Marvel and George Takei to be honored at Los Angeles’ LGBT event


George Takei, an LGBT activist, is known for playing Sulu in the original Star Trek series. He and Marvel Entertainment will be honored at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 45th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards in Los Angeles on November 8th at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The event celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, a place that’s making the world a better place for LGBT people.

Other honorees are Brad Takei and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.

“As we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the world’s largest provider of programs and services for LGBT people, we’re excited to honor some very deserving Super Heroes in our movement,” said Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean. “George and Brad Takei are two of the nation’s most visible, dedicated and influential LGBT activists. Throughout his four decades of services to Los Angeles, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has been a fierce champion for LGBT people and strong ally to the Center. And Marvel Entertainment, through its award-winning portrayals of LGBT characters and storylines that parallel the struggle to end discrimination against our community, has helped brighten the lives of LGBT kids—and adults alike—around the world.”

Marvel has been honored for having some of its superheroes represent the LGBT community.

The Awards event will take place on November 8 with a cocktail reception at 6pm. If you want to get tickets ($400 each), you can purchase them at or call TAI Events at 310-996-1188.

Source: Los Angeles LGBT Center

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