White Party Palm Springs Recognizes Achievers with Icon Awards
Former Palm Springs Mayor Ron Oden among those honored
Jai Rodriguez interviews former 'N Synch member Lance Bass, who received an Icon Award from White Party Palm Springs April 26.
Photo by Jim Powers
Jeffrey Sanker says his role can be more than throwing the best party of the year, but using White Party Palm Springs as a platform for social messages like safe sex and marriage equality.
At the recent 25th anniversary edition, Sanker wanted to recognize individuals with an Icon Award for their “unique and varied achievements…” who “best embody the spirit of the White Party”.
The recipients were recognized on the white carpet prior to the April 26 dance. Not all of the recipients were present.
Carmen Electra - artist, activist
Cher - pioneer for LGBT Community; activist
Jai Rodriguez - actor, activist
Kathy Griffin - comedienne, philanthropist, activist
Lady Gaga - pioneer for LGBT Community, philanthropist, activist
Lance Bass - actor, activist
Aaron Walton - philanthropist, activist
Bryan Singer - director, activist David Cooley - founder of Abbey, philanthropist
Fred Arens and Jason Duguay - philanthropist, activist
Roland Emmerich - director, philanthropist
Sir Elton John and David Furnish - philanthropist, activist
Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley - NoH8 Campaign, activist
Bruce Vilanch - actor, writer, activist
Lisa Vanderpump - Reality star, activist
Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo - Prop 8 activists
Ron Oden - Former mayor of Palm Springs, activist
Ronnie Kroell - activist
Todd Saporito - philanthropist, activist
Andy Cohen - Bravo TV personality, activist
Candis Cayne - pioneer of LGBT Community, activist
David Stern - former publisher of Frontiers, activist
DJ Abel Aguilera - deejay, activist
Reza Farahan – Bravo TV personality, pioneer of LGBT Community