GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, has unveiled its Charitybuzz online auction offering a private lunch with Academy/Golden Globe Award-winning actress Julia Roberts, walk-on roles on HBO’s True Blood and ABC’s Modern Family & General Hospital, tickets to the Los Angeles Premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and after party, and other once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Auction bids will be accepted online until October 30 at www.charitybuzz.com/glsen.

The auction is held in conjuction with GLSEN’s Respect Awards – Los Angeles, which took place Friday, October 18 at The Beverly HIlls Hotel. GLSEN honored leading global, award-winning entertainment company Lionsgate (Chairman’s Award); Emmy/Golden Globe Award-winning producer Linda Bloodworth Thomason (Lifetime Achievement Award); Emmy/Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jim Parsons and partner Todd Spiewak (Inspiration Award); and 11th-grade student Laila Al-Shamma of Carlsbad, California (2013 Student Advocate of the Year). Openly gay singer, songwriter and YouTube sensation Steve Grand performed his hit single “All American Boy,” and members of the award-winning, internationally acclaimed John Burroughs High School Show Choir opened the show singing a song written by Academy Award-winning songwriter Dean Pitchford.

Scandal star Kerry Washington and openly gay LA Galaxy Soccer star Robbie Rogers were Honorary Co-chairs of the GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles.

“Our online auction continues to generat an incredible amount of attention and support for our work to ensure every LGBT student receives a quality education free from the devastating effects of bullying,” said Dr. Eliza Byard, GLSEN’s Executive Director. “We are grateful to have partners that make these successful auctions possible for our supporters to bid on exciting and priceless moments that allow us to ensure our transformative work reaches every school in this country.”

GLSEN is proud to offer an exceptional slate of experiences to bid on at www.charitybuzz.com/glsen. This year’s opportunities include:
• Lunch with Academy/Golden Globe Award-winning actress Julia Roberts and Fandango’s Dave Karger at the exclusive Soho House West Hollywood
• 2 tickets to the Los Angeles Premiere and After Party for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
• 2 tickets to the 2014 Oscar Party in West Hollywood hosted by Sir Elton John and David Furnish
• Make your TV debut in a Modern Family walk-on role
• Enjoy an extra role in the final season of True Blood
• Saving Mr. Bank’s pre-release private screening for 25 at the HIstoric Disney Lot.
• Tour the Radio Disney Studios, sit-in on a live broadcast and meet a Radio Disney star at a “Take Over”
• Enjoy a walk-on role on ABC’s General Hospital
• 2 VIP passes to the ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado on January 23-26
• 4 tickets to the Season 17 finale of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars on November 26 in Los Angeles
• 4 tickets to the Radio Disney Music Awards with Pre-Show Celebrity Lounge and After Party access on April 26 in Los Angeles
• Behind-the-scenes tour and lunch for 2 at KABC7 Los Angeles
• Audition in Los Angeles with April Webster, Casting Director of Star Trek Into Darkness
• Fine art dog photography session with award-winning photographer Jesse Freidin

The GLSEN Respect Awards held annually in New York and Los Angeles, showcase the work of corporations, individuals, students and educators who have made a significant difference in the areas of diversity, inclusion and the safe schools movement, and who serve as exemplary role models.

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