Entertainers & Performers, Elected Officials, LGBT Leaders To Celebrate Landmark LGBT Victories at Equality California’s Los Angeles Equality Awards Saturday!

Entertainers & Performers, Elected Officials, LGBT Leaders To Celebrate Landmark LGBT Victories at Equality California’s Los Angeles Equality Awards Saturday


WHAT: Equality California’s Los Angeles Equality Awards featuring Pulitzer-winning journalist Jonathan Capehart, Grammy-winning singer Thelma Houston, and after-party DJ Angus Wong.


WHEN: Saturday, August 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Red carpet begins promptly at 5:30 pm
Credentialed media should arrive at 4:45 (to request credentials, see below)

WHERE: The Beverly Hilton

9876 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, Ca. 90210

Self-parking $12.00, valet $16.00


WHO: Confirmed attendees include:

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Jonathan Capehart, Pulitzer-prize winning Washington Post writer

Jane Lynch, Emmy-award winning actress

Thelma Houston, Grammy-award winning singer

Jackie Christie, “Basketball Wives LA”

Troy Byer, “John Q”

California State Senator Ted Lieu

California Senator Gloria Negrete-McCloud

U.S. Representative Linda Sanchez
California Assemblyperson Betsy Butler

Approved media credentials do not include entrance to the event or dinner. Tickets for the dinner may be purchased at eqcaawards.org/los-angeles-awards for $350.

For media credentials, please contact Bryan Erickson at 310-945-6139 or bryan@eqca.org.

The Los Angeles Equality Awards is presented by AT&T and generously sponsored by statewide sponsors including Bank of America, Southwest Airlines, Blue Angel Vodka, and State Farm Insurance.
Equality California (EQCA) is the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights advocacy organization in California. Over the past decade, Equality California has strategically moved California from a state with extremely limited legal protections for LGBT individuals to a state with some of the most comprehensive civil rights protections in the nation. Equality California has passed more than 85 pieces of pro-equality legislation.  EQCA continues to advance equality through legislative advocacy, electoral work, public education and community empowerment. www.eqca.org

Bryan Erickson
Communications Intern
Equality California :: Equality California Institute

:: 323-848-9801
:: 323-848-9246 (fax)
:: 310-945-6139 (cell)
:: eqca.org
:: 8106 Santa Monica Blvd.
   West Hollywood, CA  90046


The Uncle Earl

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Kazantzakis The art of success begins first within your heart, no better example to attain this claim than the man of many talents that we have come to know thru the years in the industry as Lacy Darryl Phillips. Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL, an Award Winning American Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Radio Personality & DJ. President of Earl Hitz Records, a NYC label created to embrace the sounds of house, dance, electronic pop, and funk music. As an avid culture curator of performance & music for the world, he wanted to pay homage by creating "The New Paradise Garage Experience". He is also the Creator/Producer of Ultimate Underground, Host/DJ of his weekly radio show, The Ultimate Underground Experience now celebrating it’s 9th successful anniversary. Lacy Darryl Phillips has a career in the entertainment industry which spans four decades, in the disciplines of acting, singing, dancing, directing, choreography, and songwriting. He has worked with recording artists, such as Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, James Ingram, Lou Rawls, The Bette Davis, Debbie Allen, Ray Chew, Randy Jackson, N.W.A. (Dr. Dre & Eazy-E), Jimmy Z., and Lonnie Gordon, among others. Past performances include: The Triad (NYC), House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY), Coney Island Baby (NYC), Gold Sounds (Brooklyn, NY), Friars Club (NYC), The Delancey (NYC), Madison Street Theater (Chicago), Jazzmobile Summerfest (NYC), Marcus Garvey Park (NYC), JCC Manhattan (NYC), Broadway Sings For Pride (NYC), Gay Pride Festival (NYC), The Landmark (LA).