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HRC GALA TO HONOR THOSE WHO HONOR LGBTQ

ny_dinner_1600x900-2By Seán McCarthy

New York City, NY (The Hollywood Times) 1/30/17 – From the pitch of dark that threatens to engulf, blight and suffocate this country’s spirit of long-and-hard-fought-for human rights, brightly lit beacons glowing with a promise of hope have emerged to take a vital public stand against a now disturbingly visceral wave of venom-riddled racism, bigotry and pig-ignorant discrimination in this the Age of Anxiety.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, has announced that the groundbreaking film Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins, critically acclaimed multi-award-winning actress Meryl Streep, and comedian Seth Meyers will, all three, be honored at the 2017 HRC Greater New York Gala on Saturday February 11th 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City at this celebrated annual event raising crucial funds in the fight for full LGBTQ equality. Continue reading “HRC GALA TO HONOR THOSE WHO HONOR LGBTQ”

The Human Rights Campaign’s 5th Annual Chefs for Equality

cfe-2016-homepage-1600x900By Kate Kight

Washington, DC (The Hollywood Times) 10/27/16 – Just two weeks before a divisive national election that will greatly impact the future of LGBT rights, one might expect palpable stress at an HRC event. Yet if the DC politicos attending the event were carrying the weight of the election, it dissipated quickly. Chefs for Equality was a moment of unrepentant joy in the midst of election gloom, celebrating the artistry of D.C.’s foodie culture and the strength of D.C.’s LGBT community. Continue reading “The Human Rights Campaign’s 5th Annual Chefs for Equality”

HRC’s HER Party Coming to Palm Springs on November 13th

 

her-hrc-jpegMany are calling 2016 The Year of the Woman!  The Human Rights Campaign is throwing a HER party in Palm Springs on Sunday, November 13th from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Las Palmas neighborhood in Palm Springs.

Entertainment will be provided by comedienne Suzanne Westenhoeffer and singer Jennifer Corday.  Local sponsors will be the following woman-owned businesses: Lynn Hammond (catering) and Studio Kate (decorations and flowers).  The national sponsors will be Women on a Roll, Olivia Travel and Ketel One.

Event tickets are $50.  The cost includes cocktails, appetizers, entertainment and annual or renewal membership in the HRC and supports the work of the HRC Foundation!  Tickets may be purchased online at hrc.im/PalmSpringsHerHRC

All women are invited to attend.  Let’s CELEBRATE!!!

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) believes that women, including transgender women, straight allies, women of color, and women of all economic backgrounds, are key to our success as a civil rights organization and essential to the LGBT movement’s ability to win equality for all.  We also believe that we can and must reflect the diverse communities in which we live and work. Continue reading “HRC’s HER Party Coming to Palm Springs on November 13th”

2016 Human Rights Campaign National Dinner

By Kate Kight

HRC National Dinner 2011
HRC National Dinner 2016

Washington D.C. (The Hollywood Times) 9/11/16 –

A new sense of urgency filled the vast ballroom at the HRC gala. While the 3,600 attendees came to raise their glasses to the many victories HRC has won, the importance of the upcoming presidential election and the tragedy of Pulse and were never far from anyone’s mind. The presence of Secret Service, who set up secure entrances complete with bomb-sniffing dogs, reinforced the new normal for political and LGBTQ events in 2016. Continue reading “2016 Human Rights Campaign National Dinner”

Stars Jump at the Chance to Honor Shonda Rhimes and Michael Lombardo

Shonda Rhimes
Shonda Rhimes

Human Rights Campaign Relentless in Fight for Equality

By Brittany Banks

Photos By Devin Payne – THT

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 3/15/2015 – “When you’re thrust into a situation where 100 percent of your fans are women and you keep getting told things by the record label… Not that ‘if you’re gay, don’t come out,’ but certain things that allude to keeping your private life private… I was scared, so scared,” recalls former *NSYNC superstar Lance Bass.  Continue reading “Stars Jump at the Chance to Honor Shonda Rhimes and Michael Lombardo”

TV’s Biggest Loser Star Becomes Equality’s Biggest Winner with HRC

By Jenny Nicole Taylor

Bob Harper
Bob Harper HRC Garden Party

Laguna, CA. (The Hollywood Times) 8/4/2014 ~ For 16 consecutive seasons on television, the hit show, The Biggest Loser, has inspired millions of people with real-life struggles of individuals battling issues with their weight and self-image. Coaches like Bob Harper not only give expert weight loss training advice and help their participants to look better, but they also help them have a change of mind. A change of mind brings about a change in action.

HRC’s OC/LB/PS and their Corporate and Individual sponsors, hosted the Summer of Equality Garden Party at one of Laguna’s most beautiful and quaint, 1920’s era cottages; and the turnout was something city residents would be proud of. Approximately a couple hundred people gathered to support HRC and marriage equality. Bob Harper from The Biggest Loser was the keynote speaker.

With that same life-changing zeal Bob Harper shares on the television program, Bob spoke from his heart about what it was like being a gay man and how he came out on his show. His words were genuine and filled with enthusiasm. “The battle for equality is not over,” was his herald and the crowd agreed. He shared about how he personally took it upon himself to “come out” publicly, and how he knew that his stance in the open would make a difference. He challenged the group to do the same, and help us bring change to areas like the conservative South which mostly denies marriage equality.

Many prominent members of the community were there from various companies and local businesses, as well as individuals, rallying together to support HRC’s push to bring marriage equality to all 50 states. The Human Rights Campaign, in Washington, DC, sent David Yu to attend the event. David is the Major Gifts Officer for HRC.

For more on the Summer Of Equality Garden Party visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/871720539509034/?ref=5

Jenny Nicole Taylor – http://www.jennyamazing.com

Jenny is a freelance writer and photographer living and working in LA and Palm Springs, CA.

Jenny Nicole Taylor reporter at The Hollywood Times
Jenny Nicole Taylor reporter at The Hollywood Times

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New York Times~~Broke the News To Us!

Thirty-three years ago this month, a headline in the New York Times marked the beginning of an epidemic.

 

In 2014, we can never forget that our fight for equality is deeply connected to the fight against the silence and stigma surrounding HIV. In fact, the LGBT community’s very first victorious roll call vote on Capitol Hill came when HRC and other LGBT groups fought to defeat an amendment targeting HIV-positive Americans in 1986. In the years since President Obama entered the White House, our federal work on HIV/AIDS has accelerated dramatically. Together, we have worked to end the HIV Travel Ban, implement the President’s bold National HIV Strategy, and pass legislation including a reauthorization of the Ryan White Care Act and the HOPE Act. Continue reading “New York Times~~Broke the News To Us!”