Last weekend celebrities came out in style to attend the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center’s annual fundraiser An Evening with Women, and we have photos, photos, and more photos! (All photos are from Getty unless otherwise specified.)
Our L.A. Scene columnist Sarah Witness is going to cover it in more detail in her next column, but here’s a quick rundown of the event.
Gina Gershon (Love Ranch, Bound) was scheduled to host, but had to back out at the last minute when her shooting schedule was changed, so Jennifer Coolidge (Nip/Tuck, Best in Show) gamely stepped in to MC, entertaining the crowd with lines like, “a word about Mormons — what the f–k?” (pause) “I realize that was more than one word.”
Jennifer Coolidge welcomes the crowd
Legendary musician (and organizer of the event) Linda Perry played piano and sang a new song she wrote called “Letter to God,” which is scheduled to be released on Courtney Love‘s new album Nobody’s Daughter in June.
Christina Aguilera received a standing ovation after singing “Beautiful,” accompanied by Perry on guitar.
Christina Aguilera and Linda Perry perform “Beautiful”
Sharon Stone hosted a silent auction, commenting from the podium about the recent Miss California incident: “Stupid does not represent America anymore.”
Sharon Stone oversees the silent auction
Awards for outstanding achievements within the lesbian and bisexual women community were given to Chicana theater writer, director, performer Adelina Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Award; filmmaker and activist JD Disalvatore, Community Service Award; health, education and advocacy pioneer Dr. Katherine Gabel, Professional Achievement Award; lesbian transgender woman and organizer Hannah Howard, Grassroots Activist Award; and advocate for LGBT people of color Anne Marie Williams, Public Service Award.
AfterEllen.com writer/blogger/vlogger Dara Nai, who also wrote a portion of the evening’s video program, shared a few anecdotes with us of her experiences at the event:
Clementine Ford and Cybill Shepherd arrive
Dara Nai chats with Eliza Dushku
Among the other women who attended were Kate Moennig, Leisha Hailey, Dania Ramirez, Rose McGowan, Jane Lynch, Elizabeth Keener, Annabelle Wallis, Brittany Snow, Dita Von Teese, Jodi Lynn O’Keefe, Candis Cayne, and Sharon and Kelly Osbourne.
Continue on to see more photos from the event!