The Point Foundation may be the largest scholarship organization for LGBT students in the nation, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to party: On September 15, the organization held a star-studden concert fundraiser at L.A.’s Wiltern Theatre, hosted by comedian and Queer as Folk star Hal Sparks.
Celebrity guests like Lance Bass (right, with Michael Urie), Jenny McCarthy, Busy Philipps, Queen Latifah, Judith Light, Jamie Pressley and Brandon Routh enjoyed performances by Robin Thicke, Mark Ballas, Rock Mafia, John Tartaglia and Ellen Greene.
Urie, now starring on CBS’ Partners, presented the Point Inspiration Award to CBS Senior VP/ Chief Diversity Officer Josie Thomas in recognition of the network’s inclusive practices on both sides of the camera.
Foundation director Jorge Valencia summed up the night best: “Voices On Point presented the positive side of young LGBTQ peoples’ lives–voices of resilience, inspiration and determination—as expressed by our Point Scholars. They shared the stage with talented artists who came to raise their voices in support of these young people, and the work we are doing at Point Foundation to empower them.”
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Hal Sparks and Jaime Pressly
Partners‘ star Brandon Routh
Point Inspiration Award honoree Josie Thomas
The Point Foundation’s Jorge Valencia
McCarthy with Mob Wives’ Drita D’Avano