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Jeffrey Sanker announces White Party Palm Springs Icon Awards and reveals plans for 25th anniversary celebration.


IN CELEBRATION OF HIS 25TH ANNIVERSARY, White Party Founder and Producer Jeffrey Sanker has created the White Party Palm Springs Icon Awards. These awards recognize a select group whose unique and varied achievements have stood out and best embody the spirit of White Party.

“We are thrilled to present our special Icon Awards to individuals who have exemplified White Party’s defining principles of unity & celebration, commitment to excellence and leading edge creativity,” said Sanker.  “I look forward to presenting those attending recipients their awards on the White Carpet at this year’s Saturday main event.”

Award recipients include Carmen Electra (Artist, Activist), Cher (Pioneer for LGBT Community; Activist), Jai Rodriguez (Actor, Activist), Kathy Griffin (Comedienne, Philanthropist, Activist), Lady Gaga (Pioneer for LGBT Community, Philanthropist, Activist), Lance Bass (Actor, Activist), Adam Bouska & Jeff Parshley (NoH8 Campaign, Activist), Bruce Vilanch (Actor, Writer, Activist) and others.

Sanker also announced this year’s 25th Anniversary plans include a completely redesigned White Party, boasting the most innovative and elaborate video displays ever experienced. Chart-topping remix production team BENT COLLECTIVE (Danny Verde & Steven Redant) will also make their live DJ performance debut.  And media sponsor SiriusXM is on board to broadcast on-site from the Convention Center White Carpet for this historic event.

Sanker also revealed the exciting new addition of Uber as the official transportation provider for White Party. Sign up at: Both new and existing users can also enter the code “whiteparty” to unlock a flat rate from LA to Palm Springs and back.

White Party Palm Springs is the largest gay dance music festival in the world, celebrating its 25th Anniversary April 25-28, 2014.

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