LOS ANGELES -- The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) will present its second annual "Voice Awards" on Sunday, May 19. The hit television show "American Idol" will be among the honorees at this year's event, which turns the spotlight on leaders who use their own voices to affect and advance social change.
The star-studded event will include a reception and silent auction, dinner, performances, and the awards show hosted by actor and spokesperson for GLAAD Wilson Cruz. "Glee" star Alex Newell, and "The Voice" contestant De'Borah will perform.
Money raised from the event will help support the general operations of GMCLA and its specialty projects, including the Alive Music Project, it gets better, and Outside Voices, a new LGBT youth mixed-voice chorus.
Other honorees include AT&T, receiving the Corporate Voice Award; Fred Arens and Jason Duguay, receiving the State Farm Good Neighbor Award; and Liesel Reinhart, receiving the Ally Voice Award.
Celebrity guests expected to be at the event include:
Stephanie Miller, radio host
Bruce Vilanch, actor/comedian/writer
Marissa J. Winokur, Tony Award winner
Dustin Lance Black, Oscar-winning screenwriter
Lorri L. Jean, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Jonah Mowry, LGBT advocate
Sharon Lawrence, Rizzoli & Isles
Craig Ramsay, celebrity fitness instructor/performer
Carolyn Hennesy, "Cougar Town" and "True Blood"
Duke Mason, actor and LGBT advocate
Shandi Finnessey, former Miss USA
Tim Bagley, actor
Kristanna Loken, actress
Robbie Rogers, MLS All-Star
Amanda Baker, "All My Children"
Omar Sharif Jr., actor and LGBT advocate
Hana Mae Lee, "Pitch Perfect"
Tickets are $300 for general admission, and tables cost from $3,000 to $10,000.
The event will take place at the Globe Theatre, 100 Universal City Plaza. Black tie optional.
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Top: Actor and LGBT advocate Wilson Cruz will host the event.
Middle: Comedian/writer/actor Bruce Vilanch will be among the guests.
Bottom: Openly gay U.S. soccer player Robbie Rogers, who recently, came out, will also be attend the event.