19th Annual Women's Night

Hollywood and Sport Celebrities to Attend

 L.A. Gay & Lesbian Centers Annual Womens Benefit


 Actress and Theatre Performer Laurie Metcalf, Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher and Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova to Present Awards at Womens Night Gala


WHAT: The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Centers 19th Annual Womens Night L.A.s premiere social event for women honors female entertainment industry leaders, local female community leaders and a leading automaker for their service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 2002  7 p.m. Cocktail reception & silent auction  8 p.m. Dinner & Program

WHERE: The Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills

WHY: To raise funds for womens services provided at the Gay &

Lesbian Center, which include primary medical care, mental health

services, legal assistance, domestic violence counseling, family services and special programs for lesbian and gay youth and seniors. Each year, thousands of women find assistance and hope through the Gay & Lesbian Centers womens services.

19thwomensnightLaurie Metcalf, three-time Emmy Award winner for her role as the emotionally needy sister in the hit TV series Roseanne, Obie Award winner and founder of Chicagos celebrated Steppenwolf Theater, will present the Creative Integrity Award to Jane Anderson (pictured right), award-winning writer and director.

Carrie Fisher, best-selling author and screenwriter known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars and author of Postcards from the Edge, will present the Community Role Model Award to Nina Jacobson (pictured left), president of Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group.


19thwomensnightMartina Navratilova, tennis legend, gay activist and womens hockey player, will present the Corporate Leadership Award to Subaru of America.


Fran Harris, ESPN and Lifetime Television announcer and member of the Houston Comets womens basketball team that won the 1997 WNBA Championship, will present the L.A.C.E. awards to local lesbian and bisexual women who have made significant contributions to the LGBT community.

Each year, thousands of women find assistance and hope through the Gay & Lesbian Centers womens services.

 To RSVP: Please call 310-201-5033.

With the broadest array of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender services available anywhere and a budget of $37 million, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center is the worlds largest gay and lesbian organization. The Gay & Lesbian Center is a powerful, non-profit force for civil rights and home to a variety of free or low-cost health, legal, employment, educational, cultural and social programs designed especially for our community. A staff of more than 275 employees and 3,000 volunteers welcome nearly a quarter million visits from ethnically diverse youth and adults each year.

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