The Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles presents the LGLA 33rd Annual Awards Dinner Gala “A Time for Us” Saturday February 25, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott Los Angeles Hotel at LA Live, 900 West Olympic Blvd. in downtown Los Angeles. Taking its name from the stirring lyrics to Stephen Sondheim’s “Somewhere” from West Side Story, the theme of the LGLA 2012 Gala Dinner “A Time For Us” was selected as a way to celebrate the triumphs that have resulted from our community’s determination and hard work on equality issues ranging from the nation-wide anti-bullying campaign to the ongoing battle for marriage equality. A Time For Us also acknowledges the legislative and judicial disappointments that we’ve endured and refocuses our attention and those of our supporters toward our collective goal of Equality, for every U.S. citizen no matter their race, color, religion, national origin or sexual orientation.
LGLA will present its highest honors to two highly deserving individuals and their respective organizations that celebrate life, perpetuate equality and provide hope and guidance to LGBT youth across the country. The first honoree is a local lawyer and activist who identified an unmet need in the community and decided to be the one to meet it. The second is a mother who turned her grief into a national movement to identify hate crimes and end violence. Both will be honored for being tireless advocates for equality and for their dedication to saving lives.