The 8th annual Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing Garden Party will take place in Los Angeles on October 11 and will honor Leeza Gibbons for her outstanding charity work.

The event – which also honors actress Sharon Glees – celebrates Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and operating high-quality affordable, multicultural housing developments which include a community space used to provide social and recreational services for GLBT older adults. Their goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment that supports the well-being of GLBT elders.

Leeza Gibbons will receive the Ron Gelb Community Service Award for her contributions to elder LGBT communities through her non-profit Leeza's Place. Leeza’s Place provides free services to family caregivers to help them navigate through their loved ones health challenges through education, empowerment and energy. Sharon Glees is set to be honored with the Triangle Square Pioneer Award for her advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community. The Emmy Award-winning actress has been a pioneer for LGBT civil rights through her positive portrayals in both film and television. She also stars in the upcoming film Hannah Free in which she portrays one lesbian’s journey.

The event will include a fashion show by designer Andrew Christian, as well as a silent auction that includes a number of exciting items such as a guitar signed by Melissa Etheridge.

The event will be held at the home of Dayna Devon & Dr. Brent Moelleken, 545 South Plymouth Boulevard, LA, CA 90020 (3 blocks east of Rossmore at 6th Street). Tickets are $150 and are available here.

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