Last Thursday, September 12, GLAAD held a benefit at the Gansevoort on Park Avenue in Manhattan, playing host to some of the fashion and entertainment industries' most prominent LGBT leaders and activists.

Among those in attendance included Cazwell, J. Alexander, Perez Hilton, Laverne Cox, AzMarie Livingston, Joe Zee, and recent VMA winner Mary Lambert.

The event marked GLAAD's countdown to Spirit Day, a large-scale and high-visibility campaign that attempts to bring a voice to LGBT youth who find themselves the victims of bullying. GLAAD chose to celebrate the fashion industry leaders at this year's benefit, "as leaders and champions of LGBT equality, reminding everyone that while this is our nod to fashion, bullying is never in style."

The benefit itself included a silent auction, the proceeds of which will be used to counteract bullying, emotional speeches from GLAAD figureheads and a show-stopping performance of "She Keeps Me Warm" by none other than Mary Lambert.

Check out a slideshow of the attendees below.

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  • Mary Lambert

  • Isis King, Laverne Cox & Carmen Carrera

  • Perez Hilton

  • J. Alexander

  • West Point Cadets

  • Bianca Del Rio & Logan Hardcore

  • Marti Gould Cummings

  • Big Dipper

  • Asher Levine

  • Alexander Pope, Helen Castillo & Jeremy Brandrick

  • Kyle Kaufman

  • Carmen Carrera

  • AzMarie Livingston

  • Carson Kressley & Susanne Bartsch

  • Joe Zee

  • Isis King

  • Nick Adams

  • Derek Warburton & Nick Youngquest

  • Sandro Masmanidi

  • Christian Siriano