On Saturday, March 19, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, will honor critically acclaimed television series “Empire” at the 2016 HRC Los Angeles Gala Dinner.
Producer Nina Jacobson, whose work includes the blockbuster hit “The Hunger Games” and FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” will be honored with the HRC Visibility Award. Jacobson will be presented with the award by Ryan Murphy, creator of “Glee” and “American Horror Story”.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. HRC envisions a world where LGBT people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
Expected to attend are event Co-chairs Gwen Baba, Chris Boone, and Travis Pham, HRC President Chad Griffin, and Honorees Nina Jacobson and, representing “Empire”, Lee Daniels, Ilene Chaiken, Jussie Smollett, Gabourey Sidibe, Serayah, Kaitlin Doubleday, and Ta'Rhonda Jones. Presenter Ryan Murphy, and additional special guests including Dan Bucatinsky, Guillermo Diaz, Cheyenne Jackson, Dana Goldberg, DJ Young 1, Jim Obergefell, Bradley Bredeweg, Charlie Carver, Betty DeGeneres, Jonathan del Arco, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, Alec Mapa, Peter Paige, Jonathan Slavin, Wrabel, and many more.
The event will take place at JW MARRIOTT LA LIVE – Platinum Ballroom, 900 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA.
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