Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Dinner Last Stop for Prop. 8 Plaintiffs on way to Supreme Court
On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, announced the 2013 Los Angeles Gala to be held on Saturday March 23 at the JW Marriott L.A. Live Hotel 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
HRC also will celebrate Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo, the four California plaintiffs challenging Prop. 8 before the U.S. Supreme Court. The dinner will be their last public event in their home state of California before they head to Washington for the oral argument, which begins on March 26.
This year’s dinner will include other champions of equality including former Washington State Gov. Christine Gregoire, who signed marriage equality into law in 2012 and then helped lead the historic campaign against the efforts to overturn the law, openly gay Congressman Mark Takano, and Rob Reiner, a board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the sole sponsor of the federal court challenge of Prop. 8. ABC’s Tom Bergeron will host the event and actress Kerry Washington will make a special appearance. HRC will honor Disney/ABC Television Group with its Corporate Equality Award for the company’s steadfast support of equality for the LGBT community. The award will be presented to the company’s president, Anne Sweeney.
Tickets prices are for VIP: ($250 for Federal Club Members) Cocktail Reception, Gala Dinner Preferred Seating and Regular: ($125 for Federal Club Members) Cocktail Reception, Gala Dinner.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets go to www.hrcladinner.com.
About The Human Rights Campaign:
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. For more information visit http://www.hrc.org/
About The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Steering Committee:
The Los Angeles Steering Committee of the Human Rights Campaign is a diverse volunteer group of individuals working each and every day to bring the mission of HRC to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender and straight-supportive people in this area. For more information visit http://hrcladinner.com/about_us.html
Media Credentialing: Media pre-registration is required and space is limited. All media must be pre-registered and approved for a credential. To request credentials for the dinner, please contact Paul Guequierre at email@example.com.
Sources: Diversity News Magazine and HRC