On Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Human Rights Campaign announced that Scarlett Johansson to receive Ally for Equality Award and Patrick Murphy, former Congressman from Pennsylvania to receive the HRC National Leadership Award at the 2011 HRC Los Angeles Gala.
Also Rabbi Denise Eger and Rev. Canon Susan Russell will receive the HRC Community Equality Award.
The event will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 starting at 5:30 pm at Ritz-Carlton/JW Marriott L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA. Also expected to make an appearance are Jessie Tyler Ferguson (ABC’s “Modern Family”) and Jillian Michaels (NBC’s “Biggest Loser”).
For more information about the event and to purchase tickets visit http://www.hrcladinner.com/
About The HRC Los Angeles Gala:
The HRC Los Angeles Gala is one of the largest LGBT fundraising events in Southern California, drawing more than 1,000 guests in past years, including national LGBT leaders in entertainment, community service, business and politics.
About Human Rights Campaign:
Founded in 1980, 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 about the organization visit http://www.hrc.org
Sources: Pearson Brown, HRC LA & HRC.org
Photos Courtesy of HRC Los Angeles Gala
Editor’s Note: Article first published on Los Angeles County Events Examiner of Examiner.com on March 10, 2011.