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TONIGHT! “Love in Action” telethon to support the LGBTQ community during COVID-19!

TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! I’ve been working as hard as ever during the past six months of the pandemic as have my nearly 800 co-workers at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

So excited for all of you to watch our first-ever live telethon to support the LGBTQ community during COVID-1. The star-studded event, presented by The Ariadne Getty Foundation, airs from 7-9 pm on KTLA 5. For those of you outside Los Angeles, you can watch the livestream at and

Jane Lynch and Cher Calvin host! Special guests include Cher! Cyndi Lauper! Melissa Etheridge! Leslie Odom Jr.! Lily Tomlin! Jenifer Lewis! Tonality! Trans Chorus of Los Angeles! And appearances by scores of other stars.

Please watch, tell your family and friends, enjoy the show and give if you can.

When COVID-19 hit, the demand for the Center’s vital services—including health care, support for LGBTQ seniors and homeless youth, legal services, policy advocacy—actually increased. And, as a result of the pandemic, we saw new needs emerge, including more and more people struggling with food insecurity.

We’ve continued to rise to meet the needs of the community while, at the same time, like all nonprofits, our fundraising has declined dramatically. We are fortunate at this crisis moment dozens of the Center’s amazing friends from the entertainment world are coming together to reach out to those who can help make a difference in the lives of thousands of LGBTQ people.

Also appearing: Manila Luzon, Shangela, Gigi Gorgeous, Nats Getty, August Getty, Billy Porter, Sia, Margaret Cho, Jay Leno, k.d. lang, RuPaul, Meredith Vieira, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Andrew Rannells, Cynthia Erivo, Pauley Perrette, Billy Eichner, Tyler Oakley, Wilson Cruz, Anthony Rapp, Miss Coco Peru, Brian Michael Smith, Peter Paige, Alec Mapa, Bruce Vilanch, Alexandra Billings, Frankie Grande, Marizol Leyva, Selenis Leyva, Lake Bell,  Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Carla Gugino, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff ,  Ilana Glazer

You can call during the telethon to give and can also donate online here:


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