Washington, DC (October 12, 2013) – On October 5th, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) honored Jennifer Lopez with the 2013 Ally for Equality Award at HRC’s sold-out National Dinner.
The night was provided by hospitality and travel sponsors including Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt, Marriott, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Choice Hotels International, Loews Madison Hotel. Auction sponsors included Cunard, W Hotels Worldwide, and Orbitz.
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.
For years, Jennifer Lopez has been vocal about her love for the LGBT community, from her outspoken support for marriage equality, to the millions of dollars she’s raised for HIV/AIDS research and her efforts on behalf of bullying and youth anti-violence causes. Currently Lopez serves as executive producer of ABC Family’s hit TV series The Fosters, the #1 new cable TV series of the summer with millennials.
The HRC National Dinner, which drew 3,400 guests, and was held at the Washington Convention Center. Also in attendance were the plaintiffs and attorneys from the historic Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) cases before the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year. This was the first time all five plaintiffs will be together in the same room. Chart-topping singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles will also be there to perform her hit song, “Brave.”
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