Past Dinners

Memorable Moments from Previous Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Dinners

The 2016 HRC Los Angeles Gala Dinner & Auction. Photography by Vince Bucci.

The 2015 HRC Los Angeles Gala Dinner & Auction. Photography by Vince Bucci.

Past HRC Los Angeles Gala Dinners & Auctions. Photography by Alex Palomares.

The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles has a proud legacy of successful gala events. Some of our past Gala and Dinner Auctions have featured:

2016 LOS ANGELES DINNER
March 5, 2016
JW Marriott/Ritz-Carlton at LA LIVE

Co-Chairs: Gwen Baba, Chris Boone, and Travis Pham
Theme: Stronger Together
Featured Performer: Estelle
Featured Speakers: Lee Daniels, Ryan Murphy, and Ilene Chaiken
HRC 2016 Ally For Equality Award: Empire
HRC 2016 Visibility Award: Nina Jacobson
Special Guests:
HRC President Chad Griffin
Comedian and Live Auctioneer Dana Goldberg
Reception DJ: DJ Young 1

 

2015 LOS ANGELES DINNER
March 14, 2015
JW Marriott/Ritz-Carlton at LA LIVE

Co-Chairs: Gwen Baba and Rich Meyers
Theme: Evolve
Featured Performer: Mariah Carey
Featured Speaker: Senator Al Franken
HRC 2015 Ally For Equality Award: Shonda Rhimes
HRC 2015 Visibility Award: Michael Lombardo
Special Guests:
HRC President Chad Griffin
Comedian and Live Auctioneer Dana Goldberg
Reception DJ: DJ Young 1

 

2014 LOS ANGELES DINNER
March 22, 2014
JW Marriott/Ritz-Carlton at LA LIVE

Co-Chairs: Gwen Baba and Ted Holmquist
Theme: Engage: Join the Momentum
Keynote Speaker: Vice President Joe Biden
Special Guests:
Dr. Jill Biden
California Attorney General Kamala Harris
HRC President Chad Griffin
HRC Visibility Award: Paris Barclay
Comedian and Live Auctioneer Dana Goldberg
Reception DJ: DJ Young 1

 

2013 LOS ANGELES DINNER
March 13, 2013
JW Marriott/Ritz-Carlton at LA LIVE

Co-Chairs: Gwen Baba and Ted Holmquist
Theme: Make Equality Count
Host: Tom Bergeron
Keynote Speaker: Washington State Governor
Christine Gregoire
Special Guests:
Rob Reiner
Kerry Washington
Congressman Mark Takano
HRC President Chad Griffin
Comedian Dana Goldberg

2010 LOS ANGELES DINNER
March 13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Co-Chairs: Clare Thomas & Andy Arnold
Theme: Speak the Truth
Entertainment: Blake Lewis (America Idol Season 6 Beatboxer)
Keynote Address: Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Ally for Equality Award: Kathy Griffin
Visibility Award: Portia De Rossi
Special Guest: Suze Orman

 

2008 LOS ANGELES DINNER
March 15, 2008
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Co-Chairs: Kelsey Bray and Parker Williams
Theme: Thousands of Heroes – One Super Night
Keynote Address: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Ally for Equality Award: Anne Hathaway
HRC President Remarks: Joe Solmonese
Community Service Award: Point Foundation
Corporate Visibility Award: Bravo
Local Hero Award: Andrea Meyerson (Filmmaker)
Hero Visibility Award: Cat Cora (President & Co-Founder, Chefs for Humanity)

 

2007 LOS ANGELES DINNER
March 24, 2007
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Co-Chairs: Heidi Schulz and Brian Pendleton
Theme: Star Quality
Keynote Address: Bill Richardson
Community Service Award: Wells Fargo
HRC President Remarks: Joe Solmonese
Equality Award: Bill Maher

2005 LOS ANGELES DINNER
June 18, 2005
Beverly Hilton

Co-Chairs: Catherine Houser and Alan Uphold
Theme: The Road to Equality
Entertainment: LaCarol & the Fresh Start Community Choir
Keynote Address: Bishop Gene Robinson
Community Service Award: Lambda Legal (accepted by Kevin Cathcart)
HRC President Remarks: Joe Solmonese
The Marriage Campaign: Dana Perlman
Humanitarian Award: Janet Jackson

 

2004 LOS ANGELES DINNER
March 6, 2004
Century Plaza Hotel

Co-Chairs: Catherine Houser and Alan Uphold
Theme: It’s So Modern!
Entertainment: Hairspray (with Bruce Vilanch , Carly Jibson, LeCarol Pratt, Kenisha Pratt, Sandra Adams & the Hamilton High School Dancers
Keynote Address: Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT)
Community Service Award: Bienestar Human Services (accepted by Oscar de la O, Executive Director and CEO)
HRC President Remarks: Cheryl A. Jacques
The Marriage Campaign: Dana Perlman
Corporate Award: Craig Zadan & Neil Meron (Storyline Entertainment)
Humanitarian Award: Barbra Streisand

 

2003 LOS ANGELES DINNER
February 22, 2003
Century Plaza Hotel

Co-Chairs: Tammara Billik, Barry Karas and Dana M. Perlman
Theme: Building Equality
Keynote Address: Howard Dean (Governor of Vermont)
Welcome: Senator Barbara Boxer
Community Service Award: Project Angel Food (accepted by Annette Bening and John Gile)
HRC Executive Director Remarks: Elizabeth Birch
Corporate Award: Showtime (presented by Jennifer Beals)
Humanitarian Award: Ted Koppel (Anchor and Managing New Editor, ABC News Nightline)

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