Actress Pauley Perrette and singer Lance Bass on Saturday played hosts to the third annual Voice Awards, which honors leaders who use their voice for social change and equality.

Proceeds from the gala held at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios benefit the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA).

Former NFL quarterback Steve Young and his wife Barbara were on hand to present the group's Ally Award to the California Mormon couple featured in the documentary Families are Forever. Wendy and Tom Montgomery in 2008 worked for passage of Proposition 8, California's now-ended ban on gay marriage, not knowing one of their six children is gay.

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Brian Pendelton and Chad Goldman, whose company CauseForce has helped raise over $700 million for cancer charities, received GMCLA's State Farm Good Neighbor Voice Award.

“I humbly thank GMCLA and the Voice Awards committee for this incredible honor, and I salute you and celebrate the vital work you are carrying out each day to encourage tolerance and acceptance through the performing arts in schools across the United States,” Pendelton said in his acceptance speech.

Also honored was Uprising of Love, the campaign launched earlier this year to support the Russian Freedom Fund, a vehicle for making financial contributions in support of Russia's LGBT rights movement and efforts to combat anti-gay discrimination in the former Soviet Republic. Co-founders Melissa Etheridge and Bruce Cohen accepted the award.

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