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SEE: LA City Hall Lit Up in Lavender For LGBT Heritage Month

Fri, May 31, 2013   By Jon Viscott   

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa kicked off Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Heritage Month with opening ceremonies on the south lawn of Los Angeles city hall at 200 N. Spring St. on Thursday night. The evening marked the start of a month-long lighting of the historic building in lavender in support of LGBT equality, and the third annual LGBT Heritage Month in Los Angeles.

On Friday (May 31), Villaraigosa and the LA City Council will present the Hope, Dream and Spirit of Los Angeles Awards to openly gay recording artist Adam Lambert, community activist Mia Yamamoto and president of Christopher Street West/PRIDE Rodney Scott at 10 a.m. in LA city hall’s council chambers at 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles.

LGBT Heritage Month is a month-long series of events taking place City-wide. A list of scheduled events can be found online.

Thursday’s kick-off celebration included entertainment by Doug Spearman, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and Katrina Parker of “The Voice.”

Below, see freelance photographer Jon Viscott’s photos from Thursday’s ceremony.

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LA City Hall LGBT Heritage Month

Vox Femina.

LA City Hall LGBT Heritage Month

Adam Lambert.

LA City Hall LGBT Heritage Month

Master of Ceremonies Doug Sperman.

LA City Hall LGBT Heritage Month

Rev. Neil G. Thomas of MCCLA Metropolitan Community Church, Los Angeles.

LA City Hall LGBT Heritage Month

DJ Asha.

LA City Hall LGBT Heritage Month

Katrina Parker, formerly of “The Voice” performs.

LA City Hall LGBT Heritage Month

Los Angeles City Hall.

LA City Hall LGBT Heritage Month

Katrina Parker, formerly of “The Voice.”

LA City Hall LGBT Heritage Month

Sandy Jo MacArthur, assistant chief at the Los Angeles Police Department.

LA City Hall LGBT Heritage Month

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

LA City Hall LGBT Heritage Month

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

LA City Hall LGBT Heritage Month

Rodney Scott, president of Christopher Street West, receives the “Spirit of Los Angeles” award from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

LA City Hall LGBT Heritage Month

At right, Rodney Scott.

LA City Hall LGBT Heritage Month

Adam Lambert.

LA City Hall LGBT Heritage Month

Adam Lambert receives the “Hope of Los Angeles” award from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Adam Lambert with his mom Leila Lambert.

Adam Lambert with his mom Leila Lambert.

LA City Hall LGBT Heritage Month

Mia Yamamoto receives the “Dream of Los Angeles” award.

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About Jon Viscott

Originally from Boston, Jon Viscott moved to Los Angeles in 1986 to pursue new endeavors. He has lived in West Hollywood for 18 years and enjoys the small home-town feel with all the big city perks. Currently he designs, develops and hosts websites for small businesses throughout the U.S. at viscott.com. A professional photographer, he shoots a wide range of subjects ranging from concerts to local government meetings.

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