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
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-
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