The Event | 10.14


San Gabriel Valley Pride

“Reflections of Pride,” the 13th annual LGBT Pride Festival took place last month in Pasadena’s Memorial Park, Levitt Pavilion and Holly Street.

Mayor of Pasadena, Bill Bogaard and former area Assembly member Anthony Portantino both continued long-standing support of the festival. These community leaders spoke to the value of Pride celebrations and the importance of communities celebrating the diversity of their neighbors. Entertainment rocked the Levitt Pavilion this year. Abi Ann and One Country, Dario, Redd Carter, the Podunk Poets, Deanna D. and the South Pasadena Transit Authority were among the artists who appeared at the festival.

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Voices On Point

Celebrities from TV, film, music, and sports braved the Los Angeles heat to attend Point Foundation’s “Voices on Point” gala at the Century City Hyatt Regency last month to show their support of Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship organization for LGBTQ students of merit. Celebrity guests included A.J. McLean of Backstreet Boys, Judith Light, Heather McDonald, Heather Dubrow, George Takei, Dan Bucatinsky, Alexis Arquette and openly out basketball player Jason Collins. This year Point Foundation honored songwriter Diane Warren with their “Leadership Award” for her support of the LGBTQ community.