Ricky Martin, HUMANITAS Trustee Greg Berlanti, and Robbie Rogers to Be Honored by the L.A. LGBT Center (EXCLUSIVE)
Ricky Martin is about to add another trophy to his mantel.
Variety can exclusively report that the singer-actor will be honored at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s upcoming Gala Vanguard Awards.
Martin, who is up for an Emmy this year for his work as Anthony D’Amico in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” isn’t the only one being recognized by the Center. Fellow honorees will include television impresario Greg Berlanti and his soccer-star-turned-producer husband Robbie Rogers as well as philanthropist Ariadne Getty.
“Our honorees fully embody strength, compassion, and resilience. They set the stage for what will be an amazing and inspiring evening,” the Center’s CEO Lorri L. Jean said in a statement. “At a time when threats to the well-being of the LGBT community happen almost daily, this event will be a celebration of our collective humanity and commitment to building a world where LGBT people thrive.”
This year’s gala, co-chaired by former HBO boss Michael Lombardo and longtime Center supporter Kathy Kloves, takes place on Sept. 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Principal sponsors include Audi of America and Wells Fargo.
Previous Vanguard Award honorees include Elton John, Miley Cyrus, Jane Fonda, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita, Wanda Sykes and George and Brad Takei.