Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Honored at L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s 40th Anniversary Gala (PHOTOS)

Liz Calvario / November 14, 2011

Stars joined in this past weekend to celebrate “40 Years of Family” with the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.

To celebrate this event, How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris and his partner actor/chef David Burtka were given the Rand Schrader Distinguished Achievement Award, presented by Glee star Jane Lynch!

They happy duo looked stylish and oh-so handsome as they suited up for the commemoration, with Neil wearing a gray pinstriped suit and David in a sleek black suit with black tie. The charismatic couple talked about how fortunate they felt. NPH went on to say in his acceptance speech:

“Our society still spends a lot of time arguing about what defining a family means. But David and I have come to realize, and really what the center has exemplified, is what matters is the greater community that surrounds our children.”

Also honored was transgender activist and this past Dancing With The Stars season’s celebrity contestant Chaz Bono. His fellow DWTS contestant  David Arquette (who looked dapper in a Commonwealth Proper styled suit) had the pleasure of presenting Chaz with the Board of Director’s Award that night. The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center has been fighting for equal rights and advocating diversity to enrich the lives of gays, lesbians, transgenders and bisexual people since 1971.  

Also in attendance were celebs such as  Dita Von Teese, Dancing With The Stars dancer Karina Smirnoff, and Fashion Police co-host George Kotsiopoulous among others.