Thursday, September 24, 2015

LGBT Point Foundation Gala

Caitlyn Jenner will present the Point Horizon Award to two Point Alumni, Rhys Ernst & Zach Zyskowski on Saturday, October 3rd at the Point Foundation gala “Voices On Point” at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The Point Foundation is the nation’s largest provider of financial support, leadership training & mentoring to LGBTQ students of merit. The Point Horizon Award is given to young individuals who have taken a leadership role as advocates of the LGBTQ community. Ernst, an accomplished filmmaker & artist, is Co-Producer for Amazon’s “Transparent” & created the title sequence for the series. Zyskowski is noted for his work as a Producer on the ABC Family & Ryan Seacrest Productions docu-series “Becoming Us” & also a producer on CBS’ "Big Brother." Jorge Valencia, Point’s Executive Director & CEO stated, "Point’s mission is to provide LGBTQ young people with financial support & a mentor so that they can improve society. This year at Voices On Point we will honor two Point alumni who are doing just that. Rhys & Zach have distinguished themselves professionally by creating positive depictions of the LGBTQ community for acclaimed series watched by millions. They are an inspiration to our current Point Scholars, as well as the many young people eager to use their creativity & education to make a better world.” Voices On Point will feature performances by Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Stacy Barthe & actress-singer/songwriter Jackie Cruz of Netflix’ s “Orange is the New Black.” Additional attendees include Amy Landecker, stage television & film actress of Amazon’s “Transparent,” Teri Polo, Hayden Byerly & Gavin Macintosh, television actors of ABC Family's “The Fosters,” Barrett Foa, stage & television actor of CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles,” Ray Santiago, television and film actor of Starz’ new series “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” actress Elisabeth Röhm of “Law & Order” & “Angel” & Olympic champion Greg Louganis.
For Info & Tix: pointfoundation.org
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