What was the one place where you could you find Kat Von Dee, Gina Gershon, Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert and Courtney Love this past weekend? The ladies (and many more including Patty Schemel, The Real L Word’s Whitney Mixter, Chelsea Lately’s Fortune Feimster, The Voice’s Naia Fete, Roseanne Barr and Kelly Lynch and Shannon Del) gathered for the annual LA Gay & Lesbian Center’s “An Evening With Women.”
Held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, the dinner and show is one of the biggest annual fundraisers for The Center and the sold-out event was an entertaining mix of great auction items, rocking music, hilarious comedy and touching personal testimonies by individuals whose lives have been influenced by the work The Center does on a daily basis.
Courtney Love with Roseanne Barr
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The evening featured a variety of comedy videos featuring Perry and The Center’s LuAnn Boylan doing everything from getting tattoos to holding each other a la the romantic scene from Titanic while reminding attendees to “Bid Big!” Wanda Sykes did what she does best – make the crowd laugh. And, of course, this wouldn’t be “An Evening With Women” without the house being rocked by stellar musical performances and this year the crowd was entertained by solo performances by Von Dee and Aimee Mann as well as music by Camp Freddy, Gershon and the one and only Love.
The evening was followed by an after-party featuring the DJ-spinning prowess of Samantha Ronson.
AfterEllen was there to chat with arrivals for the event and grabbed a few minutes with Perry, Schemel, Mixter, Gershon, Kete and HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell to talk about the importance of the event and, of course, who they would pick for the AfterEllen Hot 100 list.
For more on the LA Gay and Lesbian Center and to make a donation, visit the website.