms.

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Event Chairs

Casey Bloys
Dan Bucatinsky
David Miller


Adam Shankman • Alan Bernstein • Alex Habib & Mark Hostetter • Andrew Canava & Buck Damon • Angela Robinson & Alexandra Kondracke • Bill Butchart & Christopher Cullen • Brad Bessey & Frank Sanchez • Bradford & Judy Kolb • Bryan Lourd & Bruce Bozzi • Casey Bloys & Alonzo Wickers • Catherine Opie & Julie Burleigh • Chris Caldwell & Rich Llewellyn • Dan Bucatinsky & Don Roos • Dante Di Loreto • David Kaplan & Daniel Lacovara • David Marshall Grant & KC Reischerl • David Miller & Ryan Murphy • David Spector & Bill Townsend • Erica & Marek Bowers • Frank Bua & Scott Carroll • Haig Youredjian • Jason Weinberg & Merritt Johnson • Jeffrey Arden Bernstein • Joan Rater & Tony Phelan • John & Mike August • John Armantrout & Larry Moreno • John Durkin & Joe Zukoski • Keith Granet & Jon Vaszauskas • Ken Blakeley & Quentin O’Brien • Kenn Viselman • Kim & Natalie Bergman • Linnea McArt • Max Mutchnick & Erik Hyman • Melissa Etheridge & Linda Wallem • Michael Lombardo & Sonny Ward • Paris & Christopher Barclay • Pepper K. Mintz • Peter Phillips & Michael Gardner • Richard Vaughn & Tommy Woelfel • Seth Yanklewitz & Doug Wiand • Simon Halls & Matt Bomer • Stuart Bell & Allen Bell • Tommy Starling & Jeff Littlefield • Travis & Kristine Fine • Will Halm & Marcellin Simard

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