LOS ANGELES - On Saturday, March 12th, the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles will welcome honorees Patrick Murphy, Former Congressman from Pennsylvania, Rabbi Denise Eger, and Rev. Canon Susan Russell, along with special guest for the evening, Retired Marine Staff Sergeant Eric Alva. Additional celebrity guests with include Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jillian Michaels and many more.
Patrick Murphy will receive the HRC National Leadership Award from the Human Rights Campaign at the 2011 HRC Los Angeles Gala. Scarlett Johansson, (via taped acceptance), will receive the Ally for Equality Award, Rabbi Denise Eger and Rev. Canon Susan Russell will receive the HRC Community Equality Award. Jesse Tyler Ferguson of ABC’s “Modern Family” and star personal trainer Jillian Michaels of NBC’s “Biggest Loser” will make a special appearances, and Retired Marine Staff Sergeant Eric Alva will be a special guest for the event.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
The HRC Los Angeles Gala is one of the largest LGBT fundraising events in Southern California, drawing more than 1,000 guests in past years, including national LGBT leaders in entertainment, community service, business and politics.