HRC to Honor Anna Wintour with Ally of Equality Award Presented by Ryan Murphy
*Photo Credit: Broadway.com On February 4, 2012 the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organiz...
*Photo Credit: Broadway.com
On February 4, 2012 the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization will host its annual Greater New York Gala dinner at the Waldorf Astoria. This year's Human Rights Campaign event comes as lawmakers passed historic marriage equality legislation, making New York the largest state in the country to allow gay and lesbian couples to legally marry. “Marriage equality in New York took center stage this past year,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “We won the battle in the Empire State, sending a message to the rest of the country that full equality for LGBT people is the right thing to do and will be the reality.” Governor Cuomo even listed marriage equality as one of his top accomplishments for 2011 in his annual “State of the State” address.
This year HRC will honor Anna Wintour with its Ally for Equality Award for her outspoken support of equality for the LGBT community. The award will be presented by the creator of the hit series Glee and American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy. The Ally for Equality Award recognizes the outstanding efforts of those who dedicate time, energy, spirit and whole-hearted commitment to better the lives of LGBT people. This award is given to allies outside the LGBT community who stand up on behalf of equality for all Americans.
“We recognize Anna Wintour for her grace, dignity, style, philanthropy, and generosity,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “We are proud to honor her with the Ally for Equality Award for her commitment to the LGBT community through her work with marriage equality, HIV/AIDS activism, and the It Gets Better Campaign. It is completely fitting that someone like Ryan Murphy, who has done so much to advance LGBT equality, is presenting this award to Anna Wintour.”
I think that honoring Anna is an amazing idea! I really need slash want Ryan to get Anna to guest star on Glee as a home economics teacher who teaches the kids to make their own clothes. How epic would it be to see Anna in a musical number?
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